VBT's Procedures - A Summary

Virtual Book Tours is a group of 30+ authors. Included in our group is a publisher of children's books; an editor; a coach and teacher of writing for children and freelance writing; a marketing guru; and an array of wonderful, and some well known, authors. What's great about this group is that we cover a wide range of writing genres - from ghostwriting to poetry. This allows our books/works to be visible to a much larger audience than if we promoted within one genre.

Along with the ongoing virtual tours, Virtual Book Tours offers a couple of other marketing tools to help promote you and your work. We have a Link Exchange, Book Reveiws (for those members who are interested), and a Library strategy. We also are constantly moving forward and always looking for new tools to create visibility and increase sales.

A Little About the Rules and Procedures

This is a participating group. We count on each other to follow through so no member is left unhosted for a tour. This does take a bit of commitment.

On the first of each month (and one other day that week)we host each other. A schedule is prepared in advance partnering members. So, each month every member is a host and guest to another member. Each month the partners change.

In the group site each member is given a Member's Folder. This is the place members upload any information they want to promote such as a bio, book synopsis, interview questions, reviews and testimonials, articles, etc..

In the Photos section, members upload jpgs of their book cover/s and author photo.

We do not promote explicit or graphic sex, violence, racism, hatred, etc.. A number of our members are children's book authors and certain genres would not be compatible on those sites.

One of Virtual Book Tours goals is to broaden our horizons by increasing membership. Since the name of the game is promotion through visibility, the more members the more visibility. This means more readers get a chance to learn about you and your book - this encourages sales.

If you are interested in joining our merry band of authors. Leave a comment with contact information.

See you in blog world,
Karen

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