Thursday, 21 June 2012

Blog tour ideas?

Okay peeps, I am BACK! Game On will be definitely, properly, no more editing finished today, and I will be commenting on your posts (I've missed you all!) and replying to comments here just like I did before I got swamped with last minute revisions!

In case you can't tell, I am EXCITED! With just a few weeks (ish) until I release Game On, and finally being happy with it, I feel like an enormous weight has lifted off my shoulders. :D

So, now I come to you for advice about a blog tour, because I haven't really worked out how to do it yet lol. I have seen loads of others, varying from people posting book covers and a synopsis, to super cool ones like Elana Johnson's Never Surrender tour which got everyone involved.

Generally speaking, tours tend to consist of guest posts, interviews, reviews ... and all kinds of other things, so I am going to throw it out there for you to help me decide what to do!

I may be ahead of myself here, I don't know how many people will actually want me on their blog (:p) but it never hurts to be prepared!

One thing I know for sure is that I'd like to give away around 5 review copies, so hopefully some of you will be interested in those, but I was also wondering if anyone would be interested in me doing guest posts from some of my characters. During the A-Z challenge, they were pretty popular, so that is a definite option. 

I am open to all suggestions, so please leave your ideas in the comments! Thank you! :D

25 comments:

  1. I will do whatever you want me to darlin'. Guest posts by characters, interviews, reviews, anything else you can think of. You name in, you're welcome to come do it on my blog! :D

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  2. I'm with Clare! I will do whatever it is you wanna do. From book cover & synopsis to interviews, to, well, anything. (How's that for a bunch of comma's) Let me know! No joke... ANYTHING!

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  3. I've never been on a blog tour before, but I'll sure love to follow in your footsteps, whatever you eventually decide to do for yours. I've got six books coming out over the course of the next six months, so I guess it's time for some heavy promotion. :)

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  4. I can do the same as well =) I've just launched a "Share a Saturday" at my blog for people to come by and post about anything they want writing/book related, including promotions. Pick a Saturday and I'll reserve it for you!

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  5. I second the first two commenters, you can come and do your thang on my blog any time! Good luck with the tour. They must be daunting in terms of organisation. Just email me. And cheers to actually definitely finishing! :D

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  6. I'm no expert on blog tours, but girlfriend, you're welcome over at the Bird's Nest, any time! Consider me ready and willing for any type of promo you want/need-I'm there for you Kyra!

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  7. I'm also game for anything. Happy to help and spread the word :-)

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  8. Ironically, I just completed a guest post about blog tours for someone. It's not scheduled for a few weeks, but I can email it to you for a sneak peek.

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  9. I would love to have you, or your characters on my blog. :)

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  10. I've never done a blog tour before, so I'm definitely no expert, but let me know if I can help. :)

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  11. Yup, I agree with basically what everyone else said. You and your characters are welcome on my blog anytime, whether it be for interviews, guest posts, reviews, whatever.

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  12. You can hijack my blog for a day if you'd like.

    Congratulations on having reached the no more edits finished point. I thought I was there too but it turns out I was very wrong.

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  13. I would love it if you wrote a guest post for my blog! I want to hear all about your writing journey with this book. Just say the word and I'm there. My e-mail is author.jabennett @ gmail.com if you want to send me a line :)

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  14. I was going to say, "Talk to Alex" but he's already commented, lol.

    And you know where to find me if you need :D

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  15. I'd love to review Game On, and you're welcome on my blog whenever you want! Just email me.

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  16. oh wow. congrats to you!!! how very exciting!! I am still in the dreaming about writing and publishing stage....
    I am also your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    good for you, and good luck! I am definitely rooting for a fellow blogger!

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  17. If I can help, Kyra, just give me a shout. You must be sooo excited now!

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  18. Congrats on getting it where you are ready! You are welcome to come to my blog! I'd love to host you in an interview or something. :) Just send me an email!

    kristam(at)iastate(dot)edu

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  19. If you don't want to hand out too many copies, you can have a blog party. Just ask people to post your cover and blurb with links. It's very easy, and more people are apt to do that so you get more exposure. I'll happily host you on my blog too. :)

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  20. Blog tours are so much fun! I haven't been on one myself, but I've had authors come and do guest posts or interviews on mine. What a great way to get your name and your work in front of fresh new eyes!

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  21. i'll do an interview, just say when!

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  22. I'm "game"...lol...let's do interview. :)

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  23. I did a two part series on setting up a blog tour earlier this year.

    Part one is here - http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/setting-up-blog-tour.html

    Part two here - http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/conductiong-book-blog-tour-part-ii.html

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  24. Hi Kyra,
    I am involved in hosting blog tours and I have created some pretty unique and fun ideas on my blog. I will be hosting Sapphire Star Publishing authors and Curiosity Quills authors, as well as Hart Johnson, Mary Tyndall and Jody Hedlund. I don't just do the standard review and interview, so if you are interested, please contact me at inkinthebook@gmail.com
    I would love to host a virtual book tour for you:)

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