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Just some of the great reviews that have been posted for Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home



5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I neededOctober 20, 2013
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Thanks to Jo Linsdell now I feel more confident in planning and running a virtual book tour. A guide all authors should own.


5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with useful informationOctober 15, 2013
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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.

5.0 out of 5 stars Jo Linsdell Makes Virtual Book Tours Easy!October 3, 2013
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I don't read non-fiction that often. Even when I "read" it, I'm not "reading" but skimming over the parts that I could give two shytes about for the bits I want to read.

The fact that I read Jo's book doesn't surprise me (most of the non-fiction I read has been writing-related). What surprises me is how FAST I read it.

"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!

5.0 out of 5 stars Genius!September 29, 2013
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Miss Linsdell must be a genius. The information in this book is priceless and I will soon be putting it into action. I really though kins od wish she would have wrote it just for me.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for writersSeptember 27, 2013
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This review is from: Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home (Kindle Edition)
I just read Jo Linsdell's book, Virtual Book Tours, and it couldn't have come at a better time for me. I've read lots of books aimed at helping writers market their books but this one stands out from all the rest. It's easy to understand and the information is useful, not just filler for a book. It will be my guide as I plan and set up my virtual book tours and I'm sure, because of this book, they will be a huge success. I will be buying the hard copy once it is available. Thank you Jo!

5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL works begins AFTER you've publishedSeptember 15, 2013
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As a writer, it's grueling to have the discipline to finish the book. After that, the real works starts with marketing the book. If no one knows about the book, who cares?

Jo's book kick starts peddling the book to get the word out. Get great links to put her advice to action.

Get must-have tips for book promotion. Go and enjoy the journey.

Linda Gross author of THE CAVEMAN FORMULA
The Caveman Formula. (DT4M, Dating Tips for Men.)

5.0 out of 5 stars Your One Stop Guide to Virtual Book ToursSeptember 7, 2013
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I have completed one virtual book tour for a trilogy of picture books about squirrels, so when the opportunity arose to review Virtual Book Tours I jumped at it, as I wanted to see how well I done on my own tour, where I went wrong and what I could improve next time around.

My virtual book tour was a rather fly by the pants event, so the planning section of the book was quite an eye opener, as it gives additional places to find reviewers and other methods I'd not thought about - like searching on Google - I did a search today for "PR Friendly Mom Bloggers" and I was blown away by the first search result, which was a linky directory with over 500 Mom bloggers, which will keep me busy for a while! There are also other invaluable links I will try out as well.

One area that I could have improved on is that I could have done more interaction with my hosts and their readers, but I did convey my thanks to every host. However, I received an email the other day from a lady thanking me for an interview and a review I posted on this website and it was so enthusiastic and grateful - I'm not sure my paltry thank yous were enough!

I must admit I did try to emulate Jo Linsdell's media kit for my trilogy of picture books, as I was intrigued by and a host for her Out and About at the Zoo picture book tour, but I really need to try press releases, creating some of the other promotional materials and carrying out the promotional methods revealed in this book.

One piece of advice I will definitely take on board is to re-purpose content - I have a string of reviews and interviews out there on the internet, but they are not all on my media page, in fact at the moment I don't even have a media page, so that's a wasted opportunity right there.

This book has taught me that for my next virtual book tours, I will need to try to find more specialized bloggers and hosts in the parenting arena. I also need to have a sharper focus on what I want to achieve from the tour and get used to using social media more to my advantage.

The resources in the book are phenomenal - there are lists of potential hosts, internet radio shows (I've not ventured on this ground yet) and much more and the final check list will be invaluable to me.

A very well written and comprehensive book - after reading this, there can be no excuse not give a virtual book tour a go.

There may be a time in the future that I start offering virtual book tours to picture book authors, so I will definitely digest and follow this advice in perfecting my own tours first.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have book for any writer's resource shelf!September 6, 2013
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I thought I knew everything about Virtual Book Tours until I read this book, I now know so much more! Virtual Book tours are a highly effective way to spread the news about your book, I did one for my own book (The Alien Mind) before I read this book and was amazed at how much more traffic and interaction it brought to my website as well as the boosts in sales and reviews. I can't wait to apply the tips Jo shares in this book to my future book releases and see how much MORE of a boost these tips will bring!

I think the next thing I want to try out, which Jo discusses in her book, is a virtual book signing!

Jo Linsdell has blown me away with her new book Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From The Comfort of Your Own Home. This is seriously a book that EVERY author promoting any book absolutely NEEDS to read. You will not be sorry, as a matter of fact, you will want to keep it close at hand for reference. All the steps are clear and easy to follow and there are many tools discussed in this book as well. You will find yourself going back to it repeatedly for marketing advice!

Review Written by: Virginia L. Jennings
Author of 'Visionary From The Stars'
& 'The Alien Mind'
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS A MUST...September 1, 2013
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If you are an independent writer and self-promoter of your books, products, or services then this book is a must! Jo Linsdell does a fantastic job designing a blueprint to follow to use to promote and market ones work. The "how to" steps she presents in the book are both effective and easy to follow. Jo has also filled its pages with loads of other marketing resources that any writer or entrepreneur will find useful!

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