Monday, April 9, 2012
Back to Business: THOUGHTS ON BLOG TOURS
I LOVE BLOG TOURS.
I love connecting with book bloggers who are so passionate about the YA genre. I love getting to answer questions about my craft, my characters, my chocolate-versus-chips preferences. I love winning swag :)
However, of late I've spoken with several authors who are having difficulty setting up blog tours. Some bloggers who used to set up tours are so booked they're no longer adding titles to their roster. And so many blogger/reviewers (myself included) are overwhelmed with arcs, debut and otherwise.
Don't get me wrong. There's great fun to be had at GReads (check out her fantabulous Blogger-Behind-the-Book and TGIF features), at Chick Loves Lit (luurve the Fun Five Interviews), at Novel Novice (projects and features galore plus great content for educators), and many more incredible sites.
But I'm just wondering if anyone out there has any thoughts on blog tours of late in terms of theme, duration, giveaways, who coordinates them, how to do the best work for your publisher, and so on.
Please share your thoughts.