April 16, 2013

Recruiting Hosts for My Blog Tour - Can You Help?


I am coordinating an online book tour for the release of my middle grade novel, Beware of the White. Would you like to help me? I’ll include the book blurb at the bottom of this post in case you need to make sure the book is appropriate for your blog.

The biggest day for posting will be on launch day, but I hope to keep my book traveling around the Internet for the month following the launch. I’ll be celebrating all month long with quick contests and an end-all giveaway, so I hope to make it fun for you and your readers!

Definition of post types:

Book Spotlight – I provide the book blurb, cover art, author bio, purchase links and a teaser (usually) unique to that post.
Author Interview – I answer questions provided by the host
Character Interview – A character from my book answers questions provided by the host
Book Inspiration Post – The inspiration behind the writing of the novel.
Guest post – I write a guest post of between 500 and 1000 words. Host can request a specific topic (except book inspiration and book’s journey to publication) or leave it up to me.
Book’s Journey to Publication – From the initial writing to today.
Top 10’s – I give my top 10 responses to a topic. The host can provide a topic related to writing, blogging, book marketing or the book itself, or they can leave it up to me.
Facebook Status Share – This is intended to help the news and my author page go viral. You commit to sharing a post about my book from my Facebook author page on the day indicated. (unlimited amt of people can sign up for this, but you must commit to doing it)
Twitter - This is intended to help the news go viral. You commit to Tweeting a link to one of the tour posts and tagging me on Twitter on the day indicated. (unlimited amt of people can sign up for this, but you must commit to doing it)
Host’s Discretion – is for those of you with unique ideas that aren’t covered on the schedule or if you’d like one of the topics covered, just not on the day it is listed.

Below is my proposed schedule. Please respond in comments or email me if there is a spot you’d like to nab. If there is a name in the Host column, the spot is already filled. I will try to keep this list updated. But because I’m too lame to have a linky account and have to do it manually there is a chance of duplicate requests. I will do what I can to accommodate if another date is not available on your blog. If this schedule doesn’t work with your blog schedule, but you’d like to be involved, feel free to make a suggestion of what would work for you. I’m super thankful to anyone who wants to help me celebrate my latest book release.

Date             Type of Post                               Host
5/17/2013
 Book Spotlight
Tamara Lowe
5/17/2013
 Book Spotlight
Medeia Sharif
5/17/2013
 Book Spotlight
Melanie Robertson-King
5/17/2013
 Book Spotlight
Kelly Hashway
5/17/2013
 Book Spotlight
Melissa Goodwin
5/17/2013
 Author Interview
Erin Albert
5/17/2013
 Character Interview
MuseItYoung
5/17/2013
 Book Inspiration Post
Mayra Calvani
5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share

5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Linda Jo Martin
5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Jodi Moore
5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Lee McKenzie
5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Jodi Moore
5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Jo Marshall
5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Dorothy Dreyer
5/17/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Beverly McClure
5/17/2013
 Twitter
Beverly McClure
5/17/2013
 Twitter
Linda Jo Martin
5/17/2013
 Twitter
Lee McKenzie
5/17/2013
 Twitter
Pen & Ink
5/17/2013
 Twitter
Jodi Moore
5/17/2013
 Twitter

5/17/2013
 Twitter

5/17/2013
 Twitter

5/20/2013
 Guest Post
Katie Carroll
5/20/2013
 Character Interview
Antagonize Me
5/20/2013
 Book Spotlight
Marcy Blesy
5/23/2013
 Book Spotlight
Rita Monette
5/23/2013
 Book's Journey to Publication
 Nancy Stewart
5/25/2013
 Book Spotlight
Selena Robbins
5/25/2013
 Book Spotlight
Donna McDine
5/27/2013
 Interview
Rosemary Gemmell
5/28/2013
 Guest Post
Stuart West
5/28/2013
 Author Interview
Beverly McClure
5/30/2013
 Character Interview

5/30/2013
 Top 10 Book Marketing Tips
Hazel Nutt
6/1/2013
 Book Spotlight
Mary Cunningham
6/1/2013
 Book Spotlight

