Buchanan utilized Kickstarter, a crowd-funding platform, to cover various publishing costs, including cover design, interior design, editing and initial printing costs. In exchange for pledges, Kickstarter backers received rewards ranging from print and digital editions of the book to a limited edition T-shirt to an all-inclusive “Bloody Mary Enthusiast Package” and more.
The Drunken Tomato features eleven chapters, each covering one area of Los Angeles or Orange County. With reviews, photographs and contact information for each establishment, the 126-page guidebook shows readers exactly what to expect and where to find the best bloody marys in each neighborhood. Coinciding with National Bloody Mary Day, the book was released on January 1st.
The Drunken Tomato: A Definitive Guide to the Best Bloody Marys in Los Angeles and Orange County is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
More information about the book is available at: http://www.thedrunkentomatobook.com
Review copies and interviews available.
About the Author: Shelley Buchanan is the founder of The Drunken Tomato (http://www.drunkentomato.com), a blog dedicated to reviewing the best and worst bloody marys from around the world. From her oceanside abode in Long Beach, California, she enjoys writing, short walks on the beach, and well-garnished bloody marys.