Are you considering a virtual book tour?
Not sure where to start or exactly what an online tour will entail?
Roxanne Rhoads, book publicist and owner of Bewitching Book Tours, shares her virtual tour expertise in this Quick Tips for Authors Guide.
Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours will guide you in utilizing the best marketing tool available- a virtual book tour, which can create online exposure for your book, jumpstart your book sales, help build your author brand, and expand your network.
In this guide you’ll learn:
•what you should do before a tour
•the components of a great author website
•the best social media outlets for authors to utilize
•tips for building your author brand
•how to write great guest blogs
•what to expect from an online book tour
•the secrets of successful book tours
•how to schedule your own virtual book tour
And you’ll receive in-depth details about what to do during a virtual book tour to guarantee success.
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About the Author
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads. When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write. Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books. When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds. Visit her online Author blog www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com Book Blog www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com Bewitching Book Tours www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/RoxanneRhoads http://www.facebook.com/BewitchingBooktours http://www.facebook.com/RoxanneRhoadsAuthor http://www.facebook.com/FangtasticBooks http://www.facebook.com/FlintFangFest Twitter @RoxanneRhoads Roxanne can also be found on Linked In, Goodreads and Google+
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Short and concise, this virtual book tour how-to was written by Roxanne Rhoads of Bewitching Book Tours. I have worked with Roxanne in the past and she provided me with the best experience. Now, four years later, I was curious to see what advice she had to offer me. This book is not necessarily filled with anything new, or revolutionary. If you have participated in online book tours in the past, you will pick up on different aspects. However, if you're like me, then this book will be the ideal reminder and clue you in on some etiquette you probably missed the last time. Like Rhoads says, you won't suddenly sell books just by having a tour, or reading this book necessarily. Both are tools for you to use to promote your work, up your social networking and hopefully gain readers. Because of this book, I changed the way I participated in my last online tour, resulting in more followers, new blogger friends and most importantly interaction with readers.
In this era of self-publishing, an author needs to do as much as they can to get themselves noticed. Enter the virtual book tour, a tour of blogs on the Internet - as opposed to visiting book stores - with the aim of increasing an author's online presence and ultimately increasing book sales. Roxanne Rhoads guides you through the dos and don'ts of virtual book tours, with great advice on providing fresh material for each tour stop. She covers both tours run by established tour companies and tours you plan yourself, and she includes a list of sites where you can find book bloggers to contact. She also gives you some great advice about setting up your online and social media presence, as well as social media mistakes to avoid. Roxanne Rhoads is the guru behind Bewitching Book Tours, the first book tour company I ever signed up with. If you're interested in a well-organized blog tour, be sure to check out Bewitching Book Tours. As Roxanne states, "Publication is only the beginning of the process ... promotion is the road to success." An excellent quick guide for all authors. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (22 March): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2016/03/secrets-of-successful-virtual-book-tours.html
Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours by Roxanne Rhoads is written to help authors in promoting their books. I read it because I am a book blogger and figured I could also learn a few things to help out my favorite authors. As a book blogger, I am often surprised by the number of new authors I meet that do not really promote their books. There are a lot of inexpensive and free ways for them to do so. Roxanne Rhoads does an excellent job of laying these ideas out. The book is well-organized and easy to follow. She points out author mistakes and faux pas. She speaks from her past experiences. I have a background in marketing. Roxanne Rhoads has a strong understanding of marketing and does a great job of explaining her suggestions and ideas. I highly suggest this book to all authors. There are many great ideas in this book that can help brand you as an author as well as get your books noticed. There are so many books out there. It is absolutely necessary for an author to promote themselves. As a blogger, Roxanne Rhodes does an exceptional job mentioning the things we look for. As a reader, one of the things I look at when discovering a new author/book is the information I find on the web. This book will give you all the tools you need to establish yourself. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.