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Peter Yellowlees MD, Sacramento, California, USA
Tell us the title and publisher of your book:
Your Health in the Information Age – how you and your doctor can use the Internet to work together. Self published through iUniverse.com. Supported by links and other content at www.InformationAgeHealth.com
Tell us about yourself:
I am Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Health Informatics Program at the University of California Davis. I am also deputy editor of the Medscape Journal of Medicine and have lived in England, Australia and the USA. I am an internationally recognized expert in health on the Internet and my current projects involve virtual reality using Second Life, telemedicine, email and video consulting and bioterrorism responses. I have written over 150 scientific articles and four books, have lectured in more than 20 countries, and have undertaken many media interviews. I live with my wife Barb, in Sacramento, California.
When was the book released?
Give us an overview of your book.
The practice of healthcare is about patients and doctors sharing information - both face to face, and online. Medicine is increasingly being practiced online, as we gradually move into the Information Age.
"Your Health in the Information Age” is an exciting new book that shows patients how they can work more closely with their doctors by using the internet effectively.
More than 10 million Americans search for health information on the Internet for themselves or for loved ones every single day. This books teaches how to use the internet to make yourself better.
Are you sick? Are you getting the best treatment? Do you want to check out alternative therapies? Do you understand your symptoms? Do you know why you are taking your medications? How can you monitor your health? Can you access your doctor easily? Do you know how experienced your doctor is, and whether he or she is expert in your illness? Learn how to answer all these questions in “Your health in the Information Age” and at the website that supports the book, and which contains most of the links mentioned in the book, at www.InformationAgeHealth.com
What inspired you to write this book?
Almost every patient I see as a doctor has already been on the Internet looking for information. It is apparent that they don’t know how to discriminate between good and bad websites, and good and potentially dangerous health information. I have been advising my patients on the best websites to go to, and the best ways of using the Internet to communicate with me, for some years, and have looked for a book like this that I could recommend to my patients. As nothing like it is available, I decided to write it myself.
How is your book different from other books in this genre?
There are no similar books that explain how to use the internet for healthcare. There are many that list lots of websites, but none that teach people how to use the internet effectively, as both an information search tool, and to allow them to collaborate better with their doctor, and strengthen the doctor-patient relationship.
Where can people buy your book?
From www.InformationAgeHealth.com , www.iUniverse.com and most online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?
I will most likely be writing a parallel book aimed more specifically at health professionals
If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?
Check out the various major self-publishers – they are all a bit different from each other. Make sure you keep in close contact with your publisher, and that you respond to their questions in a timely manner. Remember that however you publish, you will most likely end up doing most of the marketing of the book yourself.
Can you share one of your marketing successes with us?
It is early days yet – but my website, which I built myself using templates from American Author, is proving reasonably popular, and I am using Google adwords to promote the site and the book. I know that a the book is selling reasonably well as I have already started to get good feedback which I am putting on my website at www.InformationAgeHealth.com
How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?
I wanted to find some professional sites to have book reviews undertaken, and found Allbooks Reviews via google. I have been very impressed by how responsive the process has been with Allbooks Reviews, and look forward to advertising on the site and seeing if I can create more interest in my book.
Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?
It was a bit of a surprise, but I am also used to having reviews written by professional publications, where there is typically no charge for the review, because there is a charge for the magazine
Thank you for this interview and best of luck with your book.
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