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VBT Day 61: Social Media Sites No Writer Should Be Without

11:58:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today is the last day of the tour... and what a tour it's been! I had high expectations for this tour and can happily say I met, nearly, all of them. The one about making millions was a little unrealistic though ;)

For the past two months I've been touring the web to promote the release of my book Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own. Here's a quick run down of the goals I set and met:

1) Best seller status- The book is an international best seller and so I totally kicked that one :)
2) Become a best seller within first week of release- This was to set a new personal best for myself. The book became a best seller on day 1 of it's launch!
3) Have at least 10 reviews posted to Amazon- The reviews have been rolling in and all of them have been 5 stars! Although I got 9 reviews on Amazon.com, I did get others posted to the other Amazon sites and Goodreads, as well as some blogs. I can tick that one off my list too.
4) Get within the top 4 spots on relevant Goodreads lists- Reached top 4 in several lists (even made #2 on one of them) and so mission accomplished here too.

It's fair to say, this was a successful tour :)

And the last hosts and posts are....

A guest post for +Wendy Ewurum at Fabulosity Reads where I talk about social media sites no writer should be without at http://fabulosityreads.blogspot.it/2013/10/jo-linsdell-talks-social-media-sites-no.html#.UnI0KPlWySp

Screenshot from Fabulosity Reads
Author +Clay Gilbert posted to his Facebook profile for me.




A huge thank you to everyone that has supported the tour, the book, and myself over the past two months. I'm honoured to have such an awesome network and such amazing fans. 


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VBT Days 59 & 60: Last Days to Get Your Discounted Copy!

14:35:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

For the past few days I've been running an open Q&A session on Goodreads. Although the event is officially over, feel free to drop by and join in. I'm happy to answer any questions. https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/117485-ask-jo-linsdell-q-a-session

Screenshot from Goodreads
Today I'm hosted by author Jeremy Hayes on his Facebook page for a book spotlight. Check out the post at https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.hayes.589/posts/10153419458885484

screenshot from Facebook

Reminder: Last days to get your kindle copy of Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home for the discounted price of $2.99. On 1st November the price will go back to being $4.99 so grab a copy now and save. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ELNAQ92


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VBT Days 57 & 58: Goodreads Q&A Session

15:40:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted at http://slowandsteadywriters.blogspot.it/2013/10/the-benefits-of-hosting-others.html for a guest post on the benefits of hosting others (includes video).

Screenshot from Slow and Steady Writers

Screenshot from Goodreads

On 28th and 29th October I'm doing a Q&A session on Goodreads. Drop by and ask me anything.



Ask Jo Linsdell: Q&A Session's bookshelf: read
Ask Jo Linsdell: Q&A Session 1 member ...October 28, 2013 to October 29, 2013... Come and ask Jo Linsdell questions about her books an...

Books we've read

Out and About at the Zoo
Fairy May
Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Italian For Tourists: Pocket Edition
A Guide To Weddings In Italy
A Birthday Clown for Archer


View this group on Goodreads »

In other news, I've finally kicked this flu. YAY! Thanks to all of you that sent me get well soon messages. I was touched by all your kind words and it really did make me feel better. You are all awesome! 

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VBT Days 55 & 56: Still an International Best Seller

19:46:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

My flu has meant a few changes to the scheduled tour stops for the past few days (live interviews will be rescheduled for a later date). I do however have some good news to share.

Still an international best seller! Currently ranking #62 on Amazon Canada and #92 on Amazon US.

Screenshot 26th Oct- Amazon Canada
Screenshot 26th Oct-  Amazon US
The print version has also already started to sell copies. Get your copy from https://www.createspace.com/4472870

Thank you again for all your support. If you've read the book please drop by Amazon and/or Goodreads and post a quick review. I love to read your feedback and these little things really do make a big difference.

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VBT Days 52, 53 & 54 : The Start of Flu Season

18:22:00 Jo Linsdell 2 Comments

Sorry for my lack of posting but flu season has started early this year in our house (it normally sets in during November) and I've been trying to rest up as much as possible so I can kick this asap (I'm not good at being ill and find it hard to do nothing so this week is a challenge). In fact, I haven't stopped completely. The show, or in this case, the tour, must go on! 

Yesterday I was hosted by +Claudia Moss for a wall chat on her Facebook page where we chatted about all sorts of things. If you missed the live event you can check out the transcript here

Screenshot from Facebook
Today I'm hosted by +linda randall on her The Idea Girl Says blog where she shares a video in which I talk about the benefits of hosting others on your social media profiles.

Screenshot from The Idea Girl Says Blog
I also have some BIG news to share. Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home is now out in print! You can get your print copy from https://www.createspace.com/4472870 (List price $6.99). It will be available from Amazon and other retailers in 5-7 days. ISBN 13: 9781492920939.



The Kindle version continues to be an international best seller.

Thank you all for your support. If you've read the book please drop by and leave a review for me at amazon.com/dp/B00ELNAQ92.

