Book Promotion for Dummies (me)

I've been doing a lot of reading on Blog Tours these last few weeks. Having been asked to participate in a few, I have a small idea of how they work, but no real understanding of how organized and well-thought out these things are. Interviews, guest posts . . . it's a really big deal! As you might have noticed, I'm shy, fairly quiet (most of the time) and it's hard for me to ask for help. But I have to get over that at least a little. I'm going to need help, from other people, a lot of help. But I plan on sweetening the pot with a couple of nice giveaways over the summer.

Late May I think the ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies--or galleys) will arrive in electronic form, and I'll be asking for readers. That way THE SOUL SEEKERS will have reviews for the back cover/press releases, etc. Anyone wanting to receive an ARC, just let me know and I'll put you on the list.

I still have some thinking to do. But I'd love tips from the pros. It's going to be fun! I'm thinking the whole 70's thing with Dr. Pepper items, music, and bookmarks will all be great for the giveaways.

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  1. Just email me for any advice you need. You know I'll help you! :) I'll also host you. That is a given. xoxo

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  2. I'm no published author (never will be) but if you want my blog for a guest spot you are more than welcome..and..if a review by a nobody is of any use to you I would be delighted to read your ARC and post a review.

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  3. Amy, like Delores, my blog is yours for a guest spot too. I am so thrilled for you having Soul Seekers published in August. Exciting!!

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    1. That will be great--thank you very much Molly!

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  4. The first big blog tour I had a chance to participate in was for Susan Kaye Quinn when she self-published Open Minds. She was so well organized with blog tour post ideas, giveaway options, swag and everything that it blew my mind being the new-to-blog tour person I was. Also, I would advise checking out Elana Johnson's blog (author of Possession). She recently did quite a few posts regarding marketing, marketing options and marketing ideas.

    If you need a blog to add to your tour options, count me in :-)

    Angela B.
    tomewriter(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much Angela! Glad you can help, and thank you for the tips.

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  5. You must feel like you are having kittens yourself. What an exciting time for you. Anything that I can do to promote your book, I would be glad to do. However, it might be best to get reviews from published authors.

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