Tuesday, March 12

Tell Me Something Tuesday: To Tour or Not to Tour

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

To Tour or Not to Tour? Do you participate in book tours? Why or why not?

I do really enjoy being part of tours. They are a fun way to connect and learn more about a book and authors. I find them even more fun when it is a good book that is totally overlooked or new. The only issue is when the book is…well…not that good. I try to be very selective when joining a tour so I can avoid the awkward email to the publisher or organizer. I don’t want to be that reviewer who hated the book. Ekkk that is a nightmare for me. 

If I am iffy about the book or I know I do not have time, I’ll still try and join and just post an excerpt or interview or something. I love independent books and I love to give them some time to shine! It keeps the industry alive. 

So yes, I love to join tours, but I can be picky. 

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Sophia Rose said...

Same here. That awkward moment when you have to say that you'd rather not post your review with the blog tour post b/c its less than flattering...
We don't seem to be asked by indies to be part of blog tours. We read them and promote them, but I can't remember the last time one wanted us to be part of a tour.
Oh well, we've been doing less tour posts and trying to get caught up on our book piles so I guess that's alright. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I ave noticed that you like them ;) And it is a good way to spread some love too. And some get to be on my blog too hehe

Carole said...

As you know I don't review new books - and to be honest I don't really understand how the book tour thing works. I only review books I thought were really good and not ones I didn't like as much. Cheers from carole's chatter

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, agreed. As the years go I've been getting less and less independent. But I do love helping them, especially if the book is good or decent.

B, hehehe spread the love!

Carol, I am super picky. If it is something I'm unsure of or don't get that "excited" feeling I skip it.