Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ebook Blog Tours--How do They Help?

I'm just about finished doing four blog tours for my ebook Saving Mary: The Possession.I didn't know what to expect from a tour. I wasn't sure they would boost sales, I wasn't sure they would get me reviews, I wasn't sure if they'd be easy or excruciatingly difficult. Well, they're not easy that's for sure because they do take planning (writing the blog posts takes time and so does answering all the interview questions), but I do think they're worthwhile.

Of course, don't expect them to boost sales, that may not happen. I never saw a spike in sales during the tour period...sales stayed the same and only just recently sales have dropped (I think due to it being the middle of summer). What I benefited from the most was the reviews. So far I have 20 reviews posted on Amazon (my average is 4.2) and that helps immensely. I now know that people are enjoying my creepy little memoir and they're liking it. Check out these great little blurbs that I can use for marketing.

My Name is Sage: As I became wrapped up in the story, I had to stop and remind myself I was reading true events that the author endured. That reality made this book more intense. Diedre’s honest writing allowed me to understand the desperation she felt while she tried to reach out to receive God’s grace. 

Beth Art From the Heart: This was a rivoting memoir of Deidre's younger days.  I didn't want to read it, but I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. 

Read-A-Holicz Review: I give this 4.5/5 feathers. It was a really interesting and odd book. I wanted to know what happened but at the same time it was just so different. I highly recommend this book if you want something different and not the same old genre.

Masqueradecrew: This story was riveting. I couldn't put it down. The beginning chapters dealt with her as a child so she wrote as a child would. She dropped the letter g off the ends of words, used slang and colloquialisms to give me the impression that the child herself was speaking to me from the pages. As she became older in the book, the language became more sophisticated, more adult. It was like I was reading her diary, hearing her voice as she grew up. I felt deep empathy for her, and what she went through. This is a fabulous read. It has all the ear marks of a blockbuster. I would highly recommend it. Unfortunately I haven't read the whole story yet. The sequel, Saving Mary - Deliverance isn't out yet. I can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for that. It was an accurate visual of the ups and downs of a writer's day.