As an author in this economy, 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, Ruby Dominguez, who is taking her latest book, American Way, 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, Ruby 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 American Way.
OP: Tell us a little bit about American Way. What is it about?
RD: “What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas” is a humorous caricature of Sin City often laced with sexual innuendos that had thrust young lovers John and Sylvia headlong into this city of temptation. The “Poker Rush” was at its all time high at the World Series Tournament in Las Vegas. Its gazillion bright lights – a beacon to the downtrodden economy’s lofty hopefuls, whom were preyed upon by the sly James Foxwoods of the world! Just like the olden times of California’s Gold Rush, John perceived it to be a get-rich-quick life of luxury, not just for himself but more so, especially for his childhood sweetheart, Sylvia. Sadly, John learned the hard way what every savvy poker player was perfectly aware of; that being mathematically sound in poker was just part of the “equation” of a successful poker career. He soon discovered that it’s also a game ruled by emotions and random chance, and that sometimes the mathematically sound decision wasn’t necessarily the best one, especially if love is what’s at stake. Alas, the proverbial “House of Cards” on which their dreams were flimsy built on had finally fallen and crumbled, leaving in its wake a chaotic dusty trail of the telltale signs of shattered hopes and love gone awry.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
RD: Inspired by Steven Rush’s original story, I decided that this was worthy of a story telling about love, romance and the harsh realities of life that one has to overcome.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
RD: I would imagine that the novel would capture everyone’s interest, but particularly the female populace being that the story hovers around love and romance.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
RD: It is a contemporary American love story about how a young couple had escaped a blase existence in nowhere’s-ville town of Van Lear, Kentucky only for their dreams to go up in smoke in Sin City.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
RD: I am a multi Reader’s Favorite Awardee for my published books: “The Peruke Maker,” “Romancing The Claddagh,” and “It’s Over Michael, But…,” which makes “AMERICAN WAY” my fourth published book, and I do see myself writing more in the near future.
OP: Thanks for your time, Ruby! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
The Author, Ruby Dominguez is a multi Reader’s Favorite Awardee for her published books: “The Peruke Maker,” “Romancing The Claddagh,” and “It’s Over Michael, But…” Equipped with terrific writing style, she writes a contemporary American love story about how a young couple had escaped a blase existence in nowhere’s-ville town of Van Lear, Kentucky only for their dreams to go up in smoke in Sin City. The story
speaks in a certain voice that allows the reader to identify and really interact with the characters.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/AMERICANWAY
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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