You wrote a book. You survived the self-publishing process. You worry about your novel getting lost in the Amazon jungle. What if people never find it? “Market your book,” blazes on your conscience. You’re probably working social media, but what else can you do?
“Do a book tour,” another writer suggested.
So I sent my novel Written in Ruberah on a virtual tour for the month of March making twenty stops on websites appealing to readers and writers of paranormal romance and fantasy. I cringed at the slew of guest blogs and author interviews I would have to write and return within a few weeks.
Writing for a book tour requires focusing on the topic given, while considering the audience of the host site. After a while, I began to enjoy this experience. I felt a sense of connection to other readers and writers. I’m used to writing novels, which take several years to complete. Working with a deadline helped me hone my writing skills.
As books sales come hard for the self-published author, I’m always looking for how writing improves my life. Having blogs on twenty different websites for my book tour brings me a feeling of being an active member in the booklover community.
Linda Leon arranged the book tour for Written in Ruberah. Contact her at: www.bookmarketingprofessionals.com