How to be an Author who nails interviews and knows how to pitch
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Georgia and Claire are joined by Rowena Morcom, Publisher and Editor of Good Reading Magazine, SpineOut and PK Mag, for a chat about what makes a good author interview and how authors make their way under the covers of her well-thumbed glossy pages for book lovers. Rowena dishes up a hot and greasy story about the things writers shouldn't do, and Claire and Georgia discuss using books in self-defence. Writer and journalist Anne-Louise Willoughby shares why resarch is vital and the Comma Chameleon shows how substandard Gen X is when it comes to choosing the right emoji.

Topics discussed:
Author interviews
Emojis
Pitching to the media
Research for writers
Staying authentic and thinking about your audience
The importance of preparing for interviews
What makes a good Fogarty Literary Award entry 

The How to Be an Author editions of the Fremantle Press podcast are an informal series of chats between publishing industry professionals. Co-hosted by marketing and communications manager Claire Miller and publisher Georgia Richter, it features regular guest appearances by editor Armelle Davies, as the Comma Chameleon, special publishing industry guests and top tips from contributors to the book How to Be an Author: The Business of Being a Writer in Australia.
 
Original music
Title Music and Comma Chameleon Theme by Mo Wilson (copyright 2021)
Sound engineering
Aidan D’Adhemar, Fremantle PA Hire
Editing
Claire Miller
Produced by
Tiffany Ko, Claire Miller and Chloe Walton, Fremantle Press Marketing and Communications
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