Book Blitz

My publicist suggested I participate in a book blitz. Being a publishing neophyte, I wasn’t quite sure what a “book blitz” was exactly. I knew it was a promotional tool aimed at getting your book and your name in front of people outside your circle. Book tours are virtual tours where a book is promoted for a determined period of time — in this case, a week — makings virtual stops on different blogs. The stop can be an interview, a review, or just a simple promotion of the book.

Cat (Lyon Media Service), my publicist, suggested Enticing Journey Book Promotions, so I checked them out. The ladies at Enticing Journey sold me. Their relatively inexpensive blog tour included invitations to book bloggers in my genre to participate; manage participation; set  review guidelines, master schedule, excerpts, social media links, author bio, story synopsis, and buy links; and promote the tour on a variety of platforms –Facebook,  Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, and their website.

I have no idea whether the latest experiment will be successful, but I do know it will reach thousands of eyes I would not normally be able to reach. Ena and Amanda contacted me over the weekend with the tentative schedule of stops. There are 87 visits set up next week, Dec. 9-13. More bloggers can sign in from there, including at Cat’s site.

From my standpoint, I want to thank Catherine, Ena and Amanda for all their hard pre-blitz work and encouragement. Of course, I want to thank those brave bloggers who are willing to take a chance on me. And I ask each of you to visit some of those blogs, to like {if you’re so inclined} and show support.

I’ll keep you posted.

Following is the schedule I have as of today:

Dec. 9

A Wonderful World of Words and

Angela’s Opinion — and

Bibliophile Bestie, Ashley Alexander, Marissa White or Jennifer Lubow — and

Bloom & Buck Book Blog, Jamie Buck —

Book-Lover, Lucii Dixon — and

BookBistroBlog — and

Books lover — and

Buried Under Books – and

Creative Dreamer — and

cupcakesandbookshelves, Jayne — and

Everything But The Books — and

LBM Book Blog — and

mamalou’s book pimping, blog and reviews, Emma — and

Mythical Books, Cremona — and

Nicole’s Book Musings, Nicole — and

Reading Is Our Satisfaction Blog, Maria —

Sexy Books & Sarcasm — and

Spunky n Sassy Promotions & Reviews, Tracey —

The Romance Reporter —

Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author Valerie Ullmer — and

Dec. 10

2 chicks and a book —

All Things Dark & Dirty — and

Bangor Belle Book Besties —

Book Club Gone Wrong, Natalie — and

Bookluvin Rose Reads — and

bookscoopular — and

Cat’s Guilty Pleasure —

Educated Book Freak —

Kiss N’Tale Blog, Wendy and Gloria —

Lucky 13 Book Reviews and News–

My Book Obsession — and

Read. Review. Repeat. — and

Sally Mieske —

Southern Babes Book Blog —

The Art of Reading — and

Tiffany Bookluver Blog —

Warrior Woman Winmill — and

Dec. 11

A Little Book Love — and

Beyond the Covers Blog Carrie — and

Book rampage —

Books and Choccies Na —

Bourbon, Bikes, and Books — and

cheekypee reads and reviews, Philomena — and

Ever Growing Book Obsession —

Laura Lu’s Book Reviews —

Mabkenyie Reads — and

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty, Jessica — and

Readers World Book Haven, Julie —

Sassy Southern Book Blog — and

Sparklin Reads — and

TBR Book Blog — and

The Broke Book Lover —

Wonder Tre Reads —

Dec. 12

AJ Book Remarks — and

Ayala&book — and

Book Boyfriend Kidnappers, Anonymous, Katie S. — and

Bookhookers book blog — and

books4life from Liverpool —

Cassie’s Book Addicts — and

Ebook Indulgence, Kat —

Hope. Dreams. Life… Love, Elaine Cantrell — and

Jeri’s Book Attic — and

K & R’s Dark Angels Book Blog —

Live Through Books Blog — and

Mom Reads to Escape Reality — and

OMGReads, Jessica — and

Romance: Research and Analysis — and

Sinful Swag and Sass, Jill —

Tasha Talks Books Blog — and

Three Twisted Beauties —

Trouble Maker’s Library — and

Dec. 13

Abibliophobia Anonymous Book Reviews — and

Angels with Attitude Book Review, Joelle — and

Bleeding On Paper —

BookBoleyn Reads  — and

Books Make Addicts —

Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews Wednesday

Cat Lyon’s Reaing Den — and

Digital Dirty Girl Book Blog — and

Iron Canuck Reviews & More, Christine Woinich — and

Janise’s Jivin Book Blog — and

Little Shop of Readers – and

melisbooksandcoffee —

Nikitasbookreviews — and

Real Talk Book Talk, Abrianna — and

Simply Honest Reviews — and

T’s Stuff — and

The Power of Three Readers, Jennifer Pierson —

The Sassy Nerd Blog —

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Have a good day.


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3 Responses to Book Blitz

  1. Onisha Ellis says:

    Best of luck with your book blitz. Book promotions can be fun but they are also a lot of work!


  2. So looking forward to the tour Joe! This Cat loves to Book Blog Hop and it seems the lovely ladies hosting you of Enticing Journey has you covered pretty well with Blog Hosts that have signed up! Fun to visit and see how they present “My Name Is Sam”… As it deserves to be shared! xoxo

    Cat ✨✨📚📚


  3. Reblogged this on "Cat Lyon's Reading & Writing Den" and commented:
    Here we go Book Bloggers, Readers, and all my new visitors …Joe Siccardi is being hosted for a Book Blog Blitz Sale Tour! I am sharing on Cat’s Reading Den as Joe was kind enough at the bottom of his post all the blogs and links who will be hosting him! This will be loads of Literary Fun and you get to meet new bloggers too! 🎇✨🎉✏📚📚

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