Monday, 20 October 2014
Today's review showcase is for Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Here's just some of the fantastic reviews received:
"Nobody ever made money writing a book - only by selling it." -Brian Jud
From the start of that quote to the end of the book, I was caught like a fish on the end of the line, being drawn in to the fisherman.
When I began reading, I knew nothing about virtual book tours. Nada. Absolutely nothing.
Now, not only do I understand them better, but I feel that I might be able to attempt one myself closer to the time I publish my own work. Jo uses simple, clear vocabulary to discuss book tours and everything needed to complete one of your own as well as gives information about what kind of tours there are, and how to go about setting one up.
From the full definition and description of virtual book tours to discussions about what to include in a "media kit" - something I have never heard about before reading this book - Jo shows how easy and (most importantly) how rewarding a virtual book tour can be.
If you're interested in doing or hosting a virtual book tour or, like me, need to discover what it actually is, pick up a copy of this book. You'll be glad you did!
This step by step how to host a virtual book tour is very well written and easy to follow. I am using Jo's ebook to help me launch my first children's book. thank you Jo!
Virtual Book Tour is a must have book for any author or poet that has published a book in the past or plans on publishing one in the future and is wanting information, tips and links that help plan their next Virtual Book Tour…
Jo Linsdell has written some of the greatest ideas, tips and information on how to hold a winning book tour.
I would recommend this book to all my author and poet friends…
Virtual Book Tours is well structured, easy to read, and it makes learning about blog tours seamless. You will understand what a tour is, how to determine your target audience, how to set your goals, how to find hosts, schedule stops, promote your tour, and, extremely important, how to measure results.
If you haven’t been on a tour and have no idea where to start, this book will definitely explain it all for you. If you have some idea about what’s what, Virtual Book Tours will clarify everything for you and give you the resources you need. If you’ve even organized tours, this book will help you do it better the next time around.
I highly recommend you try it, regardless of your experience with virtual blog tours for books of any kind.
By Sheila Allee
I love books like this that tell you exactly how to do things and then give you tons of resources at the end to put everything into motion. This is a must-read for authors who want to use this relatively new method of promoting their books. It is simple and straightforward, with step-by-step instructions. I will refer to it many times as I promote my own books and those of my clients.
Grab your copy of Virtual Book Tours here
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Thursday, 16 October 2014
This weeks question is "How do you find the time to write?" Watch the video below for my answer.
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
This weeks quick tip is to create a contest related to your book. You can really have fun with this one, and it can be done for all books. Just pick a theme or topic that fits in in some way with your book. Contests help create a buzz about your book and increase fan interaction. They can be a great way to collect fan photos and testimonials to use in your future promotional efforts too.
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