Part 3 in a Series of Book Marketing and Publicity Tips from Smith Publicity
It’s easy to be tempted to ignore or at least not be excited about the prospect of an interview on a small radio station. Some authors think a tiny station will have few listeners, and it may not be worth the time to do the interview.
First, this isn't necessarily true. Think about it: How many people does a small, 1000 watt station in the middle of New York City reach? Millions.
Second, you never know who is listening. We’ve booked authors on stations as small as 250 watts in remote areas of the country. In fact, a famous Smith Publicity story regarding an interview on a tiny station has been told many, many times. It drives home the point as to why every interview is important, and also gives an example of what a clever pitch can do.