With the abundance of self-published authors, 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, Jesse Carr MD, who is taking his latest book, Got a Bad Picker?, 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, Jesse 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 Got a Bad Picker?.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Got a Bad Picker?. What is it about?
Jesse: The quality of our life hinges on a few key decisions at key moments during our life’s Journey–none more important than our choice of life partners. On one level this book is about a few of the causes, consequences of poor choices in relationships and then how to enhance our picking ability. The underlying theme is about how to live life without regrets by making the best choices for our happiness.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
Jesse: Early in my practice, while working with seniors, I noticed a common theme of regret among some of my female patients–regret about their relationships and the men who caused them so much heartache. Subsequently, after years of observation, I decided to write a “how to book” about living life now, so you won’t have regrets later.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Jesse: Although this book was written for dissatisfied relationship minded women. There are universal themes explored which has utility for satisfied couples and men as well.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
Jesse: In writing this book, I draw upon 24 years of tested clinical experience as a practicing psychiatrist. The book offers a wide array of innovative holistic exercises designed to assist and improve the well-being of the reader and that of their family and relationships.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
Jesse: This is my first published work. Currently, working on a book about mothers and teenage daughters. Also, working on the sequel to Got A Bad Picker? ….A book for the men- Got a Bad Pecker?.
OP: Thanks for your time, Jesse! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Dr. Carr is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has been practicing for over 24 years. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California in 1991, and has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the same institution. He has been a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1993. He is also a seasoned researcher and has conducted over 100 clinical research studies as the Principal Investigator. Dr. Carr has served as the Medical Director of a number of inpatient and outpatient programs over the years, including: • The Return to Work/Function program • The Co-occurring disorders program • The Elders program • The Transitions program • The Share program II (substance abuse program) • Intensive Outpatient programs • Partial Hospital programs • Psychogeriatric consultants
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/gotabadpicker
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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