A call for Blog Tour participants!
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We're looking for book bloggers who enjoy reading non-fiction (everyone in this group) to join our blog tour!
We will be sending you an advance copy of the finished book to read. The blog tour will be starting on Monday, March 28, 2011 and ending on Friday, April 1, 2011. For more details or to sign up:
Seconding Message 2 - it looks like an interesting book, but I'd like to know more about how the blog tour works before committing to participate.
Agreed and then some: I don't think I've ever heard/read the phrase "book tour" in any context. The closest thing I can think of is a notable blogger (such as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee) going on a book tour... but somehow I suspect that isn't what the OP meant.
I don't know what a "blog tour" is either, but I know two things:
1. Not everyone in this group is a blogger.
2. Isn't self-promotion supposed to be confined to the Hobnob With Authors group?
Tundra is a LibraryThing for Publishers publisher, which is why I asked the original question, to find out what they mean.
Searching on "blog tour" led me to http://yodiwan.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/whats-a-book-blog-tour/ and http://thedabblingmum.com/writing/hostevent/blogtour.htm which give a bit more of an idea of what might be envisaged.
Typically a blog tour is where a bunch of blogs each have a different day to review the same book, and there is a predictable schedule that can be advertised. Less often it occurs as a blast where they all review on the same day. It occasionally also includes a giveaway and/or an interview with/guest post by the author.
Thank you DevourerOfBooks!
To add on to that, the idea behind a blog tour is similar to an author tour. When publisher's tour their author, the author visits different cities in the country and does readings and book signings (usually in bookstores).
Using that idea, a blog tour is when the author "virtually" visits different blogs and does an interview or guest post with the host (the blogger). These are planned in advance as the blog post should be live on a certain date. This allows readers to follow the tour online.
Some of our previous examples:
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