How to Land Guest Posts on Huge Blogs (in Five Straightforward Steps) by Ali Luke

by Ali Luke One of the best ways to promote your non-fiction book is by guest posting: writing content for other people’s blogs. Whatever stage you’re at with your book (even if it’s currently just a back-of-an-envelope plan), you can try out guest posting. You don’t need to be an established author or a well-known name. You just need to be able to write. The best news? All it will cost you is a little bit of your time. The Four Key … [Read more...]

Virtual Book Tour Tips to Boost Your Sales

(From D'vorah: In this article, Sara shares her insights and hands-on tips, based on her own virtual book tour. you'll want to take notes as these strategies can help you expand your reach and make the most of your own virtual book tour. To learn more about virtual book tours, check out our training program on the topic at: www.VirtualBookTourChallenge.com) Enjoy this informative article by Sara F. Hathaway Congratulations! You finished … [Read more...]

Using Images to Market Your Virtual Book Tour

by Marianne Soucy In this article about marketing your virtual book tour I will have my main focus on images. Images are a powerful way of getting your message across, especially combined with text; and images are being used more and more both on blogs and social media. Create a book tour banner The first image you need to create for promoting your virtual book tour is a book tour banner. There are several ways you can create a book tour … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Host a Book Tour Without Leaving Home

by Janine L. Moore You have written a book that will entertain or inspire others. What’s next? How do you spread the word about it without breaking the bank? The Internet has made it possible to take your book on tour around the world without leaving home. On a Virtual Book Tour, you visit Blogs written by other authors and ask if they would like you to write a Guest Post for them. As Blogs constantly require new content, the owner is often … [Read more...]

Book Marketing Round Up – Virtual Book Tour Articles and Success Tips

by D'vorah Lansky A virtual book tour is much like an in-person book tour except you "travel" from blog to blog or site to site, across the Internet, versus venue to venue geographically. In this month's book marketing round up you have access to a collection of virtual book tour articles and success tips! Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts and post your questions. Guest blogging is where you "travel" to a blog and share an article … [Read more...]

5 Must Know Tips to Marketing Your Virtual Book Tour

by Sara Hathaway Virtual Book Tours are an essential way for new authors to gain traction in the marketplace. So, what is a Virtual Book Tour? Just a decade ago, when an author wanted to show off their latest piece of work to an interested audience they would have to pack up their bags and boxes of books and travel around the country from book store to book store to try to find them. Nowadays with the explosion of technology and information … [Read more...]

Go On the Road, Virtually, to Promote Your Book

by Connie Dunn Not too long ago, when you wrote a book and got a publisher, you would take a tour of bookstores and other venues that the publisher set up for you. Sounds nice, right? Well, number one those publishers are traditional publishers and they are harder to come by these days. The other thing is that the publishers actually look to you, the author, to see if you have the skills to market your own book, because the days of setting … [Read more...]

Streamlining Your Blog: Lessons Learned During the Blog Hop

by D'vorah Lansky During our community wide Blog Hop we had 78 authors submit their posts. This was a celebration to share what each author learned during our Book Marketing Challenge, and how they would be applying these strategies to their books. By writing the articles the authors were able to see, in writing, how much they had learned and retained and by reading the posts by other authors, everyone was able to absorb even more. During the … [Read more...]