By: Nancy Christie
Book blog tours are great! They are a wonderful (and cost-effective!) way to connect with an audience across the country and across the world—sans boats, trains, cars or planes.
But if you want it to be successful, you need to put some time and effort in the preparation stage. Just because you aren’t leaving home doesn’t mean you don’t need to plan! Here are my five top tips for making your blog tour a success.
Start early. It takes a fair bit of time to find the host bloggers who are most appropriate for your tour. This means that they, and their audience, are interested in the subject of your book or the type of book you are promoting.
I used The Book Blogger List, choosing the category that fit my book, TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER AND OTHER STORIES—literary fiction—and then started slogging my way through all the blog sites.
There’s no real shortcut: you need to check out each site, find out if they do blog tours, and take a look at some of the authors they have hosted. Then contact them with your request, providing just enough information about your book to whet their interest.
Create a tour packet. . .
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