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Every author knows that book reviews are an important part of author success

How do you find someone to review your book? Have you exhausted your personal contacts & want to explore the online world of voracious readers & reviewers?

You have found the right book!

Award winning The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers explores the world of Book Reviewers and Book Bl
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Published February 13th 2021 by Bakerview Consulting (first published September 21st 2013)
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James Minter
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Authors
As an author I fully appreciate what Barb is saying in this book. Take anyone famous – pop star, actor, author, anyone - and what do they all have in common – a platform, a foundation upon which to build their chosen career. Our audience, readers in our case, are drawn to writers they have heard of, people who have been recommended, reviewed, and written about in the media. Apart from close family if you are lucky, the chances of anyone picking up your book – on-line or off line – is very slim, ...more
Diantha Jones
Originally posted at DJ's Book Corner and the Masquerade Crew.

First thing, for newbie authors, this is a good resource. For the more experienced author, you may find bits and pieces of this book helpful, but I think you will already know most of what you read. I'm in the latter category, and as an author, host, AND tour organizer, I agreed with parts, disagreed with others.

I liked how the book was set up. It sort of took you through the different steps of a tour, from beginning to end. It talke
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Lola
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

As a blog tour organizer and blogger myself this non-fiction book caught my attention. I don't read a lot of non-fiction books, but this sounded like one I wanted to read. Book Blog Tours - An Essential Marketing Tool for Authors gives a basic and simple explained overview of what a blog tour is about, a bit about finding bloggers, how to gauge their reach, getting reviews for your book and how to handle negative reviews, booking a blog tour, wha
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Naomi
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A concise 37 page extended "brochure" written to teach authors about the the "ins and outs" of book blog tours. A must read if ever considering one, as there are excellent ones and not so good ones. Authors will learn about various types of blog tour companies, vetting providers, how to prepare for a blog tour and necessities in follow-up after a blog tour. ...more
Ilana
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many useful tips for any author looking to create his or her online presence, one blog post at a time. The book has useful technical and content-related advice which is valuable especially if you are looking to create a reliable presence on the Internet. Recommended to any writer struggling to find an honorable easy way out of the Internet jungle.
Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Kay
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s both easy and hard to find book blog tours—easy because there are at least 80 companies in the field, as Drozdowich tells us, and hard because authors need to find just the right fit and that takes time and research. This book to the rescue! We learn all about book blog tours: what do they do, how I can leverage one to benefit my book and my reach, and why bloggers do this sort of thing in the first place.

A lot of author-platform advisers talk about hard work, but Drozdowich spells out just
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Big Time Book Junkie
Are you an author or maybe an author's personal assistant or book marketing manager? This book is for you! Honestly, if a person is at all involved in the publishing industry, they could likely learn a thing or two from reading Book Blog Tours. I wish I had read this book BEFORE booking a blog tour for the author I work with. Things would have gone much better and I think I'd have searched further before booking a blog tour company.

This book takes you through the pros and cons of booking a tour
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books are love
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good guide for authors into starting up your social presence. As a blogger and not a author I learned a lot about what goes into the decisions of whether a author should do a website or blog, the social media arena and what is good and bad about it all. I also learned about the restrictions of sites.

My area that I learned the most was the website vs. Blog. Here you learn the differences and also different sites to use. You learn about Blog and Wordpress. Tumblr and Weebly. You learn th
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Lynelle Clark
I received this book from the author for an honest Review.

From an author's point of view this is an excellent book for authors to understand the world of virtual blog tours.
From a bloggers point of view an excellent explanation of the inner-workings of a blog, its hosts and how it works.
A short and simplified book that will help you asking the correct questions when approaching a touring company for your book. Where to find a touring host and what to look for when selecting a host. The biggest t
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Sage Adderley-Knox
I felt Barb Drozdowich covered a lot of useful information in a simple format. I personally find a lot of how-to books to be so crammed with detailed info about the subject matter that the task of reading the book feels overwhelming, forget about remembering or learning anything. That is not a problem with The Author's Platform. It's the perfect guide for newbie authors who are trying to figure out the land of the author platform. From social media to websites and blogging, Barb explains how to ...more
Emma Woods
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Blog Tours: An Essential Marketing Tool For Authors is a short (60 page) guide that covers everything from blog tour companies to review etiquette to how to set up your own blog tour. Barb includes tips on evaluating the benefits of a blog tour, expectations of authors, hosts, and blog tour companies, and even includes worksheets that help you keep your tour organized!

Barb Drozowich has a knack for keeping information short and simple, while giving plenty of detailed instructions. The works
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S. Valentine
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is brilliant! It's perfect for authors that want to know more about how to use blog tours for marketing and promoting their books. It advises you of the pro's and con's of hiring a blog tour, or doing it yourself, and if you choose the latter, what you need to do. It answers any questions in which you may have: are tours effective, what do they actually do, setting goals to organise them, and more. The book is perfectly sized at 60 pages, with everything in that you need. Barb gas also ...more
Therese Hicks
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful and up-to-date (as far as I can tell!).
C.
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that is integral for any author who is beginning to move from from dreamer to published. While sure, many of these principles have been floating out there in bits and pieces for a while there, Drozdwich has compiled everything into an easy to read handbook -- a true beginner's guide -- that organizes all those bits and pieces into concise chapters. It doesn't matter how much a writer knows, it's how well that writer can execute that knowledge. That's where Drozdowich comes in. She ...more
Linda Zukowski
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a good informational book for beginning authors on building their on-line presence to attract readers. If you are already very tech friendly, you can simply browse through it for a few new pointers. If you are not tech friendly, it gives you a fairly detailed plan on how to build your platform. I chose four stars because some of it is slightly outdated - however in the digital world any book can be outdated a bit within a year of being published. I did expect a bit more from the book than I ...more
LeeAnn Bonds
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
Breaking down and overwhelming project into bite-size bits!

This is a great overview for those beginning to build an author's platform. I am starting from just about scratch, and Ms. Drozdowich's down to earth style, practical tips and just-thorough-enough explanations are bumping up my confidence level. I can do this! But first I'm going to read the book again.
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Hilary Grossman
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Blog Tours by Barb Drozdowich should be required reading for authors! While it was a small book, it was chock full of valuable information. I have organized my own tours and outsourced tours in the past. Despite my experience I felt like I still learned a lot from reading this book.
Bonnie Dodge
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every author needs to read Barb's Book Blog Tours: An Essential Marketing Tool For Authors before they start marketing their book. This little gem is full of information on the whys, whats and hows to navigate a blog book tour. A quick read with good information! ...more
Karol Brown
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some good information.
John Hawkins
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It sounds simple and helps me understand social media.
Julie Kusma
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very informative. Nice breakdown of each social media platform.
Ellen Krohne
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative!
Babs
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book to help authors with their platforms. Nice to have a book that has the in's and out's and easy to read. ...more
Jess Brown
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for newcomers to the blogging scene. It's a good jump-off point for those who find the concept of blog tours mystifying, and it links to great resources for authors who intend to run their own tours.

I've been a blogger for four years and a published author for three months. I've also run tours for a friend's books. There were maybe two facts in this book that I didn't know, and while that's useful, I was hoping for more detail. While this book explains 'all' of the WHAT and
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The Suburban Eclectic
Book Blog Tours is a concise, informative read for the newbie author although the advice is a good reminder for all those undertaking a blog tour. While I am not an author, I have done my fair share of blog tours and this short book lays it out in an easy to follow manner. I appreciate her insight into all that goes into creating a professional review (even a short story takes time and effort) and I especially like her advice regarding realistic expectations.
Is this work going to give you the h
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Books In Brogan
I read this one from a bloggers perspective even though it was written for authors and the information was really good for anyone who wants to start blogging or start up with any other online presence.  From a book blogger perspective it had a lot of great information and ideas for helping great new  authors and my favorites spread the word about the different books I love.This review was originally posted on Books In Brogan ...more
Rosie
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very basic. Maybe good for indie authors just starting out. It doesn't say anything you can't find through a quick google search. ...more
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Barb has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving p
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