I was recently invited on a blog tour and my first honest-to-God thought was, ‘ooh, I don’t know if I can afford to travel.’
More seasoned writers will be smirking at this, but for anyone not familiar with the world of blogging, (hi there!) a blog tour is purely virtual. You don’t need a suitcase, new frock or train tickets. All you need is the ability to write a blog post and share the link building, book marketing love online. I am lucky to have been invited to two for this month now; one with writer and marketing consultant for the arts, Anna Mansell and the other with ‘This Family Life’ author Jon Rance.
Blog tours are one of the things I’ve got to learn as I go along in the world of being a newly published author, along with:
‘Amazon sales rankings’
Me: ‘#11,000! Woop woop! I’ve sold eleven THOUSAND books!’
Learned person: ‘Erm, nope. That means there are 10,999 books selling better than yours…’
Using Twitter To Sell My Book
What? I never use Twitter to sell my book!
Being Braced For Book Reviews
I’m fine, really I am!
No pacing. No rocking back and forth hugging mysel&%4$$$
Oops, knocked the laptop off my knee there… whilst rocking and hugging myself.
Having Realistic Expectations
Basically, I’ve got it all figured out absolutely one hundred percent not at all…
Next week, I’m off to Sutherland for a week. Please let it be sunny and warm! And while I am away, please buy my book TheNewMrsD
Also.. I’m very grateful to have also had my first two author interviews this week. You will find them on the links below:
About the author
Mum of five (not the band), I am an author and comedy writer based in Scotland, UK