I’ve had such a good time (and learned a lot) from reading all of the comments on the post about what kind of posts you like on blog tours. That got me thinking wouldn’t it be nice if authors could tap into readers conversations and know what readers like and don’t like about the blog tours they follow. I asked generally what kind of blog posts you liked to see on blog tours and the responses I got were insightful and interesting so I thought I’d broaden the question a little…deepen the conversation. Today I’m kind of pulling out the stops and asking readers and blog hosts what advice they’d give authors doing blog tours.
Are there mistakes that you’ve seen authors make that make you cringe?
Are there things authors do that make you smile and take notice?
What are authors doing right and wrong in terms of blog tours?
There are a number of blog tour packages available — some that run five days…some that run ten days…some that are a guest appearance a week for a couple of months… what do you think is the optimum number of stops on a blog tour? Do you prefer to see the author on consecutive days or do you like the guest appearances spread out more like the guest appearance a week for a couple of months packages? Which makes an author more memorable?
What about blog tour themes? I’ve seen some very inventive themes…and some blog tours that have no theme at all. Do you like themes…like a cookie recipe at each stop for a holiday stop…or do you prefer tours that have no theme?
I’d like to hear any piece of advice you have for authors doing blog tours. What do you like? What do you dislike? What turns you onto a book? What turns you off of a book or author?
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