I’m sure you’ve heard from every book publisher or book marketing expert that you should stay active online and regularly converse with your readers, but do you know why?
Author-reader interaction helps build a better relationship between authors and readers which in turn can help boost the sales of a book.
Conversations with authors about their work show your reader that you’re passionate about the story and invested in it. Readers, who might not have ever considered reaching out to an author before, can be surprised at how approachable, responsive, and appreciative authors are when they hear from fans.
And this is precisely the underlying purpose of the ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) feature on AllAuthor.
Where Can I Find the ‘Ask Me Anything’ Feature?
- Click on your profile picture on the top-right corner on the web version.
- Choose ‘View Profile’ option.
- Now your AllAuthor author profile opens.
- On your profile page, you can notice a set of tabs below your bio.
- You can find the ‘Ask Me Anything’ tab on this profile.
If you click on this tab, you’ll see text boxes where you can enter questions, select from a list of pre-created questions, answer readers, comment or like on the conversations and build a relationship with your readers.
This is how the section looks.
Now that you know where you can find the AMA feature let’s dig deep into how you can use it.
3 Ways to Use the AMA Feature
1. Create an Author Interview in the AMA Section
Let’s say that you’re a growing author who has started accumulating a good fan base. Your readers may have a lot of questions about you and your books — and you may need someplace to answer all of them and direct any future readers to the same place.
The AMA feature can be used for the same purpose.
You can find a lot of pre-created interview questions that readers commonly ask authors. You can use these templates to answer some questions that are relevant to you and your readers — and create your own interview!
This can even serve as a FAQ section about your author life.
2. Schedule Interactive AMA Sessions with Your Readers
We all know how important it is to stay in touch with our reader base. But on social media, your messages and responses can get drowned in the huge volumes of posts and interactions.
If you want an exclusive place dedicated to just you and your books and something simple to revisit for any reader, then this AMA section is for you.
You can announce a ‘Ask Me Anything’ session for a specific time and date on all your social media platforms and to your email subscribers and leave them with a link to your Author Profile.
At the scheduled time, you can chat with them, open up the field for them to ask questions to you and reply to their comments, welcome other readers to chip in and build a wholesome reader community around you.
3. Get a Personalized Interview
With this AMA feature, you can take this version of the interview to another level. While you can use the pre-created questions to create an interview about you, we provide an exclusive feature for all of our authors with Pro-Membership with a personalized interview.
And by personalized interview, we mean that our team will go through all your books and your author journey to design specific questions. These personalized interviews have helped many authors extensively promote their books, increase their reputation and get more new eyes on them.
If you want to start interacting with your readers and build a reader-author community for yourself, then direct them to the AMA section.
And if you want a personalized interview of yourself (and enjoy exclusive access to all of AllAuthor’s tools and features), upgrade to Pro-Membership now.