Griffith, Indiana (PressExposure) May 25, 2011 -- Author Interview = Book Promotion. To be interviewed on a popular Blog Talk Radio show like "Out the Box" gives the author an opportunity to network and establish relationships with potential readers. A live interview on Blog Talk Radio makes connecting with readers even more up-close and personal--with caller participation and a real-time chat room. For authors not necessarily interested in answering live call-ins or chat room questions/comments, the pre-recorded interview is also a great option.
It's a good idea to provide readers with more ways to find a book. "Out the Box" Internet radio talk shows are archived and available 24/7 for listening and downloading. In addition to Blog Talk Radio, listeners can also find "Out the Box" on podcast networks like "iTunes," "Zune Marketplace," and "Podcast.com".
By podcasting the interview, the author can give his/her book an enormous amount of exposure it might not otherwise receive. Podcasting provides several ways by which to expand the authors target market and increase sales.
Company founder and CEO, Donna Patton, says, "If the best-written fiction or non-fiction imaginable is just sitting on a shelf and not being promoted in some way to your target audience, the finished product will serve little to no purpose. Abrah-Cove Publishing provides authors with several ways to promote on the Internet without breaking the bank. We have been in the business of promoting authors and indie recording artists since 2003, and have proven successes."
To date, Abrah-Cove Publishing has interviewed hundreds of guests, 123 of which have been hosted on their Blog Talk Radio show, "Out the Box". Interviews have ranged from first-time Self-Published Authors and Best-Selling Authors (fiction/non-fiction); Controversial Religious Leaders/Authors, Industry Experts (Publishers/Distributors/Editors); Entrepreneurs (Virtual Author Assistants/Writing Coaches/Marketing and Branding Experts); Null Physicist/Author; Neurosurgeon/Author. A $30 administrative fee is required to set up an interview on "Out the Box".
Beyond author interviews, "Out the Box" provides other ways in which authors, recording artists and entrepreneurs can promote their products/services: Audio Commercial, 5-Minute Audio Pitch(es), and Video Book Trailer production.
Audio Commercials can be recorded (up to 90 seconds) on a conference line, mastered, and then aired during live or pre-recorded interview segments. An mp3 version is emailed to the advertiser. The more a commercial is run, the more familiar the listening audience becomes with the product/service. The added benefit is that commercials aired on "Out the Box" (on Blog Talk Radio) can also be heard on "iTunes," "Podcast.com," and "Zune Marketplace". The prices for Audio Commercials are $15 for 1 and $28 for 2 ($2 savings).
The 5-Minute Audio Pitch gives the author/author-expert, or entrepreneur a full 5-minute slot to talk about their product/service to thousands of listeners without having to schedule a sit down interview. The pitch is pre-recorded by the author/entrepreneur via a conference line, mastered, and aired on an "Out the Box" segment. All segments are archived, downloadable and available 24/7 on "Blog Talk Radio," "iTunes," "Zune Marketplace," and "Podcast.com". The mp3 version is emailed to the author for his/her personal/professional use. The price for a 5-Minute Audio Pitch is $50.
The Video Book Trailer is one of the most effective ways to promote a book, both online and offline. Video trailers peak reader curiosity and can potentially increase book sales. Abrah-Cove produces high resolution video book trailers-posted on YouTube and various other video sharing sites. Prices for Video Book Trailer are: 30-seconds/$57, 60-seconds/$97, 90-seconds/$137, and 120-seconds/$177
Abrah-Cove Publishing and "Out the Box" were founded by self-publisher and author Donna Patton. She learned that without rigorous promotion of her book she would not sell many copies. In addition, she became her own PR person, setting up her own book club discussions, speaking engagements, book signings, etc. An overwhelming process to handle single-handedly, Ms. Patton realized she would need assistance. "That is when I decided to start a business to promote my book and eventually other independent authors, recording artists and entrepreneurs, as well," says Ms. Patton.
Abrah-Cove provides authors/author-experts, indie recording artists, and entrepreneurs with a platform (Internet/Podcast) on which to promote their book, cd, company, or product/services at affordable prices.