I get asked constantly “what in the heck is a book tour?”
There is a Wikipedia page that can tell you but here are my two cents.
A book tour is exposure for an authors book, either via physical tours (book readings/ signings at a physical location) or social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
As a bookstagram account, social media is where I come in. There are several tour sites and websites for authors to choose from. I will receive a physical book or a link to an e-copy. From there I’ll post a photo and sometimes a review, depending on what I’ve agreed to.
Suzy Approved Book Tours is how I got my feet wet with tours and has been amazing and patient with me.
Suzanne Leopold is the creator of SuzyApproved.com which is her website for sharing book reviews. Her platform is active across many social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she has accumulated over ten thousand followers. She is also the founder of SuzyApprovedBookTours.com where she aggregates her community of bloggers across social media platforms to support authors with book launches. Suzanne has prior work experience as an accountant for Viacom and Unilever where she put her CPA and MBA to good use. Suzanne has been a Westport resident for over twenty years and enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage sons. When she isn’t reading, she can be found at local spin or pilates classes.
These tours have become so important to me personally since the pandemic began and most author events were canceled. I feel like I’m doing a small part to get them exposure.
My upcoming tours:
“The Anxiety Diaries” by Dana Muwwakkil
“Jubilee” by Conor Bender
“Lily Rose” by Deborah Robinson
“The Silent Conspiracy” by L.C. Shaw
“THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE” by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
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