Just a quick tour update today. Speaking of which, this is four updates in four days. This, for those watching at home, is a lot more than I normally post here, all on just one topic. “Are you planning on doing one of these posts every single day of the tour?” you might be asking. “I am indeed”, would be my answer. “Why?” You might then ask, with one eyebrow raised.
“Well, here’s the thing,” I would then say. “I’m not a fan of talking about myself. I don’t like doing promotion, or anything that draws attention to myself. But this isn’t about me, it’s about my new book. I think it’s a pretty good book, and I would really like it if a whole bunch of other people agreed with me. Those who have read it have almost universally enjoyed it. That makes two novels in a row that have been very well received, with minimal promotional effort from me or anyone else.”
“But,” I would continue, “I feel like Seventeen Skulls deserves to be seen by more readers. I needed some help getting the word out, to reach a larger and broader audience, so I embarked upon this virtual book tour. Seventeen Skulls will grace the pages of 39 bloggers, reviewers, and book fans over the next month, potentially reaching thousands of readers, many of whom have never heard of me or my work. Of those thousands of new eyes, maybe some decide to give something I’ve written a try. Maybe some of them even like what I’ve written, and want to check out what else I’ve done.”
“So that’s why I will keep firing off daily updates, and plugging the tour stops at the same time as they’re plugging Seventeen Skulls. Promotion isn’t a one-way street, and I’m happy to give as well as receive. More eyes on the review sites means more sales and attention for other authors too. Plus, it’s kind of cool to watch this all unfold right alongside you and get to know my hosts a little better.”
Anyway, that’s what I would say if you asked me what my motivation here is. And now, down to business! Day four of the tour and the hits keep coming! Another double header today as we drop by Book Review Virginia Lee, and then over to The Faerie Review for a double dose of Seventeen Skulls promo. Very cool to see the number of entrants in the giveaway has topped 900 today – just four days in and a thousand is well within sight. I’m eager to see how high that number will go.
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