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.
Lancelot's Lady is available in ebook edition at KoboBooks, Amazon's Kindle Store, Smashwords 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?
(aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif)