Often times I have long conversations with my husband. Well maybe a conversation is a bad description. Actually I am babbling non-stop. He stares at me wide eyed with his mouth hanging open. He tries to be polite. He nods his head at all the proper places, but I really know he isn’t listening. Finally I finish. He scratches his head and stares at me. Trying to keep a straight face he asks, “Did you really expect me to understand anything you just told me?”
I forget that sometimes I speak another language – book talk!
It is amazing how much there is to learn about the publishing industry. Writing a book is the easy part. Figuring out how to market and sell it is a whole other story.
One of the big components of marketing a book is forming a blog tour. This is when multiple bloggers all promote a book during a set period of time. Sometimes they feature reviews, other times guest posts, interviews or just an excerpt. Many times, the author is also giving away a prize to the blog readers to create buzz. You can either organize yourself or hire a tour company to organize for you.
I have done both many times over the years. Some were more successful then others. And while my experience tells me that I should understand a lot of the process, by reading Barb Drozdowich book, BOOK BLOG TOURS, I realized how much I still needed to learn!
I feel that this book should be required reading for authors! While it was a small book, it was chock full of valuable information. I learned a lot from reading this book and ever since I turned the last page of the book, I have done things differently every time a blogger featured me. I know that this is a book I will re-read many times over the years!
About the book:
What’s your verdict on Book Blog Tours?
Great idea…or a waste of time and money?
Not sure what a book blog tour can do for your visibility as an author or the promotion of your book? Are you considering trying out a Book Blog Tour to market your newest release? Do you want a primer that will help you take confident steps into the book promotion world?
Book Blog Tours teaches you about Tours (either hired or DIY) from the point of view of a Blogger and a Reader?
Book Blog Tours covers topics such as:
• The How’s and Why’s of book blog tours
• Book Marketing on blogs
• How to set goals for a blog tour
• Giveaways from the point of view of a blogger and a reader
• How to plan a DIY blog tour
• Contains spreadsheets and checklists that will help you organize your tour
˃˃˃ Work your way through the topic of book blog tours in a step-by-step fashion, both from the point of view of hiring a service as well as the DIY type of tour.
Book Blog Tours looks at blog tours differently than other books. This book challenges commonly held beliefs and has you thinking and planning before acting on your next tour.
Social Media and WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance – mostly Regency.
She is the author of 6 books and over 20 YouTube videos all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.
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