6/3/2013
 Guest Post
Dorothy Dreyer
6/3/2013
 Host's discretion
Pen & Ink
6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Jo Marshall
6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Linda Jo Martin
6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Lee McKenzie
6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share
Mary Cunningham
6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share

6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share

6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share

6/3/2013
 Facebook Status Share

6/3/2013
 Twitter

6/3/2013
 Twitter
Lee McKenzie
6/3/2013
 Twitter
Mary Cunningham
6/3/2013
 Twitter
Jodi Moore
6/3/2013
 Twitter

6/3/2013
 Twitter

6/3/2013
 Twitter

6/3/2013
 Twitter

6/5/2013
 Author Interview
Penny Ehrenkranz
6/7/2013
 Host's discretion
Cheryl Malandrinos
6/7/2013
 Book Spotlight                          Linda Jo Martin
6/11/2013
 Host's discretion
Darlene Foster
6/12/2013
 Guest Post
Maggie Lyons
6/13/2013
 Top 10's

6/13/2013
 Host's discretion
Jo Linsdell
6/15/2013
 Book Spotlight
6/17/2013
 Guest Post

6/17/2013
 Host's discretion


Thank you for considering being part of my tour.

About the book:

As is tradition, Terra learns on the Saturday past her twelfth birthday that she is a Natures Spirit. It is her legacy to serve in the peaceful underground city of Concord. Learning she is named in a prophecy and being threatened by the leader of the death tribe…that part breaks tradition.

The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld, responsible for delivering fatalities with a smile and cleaning up after themselves until Blanco, recent leader of the Trepidus, decides the day of reckoning for his species is coming. He begins organizing the creatures and leads them toward an uprising. The prophecy says there is one person who can stop him. Terra.

          With Spirit of Security, Frank, protecting her, Terra attempts to complete her training and discover her Spirit talents. Together, they go on a rogue investigation to learn how to defeat Blanco. In the end, it comes down to a battle of the minds. The future of Concord is at stake. Will Blanco, the older, more experienced being win? Or will Terra, the young, new Spirit earn back the peace of the city?


16 comments:

  1. Kai,

    You know my blogs are open to you. Let me see what days I have open and I'll get an email over to you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Virginia. I look forward to hearing from you!

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  2. You can put me down for a book spotlight on May 17th.

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    1. You're awesome! Thanks so much, Melanie.

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  3. I can do a FB Status share on the 17th and host a Guest Post on June 3rd. Hope that works. :) Let me know!

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    1. That's great, Dorothy. Thanks so much!!

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  4. I'd like to do Twitter and Facebook - you can choose the dates. I'd also like to do a book spotlight in June.

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    1. That's great, thanks Linda! I'll put you on the email reminder list for FB & Twitter and plug you in for a book spotlight on June 7th. Really appreciate your support.

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  5. I'll be happy to host you and would love for you to speak about the journey to publication. Just let me know!

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    1. Fantastic, this is quite the story to tell, too! Thanks so much, Nancy.

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  6. I'd like to sign up for the spotlight on May 17th.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia! I'll get the post to you a week before. I really appreciate you being involved.

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  7. Pen and Ink will do a status share and a tweet I will put it on my calendar. Will this be from your regular facebook page or do you have an author page> Do you have a tweet to give us for on of those days. Who is publishing your book? Pen and Ink would like a post from you, but I would like to know a little more about the book. Who is publishing it?
    Love a post on working with an editor.
    We post Mondays. That would be May 20 or 27. June 3 or 10.

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    1. Hey Susan, I'll add you to my email list for Facebook and Twitter so you get a reminder and the 411 the day before the launch! Really appreciate that.

      MuseItUp is publishing this book. I had a great editorial experience on this book and I'd be happy to share. If you'd like a post, June 3rd would be great.

      THANKS!

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  8. Hi Kai,

    I'd be delighted to host you on May 25th with a Book Spotlight.

    Best,
    Donna

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