My new book is due to come out soon. I was thinking about doing a blog tour, but finding that there are not many out there in my price range(Some start from $250-$1,000). I am thinking do I really find this necessary. I decided to do it the way I have been doing it and that is by asking author and show host to host me. I was just wondering if any authors are doing this and if it really worth the money.
I did a blog tour last month. It was more at the budget end of things so i wasn't investing much but I wasn't especially happy with it. It was very last minute and the tour organiser didn't communicate well. I definitely had sales one day in the week.when I was on a big site, some of the sites don't get many readers...so that made it worthwhile.
I am always happy to host people on my own blog...I don't review but will do Q&A, excerpts or guest posts.
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This is an easy 5 Step System for social media publicity that only takes ten minutes day for each team member. Each week all members will be grouped by five. Each day a writer will post a team member’s information. This will involve copy and pasting, and posting information provided to you by each member. If you can’t commit to this then please don’t sign up.
Facebook and Twitter accounts, a personal blog, Amazon reviewing
You must have at least 500 followers on Facebook or Twitter, 1,000+ preferred for maximum outreach to benefit all authors participating.
Blog and social media posts for the launches will take place Monday-Friday between 12p.m-1pm (peak hours when most people are on social media sites).
Authors will be split into five person team per week. Each person will be launched by others on the team each day of the week. If you want to participate for additional weeks, just let me know and I will set you up with the next team.
Step 1: Reviews
Post a minimal five sentence review on Amazon and Good Reads for each writer on your team. Suggestion: You can email a PDF of the book for team members to review. Or, you can gift a Kindle copy to the person reviewing (there’s a button on the order page.) You still make royalties, and it shows up on the review as a “verified purchase” which is good for other potential customers to see.
Step 2: Blog Links
Place all team members’ links on your blog at the beginning of the week, with a short description: Example: The Car Body by John Engine. Non-fiction, How-to Author (link is here).
Step 3: Blog Posting
Guest posts for each team member, everyday of the week on your personal blogs
There will be two parts of the blog post: writing tip from author and book information.
Part one: Format: Writing tip (or quote) from Author_________ (Insert tip or quote)
Or, you can do a Q &A with four questions. (Selection of questions to choose from will be sent to all participants). I suggest you do a tip or quote since the best way to engage potential readers is to give them interesting information. Make this catchy and interesting so people will read and comment.
Part two; Name, Title, ISBN #, Publication date, genre, blurb/description, link to Amazon, B&N, etc., link to website, book cover (no thumbnails please), Youtube video if available
Step 4: Facebook Posting
Repeat step two on Facebook, share on your each team member’s wall.
Step 5: Twitter Posts
Tweet a quote or description from your book with hashtags for your genre. , under 140 characters. Example: In Deadly Sin the killer kidnaps a nun. #newbook #thriller (Used shortened URL to your website—use www.bitly.com for this). Make the tweet interesting. Retweet this to each team member.
All team members must submit information before by Saturday by 4p.m. to
participate in the following Monday launch start. Email: email@example.com
Save money by def doing it yourself.I have done several for author friends , and its not hard to make your own banner and links..Organize posts and review copies.Interviews.It just involves a bit of extra work .. Some bloggers wont post - We cant let that hold you back.They either forget or something happens. Put your feelers out for friends - authors= bloggers you may know who are interested.. They can be quiet successful and other times not.. Depends on the giveaways sometimesto.. WHich is disheartening but who doesnt like a giveaway .. With Rafflecopter these days there is only one need for a grand prize which can be as small as a signed book ;) kat