Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Why Virtual Book Tours Are Excellent Marketing Tools


As an Indie author, you're probably employing as many marketing techniques as possible when attempting to generate sales of your book. Posting to social media, creating and sharing book trailer videos, writing and submitting press releases and hosting book giveaways are all excellent marketing methods. But, have you heard of the virtual book tour?
The internet has made it possible to sell just about anything right from the convenience of your computer. Selling yourself as an author, while selling your book, is crucial to your success. You might not have the time or resources to travel all over the country, making the rounds on a full-blown book tour. A virtual book tour enables you to utilize all of the techniques one might normally use on a traditional book tour.
If the idea of taking your book on the virtual road sounds like an excellent marketing plan, but you're overwhelmed with the process, My Book Tour can help. A TWO-WEEK Virtual Book Tour is just $99. For just $99, we'll plan, schedule, create and deliver content and share your tour for you so you can sit back and relax. 

And...unlike most other book tour service providers, My Book Tour does not limit the amount of tour stops on your tour, so you get more bang for your buck! 

My Book Tour also offers a One Day Book Blast for just $45 - Again, with UNLIMITED STOPS.

We also now have a highly affordable Economy Tour Package for just $35!

Read what some of our satisfied clients have said about 

the My Book Tour services. 

We've recently added FOUR NEW book marketing services to the list: 

The Works, which includes FIVE fantastic book marketing services at one affordable price. Content-Only Tour Package, Guest Post Marketing and Author Interview Marketing. You can read all about it on the Packages Page

If you're interested in any of the services mentioned above, or you'd like to have a custom plan created especially for you, please submit the form on the Packages Page. You can also submit a contact form in the sidebar.
Together, we can market and promote your book via a Professional Virtual Book Tour, Book Blast, Cover Reveal or other Book Marketing Event!

~ Susan Barton

Monday, November 28, 2016

Rosie and Friends Positively Different by Helen Hipp Book Tour

Paperback: 28 Pages
Publisher: Different Kind of Safari, LLC (August 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989013421
ISBN-13: 978-0989013420


Rosie and Friends is Helping Children to Understand That Their Uniqueness Is Not a Weakness.

Rosie the Pink Hippo asks readers "What advice would you give your friends who want to feel better about themselves" in this adventure book to help readers see that being different can be positive. Join Rosie the Pink Hippo, Olivia the Ostrich, and many others in this educational and eye-opening 28-page illustrated children's book, Rosie and Friends Positively Different, a creative and fun teaching tool intended for parents, caregivers, teachers, and children who may have felt at some point in their life that they were different from their peers.


Helen Hipp has had her own kind of safari through the land of a large family. She was always exploring new ways to define herself. There are many ways to navigate the waters of life says Helen. “You may ride in a canoe, sailboat, motorboat, or you may find yourself on the back of a pink hippo!”

With a mindset that centered on creating opportunities out of obstacles, Helen explored career opportunities, by connecting her personal experiences (parenting a child with special needs) with her beliefs, professional skills, and aspirations.

Helen received her M.A. in counseling and began her career as a psychotherapist to help people find answers for their life problems. Her work eventually evolved into a coaching practice, WithinU Life Coaching, focusing on individuals with special needs and their families.

Helen has authored articles for Family Works and Washington Family Magazine and written multiple self-help articles published by where she is viewed as an expert in her field. She has been a contributor as a special needs consultant to FOX44 News in Burlington, Vermont.

In addition to her work, Helen has written two children’s books creating a very effective way to motivate kids of all ages to meet their challenges with self-acceptance, confidence and understanding.

Her debut children’s book, A Different Kind of Safari, released in 2013 addresses the many questions life asks by offering up lighthearted, ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities. Once again, the engaging safari family, led by Rosie the Pink Hippo inspires, and help you see your life differently in her new book, Rosie and Friends Positively Different. With a cast characters experiencing real-life issues such as anxiety, fear, physical differences and poor self-esteem, Helen Hipp’s adventure books provide children with the opportunity to identify, understand and feel supported by the characters handling of similar fears, interests, and concerns.

Readers can connect with Helen Hipp on her website and on Twitter.  

