Status: Going to beta reader this week
Posted by: Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel
On Monday, I started another blog tour to promote my latest release, LEGACY OF ANGELS.
Some authors have gone wild and crazy and hit a different blog every day for twenty or thirty days. The very idea of doing that had my eyes rolling back in my head. At 750 to 1000 words per blog, that's enough words to write a novella!
So I found a more sane (for me) schedule--a different blog once a week for four weeks. That I can handle! I did this kind of tour with my March 1 release and thought it worked well. I got a mix of comments from my loops and new-to-me readers. I've also heard not everyone who reads a blog leaves a comment, so there could be masses out there lining up to buy my books. :)
Which leads to the question: how does this translate into sales? Not sure. It would be wonderful to have hourly rankings as on the Amazon web site. However, I'd probably be spending time checking stats instead of writing.
So for now, I see blog tours as an investment to build readership over the release schedule of my series. I'm getting my name out to potential readers and will consider sales as I get statistics for them.
As a reader and/or writer, how do you feel about blog tours? Is this something you do or will consider for promotion? And have you ever bought a book from reading about an author who is touring?