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New Virtual Book Tour Site Launch on February 1
Many people have heard about virtual book tours, sometimes called virtual author tours or virtual blog tours. They are a new and exciting way for authors to “tour” the internet – without leaving their home.
Imagine… you can meet potential readers from all over the internet and potential all over the world and you don’t need to leave your home and family. In addition, a virtual tour is much more reasonably priced than the plane tickets, hotel rooms, meals etc that you need to buy for a book tour on the ground.
Authors and readers are all invited to visit the new virtual book tour site. There are over 100 articles and interviews to help authors learn more about book promotion. There are a number of web pages that were created by our tour site sponsors – they offer many products and services that could be beneficial for you. (If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
What’s different about this book tour option? While our featured authors will visit other blogs throughout the month, each tour stop will be posted on the book tour site. Visitors who come to the site have the option of reading any or all of the information about the books and the author in one central location. So, whether you arrive at the tour on day 1 or the last day, you can easily catch up on all the details that each author wants to share with you. Each visitor has a choice about how they want to learn about the feature authors. I encourage you to visit the site frequently to find out what new information has been posted. The links which are posted below, take you to each author’s tour page. All posts about their books are linked to these pages and are easy to access.
So, what books are we featuring in February? Here’s some information about the authors you will meet during the month. They have all posted some information on the site and much more will be posted throughout the month.
Earl Ofari Hutchingson – The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House http://www.inspiredauthor.com/promotion/Earl+Hutchinson+-+Feb+2008
The Ethnic Presidency is an explosive look at how racial and ethnic conflict has openly and covertly played a crucial role over the past three decades in influencing, shaping and ultimately deciding who bags the world’s biggest political prize, the White House. It explains how racial politics is playing an even bigger role in the 2008 presidential election and future elections.
Steven Clark Bradley – Nimrod Rising
Have you ever felt that the world was guided in ways that are beyond man’s control? The constant changes in the world since the time of Nimrod 4000 years ago until today and all the events that have shaken the world have been to bring the universe back into the hands of the Prince of Darkness, Lucia, a world that he had ruled with his Watchers before it was all ripped from his grasp when man was created. Nimrod Rising paints a diabolical picture of how the Prince of Darkness executes his evil plot to take the world back by force and destroy civilization in the process. From the Great Builder Nimrod in 4000 BC to today, 666 generations later, you can ride the storm of Nimrod Rising and experience the death of a world and the birth pangs of another. You will swear it is really upon us!
Virginia Vassallo – Unsung Patriot: Guy T. Viskniskki How The Stars and Stripes Began
The Unsung Patriot is the biography of Guy T. Viskniskki, the dynamic first officer-in-charge and editor-in-chief of The Stars and Stripes newspaper. Based in part on Guy’s unpublished autobiography describing the first difficult months of the paper, his granddaughter’s knowledge of the family verbal history paints a picture of a complex man. A devoted husband and father, Guy was unable to show the love he felt for his family. Guy poured his time and talent in the newspaper business. His knowledge and energy made the Army’s newspaper a reality and his doctrine of “by and for the soldiers” still is the guiding light of the Stars and Stripes.
I want to extend an invitation for each person to visit the site and learn more about each of these authors and their books. I invite readers and authors to register on the site and create a profile page to tell us more about yourself. Also, feel free to post a comment about any of the posts or post an introduction on the forums. If you have questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
I look forward to meeting many new people.
Author of the Book Promo 101 Series