Barbara Post-Askin was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She married the love of her life, David Askin, and their lasting love brought them three beautiful children, to carry on their legacy. After the birth of their children, Marc, Shelley and Lawrence, Barbara became an accomplished estate planner in the state of New York. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida.
RARA: Why did you decide to publish your book?
Barbara: I wanted to showcase the brave and resilient America our relatives immigrated and assimilated into. Their sacrifices and accomplishments became part of the dreams that served as a magnet for freedom seekers throughout the world.
I recently retired at age of 82 years young and I have always wanted to write this book. While I still have my wits, my hope is that my story of growing up during the depression and World War II only one generation ago, will never be forgotten!
RARA: What titles have you published to date?
Barbara: This is the only self-published book I have written so far, “Reflections of Liberty” memoir by Barbara Post-Askin.
RARA: How are you currently marketing your book?
Barbara: I have just started a Social Media campaign by partnering with Bluehost, Social Media Guys for my Facebook and Twitter. My EBook distribution is through Book Baby and my outlets are in Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Apple iBook, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, ESentral, Scrbd, Page Pusher
Print platform is with Mira digital Publishing. I will be on many social bookmark sites to cross promote Reflections of Liberty. In addition, PR Web will be useful for my media distribution.
RARA: Are there any books or websites that you have found the most useful?
Barbara: The most useful, was my education and life experiences in the course of my 82 years.
The internet allowed me to verify my sources and provide me with a great sense of…. I’m not so old after all! This confirmed that my memory IS a computer chip!
The world of tech has offered an outreach like no other. This IS the only thing I like in the tech world! Where one voice can make a difference –just in the click of a button! Most useful: Facebook, Twitter and most social media platforms.
RARA: What has been your greatest challenge in self-publishing?
Barbara: Not knowing the industry and how much it has changed, was my greatest challenge. Because the author doesn’t have to sign up with a big publishing company to self- publish, a whole new world opens up for the reader and the writer. The ability to share your voice couldn’t be easier, but its also harder because you have to stand out from others and the content must drive the audiences desire to listen.
RARA: What is the best advice or tip you can give a new and aspiring author?
Never say: “I wish I could’a, should‘a would’a”…. just do It!!!
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