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VBT Days 49, 50 & 51: Facebook, Amazon, and a Blog Feature

12:26:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Thanks to a school strike my kids have been keeping me busy and so I fell a bit behind with posting the tour updates. I do however have LOADS of stuff to share with you today as lots of things have been happening whilst I was away.

I was hosted for an interview by my friend and fellow author +Tannia Ortiz-Lopes on her Facebook page. Check it here http://bit.ly/VBTInterview

Screenshot of Facebook Interview

Screenshot from Artista Donna Nata
Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home has received another 5 star review on Amazon. This one is by Gloria Oren. If you've read the book please take a minute to post your own review too.

screenshot from Amazon.com

The book also continues to rock the best seller charts on an international level.

Screenshot from Amazon.ca (Canada)

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VBT Day 48: Something a bit different

21:33:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted at http://lynnettesbookworld.blogspot.it/2013/10/jo-linsdell-reads-to-us-from-her.html. My guest post today is not directly about Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home. The main part of the post is a video where I read from my children's picture story book Fairy MayOff topic? Not exactly. 

You'll notice that the post mentions Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home in my bio and so it's more of a cross promotion. The piece came about because my host tends to post about fiction on this blog and loves to use video content. As I'm a multi genre author we decided this was a good way to kill more birds with the one stone. As Fairy May was also released this year it was nice to get a bit more exposure for that book too.

You'll have noticed from following this tour that stops don't need to always have their main focus on the book your touring (obviously this will depend on the goals you've set for your tour). Some stops can be like this one and allow cross promotion for various titles or be author spotlights where the focus is about you and building your author brand. In the end they all promote your book. Some just do it in a slightly less direct way 

Screenshot from Lynnette's Book World
I was happy to discover today that Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home has been added to the "Indie Authors We Love" list at http://fabulositygalore.blogspot.it/p/indie-authors-we-love.html (page 9).

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VBT Day 47: Finding Niche Bloggers for Your Virtual Book Tour

22:04:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted by Gloria Oren on her blog http://gloriascorner.com/guest-post-by-jo-linsdell-on-finding-your-stops-for-visits-on-a-virtual-book-tour/ for a guest post where I share some tips on finding niche bloggers for your virtual book tour.

Screenshot from Gloria's Corner

Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home continues to rock the best seller charts on Amazon. It's currently ranked #36 on Amazon Canada and #92 on the US site. Yesterday it was listed at #54 in authorship and #84 in web 2.0.

Screenshot from Amazon.ca


This book hit the best seller lists on Amazon.com of day 1 of it's launch and has been a regular feature on the lists ever since. I'm thrilled that it's reached best seller status on other Amazon sites too making it an international best seller.

Thank you all for your continued support.

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VBT Day 46: What Are Virtual Book Tours?

12:35:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted by Maria Rochelle on her blog http://mariarochelle.com/53/. In the post Maria links to a video I recorded where I explain what virtual book tours are and gives some examples of the types of stops you can include. She has also attached my media kit for Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home to the post so it can be downloaded and featured one of my #JoQuote banners from my Facebook page.

Screenshot from MariaRochelle.com
Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home also re-entered the best seller lists on Amazon today and is currently ranking #88 in Authorship.

Screenshot from Amazon



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VBT Day 45: Radio Interview and Another 5 Star Review

21:42:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Yesterday I was guest on Dellanis Tea Time where I chatted with host +Dellani Oakes about virtual book tours, marketing online, my children's books and a loads of other stuff. Also on the show was JE Taylor and her son who spoke about their books.

Listen to the recording here: 


Today Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home got another 5 star on Amazon. This one was by Sheila Allee who said "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."

Screenshot from Amazon


Reminder: Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home is available at the reduced price of just $2.99 until 31st October (Normal price $4.99). Take advantage of this discount offer and get your copy now from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ELNAQ92





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VBT Day 44: Radio interview for Dellanis Tea Time

10:29:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm going to be interviewed for Blog Talk Radio by host Dellani Oakes. Tune in at 10pm CET when we'll be chatting about virtual book tours and a whole bunch of other stuff. Also on the show is a writing pair (mother and son).

I've been featured on this show before and it's always a lot of fun. Dellani is really easy to chat with and conversation is always interesting. I hope you'll tune in and join us.


Screenshot from the show page at Blog Talk Radio
Also today, I'm guest blogging at http://bookworldmarketing.com/2013/10/14/behind-the-scenes-creating-virtual-book-tours-with-jo-linsdell/ where I share a look behind the scenes (includes video).

Screenshot from Book World Marketing

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VBT Day 43: Author interview

11:48:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm back on the A Pius Man blog (I was hosted there at the end of Seotember for a guest post about writing non-fiction). This time for an author interview. http://apiusman.blogspot.it/2013/10/interview-with-jo-linsdell.html

Screenshot from A Pius Man
Have you read Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home? Please take a minute to post a quick review to http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ELNAQ92 and/or https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18340947-virtual-book-tours. Thanks for your support.


