Never underestimate the power of your local radio station to draw attention to your book and your work. Whenever I’ve appeared on local radio, I’ve always had great feedback from people who I hadn’t even put down as local radio listeners.
Local radio, like local print media, are always on the look-out for good local stories to tie in with national issues or major events. My local radio station, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, has a field day when the Cheltenham Literature Festival comes to town, and decamps to Cheltenham Town Hall to broadcast live highlights of this very high profile event, apparently the largest of its kind in the world.
I was therefore very pleased to be invited to take part in a discussion panel, live from Cheltenham Town Hall, with two other local writers, discussing modern publishing trends and literacy habits. Like any self-published author worth her salt, I managed to drop my book into the conversation and was pleased to be invited to return another time.
I’ve written a light-hearted piece about this exciting outing over on my author website. Click here to read more and to hear the interview as it happened…