I'd like to start a regular feature on IT Conversations that contains interviews with authors of recent IT books. The series, which I'm tentatively calling "Book IT!", would air every other week.
I'd expect the host to
- Select and read the books (most publishers will send a complimentary copy to IT Conversations).
- Contact the author and schedule the interview. Most authors are happy to publicize their books.
- Conduct the interview and record the show (phone or Skype interview). This presume you have the equipment to produce a good quality WAV file from a phone conversation. IT Conversations can provide advice on how to best to this.
- Write the copy for the show page. You would use the IT Conversations CMS for this.
In exchange you get free books and a little fame (there's also a small amount of money for acting as the Web page editor). IT Conversations will post-produce and distribute the audio like we do all our shows.
If you're interested, send me a note with a brief synopsis of your experience in IT, with interviewing and, if possible, a link to a recorded interview you've conducted. Remember, this is a commitment of one show every other week, so only apply if this is something you have the time to do.