Life Stories #4: Tim Anderson

In this installment of Life Stories, my series of podcast interviews with memoir writers about their lives and the art of memoir writing, I talk to Tim Anderson, the author of Tune In Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries, his account of leaving Raleigh, North Carolina, to teach conversational English in Japan. Anybody who’s given some thought to self-publishing should pay particular attention to the second half of this conversation, as Tim discusses why, after a number of rejections, he decided to put this book out himself, and how it wound up catching the eye of Amazon Encore, an publishing imprint that specializes in finding self-published books that are on the cusp of a commercial breakthrough and signing them up, then giving them that extra push.

Listen to Life Stories #4: Tim Anderson (MP3 file); or download the file by right-clicking (Mac users, option-click).

31 March 2012 | life stories |