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, L.F. Falconer, who is taking his latest book, Through A Broken Window, 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, L.F. 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 Through A Broken Window.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Through A Broken Window. What is it about?
LFF: This is a collection of weird short stories, not too dark or overly ghastly. There are three short-shorts, six medium-shorts, and one long-short (or novelette if you prefer).
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
LFF: Although I’ve been devoting most of my time to writing novels lately, I’ve always been a huge fan of short stories, especially ghost stories, or other eerie tales. I have written dozens of them myself over the years, but never really did anything with them. Having personally experienced a fair number of ghostly encounters in my life, writing about them generally comes easy to me.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
LFF: I believe that any reader who enjoys the style of weirdness offered by “The Twilight Zone” or Alfred Hitchcock will appreciate the soft horror contained within the pages of THROUGH A BROKEN WINDOW.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
LFF: Half the stories contained in the book are set within my home state of Nevada, and I have prefaced many with a short note on what inspired the story to be written. The horror within them is more on the suspense side than an “in-your-face shock and awe” style favored by so many writers of the horror genre. This is a book that even squeamish readers can enjoy.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
LFF: Currently, I have published two coming-of-age historical fantasy novels, “Hope Flies on Broken Wings,” and its sequel, “Hope Rises from the Ashes.” Also available is an adult psychological horror/thriller titled “Exit Strategy.” All three are available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Outskirts Press. I am always immersed in writing . . . and have several more novels in the works.
OP: Thanks for your time, L.F.! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Always a fan of the short story, Nevada author, L.F. Falconer is pleased to share a few of her own. She is also the author of the novels, “Hope Flies on Broken Wings,” “Hope Rises from the Ashes,” and “Exit Strategy.” She can be found online at http://www.lffalconer.com
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/brokenwindow
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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