The “I Have Lived Today” World Book Tour: Part 1

As some of you may know, late last year I published my debut novel “I Have Lived Today.” It was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done, but the hard work doesn’t stop once the book is written and published. In fact, that, in many ways, was the easy part. The more tiring and time consuming aspect of the process, is the duller-than-dishwater marketing that’s a post-publication necessity.

I’m an indie author, which means I have zero budget for marketing. So my team and I, which is me and myself, put our two heads together and came up with a genius marketing ploy; A World Book Tour. Okay, not very original, I know. But, when you consider that there’s no possible way to go on a book tour myself, then the idea is a little more cunning than it seems. So far I’ve been fortunate enough to have sold over 200 books, and a lot of them to people all around the world. I’ve asked some of those people to help me in the marketing process, by posting photos of themselves with the book from wherever they happen to be, and some of the results have been fabulous. So, without further ado, here is a round up of some of the cool and quirky locations my novel has found itself in so far.

In the 'Cage of Death,' Darwin, Australia

In the ‘Cage of Death,’ Darwin, Australia

Steven Moore Author "I Have Lived Today" World Book Tour, Darwin Australia

The Aussie locals are really snapping up my novel.

The Aussie locals are really snapping up my novel.

Perfect read for a beach holiday, in Boracay, The Philippines

Perfect read for a beach holiday, in Boracay, The Philippines

Steven Moore Author "I Have Lived Today" World Book Tour Busan, South Korea

The crowds are flocking along the beach to grab their copy. Or do they just want to meet the famous writer Leslie Patrick?

The tour reaches Japan, with this excited reader enjoying his copy with sushi.

The tour reaches Nagoya, Japan, with this excited reader enjoying his copy with the ubiquitous sushi.

Now in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. I'm sure Vincent is taking a sneaky peak over this reader's shoulder?

Now in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. I’m sure Vincent is taking a sneaky peak over this reader’s shoulder?

So that’s the round up so far. I can confirm that “I Have Lived Today” has been read in at least a dozen more countries, but I’ll be saving some of those images for Part 2, coming next week. It will feature, among others…Hawaii, Thailand, San Francisco, England and The Big Apple, along with some very high profile celebrity appearances. Stay tuned.

And…

If you’re one of the kind people that’ve read my book, why not join in ‘The Tour,’ and email me some photos of yourself with my novel? That would be amazing. You can mail me at: 21centurynomad@gmail.com, and I really can’t wait to see the photos. A massive thanks to all those that have contributed so far…I couldn’t do it without you. And on that note, and to further illustrate my point about how much indie authors need help, if you enjoy my posts, please share them across any social media you can. Exposure is everything, and it’s very much appreciated. So, just below this text you’ll see some ‘sharing’ options: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+…just click on them and share the love. Thanks.

If you’re keen to follow along more closely with my writing career, pop on over to my other site, Steven Moore, Author, where I’ll post roughly once a week about my second novel and other ongoing writing projects.

Cheers,

Steve

 

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