- Check out Tsu, Booklikes, and Booktropolous
- Check out The Book Blogger Directory, Book Blogger List, YA Book Blog Directory, and The Indie View
- Contact @RoxanneRhoads about making a connection between her booktour service and my Operation Awesome Debut Author Spotlight
My two reviews are below. On my sidebar, I centered the WHAT-ARE-THEY video, reordered some widgets, and added the date for the next Bout of Books. I added the Debut Authors page so those folks could reach me easier. I contacted Roxanne.
I’ll spend the weekend visiting/ commenting and checking out the sites (which were recommended in the book tour book).
This book really explains virtual booktours, what they are, how to prepare for one, what to expect from one, and why to do one. It also explains guest posting and how to make it work for your author brand. It’s well thought-out and easy to read. I’m really glad that I got this ebook. I’d recommend it to debuting authors as well as those about to publish for the umpteenth time.
The first 13% is all valuable information that will make you a better writer if you implement it. There are great tips such as “the setting in each scene should be unique and memorable” and “conflict needs to be recurring and frequent while varying in intensity.” The settings each have something for all five primary senses, people found there, potential conflicts, related settings, tips, and examples. A wonderful reference guide that could also be used for writing prompts. The high school tastes section raised my eyebrow, but I had more homeschooling than traditional schooling, so I’m no expert there. Do school busses have seatbelts? For the cave, I’d add “cave blindness” as a conflict and add spelunker to the list of people. The book’s appendixes are very nice.
11 Questions from Tamara Narayan
1. What was the last book you read?
2. What was the last movie your saw? Would you recommend it?
X-Men Apocalypse, and yes, I would certainly recommend it.
3. What is your favorite TV show?
How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, iZombie, Modern Family, Supernatural
6. You refuse to eat…
anything made of shit. I don’t care what word you call it, if it came from an anus I’m gonna pass.
7. The craziest thing you ever did was…
be a train hobo.
8. The worst decision you made was…
ignoring my instincts.
9. Ultimate vacation would be…
through the Stargate.
10. If you won $1,000 in a lottery you would…
Make a payment toward one medical bill? Buy some more books? Both.
11. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, it would be…
Both pictured in the terrible scene above.
UPDATE 9:30 PM EST June 18:
Visited all the participating blogs. (Got sent to spam a few times)
Visited all the sites I wanted to check out. The first set was pretty cool. I have these now:
Booklikes.com never sent me the “code” in my email. I even tried a password reset. Nothing. UPDATE~ The code came! Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 10:59 PM. Five hours after sign-up.
🙁 @BookLikes I tried to sign up, but I never got "the code" in my email.
— J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) June 18, 2016
The Book Blogger Directory, Book Blogger List, YA Book Blog Directory, and The Indie View — I didn’t see anything that looked like a place to promote or get reviews of my writing reference book.