“Talk Radio Advocate” Francine Silverman is an author/publicist and radio host who honed her writing skills as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer.
Her latest book is Talk Radio Wants You: An Intimate Guide to 700 Shows and How to Get Invited (McFarland & Co. 2009), a National "Best Books 2009" award winner in the Business: Reference category. the book contains everything a potential guest needs to know before contacting a host, including the theme of the show and guest criteria.
She authored two travel guidebooks, Catskills Alive (2000 and 2003) and Long Island Alive (2003), both published by Hunter Publishing.
In 2003, Fran started Book Promotion Newsletter for authors of all genres. http://www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com. The ezine spawned Book Marketing from A-Z (Infinity Publishing 2005), containing the best marketing strategies of 325 subscribers. The 400-page paperback is in alphabetical order for ease of use. The book received nearly 40 rave reviews from on-line reviewers.
In 2006, Fran started a publicity service and has gotten clients placed in the Boston Herald, Oklahoman and Chicago Tribune as well as on hundreds of Internet and terrestrial radio programs. Fran is host of Ship to Shore with Silverman, a radio show about cruises, which is recorded and then syndicated to five Internet stations.
Talk Radio Wants You has 40 categories, retails for $75, and is geared to libraries, publicists, radio hosts and authors. Fran is now offering ebooks that follow the format of her book and are more affordable. Thus far, Business, New Age, Self-Help, Health, Entertainment, Paranormal, Food and Travel, Relationships, Men and Women, Sports, Parenting and Politics are for sale, ranging in price from $12 to $25.
Fran can be reached at email@example.com