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, Charles L. Fields, who is taking his latest book, Broken Spirit, 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, Charles 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 Broken Spirit.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Broken Spirit. What is it about?
CLF: This is the third in the Charles Stone series and finds the protagonist involved with racial tension and an extreme secessionist movement in Hawaii. What is thought as a paradise becomes a tropical hell.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
CLF: I had left out a lot of my island experiences out of my memoirs and wanted to draw on personal travel adventures to create a dramatic fictional situation for my protagonist Charles Stone.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
CLF: My Charles Stone series will appeal to adult readers who enjoy travel, adventure and mystery.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
CLF: This book is different because it employees a duel genre of both travel and mystery. The reader will not only be fully informed but taken for a thrill ride as well.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
Many Lands Many Hearts-More than a Memoir
Sentimental Me– A travel mystery involving the murder of a Border Patrol Agent
Canyons of the Soul– A travel mystery involving confrontation with a sadistic Polygamist Mormon Prophet
Tainted Dish- A sequel to Broken Spirit involving military industrial espionage ( pre-publication stage)
OP: Thanks for your time, Charles! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Charles L. Fields grew up surrounded by the seaside beauty of Rockport, Massachusetts and the artists who attempted to depict it. His varied and bizarre careers went from banana boat engineer to lobster dealer to chicken hatchery manager and include being an author, poet, sculptor and world traveler. These life time experiences enriched his published Memoir, Many Lands Many Hearts and add realism and depth to his fictional writing. He is married and divides his time between Massachusetts and Arizona. This book follows Sentimental Me and Canyons of the Soul in the Charles Stone travel mystery series.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/brokenspirits
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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