A blog tour is like a book tour or concert/album tour, except that the author doesn't actually have to leave her/his living room. There are sites that organize blog tours for authors, but I haven't had the luck to "go" on one yet. Instead, I'm slowly organizing guest posts for myself, finding blogs that are looking for guest bloggers via LinkedIn, MyBlogGuest.com, Twitter, and internet searches. Reviews of my book are also trickling in.
Today, I received links to my new blog guest post for an Australian writing website:
as well as fabulous reviews on Goodreads:
and on Flipkart (think: Indian Amazon.com):
by a reviewer in India whom I have never met in person.
It is exceptionally hard for authors to get publicity for their self-published books, no matter how great those books are. The effort does not end when the book is finished - that's when the hard part actually begins. Every single day, you've got to do something to get and keep your name out there. I don't know if my random guest blogging can really be considered a "blog tour," but at the moment it's the closest I can get to one!
I am so grateful to all you out there are supporting me, by reading my book, by writing reviews, and by sharing my book with others!