A Literary Strategist for over a decade, I am stepping up my service to facilitate BLOG Book Tours on behalf of my clients. I have been overwhelmed by the number of bloggers out there and have been going through a rather arduous process of building a database to determine a number of key elements:
1. Whether you as a blogger are interested in participating in a BLOG Book Tour in a number of creative ways, many of which do not include writing an actual review of a book, such as posting a series of questions and answers prepared in advance by the author, give aways and contests, holding an interview with the client, posting a video or book trailer... or anything creative and unique you may want to bring to the table and to your readers.
2. What your favorite genre is. I tend to support authors who write non-fiction, memoirs, professional development, health and fitness, historical novels, Christian Romance. My immediate need is for a month long tour for this author
3. If you have a restriction on self-published. I remember a time when that may have been a reasonable deterrent; however, I would put the quality of work being completed by my authors up against any number of books currently published by larger publishing houses. Looking at a book as a business, it now makes good financial sense to not wait around for a publisher to pick up that first book, nor to wait the time frequently required to go through the "process." It is also a wise business decision to increase the potential revenue now possible through self-publishing.
4. The manner in which you prefer receiving the books and the time frame which you need to review the author's materials and meet the scheduled Tour dates set for the author.
From the research I have completed over the past several weeks, I find there are more and more bloggers who are getting inundated with requests and having to put a block on new requests, necessitating my need for a deeper, broader collective of bloggers who are willing and able to participate in the tours. If you are interested, I would love to visit with you to see
a) what it would take to make this beneficial for you in what you would like to have happen for your blog in your interaction as a tour host, and
b) how I can best honor and respect what you bring to the table so this becomes a win/win easily shared project for blogger, author and facilitator.
If you are currently not taking on new blogs, but might be interested down the road, I would like to know that; if you have someone else you know participates and is passionate about supporting other authors, I would appreciate the referral.
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Anna Weber | Literary Strategist