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Paid Book Tours

This may sound stupid but what are book tours? I want to promote my book THE TALE - A story of Galactic Proportions and I thought about a book tour. 

I have been looking at the paid Orangeberry book tours and the CBL book tours.

However, I am finding it difficult to understand what these book tours offer. I find it hard to differentiate between what is expected of me and what is included in the tour. Moreover, the number and type of different tours leaves me very confused.

I do not have money to waste. I am based in the UK.
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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
05 Sep 2013, 09:11 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Paid Book Tours

Are you referring to 'virtual' book tours ie a blog tour?
This is basically a way of getting your book in front of targeted readers on the internet.
With a paid blog tour, you part with money to the tour organiser for a certain number of stops (ie the number of blogs on the tour) Most tours work on a one-stop per day basis, so over a period of say 2 weeks, your book is mentioned on a different blog everyday for 2 weeks. The content of the blog posts varies - sometimes the blog host will ask for an author interview, other times they want you to write an interesting blog post to entertain their followers, others just post excerpts.
I'm a huge fan of blog tours but they are time consuming. Writing 14 posts and then promoting each stop on twitter, FB, yahoo groups, forums et.c takes a lot of time. That said, I usually get steady sales whilst on tour.
I've used agencies but also organised my own tours. Either is fine, but organising your own takes even more time...
Hope this helps,
Grace x
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RE: Paid Book Tours

(05 Sep 2013 09:11 PM)Grace Elliot Wrote: Wrote:  Are you referring to 'virtual' book tours ie a blog tour?
This is basically a way of getting your book in front of targeted readers on the internet.
With a paid blog tour, you part with money to the tour organiser for a certain number of stops (ie the number of blogs on the tour) Most tours work on a one-stop per day basis, so over a period of say 2 weeks, your book is mentioned on a different blog everyday for 2 weeks. The content of the blog posts varies - sometimes the blog host will ask for an author interview, other times they want you to write an interesting blog post to entertain their followers, others just post excerpts.
I'm a huge fan of blog tours but they are time consuming. Writing 14 posts and then promoting each stop on twitter, FB, yahoo groups, forums et.c takes a lot of time. That said, I usually get steady sales whilst on tour.
I've used agencies but also organised my own tours. Either is fine, but organising your own takes even more time...
Hope this helps,
Grace x
Thank you Grace. I am going to do some more research into these virtual book tours. Do you have any other marketing ideas? My SF book needs targeted readers.
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07 Nov 2014, 04:53 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Paid Book Tours

I think book tours are a great way to increase sales and find new readers. Personally, I have went on several virtual book tours over the last year or so, and I'd do more if I could afford it.

Take a look at Fire and Ice Book Tours. I've really been impressed with my tours there, and I feel like they go above and beyond the average touring company. And their prices are low. http://fireandicebooktours.wordpress.com
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(07 Nov 2014 04:53 PM)bookblogger Wrote: Wrote:  I think book tours are a great way to increase sales and find new readers. Personally, I have went on several virtual book tours over the last year or so, and I'd do more if I could afford it.

Take a look at Fire and Ice Book Tours. I've really been impressed with my tours there, and I feel like they go above and beyond the average touring company. And their prices are low. http://fireandicebooktours.wordpress.com
Thanks for the information. I will take the time to check out the 'Fire and Ice' tours...
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