Molly – Before you go, I want to include your other blog site to our list of sites. http://www.teresaslack.blogspot.com
And thanks again for stopping by, Teresa. You’re welcome any time, and you’ve given us all a lot to think about.
If not, don’t feel lonely. Until about three weeks ago, I hadn’t either.
But one day Teresa Slack, a fellow published author that I know, invited me to take part in a blog tour to promote her upcoming Christian novel, Evidence of Grace. I promised to do it if she would walk me through it in baby steps.
Caution: Skipping or running through a blog tour could cause you to stumble, fall or rub blisters on your heels and miss seeing interesting stuff. But if baby steps slow you down too much, try ambling, strolling or simply taking plenty of rest stops along the way. You could even carry along a lunch and snack along the way.
My name is Molly Noble Bull, and Teresa’s blog tour begins at my blog site on May 14th, www.shoutlife.com/mollynoblebull
On May 14th, I will be interviewing Teresa, and we will be discussing her newest book, Evidence of Grace. During the interview, she will tell us where she plans to go on the next leg of her book tour and give us the blog and/or web addresses of all those taking part in the tour.
As we follow Teresa from blog to blog, we will visit the web sites of other published authors as well as book reviewers, and at each stop, someone will interview Teresa. If you see an author or a book that interests you at any of these locations, stop and browse a while before moving on. There’s really no hurry. So look around. Take all the time you want.
And while you’re at my blog site at Shout life, check out my books as well. The Winter Pearl, my long Steeple Hill historical, can be ordered either in the trade or mass market paperback versions from Barnes and Noble, Borders, Parable, Christian Book.com, Christian Book Previews.com, Amazon and book stores everywhere. The Winter Pearl can also be ordered from my website. www.mollynoblebull.com.
By the way, Tsaba House will publish Sanctuary, my upcoming long historical novel about the Huguenots, in trade paperback in September 2007.
News Flash: Sanctuary can be preordered from Amazon right now. www.amazon.com.
At Amazon, just write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot and click. When you do, you’ll see all my books listed, including Sanctuary.
So, now that you know what a blog book tour is, you have no excuse for not stopping by. We’ll leave a light on for ya.
With gas prices sitting at well over three dollars a gallon nationwide and no relief in sight since summer’s coming and the oil companies have us by the throat, we writers have to do whatever we can to promote our books. What better way than a blog tour from the comfort of our homes.
June 1st will see the release of my new book, Evidence of Grace, the third installment of my Jenna’s Creek Series. Monday, May 14th marks the beginning of a month long blog tour. I highly recommend blog tours for any writer wanting to attract attention for an upcoming release or event. I know, you may argue that no one really reads blogs and how lucrative can a blog tour be? Well, if you’ve ever embarked on a book tour into actual brick and mortar bookstores, you probably know these don’t have much of an impact on book sales either.
The last one I had in Cincinnati, Ohio was as dismal an affair as you can imagine. People are not impressed with meeting an author in a bookstore anymore. Unless you are a celebrity. After I got home from my signing where no one came into the store to see me and I didn’t sell a single book, I read in the newspaper that James Belushi was doing a book signing in a nearby store and Tom Brokaw was in another. I totally agree with you that neither Jim Belushi or Tom Brokaw are authors and probably didn’t write a word in their books, but they are celebrities and I’m not. I was also heartened to learn that even higher list authors from the big New York City publishing houses have little more luck than me at book signings.
I’m not saying I’m through wasting my time with bookstore signings; it’s a necessary evil in this business. But why not try something much easier, cheaper, and easier on my ego? I notified a few writer friends, posted a plea for participants on a few writing sites I belong to and organized a blog tour. It may not garner a flood of sales. But my name might end up in a few places where it had been before.
According to my publisher, my lackluster attention to my blogs has already had a positive affect on sales. A blog tour can only improve that. The best part is, I don’t have to put gas in my car. I don’t even have to get dressed if I don’t want to. Don’t worry, I will.
Look for me next Monday at the kick-off of my tour when I will be the guest of Molly Noble Bull on her blog. I am looking forward to the whole process. I can’t wait to meet you there.
Have a blessed and prosperous Monday.