Pump Up Your Book Promotion Social Network: Virtual Book Tours Q&A and Author Day
Cheryl Malandrinos of Pump Up Your Book Promotion has started a discussion at the Pump Up Your Book Promotion Social Network for those interested in learning more about virtual book tours. As we have been in the business for a year now, we’ve become experienced experts in the field. If you would like to ask us a question about anything regarding virtual book tours, visit the link and we’ll be more than happy to address those questions.
The Pump Up Your Book Promotion Social Network was opened to allow authors to promote their books without cost. Sign up and brag, brag, brag. There’s a sub-group in the left hand side that allows excerpts and another one that allows reviews and everyone is invited to submit. All you have to do is sign up and post.
If you are interested in our special section called Author Day which includes an entire day of promotion in a question and answer format, we do have to charge for this but you’ll get your own page with book cover, buying information, author bio, book blurb and promotion for the event prior to the date you will appear. We use the same format of promotion we use for all our authors on tour, so you get more than your money’s worth. We are booked for June, but do have openings in July. The cost is $25. If you are interested, email me at thewriterslife(at)yahoo.com and I’ll send you the application for it.
Our list of authors scheduled for Author Day in June include:
June 2 – Karen White, author of the fiction novel, THE MEMORY OF WATER
June 4 – James Burns, author of the financial book on how to get rich, THE 3 SECRET PILLARS OF WEALTH
June 9 – Victoria Wells, author of the multicultural romance, A SPECIAL SUMMER
June 11 – Traci E. Hall, author of the paranormal romance, LOVE’S MAGIC
June 13 – to be announced
June 16 – Steven Baldwin & Karen Holgate, authors of the non-fiction book about the American school system, FROM CRAYONS TO CONDOMS: THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
June 18 – Grace Reddick, author of the children’s book, ASHLEY’S UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER
June 20 – Candis C. Coffee, author of the literary fiction novel, MARIPOSA
June 23 – Phyllis Zimbler Miller, author of the woman’s fiction novel, MRS: LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL
June 25 – Linda Merlino, author of the literary fiction, BELLY OF THE WHALE
June 27 – Peter Bowerman, author of the book on self-publishing, THE WELL-FED SELF PUBLISHER: HOW TO TURN ONE BOOK INTO A FULL TIME LIVING
All authors are giving away free books!
If you are one of our past clients and would like a stop at Author Day, your fee is waived, but you must book early as we only have a limited amount of stops.
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What Our Clients Have to Say…
--Christa Allan, author of WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS
"...This has been an awesome experience!!!"
--Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of WRENCH
"I love touring with PUYB. Dorothy and gang are the tippy top!"
--Kim Smith, author of BURIED ANGEL
"...I've really enjoyed working with you these past 2 months. Your encouraging comments and always funny upbeat personality has been the highlight of each and every day we prepared for this tour. I'll be sad when it's all over. :( I highly recommend you to any author looking for an online publicist."
--Victoria Simcox, author of THE MAGIC WARBLE
"The "good press" about you is no lie! I'm very happy about the mention in the Chicago Sun Times! Yay!"
--Joanne Sundell, author of MEGGIE'S REMAINS
"The world of publishing has changed so dramatically that it’s imperative to go where people are reading and talking about books and buying them – which is online. Dorothy Thompson came highly recommended and she has been great!"
--Gary Morgenstein, author of JESSE'S GIRL
"This tour has been wonderful as was the first – I hope you are booked solid for August. Your presentational data is so well done and professionally presented – you truly represent us so individually and in the best light. I hope all of your clients really understand and appreciate what you provide and what it takes to bring it all together. You personalize each person (client) and really extend yourself in every way. And you are so honest and basically very up-front in fulfilling all of your activities. As I always say, “You are such a sweetheart!”"
--Angus Munro, author of FULL HOUSE - BUT EMPTY
"This has been a wonderful experience. Dorothy Thompson and her whole team are very committed to each author, take each author’s tour very seriously, and work towards maximum exposure in the right places.
This is the best book promotion expenditure I’ve made in terms of return on investment. I highly recommend Pump Up Your Book Promotion.
--Phyllis Zimbler Miller, author of MRS: LIEUTENANT
"This past month has been just amazing. Thank you so much for all you did to get the word out there…I loved your emails, always sprinkled with good humor and good sense…
I look forward to VBTing with you again in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month."
--Linda Merlino, author of BELLY OF THE WHALE
"The tour’s going really well – my amazon book sales are up and the blog postings are storming up the google search pages..."
--Gabriella Goddard, author of GULP!
"I have found my virtual book tour experience to be thought provoking and illuminating. It has made me think my book and my writing in much more thoughtful manner. I truly believe that virtual book tours help writers and inform readers, and I know that I will be doing one for all of my future novels."
--Bernadette Steele, author of THE POETRY OF MURDER
"(The tour)...was 10 times harder than writing the book. Would I do it again? Sure. It was challenging but it was fun."
--Tony Robles, author of JOEY GONZALEZ, GREAT AMERICAN
"My publisher just told me that JANEOLOGY is going back for a second printing. That means sales are going strong! I’m sure much of this has to do with my blog tour. Woo hoo!
I’m having fun and I guess you can’t ask for more than that!"
--Karen Harrington, author of JANEOLOGY
“I am really enjoying my experience with Pump Up Your Book Promotion. The people are wonderful to work with, and my name and my book title – well they are popping up everywhere on the web.”
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