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Smashwords Unveils Smashwords Interviews

Smashwords unveiled a cool new promotional tool where authors can interview themselves. Interviews can be ranked according to popularity.

Here’s how it works:

How to create, edit and publish your Interview:

  1. Your Smashwords Interview can have as many or as few questions as you like. Next to each “Q:” Write out your question, or select from one of our suggested questions.
  2. We have about a dozen suggested questions to get your creative juices flowing.  These questions are all optional.  Feel free to modify our questions or create your own!
  3. Each Answer can be up to 5,000 characters long (around 600 words).
  4. In the field below each Question, write out your answer.
  5. Click Save and Show Next Question to answer the next question
  6. When you’re done, click Preview and Publish. On the next page, you’ll see up and down arrows.  Use these to rearrange the order of your questions and answers.
  7. The same picture you use for your author profile will appear on your Smashwords Interview. To update your profile picture, click Dashboard: Settings
  8. At the end of your interview, we will automatically display a listing of all your books.
  9. From time to time, especially as you release new titles, update your interview.  Keep it fresh!

P.S. Self-Publishing Review also has a self-interview option, as well as a method of writing guests posts.