For many self-publishing authors, it can ba 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.
Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Miles Tyrone Leader Jr., who is taking his latest book, It’s Not Your Fault!, 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, Miles 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 It’s Not Your Fault!.
OP: Tell us a little bit about It’s Not Your Fault!. What is it about?
MTL: The book is basically about money, economics, finance and investing. It explains the systems and programming that have placed most people in economic slavery and indebtedness, and then teaches investing strategies to become financially free and independent.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
MTL: Well, the book started off as small reports I had written to keep track of subject I had researched like the Monetary System, Economic forces and Threats to Economic Freedom. Eventually, I had enough material to compile into a book. I was actually going to sell the PDF directly to people online, but decided to make it look good, make a good first impression and publish it professionally. Plus, I thought it would be pretty cool having my name and book title in places Amazon and the Apple Store.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
MTL: I believe anyone who wants to take control of their financial situation, end their financial struggles and wants to learn real investment strategies that they can easily implement will be the core readers. Also anyone who just wants to improve their financial situation, even if they aren’t struggling financially, would be interested as well.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
MTL: Most books tell a bunch of stories about the author’s life or scenarios that lose people in the process. And once you read the book, usually that is it. You are left to fend for yourself to implement the information. That is where my book crushes other financial education books. There are no long–‐ winded stories; just information, facts and education. And for those who are interested, we have a learning support system called the Guidance Program on our website GuidanceProgram.net that provided educational tools and other relevant financial and economic information. I wish this type of financial education were around when I first became interested in investing and business.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
MTL: I have not published any other books, but I do have other material in the works that I plan to publish. This material will be different from It’s Not Your Fault! Because it will pertain to self-improvement, health and fitness and human sexuality. So there are at least three books coming in the future.
OP: Thanks for your time, Miles! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Whether it was him working over 10 years in the retail and customer service professions, working and hustling tirelessly to achieve his Bachelor of Business Administration, serving his country honorably for eight years as a soldier in the United States Army Reserve or serving the City of New York for over four years as a Probation Officer and subsequently a Middle School Parent Coordinator, Miles Tyrone Leader Jr. understands the struggles of the middle class American. However, despite his own personal struggles in life, he eventually became a financially self-educated owner/executive of his own investment- holding company. Through will, drive and determination, he broke through the financial education barrier. Over 10 years of economic and investment research has given him insight into the shortcomings of the middle class and the untold advantages of having your money work for you. Miles Tyrone Leader Jr. wants to share his knowledge and educate the uninformed. He wants to empower people with an understanding of economics and investing, and enhance the lives of those who choose to apply their new-found knowledge.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/guidanceprogram
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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