I published on kindle for the first time on 28th November 2012, although actually writing without publishing for a few years now. Sold 127 copies so far and about 540 free downloads so far. I dont know if that is good or bad.
But to increase the profile of my book, I was thinking of starting a blog tour. I wanted to go with someone established as.....surely that would help ?
But some authors get very little out of a blog tour. I understand it can depend on genre, cover and the book itself !
Just wanted to know what they community here thinks about blog tours.
Are they worth it ?
Link to my medical thriller :
How do you quantify a successful tour?
Having seen your blog and what you like - I think you might find my book interesting.
Its a medical thriller - but there is a WWII unsolved mystery right in the middle of it......
I participate in a lot of blog tours. They help raise web awareness and followers on social media. I guess in turn those can lead to sales. You do get exposed to a lot of new readers.
That is a really good question ManofLaBook....how do you quantify it?
Social media is akin to word-of-mouth.
It's very difficult to quantify.
I suppose quantifying is not necessarily down to hard numbers.
Something like awareness is a qualitative issue. But obviously it can lead to large sales if it is the right awareness !
I guess with a successful tour you are thinking about all the three factors mentioned :
I would add a fourth - reviews.
Thanks for replying Mary.
Any increase in sales following your blog tours ?
Or is it just raised awareness ?