Monday, September 03, 2007

Talk Radio for Authors

Francine Silverman will be Yvonne Perry’s guest on Writers in the Sky Podcast, September 7th, 2007!

Francine Silverman is a lifelong New Yorker who honed her writing skills as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. She authored two travel guidebooks, Catskills Alive (2000 and 2003) and Long Island Alive (2003), both published by Hunter Publishing.

In 2003, Fran started Book Promotion Newsletter for authors of all genres. The ezine spawned Book Marketing from A-Z (Infinity Publishing 2005), containing the best marketing strategies of 325 subscribers. The 400-page paperback is in alphabetical order for ease of use. The book received nearly 40 rave reviews from on-line reviewers.

In 2006, Fran started a publicity service and has gotten subscribers placed in the Boston Herald, Oklahoman and Chicago Tribune as well as on Internet and terrestrial radio programs. Until recently, Fran began her own Internet radio show, Book Marketing with Fran, on Achieve Radio,

The latter two ventures inspired Fran to compile another book, called Talk Radio for Authors - available on Amazon. The book contains valuable information on talk radio shows across the U.S. and Canada that invite authors as guests. It saves authors the time and trouble in locating appropriate programs to contact. Fran is now compiling yet another book - this time with the help of an agent - Radio Wants You! An Intimate Portrait of 500 Radio Shows that Welcome Guests - designed for a general audience. Her website is


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Each show has multiple parts which last about 15-20 minutes each. The short-length classes are a great way to learn about the craft and business of writing while driving to work or sweating at the gym!

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