Online radio shows are an effective method to reach readers.
Online radio shows provide a fun platform for authors to discuss their books and reach targeted listeners. Free or low-cost, online radio shows are more accessible to pitch than larger stations and allow listeners the ability to stream or download the interview. The author interview can later be downloaded on computers, mobile devices or used for marketing purposes.
There are a lot of online radio shows, but few shows have a professional host, format and content that will attract and retain listeners. Airing weekly or daily, below are ten online radio shows to boost publicity, gain online traffic and maybe sell some books.
AAMBC – Hosted by Tamika Newshouse, president of the African Americans on the Move Book Club, the show interviews authors, industry tips and holds a annual awards show.
Artistsfirst.com – Provides interviews and promotions for artists. Many authors go onto the show. A donation is requested.
Authorspeak – Hosted by Michelle Green, the show interviews authors and provides a occasionally has a poetry jam.
Black Author’s Network – Hosted by Ella Curry, owner of EDC Creations. The show covers a wide variety of topics and a consistent presence of black authors discussing books.
3chicksonlit.com- 3 Chicks On Lit is a Hip, Fun, and Sassy Literary Hour!
Dedan Tolbert Show – Hosted by Dedan Tolbet, the show concentrates on positive relationships and provides relationship advice for listeners. Interviews a variety of individuals. Authors and books are fused into show topics. Airs daily.
From Cover to Cover – Hosted by best selling authors Pat Tucker and Reshonda Tate Billingsley. From Cover to Cover is broadcasted on FM and streamed online. The show provides industry tips, panel discussions and author interviews.
Literary Pizzazz – Hosted by Pam Osbey. The show provides in features authors, publishers, young writers and spoken word artists.
Mz Optimizm – Hosted by Shauna Blaze, Mz. Optimizm. The show covers a variety of topics including business and authors.
Writers Life Chats – Hosted by Kisha Green, Writers Life Chats is a show open to all types of writing. The show provides chats about the writer’s life and offers advice for aspiring writers. Airs weekly.
Use the list to set a foundation for your online radio presence. Check and follow the submission guidelines to pitch a show. Prepare for the interview and provide a great interview. The host provides the platform, but you have to make the interview memorable.