This blog tour is being conducted by Goddess Fish Tours, which is one of the better blog tour sites I mentioned in my guest post on The Book Designer called 7 Top Blog Tour Sites.
So what book am I touring? I’m going with Tarot Card Killer, a book that’s really gotten little attention since being released in December. I did some advertising with Bargainbooksy on it a month or so ago, and managed to get about 20 sales from that which was a lot better than usual.
Will I do the same with this tour? I hope I’ll do better, but we’ll see. I’m not discounting the book, so any sales I do get should be lucrative at least.
Here’s my blog tour schedule for this week:
Sunday, March 2 – Goddess Fish Tours
Monday, March 3 – Linda Mercury
Tuesday, March 4 - Beckstar Reviews
Wednesday, March 5 – Brook Blogs
Thursday, March 6 – Andi’s Book Reviews
Friday, March 7 – Blood Moons and Nightscapes
Friday, March 7 - Long and Short Reviews
I’ll post the links to these sites here as the posts go up each day. That way you don’t have to go looking on Google for these sites.
Are Blog Tours Worth It?
It’s really hard to say, mainly because it’s hard to say how much of a long-tail this tour will have. Just like you might go into a bookstore, see a cool book, and then not buy it for months or even years after the fact, so too will many people follow that same route after seeing these posts.
See, it’s really hard to measure eBook advertising. Sure, you might get some immediate sales, and I’m sure I’ll pick up a few, but what about those sales 6 months from now? Let’s say I do no more advertising on this book. Well, could some of those sales have originated with this tour? See, it’s pretty tough to say.
The Importance of Host Sites
So how did these sites match up to mine?
- Blood Moons had no ranking, which I’m not surprised by this as it’s part of Blogger and doesn’t often rank.
- Andi’s Book Reviews gets about 5 to 7 times less traffic than my site gets.
- Brook Blogs does a lot better than me.
- Linda Mercury has no ranking, but this might be something to do with it being on Blogger as well.
- And finally Goddess Fish does a little better in me with traffic.
Mainly, though, it’s about finding an audience. See, I don’t think any of you really care about my Tarot novel. But Goddess Fish, a site that’s done more than 1,200 blog tours, thinks these sites have visitors and users that do. And that’s why I’m going to be on them.
Again, for $45, is it really that bad of a deal?
Well, regardless of that, I enjoyed writing these posts, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading them.