A virtual tour takes a book through online sites that feature content about the author and title during a short length of time. Virtual tours became popular when the value of book bloggers’ followings became apparent in terms of exposure, promotion, and book sales. On a virtual tour, the book is toured on blogs, forums, social networking pages, frequently updated websites, and video sites. Content during a tour may include interviews, excerpts, author videos, book trailers, podcasts, original reviews, review snippets, endorsements, cover art, headshots, candids, author essays, articles, book giveaways and guest blog posts.
The Emeralds Virtual Book Tour launched on June 15, and will continue for the next month or so. Stops of the book tour are listed below. Specific urls will be updated as they come available.
6/15, My Seryniti, http://bit.ly/154GjXk , review by Nova Reylin
6/15, Romance Reviews Today, http://bit.ly/19zUCKl , review by Jani Brooks
6/15 – 6/29, GoodReads, http://bit.ly/1bJQNPg, signed paperback giveaway
6/16, Examiner, http://exm.nr/11E4bPu , trailer
6/16, Pop Junkee, http://bit.ly/128FUku , trailer
6/17, Straight from Hel Blog, http://bit.ly/16bqHn9 , guest post and giveaway
6/18, Page 99 Test, http://www.page99test.com/read-my-page/2154 , excerpt
6/19, Historical Novels Info, http://bit.ly/1ardzxL , listing (scroll down to The Continent – 14-15th Centuries)
6/19, English Epics 101, http://englishepochs.blogspot.com/ , release announcement
6/21 Historical Fiction Daily, http://paper.li/histnovel/1311169881 , guest post
6/23 – 6/29, Venture Galleries, http://venturegalleries.com/guest-blog/reviving-the-many-wonders-of-medieval-muslim-spain , guest post
6/23, Venture Galleries, www.venturegalleries.com/books , listing
6/24, Candle Beam Books Blog, http://www.candlebeambooks.com , review by Beth Diiorio
6/26, PWRNetwork, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pwrnetwork , radio interview with Lillian Cauldwell
6/30 – 7/13, The Celebrity Café, http://bit.ly/10tr8sl , signed paperback giveaway
7/1, English History Authors Blog, http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-collision-of-english-history-with.html , article and anthology entry
7/1 – 7/8, English History Authors Blog, http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html , signed paperback giveaway
7/4, Haselton Reviews and Interviews, http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/2013/07/interview-with-debut-historical.html , interview and excerpt
7/10, Southern Writers Magazine Blog, http://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com , article
7/14, Fresh Fiction Blog , http://freshfiction.com/pages.php?id=blog , guest post
7/14 – 7/18, Fresh Fiction Blog, http://freshfiction.com/pages.php?id=blog , signed paperback giveaway
More stops pending! Stay tuned!