Thursday, August 28, 2014

How Do You Like It?: Book Tours/Promotion

What kind of book tour/promotion posts do you like? 
Which topics interest you, make you immediately want to click that link, read that post? 
And how big an impact do giveaways have?

Right now I tend to just do reviews, author interviews, or spotlights, but I'd love to start offering you guys broader content! Below is a list of blog tour post topics (if you know any others, do let me know!) - please comment below with what interests you! And how much impact do giveaways have on you visiting a book tour/promotion post? I'd like to know!

  • Review
  • Author Interview
  • Character Interview
  • This or That
  • Tens List
  • Dream Cast
  • Music Playlist
  • Guest Post
  • Excerpt/Spotlight
  • 10 Random Things About the Author
  • 10 Favorite Books Author Read This Year
  • Scavenger Hunt

(P.S. Blogger comments have been a little fritzy as of late. I recommend copying your comment before trying to post it, just in case it gets eaten. If it does get eaten, refresh the page, paste and try again.)


  1. My favorite out of all of those is the playlist but I also love a guest post where the author shares an opinion on a popular bookish subject.

  2. This is a great question! I rarely visit tour posts unless they have a review, BUT I still post spotlights on my blog for books that look interesting to me because I like to give my readers the chance to win the giveaways! Lately, I have more books to read than I can handle, so I don't enter a ton of giveaways myself, but I'm sure I'll go back to entering again at some point. I think I just got burned out. I do find that my giveaway posts on my blog tend to attract more readers than posts without. Good luck figuring it all out!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. To be honest, my knowledge of book tours is limited and I'm still only KINDA sure about what they are and how they work. But from the few I've come across, I really enjoy the author interviews. I've never come across a dream cast of music playlist but I would LOVE that.
    Giveaways don't mean that much to me, mainly because I already have more books than I can swallow right now, but also because I follow many US blogs and got into a habit of not bothering to enter, even though many/most do ship to the UK. Bad habit, I guess. I have fallen into a pit of pessimism lately.

    Interesting post! Sorry i've been AWOL, it's a long story... it really is.