Brian Jones Straight from the Heart Goes Straight to the Top
Rolling Stone Legend Lives on through BookSurge Author
The glamorous life and tragic death of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones has always been a source of speculation for fans of the band, so when BookSurge author Gloria Shepherd began working on a project investigating the circumstances surrounding the case, she reached out to a wide array of audiences for her title. Brian Jones Straight from the Heart is a one-of-a-kind biography told from Jones’s perspective and has drawn much media attention in the brief time since its publishing date. Gloria Shepherd has spent the greater portion of her life writing in many different genres, including screenplays and children’s novels, but of her true-crime novel she says, “this is the book I was meant to write.”
However, Gloria struggled to see her work on the Rolling Stones tragedy published by a traditional publisher. Turning to self-publishing, she took advantage of the speed at which she could see her book in print. “I knew that with a traditional publisher, my book could be held up for years, and I felt it was important to get my message out as soon as possible.” At BookSurge, she found the samples to be of professional quality and felt security in the relationship with Amazon. The impressive quality of the grayscale printing was another important factor in her decision to self publish and print her book on-demand with BookSurge, as her investigation into the life of Brian Jones had left her with several previously-unpublished photographs.
However, once her book was published, she realized that her work to get the word out about this amazing story had just begun. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject, her book has been removed for sale from vendors in the United Kingdom. Today, Brian Jones has found a home with rock and roll enthusiasts, true crime readers, fans of the Rolling Stones, and conspiracy theorists, and has sold hundreds of copies online.
To reach her readers, Gloria has employed a diverse marketing strategy to reach millions more. Most recently, she took part in a 17 city radio tour, where she was received positively by all, including Chicago’s Mancow Show. She has also been approached by two cable television networks to weigh in as an expert on the life and death of Brian Jones to be aired this winter. Press releases and a website that she actively updates have played a large role in the success of her book, but her many positive reviews and increasing media attention can only be attributed to what she calls “the rabidness of the fans for more information. Brian Jones will always be a source of fascination until the truth comes out, and I hope that I have given people more of the truth than they had access to before.”
For more information on Brian Jones Straight from the Heart and her upcoming media appearances, visit Gloria Shepherd on the web today!
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