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, Mercedes Mercado, who is taking her latest book, Understanding Men With Power, on tour — a virtual book tour, that is. She will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about her and her book.
Luckily for us, Mercedes 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 Understanding Men With Power.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Understanding Men With Power. What is it about?
Mercedes: My book is a self-help book on relationships. It’s true stories that happened to me with men with power. At the end of each chapter a lesson is provided to clarify what I learned from each man. It’s showing women, not telling them the cause and effects of our treatment of men.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
Mercedes: My entire life I’ve been giving very productive advice to a lot of women. They’ve had great success with their relationships because of my advice. Instead of just helping my friends, I decided to write a book to help as many women as possible.
OP: How did you get your book published?
Mercedes: I self-published my book with Outskirts Press.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Mercedes: Mostly women seeking relationship help. But many men are also interested in knowing about other men with power, so there’s an audience for them as well.
OP: What is special about your book?
Mercedes: My book is special because instead of telling women what to do I show them what happens when you behave a certain way with men. This book is a compilation of all true stories, so women can see for themselves how important one’s behavior towards men is. Showing is better than just telling women what to do. Also, the men in this book are famous and/or powerful but I changed everyone’s name so no one can recognize them.
OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
Mercedes: I don’t give women rules to follow. I show them my behavior towards men and how they respond to that behavior. I don’t tell women what they want to hear either. I simply show them what I did so they can see for themselves what works and what doesn’t. It’s a “how-to” book but with actual examples. At the end of each chapter I say the lesson that I learned from each man.
OP: Have you published any other books?
Mercedes: This is my first book .
OP: Do you plan to publish more?
Mercedes: I do intend on publishing more.
OP: Thanks for your time, Mercedes! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mercedes is an actor/writer/director. Her body of work has garnished two award nominations in film making. Although professionally she works in the film business, she is mostly known among her friends as “the relationship guru.” She spends a lot of time advising women freely and is always on call. Women from all walks of life call upon Mercedes when they need to know what to do with their current relationships involving men. She believes strongly in the empowerment of women and makes herself available to help as many women as possible. She also listens to and advises men as well. Although she loves her native New York City, she spends time traveling the world. She loves art, food & wine, and is an avid sports fan. Because of her work, she travels often to Los Angeles. And because of her love of family, she frequents Miami often. To find out more about the author you can go to her websites: www.ChatNoirInk.com and www.Mercedes925.com
For more information or to contact the author, visit https://outskirtspress.com/UnderstandingMenWithPower
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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