Dr. Mitchell Gibson is one of the world’s leading authorities on the interface of science and the frontiers of human consciousness. He is the best-selling author of Your Immortal Body of Light, Signs of Mental Illness, Signs of Psychic and Spiritual Ability, The Living Soul, Nine Insights For A Happy and Successful Life, and Ancient Teaching Stories.
He has delivered addresses to many of the world’s largest conferences related to science and consciousness. These include, The International Science and Consciousness Conference, The Sivananda Ashram Annual Symposium, International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, The SSGRR-IT Conference on Advances in Electronic Medicine in Italy, The Southeast Regional Unity Ministers Conference, The Northwest Astrological Association, The American Federation of Astrologers and many others.
Dr. Gibson has been a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, A&E Network, NBC, ABC, and CBS regional affiliate television stations, newspapers, radio stations.
Dr. Mitchell Gibson will be on a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Book Tours in October and is here with us today to give his impression of virtual book tours and online book marketing.
Thank you for this interview, Mitchell. Can we start out by having you tell us briefly what your new book is about?
Author: Nine Insights For a Happy and Successful Life is a book that I have wanted to complete for some time. The book looks at a number of insights into success and emotional fulfillment that I developed during the course of my years in medical practice.
More and more authors are realizing the potential for sales that derives from virtual book tours. Can you tell us your personal reasons why you chose a virtual book tour to help get the word out about your new book?
Author: I have done a number of brick and mortar tours in my time. The response to the tours varies widely with the organizer and the venue. Some tours were packed with hundreds of people. In some tours, I was lucky to get ten people to show up. With virtual tours, that sort of guesswork is taken out of the equation. All of my interviews will be posted online and they will be archived. That fact alone makes it worthwhile.
Is this the first time you have heard of them?
Author: Honestly, I had never heard of virtual tours until a few months ago. I think that it is a wonderful idea, especially with the decline in the number of venues in which an author can hold a book tour.
What do you hope to achieve through promoting your book through a virtual book tour?
Author: More visibility for my work and my books. I want the audience to get a sense of who I am and what I do.
Do you promote online through other means? Website? Blog?
Do you promote through Twitter and Facebook? What are your links there?
Author: Yes I have a very active Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/Djanthi?sk=info
What are your experiences with offline booksignings? Which do you prefer – online or offline and can you give us the reasons why?
Author: My experiences with offline signings have been varied. I prefer online signings by a wide margin. I like the efficiency and the wide distribution possibilities.
Here’s a fun question. If money was no object, how would you promote your book?
Author: I would hire William and Morris.
Thank you for this interview, Mitchell. Do you have any final words?
I am completing two books. One is a sci-fi fantasy entitled The First Darkness. It is a story about an angel that develops a fatal illness and comes to earth in search of a cure. The second is a follow up to Ancient Teaching Stories. It is a book that contains a series of concise and thought-provoking stories from a number of spiritual traditions from around the world.