Nashville, TN—Yvonne Perry is doing more than promote her new book as she travels from blog to blog during her virtual book tour for The Sid Series. She is taking along 2,650 Twitter followers and those who are subscribed to her RSS feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/OnlinePromotionMadeEasy) for her blog, Online Promotion Made Easy, in order to demonstrate how a virtual book tour works.
She began by posting an article to her blog and inviting her Twitter followers to come and see what her new book is all about. Each book in her children’s book of holistic (body, mind, spirit) stories teaches skills such as following inner guidance, being true to one’s self, or overcoming fear. Modeled after the lessons Yvonne's grandson, Sidney, is teaching her, these stories are great for the classroom, young readers, or toddlers being nurtured at home. But they are also great for kids who are showing spiritual intellect and psychic gifts. http://thesidseries.com.
Then, she began posting information about what a blog tour is and asking people to participate as host “homes” for her progressive “dinner-type” book tour where she would be providing the meal: an article, interview, video clip, or other free content-rich material for readers to enjoy.
“I began the tour thinking I would only ride the virtual circuit for two weeks,” says Ms. Perry, “but the response I got was so positive that I extended it two more weeks to accommodate all the people who were offering their blogs as stops for my tour.”
There are twenty blogs, three radio show interviews, and two stops on Youtube to see audio/video presentations about stories in The Sid Series. Each of the bloggers participating in Yvonne’s book tour from November 20 to December 20, will post unique material they received from the author. Articles will deal with children and past lives, the death of a pet, spirit channeling, imaginary friends, fairies, crystal kids, grand-parenting, and how the author shifted from her staunch Christian views to a metaphysical path. The tour will also share information about the teenage artist who illustrated parts of The Sid Series, and include discussions about how Yvonne wrote and published her book while maintaining her free-lance writing business.
The tour is also being used to teach authors how to conduct a successful virtual book tour. Perry keeps her blog updated with information to help authors learn how to use the Internet and social marketing to create a credible online presence and reach their reader markets.
“Authors are sometimes clueless as to how to promote their books once they’ve published them. I started my book marketing blog in 2008 when I published my e-book Book Marketing in the Digital Age, Online Promotion Made Easy,” says Perry, the owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services based in Nashville, Tennessee. “Rather than doing an in-person tour at bookstores where only your friends and a few other people show up, authors are taking to the virtual road to let others know about their work.”
Perry has found a way to incorporate her love for teaching. She has six blogs on various topics such as writing, publishing, book marketing, death and dying, stem cell research, and spirituality. Many of the blogs showcase the books she has written; therefore, all of them cross-promote one another. Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services offers many types of book promotional services for authors http://writersinthesky.com.
Yvonne invites you to join in the fun, learn about her book, and learn how to do your own online blog tour. If you need assistance to set up your own blog tour, please contact Sarah Moore, the author's assistant for Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services.