Helen Hipp is giving away THREE SIGNED COPIES of Rosie and Friends Positively Different. Enter for a chance to win your copy below:

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November 28

Introduction on the My Book Tour Website
Ali the Dragon Slayer – Combo Post
Between the Lines – Combo Post
Bob Reads Books – Author Guest Post
Robert Germaux Author – Guest Post
Virtual Book Tour Stops – Author Guest Post

November 29

Bound 4 Escape – Book Review Post
eBook Review Gal Blog – Author Interview

November 30

DIY Mom – Author Interview
eBook Review Gal - Giveaway Post
Authors and Readers Book Corner – Spotlight Post

December 1

DIY Mom – Spotlight Post
J Bronder Book Reviews – Book Review Post

December 2

Bob Reads Books – Book Review Post
eBook Review Gal – Spotlight Post
Robert Germaux Author – Author Interview

December 3

SciFi and Scary – Book Review and Author Guest Post
Storywraps - Book Review

Monday, November 7, 2016

Inheritance by Rachel Adair Book Tour Spotlight

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 30, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1536857882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1536857887


Alhanna is devastated by the violent loss of her loving parents. Alone and submerged in a torturous grief she learns of an Inheritance. An estate in Northern Ireland, dominated by a monstrous Tower, what awaits inside may unlock her destiny. Yet a dark malevolent force pursues her as she begins on her journey of self discovery, into the world of the supernatural... There stands a delicate balance between the five elements, one which is in constant turmoil. What has once been forgotten, will again emerge, like a whisper from afar playing upon the autumnal winds..... Akasha.



Originally from Yorkshire, I am now lucky enough to be living in County Down, Northern Ireland. Since moving here I feel most at home outside, surrounded by the cathartic cathedral like silence that descends in the woodlands, along the Loch sides, and abandoned quarries. It was here I felt the impetus to write. 

As well as a writer, I am a working mother of four fantastically charming yet quirky children, it's always a pleasure watching them grow and their wee personalities develop. My formal education consists of average GCSE results and four A levels. It wasn't until the age of eighteen that we discovered I was dyslexic, with a little extra help from my family I have never let it hold me back.



Friday, November 4, 2016

The After War by Brandon Zenner Virtual Book Tour Spotlight and Giveaway

Book Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian. 
Publisher: Brandon Zenner
Release Date: October 20, 2016
Purchase Link: Amazon

Book Description:

Two years have passed since mankind faced extinction. 

Brain Rhodes and his cousin, Steven, are leaving the protection of their underground bunker for the first time, after a cataclysmic war and unrelenting disease ravaged the earth. 
On the other side of the North American continent, young Simon Kalispell is leaving the safety and seclusion of his cabin deep in the woods, traveling with his aging canine companion, Winston. 

For individual reasons, these men are traveling east, where the fragmented lives of a small number of survivors will soon be decided by the choices of a corrupt few. 

Simon Kalispell and Brian Rhodes are not yet aware, but the strength that resides inside them will soon be tested, and destiny will call for their fates to be forever intertwined.

Author Bio:

Brandon Zenner is an American fiction writer and an Amazon best selling author. His short fiction has been published in both print and online publications, the first being submitted when he was 19 years old. THE EXPERIMENT OF DREAMS, his debut eBook thriller, has reached Amazon's best seller list many times. His second novel, WHISKEY DEVILS, was released in early 2016. THE AFTER WAR, a dystopian thriller, was released in fall 2016. His genres of choice are thrillers, crime, dystopian, and science fiction.

Amazon Author Page

Monday, October 24, 2016

Don't Give Up - Guest Post by Susan Barton Author of Emotional Paramedics

The Virtual Book Tour for Emotional Paramedics by Susan Barton concluded last Friday, October 21. My Book Tour is sharing the author guest post here. 

by Susan Barton

My book, Emotional Paramedics, comes in at just about two hundred pages, yet it took me almost five years to finish and finally publish it. There were several reasons why it took me so long and I’d be lying if I said procrastination wasn’t one of them. As a book marketer/book reviewer, I find myself living the life of a shoemaker. I’m sure you’ve heard it…the shoemaker spends so much time making shoes for everyone in the village that his own family goes shoeless. In other words, I was so busy helping other authors publish and market their books, I had little time to concentrate on my own writing.

A couple of other things had me at a standstill with my latest book. Emotional Paramedics is unlike anything I’ve written before. I’ve also written three children’s books and three non-fiction books and, as proud as I am of them all, a coming of age novel was an ambitious undertaking for me. I struggled with the content and dialogue. The book deals with some very serious social issues and uses strong language at times. Although any strong language in the book is most definitely not gratuitous, I’d seen the scathing reviews where readers condemned a book after a couple of pages simply because they didn’t like the language used. The truth of the matter is that some subjects are just gritty and real, which means they warrant some gritty and real language. Emotional Paramedics is (at times) one of those books. Yet, it’s not all doom, gloom and swearing. Not by any means.

At the heart of the book is a young girl, August, who struggles to overcome some truly awful life experiences, while trying hard not to let the world change her into something she wasn’t meant to be. It’s about a young girl who is determined not to give up and who believes there is something better just around the corner.

