200 INTERVIEWS LATER…
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Land of Books started last year as a personal blog. The initial idea was to have a modest web space with basic info about my book The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski‘s secret story, and myself as an author, something that is a must for every writer.
I prepared those informational pages such as my bio, book’s blurb plus some additional links, and another one for the documentary movie about Bulgarian heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev.
Based on experience, I knew that a static blog would be lost somewhere among google search engine. So I decide to start preparing posts, but figured out that my English level skills are not enough to tell the things the way I want to.
During the final months before The White Prisoner‘s release I have been browsing around different authors web pages and critics blogs in order to find out more info about book publishing, marketing and creative writing. I have been noticing many interesting persons with great books. In our digital world it’s not so tough to enter in communication with someone. So I decided to have a try and to exchange some experience with others authors.
My idea was to find interesting writers and to ask them some questions. This is a way to present their works to the readers and at the same time to learn more about them.
The first ever guest to my blog was Mr. Scott Skipper. His interview was published on July 27 2014. Yesterday, Angela Marsons fixed the number of interviews to 200.
The mixture of Land of Books’s guest is pretty colorful. We’ve got debuting authors, self-publishing writers, bestselling stars, well known names that have long Wikipedia pages behind them, even a literary agent.
I am always trying to make the interviews personal. Besides the common questions, there are several others, who are based on the quick research I am making to each author.
I will try to continue the Q&A trend. I am hoping to have more time to make better research for the questions, and of course to find many more interesting interlocutors.
Finally, I would like to say HUGE thanks to all Land of Books guests, who spent part of their personal time to answer my questions. Big appreciations goes also to all the personal assistant, publicists and mediators, who helped to make things happen.
Check out the list of interviews