#AuthorChats








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  • #AuthorChat allow authors and readers to come together in the comfort of their own homes! Each video will have no more than 1 author (unless the book is a dual author etc) and will run for 15 minutes. Viewers will be able to ask questions! The author(s) will also be able to share information about their book, writing, reading, host a giveaway, and more! 

    How it works?
    • Choose a Date and Time! Fridays are the best day, please keep all times via EST.  Keep your time zone in mind!  Show times can be anywhere from 5pm EST to 7pm EST (if you need another time or a day different than Friday, please let us know.)  
    • Log in! Just make sure to be on Instagram 5 minutes before the show! You will receive a pop up to join the show. (You must be following us on Instagram
    • Headphones! Headphones are great to have! This cuts down on feedback. (This may not be necessary but it is always good to have them on hand.) 
    • Phone Stand or Grip: Since Instagram doesn't allow for live shows on the web as of yet.  Something to hold your phone is a must.  This allows you use of your hands while you are doing the show.  
    • Battery Life:  If you can plug your phone/tablet into a charger it will make sure you don't loose power.  
    • Internet: Please make sure to have a strong connection! 
    • Interview: Videos run for 15 minutes which we can always go past if you have a good turn out. 


    What do you get?
    • Sidebar Sales: You're cover during the month of your scheduled show will be placed on the sidebar with a link to amazon for purchase!
    • Reviews: Your title(s) will be posted with a review during the week of your scheduled show.  You will get 1 post for each book we are reviewing as well as another post that will feature you coming on the show during the day of the show.  If you would like us to add a guest post, chapter samples, or any other kind of post we can do those as well.  You may have up to 7 posts during your week!  
    • Social Media PR: Each post we do is shared to all of our social media from Twitter to our Facebook page your name and title(s) will be shared with thousands of fans. 
    • Video: Since we upload the video to our YouTube channel you can share the video via HTML code or even download it to share on your site and social media.  
    • Book PR: Copies of books that are sent to us will be photographed throughout the month of your show.  This will help you gain sales for your title(s). 



    What is required? 
    • Print Copy:  We ask you send a print copy (Finished or ARC)  as they photograph better than ebooks.  Copies will be used to promote the title on all social media via pictures during the month of your show, to help push purchases of the title(s). As well as a review (if we haven't already done so).  Being able to read the title before the show also allows us to formulate better questions that are not just generalized. 
    • Digital Books Only: If your title is only in digital format please make sure to gift us a copy via Amazon (US Market) or you may send the amount of the title via our paypal and we will purchase it.  
    • Post On Social Media. We ask that you post on social media leading up to your date and time on social media.  Sharing the link to our instagram! *Make sure to tag us so we can also share.*  The more we share the better turn out you will have. 
    • Reply to comments. Please reply to as many comments as you can after the show ends. Some people might be watching it after it ended and will still be asking questions. We ask that you take the time to check the video at least during your month as to keep the momentum going. (YouTube) 

    Giveaways (Not Required)
    During and after the video you have the option to offer a giveaway.  You can pretty much giveaway anything you want. From a book in print, audio, or even an ebook.  (Note to ebooks: We do ask that you get these copies from a store vs. giving out files)  Swag is an awesome thing to send if you want to do a smaller giveaway.  Swag consists of bookmarks, buttons, stickers, signed bookplates, etc. 

    If you would like to host a larger giveaway the Kindle Fire is always a good choice. It is inexpensive but packs a punch for the winner.  You could even include an ecopy of your book with it or a gift card. 

     Are you to busy to host it?  Don't worry we can do all the leg work for you!  You just send us the money via Paypal and we will buy the Kindle and have it sent directly to the winner. And gift them the book. So you don't have to worry about anything! 

    Want to go even bigger? Why not try Paypal Cash! Pretty much the sky is the limit when it comes to giveaways! You can go as big or as small as you want!  And we can do all the work for you! 

    What to do the Day of the Chat: 
    When we go live go to our profile and click the live video (our icon) and then we will invite you to join the show. 

