Tom Fallwell interview

I’ve decided to offer video interviews with authors once or twice a month here, to ask them the burning questions we all want answers to! I have titled this segment A Word With Authors! These videos will be added to my A Word With Traci channel on YouTube and will be promoted in the Readers Review Room (for those who are listed authors), and on my other social media platforms to help promote these authors. 

I’ll be watching the Indie community to see who is most supportive of his or her fellow author, as my ultimate goal as an author is to strengthen the industry, to showcase the amazing talent that flows abundantly in Indie authors.

So, keep your eyes open because I may just be contacting YOU next!

 

Here is my first interview with Tom Fallwell:

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(18 Comments)

  • Sharon K. Connell

    Looking forward to these, Traci.

    • Traci Sanders

      Thanks, Sharon! I’m happy I finally figured out the video thing. Takes time!

  • Bette A. Stevens

    Exciting!:)

    • Traci Sanders

      Yes, I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. Just had to find the right tools!

    • Dr. Helen Borel

      Traci,
      Your interview with Tom Fallwell was very sensitive to his particular sensibility. So very interesting that he converted his “comic-book” character into a character in a fantasy novel. Now he’s talking about creating a graphic novel.
      What I like about this interview is its personableness, much more empathic than the usual “talking heads” and
      “conjecturers” on hardcore “journalistic” TV. Proves, Traci, that only a real writer can understand the talents and tribulations of another real writer. Also, your discussion of marketing foci is imperative. In the vast swarm of books, of quality and of questionableness, marketing savvy is essential to raise a writer’s hidden talents to public recognition and to purchasing volume.

      • Traci Sanders

        Wow, thank you for this glowing comment. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by my blog.

  • Stephen Geez

    Great! Woot! Woot! Congratualtions on the launch, Traci! Nice job.

    • Traci Sanders

      Thanks, Stephen. I’m tweaking a few things, now that I’ve done my first one. But overall, I think it turned out well. I’m excited!

  • Patrick Null

    Hi, Traci! Really great interview! I feel a little bit of guilt when I see all these people helping Indie authors, and I’m not really doing anything. 🙁 I have a heart for it, but haven’t implemented anything. I started a You Tube channel, with the purpose of reviewing Indie Author’s books, and did one video, then decided I didn’t like the video production aspect of it. Speaking…eh, I am a much better writer than a speaker. 🙂 Now, I have a blog, and I might eventually do Indie reviews on my blog. What’s the readers reviewer room? Anyways, I am so glad that you and Tom Fallwell are out there trying to make a difference. Great video!

    • Traci Sanders

      Thanks for those lovely sentiments, Patrick. We each have our own skills we can contribute to the industry. While it’s good to stretch from your comfort zone on occasion, sometimes it’s best to just stick with what you know. Think about what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at – drawing, creating book trailers, book reviews, blog posts, etc.

      There are lots of ways to contribute.

      The Readers Review Room is a site/program I founded over a year ago to help connect authors with their target readers. I have about 30 strong reviewers on my team at the moment. The difference in our program and others is that our reviewers are not assigned books. They CHOOSE what they want to read. That ensures an honest review from an intended audience.

      If you’d like to submit your books for vetting – yes, we vet all titles before listing. If we decline a book, we let you know what to do to bring it up to standards – feel free to send your Amazon buy links to readersreviewroom@gmail.com and we’ll take a look. If we list them, we charge a dirt-cheap yearly fee of $9.95/year for up to three titles and $14.95/year for unlimited titles. These rates are increasing as of June 1.

      Hope to talk to you soon!

  • Patrick Null

    Thanks, Traci, for the quick and in-depth comment! How do you get to be a reviewer on your team? And can I have a link to the site?

    • Traci Sanders

      Sure! The site is http://www.readersreviewroom.com and I’d love to have you aboard as a reviewer, if you decide not to list as an author. As a reviewer, you receive free ebooks of your choice, straight to your Kindle device. And you have up to 30 days to submit your review to me.

      • Patrick Null

        Oh. You can’t be a reviewer and an author?

        • Traci Sanders

          No, if I allowed that, I’d have a ton of authors signing up to be reviewers, just to get free promotion for their books. That’s the trade off. Also, we’d get into a review-swap situation and that’s what we don’t want.

          So, you can choose to be an author or a reviewer.

          • Patrick Null

            I understand. I might be a reviewer. It’s where my heart is anyway.

          • Traci Sanders

            That’d be great, Patrick. We’d love to have you, as we only have a couple male reviewers at the moment. We have over 250 titles to choose from, so you’re bound to find something you’ll like. When you’re ready, send your bio and a pic, with a short list of genres you read/don’t read, to readersreviewroom@gmail.com and we’ll get you a reviewer profile/page set up!

  • Karen Ingalls

    Love what you are doing, Traci. A wonderful interview with Tom.

    • Traci Sanders

      Thank you, Karen! I’m looking forward to this segment!

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