I also wondered if anyone else would be as invested in my main character as I was. Would people enjoy the book? Or would they groan and say, “ugh, not another book about a kid with a bad childhood.” Or would they accept it for the story that it truly is – a story of hope, courage and perseverance?

Maybe you’ve been considering writing a book and are filled with the same concerns and doubts that I was when I first began writing Emotional Paramedics. I’d like to encourage you to continue writing. Do it for yourself and then share your story with everyone you know. Be like August and don’t give up!

Wishing you much success and happiness in all you do!

Susan Barton 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Emotional Paramedics by Susan Barton Virtual Book Tour

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 7, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1536960322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1536960327


August Gallagher is a sweet and intelligent Brooklyn girl just trying to find her place in the world during the turbulent 1960s. Unfortunately, her mother Alis doesn't make things easy for her. Bad choices, poor parenting and abusive men create chaos at every turn. Yet, through it all, August reluctantly remains a devoted daughter and continues to be Alis's emotional paramedic.

Along the way, August finds friendship, romance and makes a few dangerous enemies. When Alis hits rock bottom, August is forced to come to terms with the fact that it's finally time to cut the dysfunctional cord to save herself from Alis's emotional grasp. This is a wonderful coming-of-age story that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

*This book deals with serious social issues. It includes some strong language and mature situations. It is recommended for readers 17 and up.



Susan Barton is an author, book promoter, marketer and coach. Susan has written several non-fiction and fiction books with several more books in the works. She currently resides in North Texas with her husband and their two dogs. She invites readers to connect with her via her website and on social media:


October 17

Bound 2 Escape (Spotlight)
Between The Lines (Author Guest Post)
The Bookworm Lodge (Spotlight)

October 18

Robert Germaux Author (Character Interview)
eBook Review Gal (Author Guest Post)

October 19

Up Close and Literal (Spotlight)
The Bookish Ailurophile (Author Guest Post)
Up Close and Literal (Author Guest Post)
Virtual Book Tour Cafe Blog (Spotlight)

October 20

Up Close and Literal (1st Character Interview)
Adan Ramie (Author Guest Post)
The Heart of It (Author Guest Post)

October 21

Up Close and Literal (2nd Character Interview)
Bob Reads Books (Combo Post)
DIY Mom (Spotlight)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Live Life on Purpose by Rachael L. Thompson Book Tour Spotlight Stop

Book Genre: Self-Help/ Career & Business Advice
Publisher: Mind Body & Spirit Entrepreneur
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Buy Link:


What is Your Life Purpose?

Are you looking to find the answer to the age-old question “What the hell should I do with my life”? Do you want to find work that simply makes you happy? Are you sick of dreading each day and only living for the weekends? If your current job situation does not bring you happiness but you do not know how to fix it, this book will help answer all of your questions. It will not, however, answer these questions in a typical fashion. It is not going to give you a personality test or an aptitude assessment. You're not going to find a list of career or business options that you could try. This book dives much deeper than other typical career or business books you will find. The theory behind this book is that one must unlearn everything he or she has been taught before being able to authentically explore the best business or career choice.

How this book is different than typical career guides or business books: Clothing Analogy

Imagine you are asked to find one outfit to wear the rest of your life. Would you rather choose from a pre-filled closet or have your apparel custom-made? With other books, you are essentially looking in a closet full of different clothes and picking out the best option; it may not be your favorite color or fit just right but it will do. In this book, you will design your perfect ensemble

The book is structured into three parts:

The first section describes and gives examples of psychological concepts to explain how you have been shaped and exactly why you are in your current situation.
The second part is all about relearning how to live and think authentically. This is where you begin to explore and research, with fresh eyes, the best business or career choice for you.
The third part is focused solely on techniques that you can apply to assist in this process. Complex theories are broken down into simple steps, with examples to help explain how to apply these concepts in your own life.
Whether you want to find the perfect job, or start your perfect business, it will guide you through each step necessary to reach a life of happiness and fulfillment.

Sneak Peek at Everything that will be Covered:

Each of the following topics will be broken down into simple, easy-to-understand explanations and steps.

  • Psychological Learning Principals
  • Societal Norms and How They Affect You
  • Understanding Your Underlying Beliefs
  • Subconscious Structuring and Restructuring
  • Psychological Theories (Cognitive Bias, Distortions, Effects of the Ego)
  • Decision-Making Theories
  • Techniques to Explore Ideal Career or Business
  • Research Techniques
  • Goal Setting and Planning Strategies
  • Journaling Techniques
  • Affirmations
  • 6 Powerful Meditation Techniques (Mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Imprinting Beliefs)
  • Visualization and Manifesting (Law of Attraction) Techniques
  • How to Find a Support System