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, Valerie B. Lull, who is taking her latest book, Ten Healthy Teas, 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 her and her book.
Luckily for us, Valerie 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 Ten Healthy Teas.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Ten Healthy Teas. What is it about?
VBL: Ten Teas and Tisanes, a little about each one and their health benefits and some simple recipes.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
VBL: I’m studying to be a Master Herbalist and I want to work in health education, specifically by writing books on natural health topics.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
VBL: Just about anyone, The book is designed to be simple and easy to understand, for the inexperienced or the beginner, or even people into tea. For example, working person who doesn’t have a lot of time but would like to know more or start a journey down the road of the pleasures of tea.
OP: What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
VBL: What differentiates it from other books in the same category? It’s simplicity, it’s designed to be easy and promote simple ways of staying healthy.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
VBL: This is my first venture into the world of publishing. I do plan to write more books, right now I have got a rough draft for a book called Ten Favorite Herbs.
OP: Thanks for your time, Valerie! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Valerie B. Lull is currently studying herbalism with the American College of Health Sciences. She has always had a passion for staying healthy, and for the health benefits of teas and the various ways they can be prepared. Her passion for tea started in childhood, when she experienced a traditional-style teatime with her Canadian relatives.
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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