    • Get on Instagram: Log onto Instagram 2-5 minutes before the show is to go live.  
    • Follow Us: Make sure you are following @crossroadreview so we can invite you to the show when we go live.
    • Phone Stand and Charger: A phone stand is a great way to make sure you don't have to hold your phone. This allow allows you to plug your phone in. 
    • Headphones: These are always good to cut feedback and surrounding noise. 
    • Giveaway: If you added a giveaway have the item(s) handy so show the viewers. 



    Want to sign up send me an email Subject #AuthorChat ! admin@crossroadreviews.com



    Click the links below to watch past shows as well as set reminders for upcoming shows!  
    All shows are in EST. 

    Dates in gold are OPEN!! 

    2020


    January 17th 5:00pm

    January 24th 5:30pm

    January 31st 5:00pm

    February 7th 5:00pm

    February 14th 5:00pm

    February 21st 5:00pm

    February 28th 5:00pm
    Sarah Kozloff author of  A Queen in Hiding


    March 6th 6pm

    March 13th 6:00pm 

    March 20th 6:00pm

    March 27th 5:00pm


    April 3rd 5:00pm

    April 10th 5:00pm
    Kathleen Baldwin author of Stranje House

    April 17th 5:00pm 
    Emily Roberson author of Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters

    April 24th 5:00pm
    Kelly Quindlen author of Late to the Party

    May 1st 1:00pm

    May 8th 5:00pm 
    Heather Burch author of Angel Blood and Angel Raven

    May 15th 
    May 22nd 

    May 29th 5:00pm 

    June 19th 5:00pm
    Jennifer Honeybourn author of The Do-Over 

    June 26th 5:00pm 

    July 3rd 6:30pm

    July 10th 5:00pm

    July 17th 7:00pm
    Caryn Lix author of Sanctuary, Containment, Salvation

    July 24th 
    July 31st
    August 7th 
    August 14th 
    August 21st
    August 28th 

    September 4th 6:00pm

    September 11th 
    September 18th 
    September 25th 
    October 2nd 
    October 9th 
    October 16th

    October 23rd 5:00pm
    Julia Ember author of Ruinsong 

    October 30th (Horror or Paranormal Only)
    November 6th 

    November 13th 6:00pm

    November 20th 
    November 27th 

    December 4th 5:00pm
    Diana Pinguicha author of A Miracle of Roses

    December 11th 5:00pm
    Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell authors of Tin

    December 18th 
    December 25th (Christmas Themed Only)


    2019
    Jennie Liu author of Girls on the Line Click Here
    Erin Summerill author of Ever the Hunted Click Here
    Heather Demetrios author and Editor of Dear Heartbreak Click Here
    Debbie Zaken author of Colliding Skies Click Here
    Stephanie Kate Strohm author of Love A La Mode Click Here
    Brenda Drake author of Analiese Rising Click Here
    Sarah Porter author of Never-Contented Things Click Here
    Megan Bannen author of The Bird and the Blade Click Here
    Rosalyn Eves author of Blood Rose Rebellion Click Here
    Sara Snider author of Hazel and Holly Click Here
    Emily R. King author of Before the Broken Star Click Here
    Caroline Flarity author of The Ghost Hunter's Daughter Click Here
    Heather Fawcett author of Even the Darkest Stars Click Here
    Laurie Forest author of The Black Witch Chronicles Click Here
    Natalie Murray author of Emmie and the Tudor King Click Here
    Mara Rutherford author of Crown of Coral and Pearl Click Here
    Amber Duell author of Dream Keeper Click Here
    Laura Namey author of The Library of Lost Things Click Here
    Nancy Richardson Fischer author of The Speed of Falling Objects (Tape Had No Volume)
    Jacqueline Firkins author of Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things Click Here
    AK Faulkner author of Jack of Thorns Click Here


    For shows before 2019 please see our playlist Click Here 
    Please note that shows before May 2015 the show was called #ReadOn 

    Shows before Aug. 2014 were taped on Spreecast and are no longer available to view.  







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