7 years ago



Following the launch of my new YA novel, FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS, I did a Blog Tour with guest posts on the following blogs:

Day 1 – Mon 3 April – Sandy Fussell  http://www.sandyfussell.com/blog/

–      5 things I learnt when I was doing my research

Day 2 – Tues 4 April – Di Bates http://www.diannedibates.blogspot.com.au

–      5 Marketing Strategies for Self-Publishing Authors

Day 3 – Wed 5 April – Clancy Tucker http://clancytucker.blogspot.com.au

–      My Inspiration for Writing Flying through Clouds

Day 4 – Thurs 6 April – Sally Odgers http://promotemeplease.blogspot.com.au

–      My Writing Process

Day 5 – Fri 7 April – Romi Sharp http://www.justkidslit.com

      Highlights and Challenges of Writing YA Novels

Day 6 – Sat 8 April – Elaine Ouston http://elaineoustonauthor.com/

      5 things I’ve learnt about writing historical novels for young adults

After negotiating the content of the guest posts with my host bloggers, I spent the next week writing the content. The articles were sent to the six host bloggers a month before the Blog Tour to give them plenty of time to schedule. I publicised the Blog Tour on my website blog and shared it on social media. The Blog Tour was also publicised in Buzz Words eMagazine as well as online newsletters / social media of the NSW Writers’ Centre, CBCANSW, HNSA, South Coast Writers’ Centre, Hunter Writers’ Centre, New England Writers’ Centre and Byron Writers Festival.

The week of the Blog Tour was hectic as I had three Book Launches. Each morning I checked the host blog and shared the post on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+. The posts created a lot of interest and were shared and liked by many on social media. A lot of planning and hard work went into the Blog Tour but the publicity it generated for everyone involved, made it worthwhile.



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