Self-Publishing Author Conor Mitchell Discusses Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and An Uncertain Future

Author Conor Mitchell is taking his latest book, Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and An Uncertain Future on tour — a Virtual Book Tour, that is, with Outskirts Press! Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box, and nowadays you can market a self-published book in a variety of affordable and impactful ways. Virtual book tours, for example, are a great way to connect with readers from all corners of the globe, all from the comfort of your own home. Join Conor Mitchell and Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and An Uncertain Future as they appear in features and interviews (such as the one below) in the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Conor Mitchell 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 Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and An Uncertain Future


OP: Tell us a little bit about Lockdown: 100 Days in San Francisco Facing COVID-19, Protests, and An Uncertain Future. What is it about?

Conor:  My book documents the first 100 days of the COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco using pictures that I took on my iPhone.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Conor:  I decided to write it after I had taken thousands of photos of the city, shared them with family, and every one of them had told me to get these put into a book.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Conor: A friend of mine from New York City had published with Outskirts Press and she had recommended my name to them in order to help move the process of the book along.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Conor: I think everyone would be interested in this book. We have all lived through some part of the pandemic and we each saw some perspective of what happened. Being able to see something like this in a city as famous as San Francisco would certainly be something everyone will want to see.

OP: What is special about your book?  

Conor:  This documents a very specific time in the pandemic when nothing was certain and a time in San Francisco’s history that is unlike anything the city had ever experienced before.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Conor: For each day I was taking these pictures, I kept notes to myself about how each day was in terms of how I felt or what was going on at the time. It not only offers a view into what the city must have looked like but also what it must have been like to experience it first-hand.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Conor: I have not published any other books but I do plan to publish a follow-up to this book, which will focus on the recovery of San Francisco and the revival of different sectors of the city.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Conor: You can learn more about it through LockdownSF.com and order the book through Amazon.

OP: Thanks for your time, Conor! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Conor Mitchell, a photographer and videographer lives in downtown San Francisco. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he found himself alone in the city he had called home for just 18 months. Taking as many pictures as he could, Conor curated a collection of photos in this book to best illustrate what a total lockdown in one of the most famous cities in the world looked like.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/lockdown

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.

Are you an author looking for help to market your self-published book?

Learn More