What is a Virtual Book Tour and How Does it Work? More Importantly, What is a Virtual Book Tour Going to Do For You?
A Virtual Book Tour is a tour online. You don’t even have to leave your home. It is made up of blog stops. This is other people’s blogs. They agree on a certain date and post about you or your book. Then, their readers, subscribers, and fans get to know you. Who doesn’t like a new personal endorsement anyway? The posts are made up of book reviews, interviews, guest post articles, or original articles that link to your book. It is fun and has proven to be highly beneficial. Not only do your fans get to play, but all of the blog hosts combine their audience to visit the other sites. It has been known to start the most interesting conversations. The best part? You are the center of all the attention.
There are many ways that a blog tour will benefit you, but I am going to give you the top 4.
1. You will sell more books during and after the tour. You can reach 1000’s of readers in a day. Can you imagine doing a traditional book tour as a new author and walking into a room full of this many people?
2.. People Talk. Tours build buzz and talk about your book which equals word of mouth advertising and it normally doesn’t stop after the tour.
3.. You will have quality and lasting links to your website as a result of the tour. These links will keep working for you, getting regular organic traffic to your site.
4. Reviews, Reviews, Reviews! Need I say more?