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I NO LONGER WORK AS A BOOK MARKETING COACH; I'M THE PUBLISHER AT IMAJIN BOOKS.

I've worked for over 25 years in advertising, promotions and sales, and spent nearly 2 years as a motivational speaker for a major international company. Currently a bestselling novelist and 'shameless' promoter, I've shared my experiences and techniques as a Book Marketing Coach for nearly a decade.

Whether you're published or unpublished, I can help. My last publisher called me a "marketing guru" and "whiz", although I prefer to think of what I do as teaching, or coaching.

"Dare to Dream...and Dream BIG!"

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lancelot's Lady Virtual Launch Party begins!

Today is LAUNCH DAY for my contemporary romantic suspense Lancelot's Lady and I'm celebrating by throwing a huge all-day party at various blogs. This is all part of my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour celebration.

As a "shameless promoter" and book marketing coach, I have to tell you that a lot of work and preparation goes into pulling off an event such as this one--which is the BIGGEST ONLINE BOOK TOUR any author has ever done. Over 100 stops in 15 days! And plenty of prizes will be awarded along the way.

So what does it take to pull off such a huge event? PLANNING. I started months ago, by determining that I wanted to do something no author I'm aware of has ever done--hold a virtual book tour with over 100 stops at blogs and websites in only 15 days. Once I'd set my goal, it was time to pick a date, making sure I had plenty of time to find and book my blog hosts and find the prizes, not to mention write over 100 posts.

I took one month to find my hosts and email them an invite to my event, explaining what was in it for them. My hosts will all receive free ebooks! I gave myself 3 months to organize everything. Month two I started writing the posts for all the blogs. Some were open articles of my choosing, some topics were selected by my hosts, some were interviews, some said they'd review Lancelot's Lady. I like this wide assortment and I believe readers and visitors to these blogs/sites will enjoy them too.

Today is only day 1. I am so excited to be able to share my latest novel with you--my debut romantic suspense Lancelot's Lady.Lancelot's Lady is available in ebook edition at KoboBooksAmazon's Kindle StoreSmashwords and other ebook retailers. Help me celebrate by picking up a copy today and "Cherish the romance..." Review it if you'd like; I'd love to hear what you think. If you post a review on Amazon, Smashwords or your blog or site, be sure to send me the link, so I can check it out. :-)

Prizes & Giveaways: Leave a comment here, with email address, to be entered into the prize draws. You're guaranteed to receive at least 1 free ebook just for doing so.

GRAND PRIZE: 1 KOBO eReader will be given to one lucky winner. Rules: Anyone who leaves a comment with email address on any of my posts during my tour (Sept. 27 to Oct. 10) will be entered to win this draw. 1 point will be given for every blog you visit. To increase your chances, you can receive an additional 25 points if you purchase Lancelot's Lady during those dates and email me the proof of purchase receipt by October 10th. You'll receive 1 entry per point. The winner will be selected at random and will be notified by October 31st.

Let me know what you think about online book tours. Do you enjoy them? Are they fun? Do you like having the chance to win prizes?

Cherish D'Angelo
(aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif)

7 comments:

JM said...

As a virtual book tour coordinator, I am in awe of this tour. So many stops in so little time... Are you glued to your computer all day? And to complete so many posts. Very impressive.

I love virtual tour. I think they are exciting and fun, especially when you have an author who is obviously so dedicated.

jmfictionscribe@yahoo.com.au

Cheryl Kaye Tardif said...

So great to see you here, JM! :-) And thank you for leaving a comment. This is a newer blog and it was lonely. lol

I AM glued to my laptop. It's been surgically implanted in my lap. hehe

Over 115 posts written in a month and 2 more months to organize the entire tour...whew! Am I crazy or what?

My goal? To break all records and have the biggest book tour ever. lol

You're now entered in all my draws. Good luck!!

Now I'm off to my next blog stop to see if you've dropped by there too..hehe

~Cherish

Cheryl Kaye Tardif said...

Thanks, JM, for your support during my launch party today. I'll check back in over the next week and a half.

My launch now continues until October 10th with my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour. I invite you to keep following and commenting (with email address) to receive free ebooks and be entered in all my draws.

For my tour schedule, please go HERE.

Cherish the romance! :-)

~Cherish D'Angelo

Sarah Lynne said...

This is stop #7 for me!! This is fun!!!

I would love to read your book and review it on my blog!! Good luck with the tour!! I will be following you around!!

All my best,

Sarah

sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

www.sarahsblogoffun.com

Cheryl Kaye Tardif said...

Thank you so much, Sarah. :-)

I hope you'll pick up a copy of Lancelot's Lady (at Amazon, Smashwords, KoboBooks). If you review it, please let me know. I'd love to read the review and tweet about it. :-)

You are now entered in my draws.

Cherish

*yadkny* said...

I do enjoy the online book tours. When an author goes on an actual city to city book tour, chances are that I won't be able to participate because they usually only go to major cities, so this is great. That's a lot of stops in only 15 days and I appreciate all the planning you did to make this happen.

yadkny@hotmail.com

Pams00 said...

I definitely like book tours. Yes I think its great you can win prizes. I don't know anyone who doesn't like giveaways :).

I honestly enjoy following the diffrent posts though. The exclusive excerpts that get dropped, the fun topics the authors choose to post on, and the little bits of info they share about themselves.

Yours has been amazing!

Pam S
pams00 @ aol.com