I’ve decided to offer to help authors set up blog tours for their new releases. At the moment, this is a free service although this may change in the future if I am able to build up enough of an audience and have a large group of blogger collaborate with me, offering to participate in these tours.
I would be either hosting these tours on this blog or on the author’s blog, depending on what’s preferred. I would also be sharing these posts on my social media.
What is a blog tour?
When releasing a new novel, many authors choose to host a ‘blog tour.’ This is the online version of a book tour. In a blog tour, different blogger post on scheduled days about your book. They may post reviews, interviews, or simply a book spotlight. Oftentimes blog tours have an accompanying giveaway.
Why is a blog tour a good idea?
Blog tours help give your book the proper send-off into the great wide world of readers. I did a (smallish) blog tour for my novella, The Lady of the Vineyard. It was five days long (see day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5), and let me tell you, it was fun!
I also helped Hanna Kraft host a brief blog tour to get her book, The New Diary, out there. You can find the kickoff post here.
How long is a blog tour?
It can be as short as two days or as long as a month. It’s up to you. If you think you’ll probably have less bloggers participating (such as if you have a small following at the moment and doubt you’ll be able to recruit a lot of bloggers), then I’d advise a shorter blog tour. However, it’s up to you.
What would you do to help me with my blog tour?
I can do as much or as little as you’d like me to, such as …
- Host the tour on my book blog, Reveries Reviews.
- Set up forms so bloggers can sign up to the tour.
- Make graphics for the blog tour.
- Create and organize a blog tour schedule.
- Help you put together the media package and other info bloggers will need.
- Send out emails to the participants.
- Help you organize your giveaway (if you’re intending to have one).
What makes you qualified to help?
Granted, up to this point I’ve only organized one blog tour of my own and one for someone else. However, I’ve observed maybe a hundred blog tours, taken part in quite a few (as a blogger), and I’ve seen what works. I don’t call myself an expert, but I promise to do everything I can to get your novel out there and make your blog tour a success.
Interested? Fill out this form (or email me at email@example.com):