Anyone who gets emails from me or is one of my Facebook friends knows that I am now on a Blog Tour for my book Dispel the Mist from another publisher.
Do blog tours work? Not sure about this one because I'm only half way through. During my previous tours the numbers on Amazon went way down which means that a few folks were buying my book and I attributed it to the blog tour.
One thing you must do though is let people know that you're on a tour which is really time consuming, but a bit easier now with the advent of Twitter and Facebook. The big thing with Facebook is not to play all the games--because they can take over your life. Otherwise both of these sites are great for promotion. I'm not as fond of MySpace though I am on there too.
I use iPing to post most things which automatically posts all the social network sites I'm signed up on. Saves a lot of time.
These are the last stops for this blog tour:
Oct 16 http://www.thelittleblogofmurder.com/
Oct 19 http://recipease.blogspot.com/
Oct 20 http://cafeofdreams.blogspot.com/ and http://askwendy.wordpress.com/
Oct 21 http://rebecca2007.wordpress.com/
Oct 22 http://rebecca2007.wordpress.com/
Oct 23 http://www.scribevibe.blogspot.com/
Oct 26 http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com
Oct 27 http://booklandheights.blogspot.com/
Oct 28 http://acmeauthorslink.blogspot.com/
Oct 29 http://thebookrack.wordpress.com/
Oct 30 http://www.associatedcontent.com/
I've gotten a few other stops on my own but haven't inserted them into the schedule. As you can see, there are a couple of days where I have two stops.
I used PumpUpYourPromotions to arrange my blog tour, but you could certainly do one yourself.
Because I'm also busy promoting the PSWA conference, I've been busy on the Internet.
This weekend though, I'll be sitting in my booth both Saturday and Sunday for the Springville Apple Festival which means an 7 to 5 p.m. commitment both days. I always do well selling books here so it's well worth the time and effort.