As an author in this economy, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion. However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.
Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Pat Lawrence, who is taking his latest book, Jarred Into Being, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. He will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about him and his book.
Luckily for us, Pat was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Jarred Into Being.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Jarred Into Being. What is it about?
PL: After the tragic death of her parents, Eva Lange must battle for her freedom; indeed, her very life. Fleeing her aunt’s abuser, she falls prey to a murderous drug lord and his wife in their luxurious lair of lust. Using her wits, beauty, and sexuality to save herself and break the bonds of captivity and degradation, Eva struggles against corruption and powerful political forces to reclaim her independence and save the life of the man she loves.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
PL: We wanted to write the type of novel that we ourselves enjoy reading: a taut, suspense-filled, roller coaster of a read that keeps you turning pages until you reach The End.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
PL: Anyone who enjoys fast paced, exciting fiction with a strong protagonist and convincing, fully drawn supporting characters will enjoy this book.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
PL: Our main character’s physical beauty is both a curse to her and her ultimate salvation. Eva is preyed upon because of her desirability, and she learns to use that same attribute unapologetically to free herself and assert her total independence.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
PL: We do plan to publish more novels; in fact, our second one is already underway. We have previously penned Murder Mysteries and a two act comedy play, Squirrels In The Attic.
OP: Thanks for your time, Pat! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Pat Lawrence is a Wisconsin author who has previously penned Murder Mysteries and stage plays.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/jarredintobeing
This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road”. Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.
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If possible, I’d love to know how sucessful he believed his blog tour was. I’m releasing my urban fantasy book Fire Baptized in Feb 2012. I will be launching this agressive marketing campaign that includes three blog tours.
I’m wondering if there are any authors out there that have done blog tours, and if they found them to be sucessful in selling their books or not.