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, Shalay Struhs, who is taking her latest book, I’ve Had My Baby, Now What?, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. She will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.
Luckily for us, Shalay 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 I’ve Had My Baby, Now What?.
OP: Tell us a little bit about I’ve Had My Baby, Now What?. What is it about?
SS: It is a 7 step survival guide for the postpartum year .All natural ways to balance your
hormones and heal the body after birth.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
SS: After 5 grueling postpartum experiences and little help from the medical community , I made it my goal to find answers and solutions to the postpartum nightmare with no medications involved.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
SS: Any women who are currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or recently have had a baby.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
SS: My book was written by a Mom for other Moms. I would like to think of it as a way to prepare for the postpartum year. I know first hand the many problems that can arise postpartum, and in seven easy all natural steps you can get your life back and enjoy your baby. I know this plan works because I used it after the birth of my 6th baby and I had no issues postpartum.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
SS: This is my first book. I do plan to write other books.
OP: Thanks for your time, Shalay! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shalay Struhs is the mother of 6 children whose births span 17 years. She is a successful businesswoman who has owned and operated her own business for 10 years. She is a native of Idaho but currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona, with her husband and children.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/whattoexpect
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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