Friday, March 25, 2016

#Book Review: Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours: Quick Tips for Authors Guide by Roxanne Rhoads #Giveaway

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours
Quick Tips for Authors Guide
Roxanne Rhoads

Book Description:

Are you considering a virtual book tour?

Not sure where to start or exactly what an online tour will entail?

Roxanne Rhoads, book publicist and owner of Bewitching Book Tours, shares her virtual tour expertise in this Quick Tips for Authors Guide.

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours will guide you in utilizing the best marketing tool available- a virtual book tour, which can create online exposure for your book, jumpstart your book sales, help build your author brand, and expand your network.

In this guide you’ll learn:

· what you should do before a tour
· the components of a great author website
· the best social media outlets for authors to utilize
· tips for building your author brand
· how to write great guest blogs
· what to expect from an online book tour
· the secrets of successful book tours
· how to schedule your own virtual book tour

And you’ll receive in-depth details about what to do during a virtual book tour to guarantee success.

My Review:

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours is fantastic compilation of tips, tricks, and learning tools for ensuring your book tour is to your liking.  The guide is filled with do's and don'ts as you navigate your tour whether it's your first or your 10th.  Learn what a book tour is all about, how to market your author brand, write guest posts, and much, much more.

This guide is also good for blog tour hosts.  It contains information about the importance of a book tour.  An author depends on reliable hosts to feature their work.  Have you ever wondered why an author or promotions company is upset or irritated when you miss your posting date, don't feature the content provided, or skip out on your book review?  We all must work as a team in order to make an author's book tour a success.

Roxanne does a magnificent job describing the process of a book tour.  She also discusses specific social media to utilize and how to write original content for bloggers so that not all posts are identical.  Readers don't want to read the same material over and over again during a 1 week or 2 week tour.  She also discusses how to schedule a tour and how to choose between doing a tour yourself, or hiring a well established promotions company to help you out.

Highly recommended for authors and bloggers, alike!

Review copy provided to me by the author, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:

Read an Excerpt:

The world of publishing is continuously evolving thanks to technology and the Internet. It is now easier than ever to publish a book. But with the growing number of new books being released every day it is also harder than ever to get your book noticed in the crowd.

If your line of thinking includes- “If I publish it, people will buy it,” think again.

Indie publishing requires a dedication to self-promotion. Gone are the days an author hermits them self away to write, then hands the book to the publisher who does all the leg work for promotion. Even NYT Bestselling authors and those with contracts through the big publishers still have to do a certain amount of self-promotion.

There are many ways to promote: social media, advertising on popular websites and blogs, print advertising in trade magazines, attending reader oriented conventions and events…but one of the best ways to get your book out there and build name recognition as an author is through a virtual book tour.

In this Quick Tips for Authors Guide, you will learn why a virtual book tour can be an author’s most effective marketing tool.

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About the Author:

Roxanne Rhoads has been working in the world of online book promotion since 2005. She has worked as a freelance writer, author, book reviewer, book blogger, editor, self-publisher and book publicist. She has a unique advantage of knowing how multiple sides of book publishing and promotion operate.

Roxanne understands how book bloggers work and what they want to make their jobs easier while also understanding that authors need promotion to be streamlined, easy, and less time consuming.

Roxanne shares some of her knowledge in her latest release, Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours.

Bewitching Book Tours

Twitter @RoxanneRhoads

Goodreads Giveaway:

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Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours by Roxanne Rhoads

Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours

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Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thank you for the glowing review!

Sapphyria said...

You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

No I have never done a tour !