September 15, 2014
eBook Marketing is not something that comes naturally to most of us authors. But I am learning. Today is a big day for God’s Banker. This is the kick-off of the book’s virtual book tour. During the next two weeks I’ll be reviewed, featured, interrogated and generally taken apart by some of the top book bloggers in the blogosphere. I’m happy to do it.
All of these interviews you’ll see are pre-planned. The bloggers submitted questions to me weeks ago. I’ve answered every one as honestly and forthrightly as I possibly can. These are not softballs tossed at me to sell the book. Oh no. Well, the truth is, that some are. After all, the bloggers have a content requirement to fill. However, many questions are insightful and thought provoking. Some appear innocent on the surface, until I tried to answer. Then I found my self plumbing the depths of some very personal issues. Here’s one: Why did you want to become a writer? My first thought was that I never really did want to become a writer. I just like talking to people and don’t want to be interrupted. You can find my full answer at http://www.karenbanes.com/blog. Another question asks about my ambitions as a writer. I do have some ambition–well, several actually. The first and foremost is the entertain my readers who have been so nice in supporting the book by buying God’s Banker.
Yes, it’s hype
Of course this virtual book tour is hype–everything associated with ebook marketing is hype. I know it. The bloggers and interviewers know it. So do those who have chased to review God’s Banker. During the interviews I try to dive below the surface of the obvious hype and provide a little of who I am and what of the real me readers will see in the book. One question cut to chase in this regard, Did you learn anything in writing this book? Well, uh, yeah. After putting down 130,000 words and exhaustively researching topics like Vatican Bank, Roman Catholic Church, Clerical Corruption, Navy SEAL Sniper Manual, and many others, I learned a whole lot. I had to in order to write authoritatively. The key question is what did I learn about myself and my journey as a writer? Without a doubt, God’s Banker swept me off on a journey I never thought I would take.
I do hope you get a chance to look over a few of these interviews, reviews and excerpts. Today’s ebook marketing tour stops include:
Enjoy the day,