know much about hosting book tours, but when the ladies at Twinja’s BookReviews
started Diverse Book Tours
, I had to add myself to the list of blog hosts. We need more diverse books and we
also need to market those books. Plus, I’m a big fun of the dynamic duo and
their ability to dish out book reviews like nobody’s business.
quick, here is my experience with being a tour host:
comments may not be show it, but hosting the tour made December 2014 the most viewed month of my blog so far. I promoted thier books and the authors promoted by blogpost. Win-Win.
-The Sanctum Series by Madhuri Blaylcok has the most pageviews. Two weeks later, Madhuri’s followers are still retweeting her
tweet about my blogpost. I can only dream of having readers and cool as hers.
-I tried to
post on the weekends, when I normally wouldn’t post anything. (Not that I am a
heavy poster anyway).
free books! Of course, a review is
required, but there is no timelimit on the review.
-Hosting was easy! Most
of the promotion material was provided to me.
In conclusion, I definitely recommend tour hosting or just
plain book hosting. If nothing else, it’s a great way to get out there and meet new people.