Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!
Author Bernice Schaefer is taking her latest book Reinvented, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Bernice to take her book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of her own home! Keep an eye out for Bernice’s book as she will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!
Luckily for us, Bernice 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 Reinvented.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Reinvented. What is it about?
Bernice: This is a memoir that follows my journey from childhood to a respected psychologist and marriage/family therapist. The chapters in Reinvented depict powerful chapters of my life: my New York City childhood, marrying and reluctantly moving to Connecticut, opening a drama school, becoming a counseling psychologist, losing my husband, finding and losing another love, and so much more. This book shows my frailties, vulnerabilities, uncertainties, but more importantly my strength and resilience.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
Bernice: I wanted to leave a legacy for my family, and after finishing the book, I realized other people might enjoy the story. I published this book because while my journey is unique to my life, these events are relatable to so many other people.
OP: How did you get your book published?
Bernice: I decided to self-publish. At my age, I didn’t want to wait to find an agent who would in turn find a publisher. I thought this would be much more expedient.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Bernice: People who are curious about other people and the world.
OP: What is special about your book?
Bernice: I wrote it to leave a legacy for my family and friends and commemorate valuable slices of my life. Reinvented portrays a lifetime of struggle, love, and gratitude.
OP: Have you published any other books?
Bernice: In 2014, I published All That And So Much More through Author House Publishing. Some chapters in that memoir now compliment new chapters and themes in Reinvented.
OP: Do you plan to publish more?
Bernice: Perhaps. I am currently writing a book of essays with three other women.
OP: Thanks for your time, Bernice! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
Bernice Schaefer resides in Pittsburgh, PA. She spends most of her time lost in her thoughts. When she emerges to involve herself in the outside world, she chooses to share her inward adventures through her writing; whether it be fiction, poetry, or children’s books.
For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/reinvented
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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