Or...The Dragon reaches out to other internet sites to spread the word about this epic fantasy novel
It's not common yet. I tell people that I'm doing an online book tour and they respond with varying degrees of excitement, but always with "what's that?" or "what do you mean?" A few have grasped the concept and asked, "how do you do that?"
The blogosphere has opened all kinds of marketing and promotion doors for authors (and other professionals), but, in this case, it allows me to visit audiences of other bloggers to talk about Choices Meant for Gods and myself. From May 21 to July 21 (the date J.K. Rowling releases her final Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), I'll visit a variety of blog sites and author chat rooms to share the exciting bits and pieces of Choices Meant for Gods with audiences who haven't heard about the fantasy story yet. I owe the hosts and hostesses of these sites a debt of gratitude. I'm driving traffic to their sites for the day by being a special guest, an author of a high fantasy novel, that they can interview and discuss on their site and to whome their guests can "speak" through the comment fields on their blogs, but I am benefiting from this relationship as well. I'm building up the base that has heard of Sandy Lender and Choices Meant for Gods. And if people read the interviews, perhaps comment back and forth with me during the days that I'm at the different blogs, I'm building up an audience who will undoubtedly fall madly in love with Amanda Chariss, Nigel Taiman, Henry Bakerson, Master Rothahn, Hrazon of Mon'dore, Kora Taiman, Kaylin Taiman, and the list goes on...
So I'd like to post the sites that have confirmed tour stops for all you visitors. I'll also list make a note on the list for the sites that will have contests/drawings for signed copies of Choices Meant for Gods. I encourage each of you to try to stop by as many sites as you can so you can get the full effect of the groups of answers I've given to folks. And don't be shy about jumping in with your own questions. That's what the comment field is for, and it's why I'm doing this online. There's no way I could make it to New Zealand, Canada, California, and New York for a real-life book tour...So online is the next best thing!
Blog Tour Dates
5/22 http://www.jamiesonwolf.blogspot.com/ (win a signed copy of Choices Meant for Gods)
5/23 http://willifordblog.com/ (9:00 p.m. Eastern time, online author chat)
5/29 http://thebookpedler.wordpress.com/ (check out the archives for April 24 to see a fabulous review already on The Book Pedler!)
6/1-30 http://www.bloggingauthors.com/ (the site presence all month)
6/5 http://www.bloggingauthors.com/ (the interview)
6/8 http://archeblog.blogspot.com/ (my publisher)
6/9 real-life book signing event at Barnes & Noble (in the Waterside shops, Naples, Fla., 2-4 p.m., enter contest to win Jorin Taiman's training sword)
6/19 http://www.bewitchedbybooks.com/ (win a signed copy of Choices Meant for Gods)
6/28 cassidymckay.com (8:00 p.m. Eastern time, online author chat)
7/3 BrendaWilliamsonRomanceParty@yahoogroups.com author day with Sandy Lender (you have to be a member of her free yahoo group to participate in the chatter that day – and the followup days…) (win a signed copy of Choices Meant for Gods)
I thank each one of these hosts/hostesses, and I hope to see you visitors on the blogosphere!