I’ve been blogging about books for just about a year now and worked within publishing for the same amount of time. I’ve learned a lot, and it’s taken me a while to learn what I have. There has been a lot of trial and error and there probably will be for a while yet, if not forever.
However, this book can teach you SO much whether you’re an Author, Blogger, Publicist or work in Marketing. Learn everything it takes time to learn with experience, quickly with this short, super interesting read.
The book isn’t long so it’ll only take you a couple of hours to gain insight on a subject that many find hard to crack.
I know when you think ‘Book Tour’ most authors immediately think ‘book sales’ but it’s not true. I always try to tell my authors that book tours don’t sell books, they get people talking about your book, which in turn may help sales at some point but really it’s about getting you as the author and your book out into the interwebs to be found! This book does such a great job of explaining all of those tiny details that you need to know.
What I Loved:
-Barb is very straight forward and you can tell she’s been in the industry for many years. She’s very knowledgeable and the book shows that. Eventually you would learn everything in this book, but what better way to learn it quickly than from a fantastic teacher like Barb?
-The book hold so much truth in so many areas surrounding Book Tours and Book Blogs.
What I didn’t Love:
-Nothing… I think this type of knowledge needs to be in the book world! Like they say… The more ya know…
What I thought of the Cover:
-Super cute cover, very fitting of the book and of Barb’s author brand.
Even as a book blogger who has made a business of selling ‘tours’ I want this book in the world. It’s so great to know that this kind of knowledge is out there and that anyone can learn and read all the things us as bloggers learn over the time spent working with authors and the publishing industry.
I think with the publishing world leaning towards authors doing more of their own marketing this book really encourages them to get involved, whether they have professional help or not. Your book is essentially selling you as an author so the more knowledge you have on the details of this new virtual book selling world, the better position you’ll be in to sell your books.
I can’t say enough good about this book, buy it, read it and refer to it.
And remember… there is NO quick trip to the Best Sellers list… it takes time, money, and persistence. This book will help you make the right choices in that journey (not a race – a journey).
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About the Author:
Social Media and WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance – mostly Regency.
She is the author of 6 books and over 20 YouTube videos all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.
Find her here:
Author Website: http://barbdrozdowich.com
Business Blog: http://bakerviewconsulting.com
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