Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
1-May Melissa Vera adventures of frugal mom (interview and review)
2-May Mary Ann Loesch All Things Writing Review and Interview w giveaway
2-May Shauni, Tea and Book Bio/Synopsis/Excerpt
3-May Laurie Treacy Reader Girls (interview)
4-May Kerry-Ann McDade A Redheads Guilty Reads (review and interview givaway)
5-May Kimberly R Turning The Pages (Review/interview w giveaway)
6-May Suzie Welker Book's Reviewed by Bunny ( Review)
7-May Gael Blogher.com/GaelMcCarte (review)
8-May Ramblings of an Amateur Writer (Excerpt/Bio)
9-May Mely Journey with Words (Excerpt/Bio)
10-May Amber Sapphyria's Book Reviews, (review)
11-May Jessica Mason Wickedlybookish (review, interview & Giveaway)
12-May Lizziebeth Lissette E Manning ( Review)
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Have you used all the tools available to you? Yes you have a blog, do you have a Facebook page to go with your blog? Not your home wall, but an actual page. A Place where you can interact with people you may not choose to friend. I know I don't have a lot of "friends" on facebook. I am just not into that but I love when people come like my Facebook Page. It makes me think that there are those that are interested in what I have to say.. Those that want to keep track of my thoughts.. yeah.. and maybe they just like to "like" things.
Either way, when I make a post on my blog, I immediately copy the URL to that post, get my tiny URL and post it to my facebook page. Now I have double the exposure.. My blog traffic is going to grow.
Of course every post I make on my Facebook Page is attached to my twitter account! So if I make an announcement on Facebook, telling everyone about my post it just flows seamlessly over to Twitter. When I am posting on Facebook and it's about someone, I make sure to add two things.
The person's Facebook Name..
The person's Twitter Name..
For instance, if it is about Sherrilyn Kenyon.. I write @Sherrilyn Kenyon until the facebook highlight grabs hold and I tag her name. Then right next to it I will put @kenyonsherrilyn.. because that is her twitter name and this post is going straight to Twitter. Completely maximizing my facebook post.
Now for my absolute favorite tool.. TRIBERR.. Triberr is a social network that requires you to have a Blog and a Twitter account. Once you join, you find tribes of like minded people to join. Let me explain as simply as possible.
Say you have 5 followers on twitter and you join a tribe with 4 other people who also have 5 followers. Then you write a blog and your blog appears in the Tribal Stream. Once everyone approves it suddenly instead of being tweeted to 5 people you are now tweeted to 25. You can join many different tribes and your stream grows accordingly. It's a great way to garner traffic.
Yes there are negatives to all of this but I seriously feel that the positives far outweigh the negatives and yes they most certainly do garner traffic. Join a few of these sites, then watch your stats.. You will be astounded at the increase in your visitors.
There are other network tools out there as well but I prefer Triberr because once you are set up, the actual work is minimal. A Couple of stops a day to approve all the posts in your stream and Triberr will stagger the tweets so you don't flood twitter.
These are my favorite networking tools, what are yours?
Monday, April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012 adventures of frugal mom (guest post)
April 23, 2012 Bookaroo-Ju (bio/excerpt/synopsis/interview)
April 24, 2012 Red Headed Bookworm (review)
April 25, A Chick Who Reads (guest post)
April 26, 2012 Book's Reviewed by Bunny (review)
April 27, 2012 Ramblings of an Amateur Writer (guest post)
April 28, 2012 Turning the Pages (review)
April 30, 2012 RedHeads Review it Better (bio/synopsis/excerpt )
May 2, 2012 Ali's Book Shelf (guest post)
May 4, 2012 Bibliophilia, Please (Bio/excerpt/Interview)
May 5, 2012 Reviews by Molly (bio/synopsis/excerpt )
Where you can find Andrea:
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday April 23, 2012 starts our Andrea Heltsley Tour promoting her book Dissolve.. Check out these blogs on these dates to find out more about Andrea and her book.
April 26, 2012 Book's Reviewed by Bunny
April 24, 2012 Red Headed Bookworm
April 23, 2012 adventures of frugal mom
April 25, A Chick Who Reads
April 27, 2012 Ramblings of an Amateur Writer
May 4, 2012 Bibliophilia, Please
April 23, 2012 Bookaroo-Ju
April 30, 2012 RedHeads Review it Better
Sunday, April 15, 2012
10 Reviews and 1 Interview to get the ball rolling!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This is our weekly blog hope to get to know each other and have some fun.
