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Does the thought of asking someone for an interview cause your tongue to hide in the back of your throat? Does the thought of spending the night sleeping with the family dog you affectionately call Marmaduke appeal to you more than asking someone for a few minutes of their time? The fact of the matter is, whether your writing an ebook, or an article for a magazine, an interview with an expert who specialises in your topic of choice ads credibility to your writing and shows prospective editors your willing to go the extra mile to ensure that what you write is factual, and that your willing to interview the experts required to back up the research youíve done. Are you expecting your potential interviewee to jump through your computer screen, scream and shout, and make all kinds of funny faces at you? And then scream...no way! Itís that fear of rejection thing, isnít it? Do me a favour, grab yourself a size 12 shoe and stomp on that baby! Itís therapeutic an itíll make you feel a whole lot better. Sorry to burst your bubble, but 95% of the time this wonít happen. They may say no, but you know what? Thatís ok. Itís their loss and your gain. Chalk it up as a learning experience and move on to the next person. Take comfort in knowing that the majority of people will be flattered that you have asked for their expertise, and probably would be willing to help you out. After all, their getting good publicity by giving you an interview. Itís a win-win situation for both parties. Just make sure that when you do approach people about giving you an interview that you already have the questions that you want to ask them ready before hand. Itís not advisable to ask them 100 different questions, 10 or less should be appropriate. Make sure your questions cannot be answered with a simple yes or no, after all you want to add some good content to you project...right? Just make sure to thank them for their time and consider giving them a free copy of your finished product.