Planning Another Blog Tour

Fool that I am, yes, I'm working on another blog tour for my latest Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, Violent Departures.

The first step is to find people willing to host me. I've reached out to several and also asked other Oak Tree Press authors if they'd like to be one of my hosts. Some have given me ideas about the subject for the post--others have left it up to me.

One big decision I made was to keep the tour a bit shorter than the last one--this will have 20 stops, beginning April 1.

I'll have two prizes--one will be to have a character named after him or her in the next RBPD mystery and the other, to choose an earlier book in the series--either paper or for Kindle.

Next step, of course, is always to start writing the posts with the goal to make them interesting enough for people to want to read them--but to keep them fairly short. This is always more work than I realize and especially hard when I'm also trying to write a book in my other series.

So, you ask, why do you do it?

Not sure, but I'd say that it is a challenge. And I always see an uptick of sales when I'm on a tour.

So be looking forward to April 1 when I being this tour. 

Marilyn aka F.M. Meredith

For anyone who hasn't guessed, I borrow a lot from Ventura for my fictional Rocky Bluff.


Patricia Gligor said…
I'm looking forward to reading your new book and to your post on my blog in April.
Amy Bennett said…
Marilyn, The Back Deck Blog is always happy to host you! The topic is up to you and any Monday in April is open! Just let me know!
Janet Greger said…
Congratulations on having the guts to do another blog tour. You're always welcome at JL Greger's Bugs.
Thanks, Patricia.
Amy, I'll call on you for the next Tempe.
Janet, you'e a peach, I'll pick on you next time around.
M.M. Gornell said…
Looking forward to our blog-visit in April!

It's always a good day when you show up on one of my blogs. You bring new readers to my site, and that's appreciated.

Have you done a blog tour post that gets into the nitty gritty of the blog tour? Since you plan your own, rather than paying a group, I'll bet you have some specific pointers, dos and don'ts, for those of us who host but are nervous about trying to tour ourselves.
I have written on how to do a blog tour, I'll have to do it again one day, Sharon!

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