What is a virtual book tour?
A virtual book tour (also called a blog book tour or blog tour) is an online publicity tactic that offers a low-cost way to reach a large, targeted audience for your book. Think of a traditional book signing tour, but instead of traveling bookstore to bookstore, you go blog to blog -- from the comfort of home.
Effective tours run consecutive weekdays for three to four weeks, long enough to generate buzz and attention from search engines, without overwhelming you or exhausting fans. Each day of the tour, you will "appear" at a host blog. Unlike a traditional bookstore signing, you don't appear in person, but through a combination of the following elements selected by the blog host from your press room: book review, author Q&A; guest post; chapter excerpt; book trailer; book and author artwork, etc.
Here are some features and benefits that make virtual book tours an integral part of most book publicity plans:
I plan and execute virtual book tours for non-fiction and literary fiction titles. As your virtual book tour coordinator, I will:
For more information, or to discuss your project and receive a quote, please contact me at:
Emily at hedgesvirtualbooktours dot com
Here is what authors are saying about their experience with Hedges Virtual Book Tours:
"Working with Emily was such a wonderful experience. She is creative, organized and detail-oriented. It's because of her that the Use Your Words blog book tour was such a success. It was the perfect way to launch my book. Thank you, Emily!"
--Kate Hopper, author of Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers (Viva Editions, 2012)
"Until I connected with Emily hosting a virtual book tour for Hot (Sweaty) Mamas was only an item on my long book promotion to-do list. Emily set up the tour with blogs that matched our target reader and kept the tour on schedule with her exemplary organization and communication skills. The virtual book tour did more for our sales than TV appearances and mentions in national magazines."
--Kara Douglass Thom, Co-author of Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom