Paperback Writer would like to introduce today’s author, Stan Popovich, author of A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan is a public speaker who has also been interviewed on television and radio, in addition to, contributing valuable articles for the management of fears, anxiety, recovery, addiction, depression, stress and other mental health issues for a variety of websites.
Visit Stan’s website at www.managingfear.com/
About the book:
A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non-Resistant Methods is an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties
Stan has interviewed various professionals in the counseling field and has over 15 years of personal experience in dealing with fear and anxiety. Stan’s book addresses a wealth of successful techniques for the management of fear, anxiety, recovery, addiction, depression, stress and other mental health issues.
Welcome to Paperback Writer.
Would you share with us how you came up with the idea for your book?
I have struggled with fear and anxiety for over 15 years. I went to Penn State from 1990 to 1995 and I had a difficult time in managing my anxieties. In order to manage my fears, I kept notes on what worked and what didn’t work in dealing with my stresses. I would talk to professionals and read books and kept a record of all the techniques I used in managing fear. After college, I kept track of my experiences in dealing with anxiety and fear. Eventually I decided to see if I could get my notes published into a small book.
Was it a light bulb moment or something that you thought about for a very long time? Getting my notes published was a light bulb moment. I had all the information I needed to write a book however one day I decided I should see if I can get my notes published. I eventually found my publisher and eventually got my notes published into a small book.
How did you come up with the title? I came up with the title based on my notes and chapters in the book that I previously created.
How did you find an agent and publisher? I went online and contacted as many publishers as I could find. This took at least 6-7 months. It was difficult, however, I eventually found my publisher at Treble Heart Books
Who reads your work in progress? My publisher Lee Emory at Treble Heart Books and I worked together to getting my notes published into a book. This process took at least a year in revising my work in progress.
Who made a difference in the book’s quality? I came up with all of the concepts on the ways to help manage fear. My Publisher and I then transferred my notes into a published book. So it was a combination of me and my publisher.
How long did it take you to complete the first draft? I had my notes arranged into a small book. This took only a few months since I had all the information. From there it took one year with working with my publisher to get it into a published book.
How long did it take from start to publication? About 15 years.
Do you have any advice for new authors? It is very difficult to find a publisher. I recommend that you read books on how to get published and how to write a query letter. Next, contact every publisher you can find on the internet and elsewhere and be persistent. Make sure your book idea is unique compared on what is in the market now.
Thank you, Stan for stopping by Paperback Writer on your virtual book tour. I wish you continued success through the rest of you tour.
A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO MANAGING FEAR VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR ’08 officially begia on December 1st and end on December 23rd. You can visit Stan’s blog stops at www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/in December to find out more about his latest book!
As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors’ blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available. The winner will be announced on December 23rd!
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