Friday, January 20, 2012

StoneHouse University. What is a blog tour and why should I care?

I wanted to do a post and talk about this upcoming Blog Tour Class. It is Feb. 1st and is a Webinar. That means you can log in and join via your PC/Mac or call in and be on the phone. So, no matter where you are you can join.

There is a cost, $50-but that is not bad considering what you will learn.

But what is a blog tour, why do I need to know how to run one and what good will it do for me and my book?

All good questions. A blog tour is like a book signing tour but instead of going to bookstores and sitting there trying to sell 5 books, you are doing the interview or signing online on different blogs. Way cool and you can reach more people.

Bloggers and their honest reviews are huge! Did I say huge? If I had a choice to be reviewed by the New York times or by a well followed book blogger I would choose the blogger. They review a book and it gets readers. They say, yup, good book their peeps go and buy the book. A review in the NYT gets you a pat on the back.

So you DO want your book reviewed by book bloggers. But what is a tour you may ask? It is where you plan to have your book reviewed by 15-30 bloggers in a short time frame. Like a month or 60 days. So almost everyday you are reviewed and you are exposed to people. This review is posted on Amazon and goodreads and other sites so you get reviews as well. You see how this is good?

This class is to show you how to do this without pissing off the bloggers and how to do a good tour and sell a lot of books. You never know what a tour will do, it may just make your sales bump, but it may like Vincent Zandri take you to #3 on Amazon and sell over 100k books.

Here is a link to K.C. Neal's blog to give you an idea of what a tour looks like. She is also the one teaching the class. HERE

See all the stops and the different bloggers? They will all post their review on that date. It is a crazy building thing that every author should know how to do.

That is the blog tour. Now, here is a link to sign up, you just need to pick a time and pay. After that you will register and you are in. Please share this with others and take your writing seriously. If you don't no one else will...

TIME: 10am-noon and 5pm-7pm *Mountain Time Zone
DATE: Feb. 1st 2012
COST: $50.00

To register hit the Paypal button and pay, it should redirect you to the registration page after you have paid.

Blog Tour Online Class. Feb 1 2012

To register for the 10-Noon class click below:
*All times are MT (Mountain Time)

Blog tour Class (10am-Noon)

To register for the 5-7pm class, click below:
*All times are MT (Mountain Time)

Blog Tour Class (5pm-7pm)

Now that I have your attention lets touch on Amazon. The next class is all about how to Work the systems that run Amazon. Most if not all bestselling indie authors know how to tag and what all the rankings mean. I will show you how to do it, how to get noticed on amazon. This is key in selling well on Amazon.

If you follow J.A. Konrath he is very open about this. Go HERE to read about what he has to say about Amazon.

"Writers aren't buying my fiction. They aren't buying my non-fiction either--I have an ebook called "A Newbie's Guide to Publishing" and it is among my lowest-selling titles.

The people who buy me are readers, and the vast majority have never heard of me. Readers find me on Amazon, because Amazon has made it easy for my books to be discovered."

You can do a million things but it is all about being SEEN. and Amazon is the big monkey.

"The majority of my sales come from Amazon and my ability to use the tools they provide. So far I've played my cards right. I write fun books with good covers and sell them cheap, I have a lot of virtual shelf space, and readers like my writing."

"5. Study Amazon and how it sells ebooks. Experiment. Take chances. If one of Amazon's imprints offers to publish you, accept. Right now they are the only publisher who can increase your sales."

Convinced yet? Amazon is where it is at, one day that may not be the case but right now it, on Feb. 8th I will drop it all, show you the truth and not hold back on how to game the game. It is one big game people, and if you know how to play you WILL win.

Sign up for both classes as we only have 50 spots so first come first serve. Don't miss out on this if you care about selling your eBook or book on Amazon. Just to let you know, my sales are up every month, my book Sweet Dreams is 3 years old and sold more in December than it ever has...on a OLD book, this is like 45 in book years, but it is still moving. You can learn this stuff, it is easy, and fun...
That is all.


Learn how to use Amazon to increase sales and build a fan-base!

TIME: 10am-noon and 5pm-7pm *Mountain Time Zone
DATE: Feb. 8th 2012
COST: $50.00

Amazon is the biggest bookstore in the world. They move more product and reach more people than any other bookstore. By understanding how they work and their systems such as tagging, customer recommendations, book lists and the ranking system you can sell more books and be "seen." We will teach you how to use Amazon and their systems and get them to work for you instead of getting lost in the millions of books and eBooks listed on their site. Stand out and be sold!

To register just click the Paypal button of the time you want and after you pay it will redirect you to a registration page.

10am-Noon (MST)

5pm-7pm (MST)

Thanks for Tweeting and sharing this link and information. If you know of any other classes you would like to see in the future feel free to comment and let us know what you want to learn.

One last quote from J.A. Konrath, "And feel free to tweet this. It won't help me sell many eBooks, but it could help your peers."

Author Aaron Patterson: Blog: The Worst Book Ever.


  1. I think you should let bloggers come too. LOL! How do you know what's going to piss us off? I should co-teach.

    Oooh I should SO do a monthly class with the Bookish Brunette. All the things you are not allowed to do. Ever!

    What's a webinar? Would I need to draw my brows on??? I mean really- that could totally be a deal breaker even though you asked me so nicely. ;)

  2. Glad you stumbled onto me on Twitter. It's great to see you helping other authors get exposure. I've seen some authors who are not willing to do that for competitive reasons. I must admit I haven't read your books, but I am definitely interested now!