A Sample Author Questionnaire

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November 2012
by Kate Siegel Bandos

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Reviewers, booksellers, and individual correspondents want to know many things about a new book. And other people need information about it too, including those responsible for preparing descriptive and biographical information for the cover and/or inside of the book, for press releases, and for other promotional and sales efforts.

The questionnaire that appears here is the one we send to our authors. We include a version of the explanatory paragraph I offered above, and we explain that the questionnaire “is an attempt to save troubling you with constant queries, and to avoid errors.”

The earlier we get this information from the author, the more help it can be as we plan the publicity campaign. It also helps the author focus on elements that may become key hooks….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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