Events we organize!
Blog tours are virtual book tours where, every day during the tour (normally lasting 1-3 weeks), the author/book is scheduled to appear on specific blogs on each day. Tour stops are a mix of reviews, interviews, guest posts, and excerpts, along with a giveaway (optional). Those scheduled for a review will receive a free review copy at least 4 weeks before the tour. Those scheduled for a non-review stop will get unique material for their stop (you even get to send your own interview questions/guest post topic for the author for a blog post catered to you!). Since space on a tour is limited, signing up does not guarantee a spot; those selected for a tour will get a confirmation email 4-8 weeks before the tour starts. See below for specific tour guidelines!
Book Blitzes are promotional events (“parties”) normally to celebrate a book release or special deal. You get to share sneak peeks, teasers, guest posts etc. This provides your blog (Facebook pages also welcome) with material that is quick and easy to post, and there is always a giveaway which helps you gain followers/page views (prizes courtesy of author/publisher – does not cost you a thing!). Several promo items are available on each blitz to give a choice of what to post, allowing for variety, originality, and personality. This event is not limited to a certain number of blogs; everyone who signs up can participate. Blitzes are either one-day events, or span a certain amount of time (average 5-10 days) and you decide which day you want to post during that window.
Cover Reveals are events where you can help reveal a cover for an author/publisher – you get the privilege to be the first to show it off to the world! This event is not limited to a certain number of blogs; everyone who signs up can participate.
NOTE: Unlike blog tours, cover reveals and book blitzes do NOT need to be the top post of the day. This means you can post it before any other post planned for that day!! It’s also ok if you sign up for a cover reveal or a blitz and you end up being unable to post when the time comes. Though I would prefer you not sign up if you don’t have the intention of posting (for blog tours, please advise in advance if you need to opt out). Also, social media pages are welcome to sign-up as well if that’s your preferred book-loving medium!
Blog Tour Guidelines
Important information regarding blog tours (does not apply to blitzes/reveals):
–Tour Timeline: Each new tour open for sign-up is posted on the site and emailed to tour hosts. Once a tour schedule is finalized, an email is sent to those selected for the tour (a good 4-8 weeks ahead). The review copy will arrive at least 4 weeks before the tour. Completed tour promo items (guest posts, interviews, excerpts etc) will be sent to their respective blogger one week before the tour. The tour kit will also be sent one week before the tour which includes the tour giveaway details, book/author info, and any note/changes in regards to the tour.
–Tour day: Please make sure your tour post is up by 8am CDT on the day of your tour stop and make it the top post of the day. If this is not possible for any reason please let me know and we can switch you to another day. If a blogger fails to post during their schedule tour date without reason or advance notice, I will be hesitant to add them on future tours.
–Tour schedule: A tour schedule is not set in stone, in most cases it can be changed around easily. If you cannot commit or need to change the tour date you have been assigned, let me know as soon as possible; the schedule can easily be changed or your tour stop replaced if needed. Please be aware that not everyone who signs up may get a spot on a tour, this depends on the size of the tour and number of sign ups. You can look through the Upcoming Tours sidebar section if you would like to check all finalized tour schedules.
–Reviews: Because these are promotional tours, unfavorable reviews (review below 3 stars) should be held off until after the tour. If you happen to not like the book, I can provide an excerpt for your scheduled tour stop instead – you may still post the tour giveaway, and this will in no way reflect bad upon you as a tour host; I respect honest opinions! If possible, also post your review on Goodreads and Amazon, and wherever else you normally post (this is a very big help to the author!).
–Promo Items: All tour promo items – interviews, guest posts, top lists, etc – are unique and written specifically for your tour stop. If you sign up for a promo post, you must provide guest post topic idea(s) or interview questions for the author at least 4 weeks before the tour begins (reminders will be sent).
–Host Requirements: I don’t require a minimum amount of followers or specific stats to accept a blogger as a tour host. I prioritize blogs who have been actively blogging for at least a couple of months, and I keep a track record of all my hosts – the most important to me is reliability!