Some of you may remember that I did a podcast/teleseminar interview with Kim Pawlak from the Text and Academic Authors Association last December about how to succeed in my specialty: freelance writing for college textbook publishers. Shortly afterward I wrote a popular post here: “Top 10 Tips For a Successful Teleseminar-Podcast Interview.”
Kim recently e-mailed me with the most recent number of total listeners to the BlogTalkRadio podcast: just north of 2500. I’m very, very pleased.
Why I Did the Podcast
Well, for starters I’m a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association, so I wanted to help out the group. But I also had two main goals:
1. Spread my name and credentials among college textbook editors and authors who could help me land more writing assignments.
2. Promote my e-book Writing College Textbook Supplements: The Definitive Guide to Winning High-Paying Assignments in the College Textbook Publishing Market, (recently released in a second edition).
Results of the Podcast
Here’s what the 2500-plus listens have brought me so far:
1. I’m currently negotiating a contract to create new supplements for a textbook by an author who heard my podcast and had a co-author contact me.
2. I’ve had a substantial spike in sales of the e-book, and this occurred even before the second edition came out.
3. I’ve seen my highest traffic numbers ever at my Writing College Textbook Supplements blog, although the recent Google Panda update also helped.
Will I Do More Podcasts?
Definitely. I’m open to being interviewed by quality people with good reputations, and I’m also considering creating my own podcasts here at ProductiveWriters.com.
You Can Listen to the Podcast…
Download the podcast interview about freelance writing for college textbook publishers as an mp3 file, or you can click the player in the column to listen right now.
- What are your results with podcasts and teleseminars?
- Are they currently part of your marketing mix to sell your products and services, or will they be? Why or why not?