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, Barbara Swicegood, M.S., LPC and Janice Turber, M.Ed., LPC, who is taking their latest book, Stuck in the Yuck of Depression, Anxiety, Abuse and Trauma, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. They will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about them and their book.
Luckily for us, Barbara and Janice 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 Stuck in the Yuck of Depression, Anxiety, Abuse and Trauma.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Stuck in the Yuck of Depression, Anxiety, Abuse and Trauma. What is it about?
Barbara & Janice: Our book is about hope and healing. Our specialized techniques help those who read the book find ways to get unstuck from the yuck of depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
Barbara & Janice: We wanted to share our counseling techniques with everyone who is hurting. We know these techniques can help individuals heal.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Barbara & Janice: Our book will draw readers across the age span. Anyone who has experienced depression or anxiety would find our book helpful.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
Barbara & Janice: Our book emphasizes how each individual has everything they need within them to heal themselves. They only need to understand our specialized techniques in order to begin that process. Other books talk about trauma but often don’t give specific ways to heal the trauma. Our book shows a very comprehensive way to heal trauma.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
Barbara & Janice: We self-published From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Moving Through Life With Grace years ago. We plan to publish our next book within two years.
OP: Thanks for your time, Barbara and Janice! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Barbara Swicegood and Janice Turber are specially trained psychotherapists who work with traumatized individuals and families. They utilize their specialized techniques found in their book to assist people all over the world. Barbara and Janice are internationally known speakers, working in the Atlanta area, who have trained other professionals.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/stuckintheyuck
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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