1. usually 99%. The only things I regularly edit out are UHMS, AHHS stutters etc. that ends up getting rid of 1-3 minutes.
However if a creator realizes they've said something they shouldn't have , like mentioning a book they know their publisher would rather stay un-announced, I've removed that segement. I'm not here to get someone in trouble with their publisher.
2. both are fine. I work from a list of books, or subject i want to hit , and let the conversation flow in whatever direction it does.
3. it depends. if i'm sitting on a hot news story I have turned an interbview around and posted in the same night.
or like right now, I have 2 interviews that have been "in the can" for a few weeks. I do usually try to turn one around within 4 days of tapping it, but aug-sept has been very busy.
my day job sometimes can turn into overtime hours, and that can contribute to taking a lot longer to finish a podcast.
4. usually it takes 2 hours to edit a 1 hr interview , because i'm going through it slowly to make it flows smoother. i also always have to eq, filter, and amplify the guest's channel which can take 15-20 minutes.
5. lots of creators do e-mail me about their books. my only caveat is i have to like the book to want to talk about it, so I ask unknowns and newbies to send me their stuff first, and I'll decide whether I want to do a show or not.
at cons roaming around artist alley, i try to do a few more small press books before having read the finished product, , and some creators have followed up to ask for full blown interviews.
some have been on longer and others I've turned down, explaining they got a spotlight on a con show , but frankly I didn't like the book after reading it.
harsh? maybe. but this is what I do, instead of "reviews" .
I do also tell those who don't get on for a full show to feel free to send me any other books they do in the future , because I might like their next project.