When one sees the word giveaway and it’s in big and bold letters, this is an attention grabber! Am I wrong? I did’t think so! Yesterday I hosted my first tour and (I think) it went pretty successful. The author was kind enough to give away two copies of her book. HERE is my post from yesterday.
This leads me to the point of this blog post. When an author goes on tour to promote herself and/or her book, by having giveaways on blogs can be one of the biggest ways to help get the word out that there’s a new book that they might like, and maybe become a fan. I’ve been lucky enough to win three books from authors and books that I didn’t know about — thanks to blog giveaways! With already known authors (such as Emily Giffin) having them on the blog would be an honor, but they don’t need as much publicity as new and self-published authors.
If you’re an author, how do you promote yourself? If you’re the blogger, how do you help promote the book or the author?