By Keely Brooke Keith
As a new author releasing my first book, I was warned that unless my book is being released by one of the Big Five (it’s not) with a hefty marketing budget (nowhere close to hefty) I should be prepared to work for my readership. I was also warned that the initial burst of sales would consist of people I had reached through my blogging efforts and social media, the book’s pre-release marketing, and largely people who knew me personally, and at about the 6-week mark, sales might stagnant.
I decided to try my own marketing push six-weeks…
Blog Tour – Services
Back in the day, when a new book came out the author went on a multi-city book tour. That is no longer financially feasible for most new (or even mid-list) authors. Now, we have blog tours. A blog tour is virtual tour where an author promotes their book on many different blogs. Book promotions companies charge $150 to $500 for a blog tour. When it came time to promote my debut novel, The Land Uncharted, I wanted to see if I could organize a blog tour myself. Here is what I learned: