You may be saying, I already know what the Virtual Book Tour is, and I want to participate because I am a noble, gorgeous creature, so I will go ahead and click this link right NOW and get down, quick and dirty, to the hot, hot business of bookly commerce.
If you are saying, HMMM what IS the virtual book tour? Please. Read on.
When my new book comes out, I’ll partner with THE ALABAMA BOOKSMITH so that people who cannot come to the real tour due to geography or time constraints can order a signed (or signed and personalized) hardback first edition first printing of SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY. On November 19th, THE VERY FIRST DAY THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE, I will go to the BOOKSMITH, sign and personalize your books, and they will be shipped to you.
Please note how CLOSE to Christmas this is. A signed first edition book is an EXCELLENT present.
Why should I participate?
1 – For your own pleasure. I think you’ll love the book. Beloveds, I am ungodly proud of it, and the early reviews are stellar. Kirkus starred it, saying, “You won’t be able to put it down.” Booklist says the characters “are so vividly drawn, they fairly leap off the page,” and concludes the book is, “Highly readable” and “a perfect choice for book clubs.”
2 – For my pleasure. You will be actively supporting my career in the most effective way possible. Your sale will register the week of the book’s release, with a bookstore who reports sales to all major bestseller lists. I can’t TELL you how key this is. If you want to allow me the privilege of continuing to write novels because you enjoy them because you are a glorious human being of taste and substance, well…This is how you do it.
3 – For the pleasure of an awesome store. This is one of those special places in the nation where new voices get handsold and find readerships. They are where I got my start. I have a career because of stores like this. Every aspiring writer on the planet needs to make sure they stay open and thriving.
4 – There will be door prizes. I will announce these later, as we go along, but previous door prizes have included Little Fox Dolls, weird amazing genius quilt art, and handmade notebooks. I have an artist right now working on something I think you will LOVE for the grand prizes, and there will be a smorgasbord of little fun thingies. The more orders THE BOOKSMITH gets, the more prizes I ADD, so you never lower your chances of winning by telling other folks about the virtual tour. Your name is entered ONCE PER BOOK, not once per order.
This sounds noble and fun at the same time— exactly like the sort of lofty lit-hijinks a book-deity like me needs to get in on. How else can I help?
Aw thanks! You are my favorite! Well, let’s see. You could Blog, tweet, Facebook, email, pin, infogram, google+, message board, post and tell people you know that this is now.
Maybe you want to make a sign about about it, staple it to your butt and twerk it to the You Tube. Okay, not that.
OH here is a good one—-Not to be crazy, but you can tell people WITH YOUR PHYSICAL MOUTH. You just look with your face at another face and disseminate the information. I hear this still happens.
You can learn more about the book HERE.
You can read the first chapter HERE.
You can skip all the flirting, get riiiight to it and full on HIT IT LIKE A BOSS by going here.