Wed, 14 January 2015
Tim Knox is the author of Angel of Mercy: a Matthew Cruze Investigation (Volume 1) and Everything I Know About Business I Learned from my Mama: A Down-Home Approach to Business and Personal Success. He is the host of the popular Interviewing Authors podcast, a show that focuses on the process of creating, writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and selling an author’s work.
Talking about podcasting, being an author and networking at conferences.
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Tim was a radio and television broadcaster before venturing into podcasting.
The majority of his guests are successful, self-published authors like Hugh Howey.
He wanted to know about the writing and publishing process of each author.
His listeners are budding authors who want to learn how to promote their books, and fans of the authors he features on his show.
Tim talks about podcasting as a way to grow your network.
Writing the book is a small part of the process. The author must be an entrepreneur, networker, marketer and a PR person.
Most of his interviews are people he reached out to via social media (usually Twitter).
He went from 1,000 Twitter followers to 16,000 followers in a year from promoting his podcast.
Tim shares his tips for inspiring authors and recovering authors.
Twitter is the best way to stay in touch with your fans.
Going to conferences is one of the best ways to make contacts. He got his agent at a book conference.
Have a clear, strong message when attending events. Don’t stammer.
How can you hook them, so they want to know more?
Know your story. Know who you need to talk to.
Tim reads the bios of each speaker on the conference website. He then researches each person to determine who he needs to meet.
How to create Twitter Lists of the speakers to network with before, during and after the conference.
Podcast Movement conference.
Don’t keep your butt in that chair. Get out in that hallway and meet people!
Listen to my interview with Ian Cleary on conference networking and much more.
You’ve got to build the content before you can sell it to the people.
Tim is picky about who his guests are on his podcast. He explains how he selects them.
He interviewed Jack Engelhard author of Indecent Proposal.
App Recommendation: Pandora and Skype.
Thanks for listening. You rock!