Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sulan going on tour

In the month of September, I'll be embarking on my first blog tour. (Thanks to those among my blog buddies who have already agreed to participate!) I'm pretty excited. Since I enjoy reading book blogs so much, and all that goes along with them -- giveaways, guests posts, interviews, etc. -- I figured this would be a great way to promote my new book.

I've done live promotions before, namely book signings, and let me tell you, they are TERRIFYING. There is a whole lot of sitting around in bookstores and feeling awkward. People won't make eye contact with you because they don't want to be trapped, or they don't think they want what you have to sell. Granted, each signing I've done has gotten less and less terrifying . . . I've even gone so far as to enjoy them. But it took me a while to get there. I'm hoping the blog tour will be less terrifying my first time out. After all, I get to hide behind a computer screen! One of my favorite places to be!

Planning and assiting me in the tour will be Teddy Rose of Premier Virtual Author Book Tour. I'm very excited to work with Teddy. She makes all the arrangements for the tour, including scheduling reviews and arranging interviews, guest posts, and giveaways. Hiring her frees up my valuable time to focus on writing -- which is what a writer should be doing, right?

I'll be posting a blog tour schedule toward the end of August.

9 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Can't wait to get stuck into Sulan :) I can't even fathom how terrifying it would be to do a book signing! Thank goodness for the internet and virtual blog tours.

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    1. @ Lan -- I know, right? They make book tours look so glamorous in the movies!

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  2. Can't wait to check out the book. Looking forward to being involved with your tour as well. I eagerly look at the mail every day to see if my copy has arrived!

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    1. @ Scott -- I hope to send it to you soon! I just finished the galley proof on Sunday, and my cover designer needed to make some final color tweaks on the cover. I should get you your review copy in the next two weeks, hopefully sooner!

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  3. Really cool! I'm involved in this tour, right? Look forward to it and to reading Sulan. ;)

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    1. @ Cathy -- Definitely counting on you as being part of the tour! Thank you, thank you!

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  4. Argh! Teddy always contacts me to participate in these. She didn't this time. At least, I don't think she did. :( Oh well. Good luck!

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    1. @ Jenny -- I would totally love it if you participate in my blog tour! I just left you a note with me email address.

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  5. That's exciting for you Camille! I hope the tour is great! :)

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