Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Blog Tours - What Would You Like to Know

I'm doing a tele-seminar next week about blog tours and I would love input from you all.

There are many things to discuss about blog tours and I worked out some initial questions to get people thinking - they are:

Discover Ways to Promote Your Book on a Virtual Blog Tour to Gain Greater Visibility and Sales

  • What are the benefits of doing a blog tour?
  • Should you promote your book in a blog tour?
  • Should fiction and non fiction books be promoted differently in a blog tour?
  • Should you organize your own blog tour?
  • Why hire a publicist to organize your tour?
  • If you hire a publicist, will you still need to work on the tour?
  • Can you use a blog tour to promote anything besides books?
  • Is there a new option in book blog tours?

But, now I need to create a couple of handouts and I'd love your input. Is there any specific info about blog tours that any of you think would be most helpful? Some folks here have done tours, some have hosted touring authors and I bet some of you have thought about doing a tour. So, since many of the people here are authors, I figured it would be a great place to pose the question. What information would you suggest I offer in handouts? Thank you all for your thoughts. There will be plenty of blog tour info coming very soon .

Nikki Leigh

PS - The answer to the last question is - most definitely. Stay tuned for much more information about that option - SOON. Or, contact me to be added to the mailing list - with Mailing List in the subject line.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

"The Second Line" by Sheryl Nantus

Tell us about your heroine --- the female lead in your book.

What's her name?
Jacklyn Amanda St. George (Jackie for short!)

Why did you pick that name?
It's classy and she's a classy broad. Can I say broad?

Give us a brief description of how she looks.
Young redhead with an attitude - jeans, torn combat jacket or leather jacket to get around; doesn't dress up. Ever.

Is there anything unusual about her appearance?
She looks very normal - which is good when you're a corporate spy!

Who does she love? Why?
No one yet... but there's someone on the horizon!

Does this person love her?
Maybe... there's a chance!

Tell us about her family.
Mother passed away from cancer; father... well, you'll have to read the book to find out. She's alone in the world.

Where is she from?
Toronto, Canada! (Parkdale, for the Canucks who know of where I speak!)

Does her hometown affect her behavior, thoughts and attitude?
She loves her city and knows it inside and out - she loves the bars, the nightlife as well as the businesses she has to break into.

What does she want out of life?
Inner peace. Which is hard to get.

What's her biggest secret? (Only share if it isn't a spoiler in the story.)
Ah... can't say. In book!

Did you write more than one story about her?
Just the one book so far... but there's always a chance for more!

How would she describe you?
A fellow Canuck who should really get out more.

Is there anything else about your heroine that we need to know? Feel free to share.
Jackie's a self-made woman - a corporate spy who knows how to get what her clients want and how to make good money. She has money to burn, but doesn't show off. She loves her steak.

Please provide your website link.

What is the link to buy your book?