Here we are again. I just can't get enough of Jo Linsdell. Take a look at some of the reviews of Jo Linsdell's Book Virtual Book Tours!
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have book for any writer's resource shelf! September 6, 2013
By Author Virginia L. Jennings
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I thought I knew everything about Virtual Book Tours until I read this book, I now know so much more! Virtual Book tours are a highly effective way to spread the news about your book, I did one for my own book (The Alien Mind) before I read this book and was amazed at how much more traffic and interaction it brought to my website as well as the boosts in sales and reviews. I can't wait to apply the tips Jo shares in this book to my future book releases and see how much MORE of a boost these tips will bring!
I think the next thing I want to try out, which Jo discusses in her book, is a virtual book signing!
Jo Linsdell has blown me away with her new book Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From The Comfort of Your Own Home. This is seriously a book that EVERY author promoting any book absolutely NEEDS to read. You will not be sorry, as a matter of fact, you will want to keep it close at hand for reference. All the steps are clear and easy to follow and there are many tools discussed in this book as well. You will find yourself going back to it repeatedly for marketing advice!
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS A MUST... September 1, 2013
By Katherine Mashburn
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If you are an independent writer and self-promoter of your books, products, or services then this book is a must! Jo Linsdell does a fantastic job designing a blueprint to follow to use to promote and market ones work. The "how to" steps she presents in the book are both effective and easy to follow. Jo has also filled its pages with loads of other marketing resources that any writer or entrepreneur will find useful!
By Lady Helen Doherty
I have completed one virtual book tour for a trilogy of picture books about squirrels, so when the opportunity arose to review Virtual Book Tours I jumped at it, as I wanted to see how well I done on my own tour, where I went wrong and what I could improve next time around.
My virtual book tour was a rather fly by the pants event, so the planning section of the book was quite an eye opener, as it gives additional places to find reviewers and other methods I’d not thought about – like searching on Google – I did a search today for “PR Friendly Mom Bloggers” and I was blown away by the first search result, which was a linky directory with over 500 Mom bloggers, which will keep me busy for a while! There are also other invaluable links I will try out as well.
One area that I could have improved on is that I could have done more interaction with my hosts and their readers, but I did convey my thanks to every host. However, I received an email the other day from a lady thanking me for an interview and a review I posted on this website and it was so enthusiastic and grateful – I’m not sure my paltry thank yous were enough!
I must admit I did try to emulate Jo Linsdell’s media kit for my trilogy of picture books, as I was intrigued by and a host for her Out and About at the Zoo picture book tour, but I really need to try press releases, creating some of the other promotional materials and carrying out the promotional methods revealed in this book.
One piece of advice I will definitely take on board is to re-purpose content – I have a string of reviews and interviews out there on the internet, but they are not all on my media page, in fact at the moment I don’t even have a media page, so that’s a wasted opportunity right there.
This book has taught me that for my next virtual book tours, I will need to try to find more specialized bloggers and hosts in the parenting arena. I also need to have a sharper focus on what I want to achieve from the tour and get used to using social media more to my advantage.
The resources in the book are phenomenal – there are lists of potential hosts, internet radio shows (I’ve not ventured on this ground yet) and much more and the final check list will be invaluable to me.
A very well written and comprehensive book – after reading this, there can be no excuse not give a virtual book tour a go.
There may be a time in the future that I start offering virtual book tours to picture book authors, so I will definitely digest and follow this advice in perfecting my own tours first.
5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL works begins AFTER you've published September 15, 2013
By linda s gross
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As a writer, it's grueling to have the discipline to finish the book. After that, the real works starts with marketing the book. If no one knows about the book, who cares?
Jo's book kick starts peddling the book to get the word out. Get great links to put her advice to action.
Get must-have tips for book promotion. Go and enjoy the journey.
Linda Gross author of THE CAVEMAN FORMULA
The Caveman Formula. (DT4M, Dating Tips for Men.)
Tomorrow I will post an interview with Jo Linsdell and where she is going next on her tour.
Susie E. Caron
These are from my former life with many current memories and helps for parents.
I retired from teaching, became a psychotherapist treating children and families and an author. After retiring I became a full time artist.
I recently reopened this parenting blog because I believe wisdom is to be shared.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!