Want to host me on your blog? Drop me and email so we can schedule.

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VBT Day 42: An Excellent Review and Reblogging

17:33:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today my tour takes me to the blog of Victoria Adams where she reviews 

Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home


Here's a few of my favourite snippets:

"I learned a great deal from Jo’s book. She will take you through all of the steps of organizing, managing, closing and analyzing a blog tour. This little book is packed with page after page of links and references to help you find the blogs that fit you like a glass slipper. There are even commercial resources you can take advantage of, if you don’t feel confident enough to manage the first tour on your own."

"As it happens, I also work with a small publishing company, and marketing is one of our highest priorities. Her book has saved me hours of research combing through the internet. All those feeble attempts to have volunteers help me dig up suitable blogs for tours for our authors became passé the moment I read her book. For this I will be forever grateful! People are busy and volunteers do have lives."


Screenshot from Victoria Adams' Reading Alcove
As you know, yesterday I was hosted for two interviews by the hosts from Page to Page. The interview was reblogged today by Ronnie Strong on her blog http://ronniestrong.com/2013/10/12/author-interview-jo-linsdell/

Screenshot from Ronnie Strong blog
If you've reblogged a post from this tour please let me know so I can promote it ;)

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VBT Days 40 and 41: Author Interviews

22:18:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Yesterday was a day off touring but I did get in some prep for the upcoming writing challenges NaNoWriMo and NaNonFiWriMo that I'll be attempting in November along with PiBoIdMo. I know. I'm crazy. Just one of these is pretty tough and I'm planning on doing all 3. Doesn't hurt to aim high though ;)

I've also been busy checking out all the workshops at The Muse Online Writers Conference this week. Some really great info and tips were shared and I've made lots of notes that I'm sure will come in very handy next month.

Today it's back to the tour though and I'm hosted to not one but two author interviews. The lovely ladies from Page to Page are hosting me on their blogs http://alicenscott.com/2013/10/11/author-interview-jo- linsdell/  and http://mcundy.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/author-interview-with-jo-linsdell. Please take a minute to drop by, click the like, and leave a comment. All shares are also most appreciated.

Screenshot from Alicen Scott blog

Screenshot from M. Cundy blog
Reminder: Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home is available at the discounted price of just $2.99 until the end of this month. take advantage of this offer and get your copy now from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ELNAQ92


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VBT Day 39: Top Tips for a Successful Virtual Book Tour

12:39:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted by Skye Heyges at 
http://thedragonpedestal.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/guest-post-top-tips-for-a-successful-virtual-book-tour/ for a guest post (with video) where I share my top tips for a successful virtual book tour.

Screenshot from The Dragon's Pedestal
If you drop by the Goodreads page https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18340947-virtual-book-tours you'll see that Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home is now in the top spots in various lists. Thanks to everyone who has voted for it. Your support is much appreciated.

Screenshot from Goodreads

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VBT Day 38: The Benefits of Virtual Book Tours

21:32:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted by +Lynnette Phillips at http://bookworldmarketing.com/2013/10/08/the-benefits-of-virtual-book-tours-guest-post-by-jo-linsdell/ for a guest post about the benefits of virtual book tours. This is the first guest post on this site. I'll be back here again on 10th October with another one ;)

Lynnette has been extra awesome and added an endorsement with the book cover and buy link to the top right of the page too.

Screenshot from Book World Marketing

I also made this slideshow presentation to highlight some of the awesome reviews that have been coming in.



Don't forget to post your review to:


and 

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VBT Days 36 and 37: Me, My Book & My Writing Career

22:16:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted at http://timewithtannia.tripod.com/id31.html for a guest post "Me and My Book" where I give some background info about my writing career and the idea behind Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home.

Screenshot from Time With Tannia
Also today, I'm hosted at http://writersgettogether.blogspot.it/2013/10/how-becoming-organised-changed-my-career.html for a guest post about "How becoming organised changed my career".

Screenshot from Writers Get Together
Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home is now ranked #4 in the Goodreads list "Books to Help You Develop Your Author Platform". Thank you to all of you that have been voting on this and the other lists on Goodreads. You are awesome!

Screenshot of list from Goodreads
In other news, this week I'm taking part in The Muse Online Writers Conference. I'll be taking part in various online workshops and presentations. I'm particularly looking forward to the workshop about adding suspense presented by Pepper Smith as I have plans to write a murder mystery novel in November as part of the NaNoWriMo challenge.


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VBT Day 35: Are Virtual Book Tours Still Relevant?

18:49:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Today I'm hosted at http://albertaross.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/virtual-book-tourseffective-online-promotion-from-the-comfort-of-your-own-home/ for a guest post where I answer the question "Are virtual book tours still relevant?" (Includes a video)

Screenshot from Alberta Ross blog
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Reminder:

Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home is available at the discounted price of just $2.99 until 31st October (normal price $4.99). get your copy now at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ELNAQ92




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