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, John K. Briscoe, who is taking his latest book, Unexplored Lives
A Collection of Short Stories, 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, John 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 Unexplored Lives
A Collection of Short Stories.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Unexplored Lives
A Collection of Short Stories. What is it about?
JKB: This book of short stories is about different people dealing with difficult circumstances and how they come to terms with them.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
JKB: I decided to write this book as I thought an examination of individuals dealing with psychological trauma would benefit readers who may have their own struggles.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
JKB: I imagine young adults trying to figure out how to deal with tough situations, as well as any other person who wants to explore the various types of traumas and resolutions to these situations.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
JKB: I believe my book is special because, like the title implies, it conveys lives that are rarely if ever explored by other authors. Since they are also short stories, there are nine different tales that will be unique to the reader.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
JKB: I did publish a tour guide book of San Francisco in 2000. Although I have ideas of future stories, I am taking some time off before considering another book.
OP: Thanks for your time, John! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
John K. Briscoe has a B.A. in Philosophy from Brown University, a Master’s of Science for Teachers from Le Moyne College, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University. He has lived in Boston, Syracuse, Albany, San Francisco, London, and Dutchess County, New York. As an avid movie goer, he enjoys seeing how plots develop and twist back onto themselves. Regardless of genre, if a movie (or film) is done well, he will gladly view it. It is this interest in various types of perspectives that influenced this book of stories that study the human psyche under stressful conditions. He believes that dealing with life’s uncertainties is something for which we can rarely prepare, but ultimately reveals who we truly are. In his spare time, he goes to the gym, travels, watches lots of movies, plays video games with his nephew, and spoils his cat.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/unexploredlives
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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