Monday, February 23, 2009

Blog Book Tours and Goodreads

I am in the process of planning my first blog book tour to promote the release of my second book, To Hell in a Handbasket. The tour will take place in the release month of May, and I hope to visit 10-15 blogs. To educate myself on how to do a blog book tour, I joined the blogbooktours yahoogroup, which Dani Greer moderates as a revolving series of 3-month classes to teach authors about blogging, social networks, and planning and conducting a blog book tour. I've learned an awful lot being a member of the group and tried to share what I already knew with the other participants.

Dani has a blog associated with the group, where she posts information that has come up in the discussions. Her latest post is from a message I sent to the group about my interactions on the Goodreads social network, which I've belonged to for some time. Go to: Blog Book Tours: Goodreads to read what I had to say about using Goodreads to promote your book. If you're an author who is interested in planning your own blog tour, there's a click-on icon on Dani's blog to ask to join the yahoogroup. But be forewarned, you are expected to be an active participant in the class!


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Very active! But it's been good! I've got a handle on a couple things that just kinda sat there before.

I've done two other tours and they are so much fun, Beth! I've got some set for my spring releases, but still looking for more. Think March will be a fun month for all of us!

L. Diane Wolfe

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I've also learned a lot from the forum and from your contributions!

Jane Kennedy Sutton
Author of The Ride