Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Virtual Book Tours

There are service providers who schedule blog tours for authors for a fee. A couple that come to mind are Black Lion Virtual Book Tours and Goddess Fish Promotions.

An author must carefully decide what they can afford to spend on marketing. And which avenues best suit their needs. Sending out requests and scheduling blog dates is time consuming, but mostly free. The cost is in the time away from writing the next book.

For the upcoming releases of Just Beyond the Garden Gate and Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon, I’ve opted to schedule my own tours—late May/June and late August/September. I plan to visit the sites of several author friends and several book blogs. Lead-time is critical. Book bloggers’ calendars fill fast.
 
 

Just Beyond the Garden Gate Virtual Book Tour:


05/21/13  Jenn Nixon’s Blog - Teaser Tuesday
05/22/13  Babette James’s Blog - Guest Post
05/23/13  Vintage Vonnie - Guest Post
05/28/13  Dey For Love - Blurb & Excerpt
05/29/13  Across the Plain of ShiningBooks - Interview
06/05/13  Faeries, Dragons and Spaceships - Guest Post
06/11/13  Romance Junkies - Guest Post
06/12/13  Nancy Lee Badger’s Blog - Guest Post
06/13/13  Books ‘a la Mode - Guest Post
06/19/13  House Millar - Interview

06/21/13  Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas – Soulful quotes by Renee Vincent
06/24/13  Fresh Fiction - Guest Post
06/27/13  Insert Clever Quip Here - Guest Post & Review

I hope to add more guest appearances, so visit Dawn Marie Hamilton Writes for an up-to-date list of tour stops.

BTW: I should mention, there will be giveaways along the route. J

Have you ever set up a virtual book tour or followed a favorite author’s tour?

~Dawn Marie

8 comments:

Lois said...

Looks like a great way to get even more exposure, plus doing what you love! Best of luck, Dawn!

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Thanks, Lois. Should be a lot of fun.

Ana Morgan said...

What are you posting at each stop. Dawn? Bio, Blurb, excerpt, buy and website links, of course, but are you writing a different post for stops that don't do an interview?

Ana Morgan said...

What are you posting at each stop. Dawn? Bio, Blurb, excerpt, buy and website links, of course, but are you writing a different post for stops that don't do an interview?

Ana Morgan said...

What are you posting at each stop. Dawn? Bio, Blurb, excerpt, buy and website links, of course, but are you writing a different post for stops that don't do an interview?

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Ana! Each stop with a guest post will be unique and related in some way to the story. A Scottish theme, faerie theme, or perhaps a garden theme. :)

Ana Morgan said...

That's good to know. I will try to follow your tour.
Oh, sorry about the multiple posts. I think I did one extra click, but not two.

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Thanks, Ana! LOL! The multi-messages happen every so often. Sometimes with Blogger, sometimes with Yahoo. Gremlins!