Are you an author looking for more exposure for some of your books? Book a tour with me today or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
What exactly IS a virtual book tour?
A virtual book tour is where I spotlight your chosen book(s) with a cover pic, description, buy links, excerpt and any other goodies you may have such as teasers, trailers etc. I also feature an author bio and your social media links where you might be found prowling at so readers can easily follow you. Each tour will be featured on my heavily trafficked site as well as 40+ blogs that all have their own unique circles of readers, putting your books in front of hundreds of new readers!
Does my book have to be a new release to go on tour?
Absolutely not! While I do a ton of new release tours and pre-order tours, contrary to popular belief, "older" books do just as well on tour as new releases! A tour is a great way to give older books a great boost and reach all new audiences! For new releases, the book doesn't even have to be released yet to book a tour - as long as I have a hi res cover pic and blurb I can open sign ups and start getting bloggers on board and then all the rest of the materials can come later on.
How long does a tour last?
While I prefer month long tours as those gain the books maximum exposure and is also easier on my bloggers' schedules, I also do two week tours and cover reveals. If you have a special promo coming up and only need a certain amount of time for it to run, I'm extremely flexible with things and can always make things work for YOU. I really prefer a bare minimum of a week's notice to get things prepped and so bloggers can have a chance to sign up, depending on what openings I might have, but the longer sign ups run the better! I'm usually fully booked a few weeks in advance as spots get filled very quickly but have been able to pull off super short notice tours for urgent special events.
What is expected of an author during the tour?
No need to clear your schedule and devote hours a day to tending to the tour! My bloggers, their readers and I will take care of spreading the word during the tour and all I ask is that you pop into at least some of the blogs to interact with readers a bit as they love to chat with authors. A lot of authors catch up on comments on the weekends or their days off whenever they have some spare time. I'm all about being stress free!
Will you protect my privacy?
Absolutely! A lot of authors write under pen names, especially for some of the steamier genres, and I will always help protect your identity to keep your alias as a separate entity. While I love being able to feature an actual author photo for the bio, I have no problem at all using an avatar and alias bio/social media links instead.
ALL authors, publishers and PA's welcome!
I work with a ton of both large and small publishers directly as well as indie authors or authors already with a publisher but are looking to go out on their own to gain some extra publicity. I also work with private PAs quite a bit that are looking to get their clients some extra publicity on another level.
What's the cost?
You literally pay what you want! That's crazy, why in the world would I do that?! I think that some of these other companies charge abhorrent amounts for some of their tour packages that are completely unaffordable to most average authors! Instead, I prefer to be "tipped" after the tour is over whatever amount that you deem fair and can comfortably afford. I've received from $30- $400 and every amount in between with my general average in the $50- $200 range. Publishers and PAs that have multiple tours or budgets to work around, I have some average rates I can work out with you through mutual agreements.
Why is every tour required to have a giveaway?
Every tour is required to have a giveaway! Why? Think of it as "bait" to help draw new readers in where they will see your book, find out more about you and hopefully be intrigued enough to pick up a copy for themselves! Giveaways do not have to be something extravagant or pricey, the most common prize is an Amazon gift card between $5 - $25 as it can easily be awarded internationally, though you can also offer ebooks, print books, swag, other gift cards or other random items as well. Of course, the better the giveaway, the more traffic it drives in though. I prefer to set up and run the giveaways myself via rafflecopter so I can change things quickly if there's ever and issue, though if you have your own giveaway going on I can certainly use yours for the tour. I can also help award digital prizes on your behalf if needed.
**Please realize I am NOT free!** I personally put in well over 10 hours per tour and expect some sort of compensation for my time and efforts!
over 1700 tours and still counting!
A MINIMUM OF 50 BLOGGERS per tour GUARANTEED!
years in business and many more to come! Est September 2016
person who runs it all, though I do have two wonderful assistants to herd bloggers.