Each week we will feature one of the team member blogs. If you would like to be featured please leave a comment as such.
A different Team blogger featured every week
Welcome to all of the new book blog tour host team!
Hop on and join the fun.
Meet your new Teammates.
Follow each others blog pages.
Lets have some fun! Join the hop and offer a giveaway if you have one.
This Blog hop is open to any blogger who would like to join the fun.
Today's Featured blog is Tea and Book..
Remember to post this as your blog of the day.. feel free to offer a give away of your own.. and let us know if you want to be featured in the blog hop!
On twitter I speak regularly authors, publishers and fellow romance book lovers.. I even feel a kinship to many of them! And it's not just the newbie authors, who are oodles of fun. What a wonderful world we live in! BUT.. that makes some things harder.. Like writing an interview..
So many of the questions we want to know can be found on the author's FAQ page.. Obviously these are questions that have been asked in ad nauseaum and should be avoided at all cost. Form Interviews have their place but do they really get the wow factor? Get both the author and the reader coming back?
So, how do you write a better interview? How do you get an author to say this was the hardest interview or these were the best questions or I really enjoyed these questions? The answer is you go outside of the box..
Some Simple Suggestions to building a better interview..
- Research.. Yes that is right, research.. Check out their Faq page, maybe some older interviews, find out what questions they have been asked often and find out something about them.. what their interests are. Sometimes a little snippet from a previous interview can be a great question. Vickieann found out in an older interview that an author's house had suddenly become cat central and was referring to herself as the crazy cat lady.. so she asked how was that going?
- Use your personal experience.. In my recent interview with Jennifer Lyon I found out we grew up about minutes apart so I asked her some questions that I knew she would understand and yet not exclude the readers.
- Ask the questions you really want to know.. believe me so do others.. In my recent interview with Jo Goodman I asked if she ever considered going back to an older series.. I miss them..
- Create a signature move.. At BR and Tea we do a speed round, granted it was created by former BR member Sandy who now is co owner of The Reading Cafe.. but it remains BR's signature move.. as it was on all interviews before Sandy left.
- Make sure your interview flows.. if you are speaking about a book and it's characters, don't skip over to where they live then back to the character. Let the questions flow together.
- Ask questions about the books but don't make it your main theme..there is so much more to an author than just her books... yes we LOVE those books but let's appreciate their creator.. Because of the internet we know so much more about authors than ever. We know where they live, if they just moved, the struggles they are having with water heaters, furniture, moving men, pets, children... they have lives let's bring them into ours..
- Above all be appreciative, as far as I am concerned it's ok to gush..can you imagine giving your heart and soul to something putting yourself out there to be insulted or unappreciated? Yeah, neither can I but I have seen it. Face it some of these authors I have read for a lifetime.. When Cynthia Wright and Jo Goodman responded to me and agreed to interviews, I took a minute to just cry.. I have been reading Cynthia since my HS years and JO since the mid 80's how could I not be excited?
- And make it yours..your interviews share more than the author they give us a glimpse of you.. So state your questions loud and proud be you, it's way more fun that way.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
It is a little blurry because of the re-post, Please visit her blog and read it there while you join her followers. Leave a comment if you care to as well. Red Headed Bookworm Blog
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Author of Better off Dead, April 28th through May 6th
Tour April 29th through May 12th
~ One Fate be granted mortal man, used for evil or good as the inner voice directs. Alas, the divine spark draws the eyes of the Fates, the Second Fate sparingly gifted by their hands. Be warned offspring of the gods; guard your gifting well. For if the Third Fate be unleashed, the soul lays bare before one so touched by the gods.' ~
Cautious and quiet by nature, Paige Kinnell watches life unfold from the sidelines, maintaining her simple existence as a shield to hide behind. But underneath her shy, careful ways, Paige senses a disconnect with the world around her, indulging instead her ever curious interest in the legend and lore of time nearly forgotten.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
We at Innovative Online Book Tours are giving a $25.00 Amazon gift card as a prize for this first hop.
How do you win this great prize?
Simply invite a fellow blogger to apply as a host.
Post their blog URL in comments and have them go to the website to fill out the Host form and in one week I will pick a winner from all the successful new blog host applications, very scientifically (out of a hat)
Lets have a fun hop!
This week we are featuring BODICE RIPPERS, FEMME FATALES AND FANTASY