Blog tours are a great way to discover new authors! I have a passion for books in all genres. I started the blog A Buckeye Girl Reads 3 years ago, and through that blog have worked with many authors. I discovered much to my surprise, that I loved helping them get their book noticed by as many people as possible.
Blog tours are a lot like matchmaking-it’s hard to find the perfect blog for the tour you are organizing. One of the most fun tours I did was for Lauren Clark with her book Stardust Summer. It was a month long tour, and did themed top ten lists that went along with setting in her book. My favorite top ten list she did was top ten list of drinks that all had summer/beach themes at Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books.
The great thing about organizing tours are the bloggers I’ve been able to meet. Two that have been instrumental in helping me out are Forget The Housework I’m Reading and Amys Booket List. Both have become friends and it’s been fun to watch their blogs grow.
ABG Reads book tours specializes in Urban Fantasy, Romance, Chick Lit, and Young Adult genres. Authors I’ve been able to work with include Lauren Clark, author of Dancing Naked In Dixie, (Chick Lit) Amber Polo, author of The Shapeshifters Library Series, (Urban Fantasy) Dina Rae, author of Halo Of The Damned, (Horror) and Ellis Drake author of Tweet The Police. (Mystery) Blog tours are just a fun way to connect with new authors and new blogs!
If you're interested in taking part in a blog tour, we're organizing a tour for The Letter by Sandra Owens, a Regency Romance about a betrayal that wasn’t that tore two lovers a part for eleven years. We are looking for bloggers to host reviews, guest posts, author q/a, and excerpts. The tour is from July 29-August 15th. To join, please go here.