William Leibowitz has been practicing entertainment/media law in New York City for a number of years. He has represented numerous renowned creative people and many leading intellectual property companies. William has a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a law degree from Columbia University. He lives in the village of Quogue, New York with his wife, Alexandria, and dog, George.
William wrote Miracle Man because of its humanistic and spiritual messages and because he feels that in our current times--when meritless celebrity has eclipsed accomplishment and the only heroes are those based on comic books, the world needs a real hero--and that, of course, is Robert James Austin, the protagonist in Miracle Man.
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About the Book:
The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real.
So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history. But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from?
As agents of corporate greed vie with rabid anti-Western radicals to destroy him, an obsessive government leader launches a bizarre covert mission to exploit his intellect. Yet Austin’s greatest fear is not of this world.
Aided by two exceptional women, one of whom will become his unlikely lover, Austin struggles against abandonment and betrayal. But the forces that oppose him are more powerful than even he can understand.
Miracle Man was named by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Novels of 2015, an Amazon Top 10 thriller, an Amazon bestseller and an Amazon NY Times bestseller.
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After your book was released, what was the first thing you did when getting ready for your book launch?
I researched virtual book tours because I thought these could be very helpful.
After that, what was your next step?
I researched contests that I might want to enter.
Did you do anything different to spice up your website in lieu of your upcoming book release?
Yes – I had a video trailer created which I put on my website.
Did you ever consider using a PR agency to help you promote your book or did you prefer the DIY route?
I actually did use a PR agency but I did not feel that the results justified the expense.
Were finding reviews a top priority for you and, if yes, how did you approach that?
Yes—this was a top priority. Aside from asking friends to read the book and review it, I was hopeful that bloggers would find out about the book.
What are your views on social media for marketing your book?
I think social media is critical ---absolutely essential.
What social media has worked best for you?
Did you write a press release and do you think it worked for you?
Yes—I released about 6 press releases. I don’t think that they actually sold books.
Did you revamp your author’s page at Amazon in any way to prepare for the launch (https://authorcentral.amazon.com/)?
Yes—I updated it.
Did you have other books you offered for free in order to help sell your present book?
No – I have only written one book.
Did you set up booksignings and, if so, how did that work for you?
I didn’t do this.
Did you create a book trailer?
Yes – it can be seen on the website for the book: miraclemanbook.com
Did you time your book launch around a certain holiday?
What was the best money you ever spent on your book launch?
Dorothy Thompson’s Pump Up Your Book virtual book tour.
Any tips for those authors wanting to set up a successful book launch?
Explore every angle to generate interest and publicity.