I’ve never met an interview I didn’t like. Publicity, large or small, good or bad, is publicity, and I like it. Which is why I’m often confused when other people don’t follow my same reasoning.
Case in point, I’m writing a book right now and I’m actively out there interviewing people for it. Recently, I’ve been denied interviews from two agents/managers they represent without explanation, and I can’t figure out why? The two people I wanted to interview I was denied from was Adam Richman of the show Man vs. Food, and Robyn Okrant of LivingOprah.com.
I reached out to them through their “people” first, which is what I believe the proper thing to do. But both management teams turned me down without explanation. I don’t get it.
Ok, perhaps they don’t like my book idea? I get that could be it. Or maybe they don’t like my publisher (could be competing). Or????
Let me just tell you that I do EVERY request I get. Doesn’t matter if I’ve never heard of you, or if you have zero readers/viewers/listeners, or you’re a competitor of mine… I don’t care. If you ask to interview me or for me to be on your podcast or whatever, I’m doing it. Go ahead, ask me.
I’ve done hundreds of interviews over the last 10-years, and I can honestly tell you that some of the ones I perceived to be the smallest turned out to be the biggest ROI for me in terms of revenue.
Is the lesson here to not go through the representation and instead try to go through Twitter or Facebook? I don’t know, but I still don’t understand it. Any tips?