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, Robert De Filippis, who is taking his latest book, Faith, Stirred not Shaken, 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, Robert 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 Faith, Stirred not Shaken.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Faith, Stirred not Shaken. What is it about?
RDF: Exploring the dark space between science and religion. This is the dark space of inquiry that we’ve left since science split from philosophy about 400 years ago.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
RDF: To propose a new dialog that allows science and religion to work together to find new explanations of our universe.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
RDF: Those who know that humankind is on an unsustainable trajectory. Those who know that contemporary religion is part of the problem. Those we can still think for themselves in this age of amplifying resonance from echo chambers disguised as the news media..
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
RDF: This is not the usual theist / atheist argument. That argument is irrelevant because it consists of two proposed explanations of the unknown. What they’re missing is the significant difference between the unknown and the unknowable. Theists and atheists are arguing about the unknowable and proposing that one explanation is right and the other is wrong. We can’t explain the universe from our position in it.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
RDF: I’ve published You, Your SELF and the 21st Century and The Flowers were Talking to Me. Yes, I will continue to write and publish.
OP: Thanks for your time, Robert! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Robert De Filippis is a retired Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach. During his 45 year career, he worked in the U.S., Canada, Central America and Eastern and Western Europe. His interest in writing about and understanding the deeper questions of “what it means to be human” has evolved into his final career as an author. He has written for various professional journals and authored two previous books. He currently writes a weekly Op/Ed column for a regional newspaper based in his hometown of Herrin, Illinois where he retired 47 years after leaving.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/faithstirrednotshaken
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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