Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Book Promotion and Marketing

Are you looking for a way to market and promote your book(s)?  I know I've come across many frustrated authors that aren't sure where to turn to get their book into the public eye.  This is why I created The Virtual Book Tour Cafe'.  Definitely created with Authors in mind to give their books the attention it deserves.  We started on a trial run back in April,  where I put 30 authors on tour to over 20 pit stops.  We had such a great turn out that I decided to continue on to keep helping authors learn how to promote their work.  Virtual Book Tours are a great way get your book into the public eye,  especially those that would not normally see your book or know who you are.

Here's what some of the authors that were on tour had to say:

-The Virtual Book Tour has opened up a great learning experience for me, not to mention how much fun I have been having! I love writing up blogs for the tour and being interviewed by the hosts! I loved being interviewed on Blogtalk radio with Brandi Walker. That was fun!I have received three great reviews for my book, The Forest Portal since I joined Authors Supporting Authors and The Virtual Book Tour!  ~Melody Dempsey  www.authormelodydempsey.com 

-As the Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma, I have been blessed to have been a part of the Virtual Book Tour as I endeavor to fulfill her Royal Command and tell the story of her new Royal Magician of Oz. Princess Ozma also feels that the Virtual Book Tour is a most unique experience, although she does not quite understand the Internet, or even computers.~James C. Wallace II Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma http://magicianofoz.blogspot.com

-As a participating author on Brandi Drury's Virtual Book Tour the value of coverage and feedback has been indispensable. Nowhere else can an author promoting their works receive this intensity of promotional focus. Authors Supporting Authors is a developed network that permeates the blogosphere. This book tour doesn't simply get the word out about your latest writing, it gets it to the exact recipients who want it and provides you with a super-niche for promoting your book.~Lee Libro http://literary-magic.com

So if you are looking for a way to get your book out there,  stop in and see what we are all about.  We are always OPEN.  All of our packages are budget friendly starting at $50,  and package costs go right back into your tour.  We will provide you with a press release,  a tour banner to place on your tour stops and website to let people know about your tour,  we will do giveaways of your book,  and depending on the package you choose,  you will get reviews as well.   Depending on your needs you will have choices on how your tour will run.  You're in total control.  You will have support 7 days a week as you sweep the blogosphere with author interviews,  guest blogs,  spotlight features,  reviews and giveaways,  and even a live interview on Blog Talk Radio.  We are continually learning new ways to promote your work and will add new features as we go.  You will also be introduced as a new author on tour at the Virtual Book Tour Cafe' Blog,  your entire tour will go into the calendar of events on our main site,  plus we will place your banner and book on the site with a link back to your own author website,  and it will stay there.  Compare us to other VBT organizers and see the difference.

We also offer additional services,  such as book cover design by the wonderful Debi DeSantis,  book trailer creation by myself and Ami Blackwelder,  and so much more.

So why not stop in and book your tour today?  The Virtual Book Tour Cafe'.

Our biggest package yet and the way to get the most out of your tours -

*NEW* Dream Big Publicity Tour - Take your book to 20 blog stops,  to include author interviews,  guest blogging and 4 Book Review Sites for reviews of your book,  a tour banner,  press release to announce your tour,  a Spotlight on the VBT Cafe' Blog,  an ad spot in From A Writer's POV Magazine,  an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway at one of your stops,  one copy of your book will go into rotation for reviews at the Review Book Swap,  PLUS you are assigned to a publicity coach where you will be provided with author contacts relevant to your book,  promotional goal suggestions,  building a community profile,  help contacting your local media and special interest groups,  aid in becoming a locally known author,  targeted promotional marketing,  help marketing your book to general online medias as well as different levels of media,  creation of unique online events,  and places outside of your tour to request interviews and author guest appearances.  This is our biggest package yet and we are proud to team with one of the best publicity coaches available.  This package will gain the most exposure for you and your book,  and right now you can get this promotional package at a discounted price of $300.00.  This will be a limited time offer and price is subject to change at any time.

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Are you interested in becoming a host for VBT's?  Drop me an email with VBT Hosting in the subject line to bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net and include your name,  blog/web address,  genre preference,  how many days a week you would be available to host and which day you prefer.

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Do you like to review books?  We are currently looking for reviewers at the Review Book Swap. This is where we all take turns reading a book,  write our review,  then send the book to the next person on the list.  It's fun,  simple,  and a great way to get some reviews.

Authors and Publishers are encouraged to submit their books for review.  If you're interested in joining in,  please stop in and sign up.  It is a brand new site so bear with us as we get off the ground,  please spread the word.  It's a great way to get some reading material.  We look forward to having you.