For many self-publishing authors, it can be a challenge to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book. While book tours are a great way to connect with readers, they may not be cost-effective, especially if you want to reach a nationwide audience. However, technology makes it possible for authors to reach a larger audience, without all of the costly travel.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, Patrick Delaney, who is taking his latest book, The Jaffa Resonance, 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, Patrick 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 The Jaffa Resonance.
OP: Tell us a little bit about The Jaffa Resonance. What is it about?
PD: It is a mystery where the theft of a religious icon ignites the search for priceless relics that might be the remnants of an ancient civilization. The main character is a neurologist drawn into the cascade of events by the murder of his friend and the arrival of a beautiful woman. His beliefs about healing, medicine, and about history are all upended. This is a sophisticated adventure peppered with romance, and featuring international intrigue woven through medicine, religion and ancient history.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
JCS: The challenge of penning a taut adventure has been a lifelong ambition. My medical and personal background has exposed me to stories, places and events that are truly remarkable. I have also always been intrigued as to how an intelligent person could be drawn into highly charged events. In this novel, believable, at times flawed characters are challenged physically, mentally, spiritually by the crescendo of action. It is satisfying to explore themes often relegated to background color. To make the story an intelligent adventure.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
PD: The novel is targeted to readers who want a sophisticated adventure. Those who enjoy thoughtful characters embroiled in complicated, colorful themes from history, science and medicine.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
PD: This is adventure at the next level, the level we would all like to explore. Immediately beneath the action is the suggestion that the history of our civilization may be quite different than we have been taught. Clear eyed characters with desires, strengths and flaws are challenged not just by the physical events around them, but by a web fashioned from unique cultures and lands, as well as science, history, and religion.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
PD: Yes. I’ve come to realize that the joy of writing a novel is really to let the story reveal itself. Often that means the story suddenly demands a turn that you hadn’t originally anticipated. I learned a great deal in completing this novel, and the current novel I’m developing builds from that. My previous publications have been medical journal articles, not nearly as fun to write!
OP: Thanks for your time, Patrick! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
PATRICK DELANEY, M.D. is a neurologist and clinical professor of neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego. He is actively engaged in teaching medical students and physicians from around the world. The son of a philosopher, he enjoyed a rambunctious childhood with ten brothers and sisters. He now lives in San Diego, California, with his wife Tracy. The Jaffa Resonance is his first novel.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/jaffaresonance
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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