What We Do

Jaime Arnold | 12:38 PM | 29 Comments
Rockstar Book Tours is committed to promoting the YA books we love through Book Tours, Cover and Trailer Reveals and Scavenger Hunt Giveaway Tours. While our focus is on YA books we will consider hosting tours for PNR/UF authors.



We’ve hosted many authors including some New York Times Bestselling Authors and USA Today Bestselling Authors! Here is just a few authors we have hosted tours for! Claudia Gray, Richelle Mead, Melissa Marr, Holly Black, A.G. Howard, Maria V. Snyder, Robin La Fevers, Claire Legrand, Wendy Higgins, Susan Dennard, Rae Carson, Wendy Higgins, Lesley Livingston, Sherry Thomas, Mindy MgGinnis, Virginia Boecker, Sabba Tahir, RenĂ©e Ahdieh, Sarah J. Maas, Martina Boone, Page Morgan, Melissa Grey and more! We work with all of the Big 5 publishing houses and smaller publishers! If you’d like to see all of our upcoming tours you can look here.

We are a one-stop shop. From start to finish we will organize everything. Author participation is limited to writing guest posts, answering interview questions, and, if needed, providing review copies, swag, or books for giveaway. That’s it! The rest is up to us.

Cover or Trailer Reveals

We will reach out to no less than 20 bloggers to participate in cover and trailer reveals. You give us the details and we will get the word out.

If you have a minimum or maximum number of blogs you want participating on the reveal or other blog-size requirements we will make every attempt to meet those goals.

Scavenger Hunt Giveaways

We will reach out to a small number of genre-appropriate blogs that will bring maximum exposure to your scavenger hunt with the aim of having no more than 20 participating blogs.

While scavenger hunts can be great ways of enticing readers to learn more about a book, having too many stops can result in confusion rather than promotion so we’d prefer to keep them on the smaller side.

Book Tours

Tour specifications:

Tour dates. All tour stops will be scheduled Monday through Friday and will have one (or two if requested by the author) stops per day unless otherwise requested.

Once the dates for the tour have been set they cannot be changed without extenuating circumstances such as release date change, author unavailability, etc. Any last minute changes to tour dates may result in a tour’s cancellation if all participating blogs do not agree to the change.

Tour length. Rockstar Book Tours will arrange  two-week  tours, but are willing to consider tours of other lengths. Two-week tours will have no fewer than 10 stops and no more than 20.

The length of a tour cannot be changed without extenuating circumstances such as release date changes, etc. However, if a few additional days/stops needed to be added to a tour to accommodate overwhelming interest, we may be willing to extend the tour.

Tour hosts. We will work to ensure the best match possible between your book and the participating tour host. If you have a specific blog or blogger that is not among our list of tour hosts that you would like to be invited to participate, please let us know and we will reach out to them.

While we will select the hosts for your tour, you will have the right to review the schedule prior to our announcement and be given the opportunity to make changes, within reason.

Tour posts. Our tours will feature a mix of guest posts, “top ten” lists, author or character interviews, excerpts and reviews. While we can’t guarantee that your book is to everyone’s taste, we will make every effort in advance to find the right readers for your book. If one of the participating tour host reviews is negative or lower than 4 stars we ask that they refrain from posting their reviews until after the tour and will offer them a promotional post instead.

Giveaways. Giveaways are not required but they are recommended. Individual giveaways can be hosted on each tour stop, a group giveaway can be hosted across all tour stops or it can consist of some combination of both.

Not every tour stop needs to host a giveaway.

Notice. Ideally we would like to have two to three months advance notice of a tour. This will allow us time to select the bloggers, provide them with review copies and give the author time to write the guest posts and answer the interview questions.

If that amount of lead time is not possible, we may still be willing to put together a tour. We will decide on a case-by-case basis depending on such factors as tour length, post type, number of stops, etc.

Advertising and Promotion. All tours will be advertised here and on Fiktshun and Two Chicks on Books. Our promotional efforts will begin prior to and will continue throughout the tour with a combination of posts on our blogs and our blogs’ Facebook pages and through other social media outlets such as Twitter and Tumblr.

Design. We will design all the tour banners for you here at Rockstar Book Tours! We both have experience designing tour banners for authors and publishers. Below are some examples...










Our goal is to put you and your book in the spotlight and provide maximum exposure so that audiences old and new will have your book on their radar. Whether your book is soon-to-be-released, newly released or is on shelves now, we want to generate buzz.

While tours can be stressful and time-consuming, we want to make it less so for you. Let us handle the organizing, planning, scheduling and promoting and let our expertise help make your tour a successful one.

How It Works - the basics

You reach out to us with your tour request - Book Tour, Cover or Trailer Reveal, Scavenger Hunt Giveaway.

Once we’ve accepted your request we determine tour type, tour length and tour dates.

We design a banner and button and create a post announcing the tour.

We reach out to our blogger tour hosts, or special request bloggers, via eVite or email and invite others to sign up through Twitter and on our Tour Host page.

We promote the tour on the blog tour sidebar and on Two Chicks on Books and Fiktshun, on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

We select the bloggers and post types and finalize the schedule and pass it along to you for your approval.

Barring any changes, all that’s left is for you to write the posts, answer the questions and send out the review copies. We will make sure everything else runs according to plan.

Once the tour has ended, we will forward along any giveaway prize winners. And, upon request, we will send you direct links to each of the stops on the tour.

Our Reach

Blogs. Fiktshun and Two Chicks on Books have a combined total (average) of 30,000 visitors per month.

Twitter. We have a combined follow count of approximately 12,600.

Facebook. We have combined “likes” of approximately 4,234.

Instagram. We have a combined follow count of approximately 1,000.

29 comments:

  1. Please consider my book for your late summer tour schedule.
    http://www.lsbooks.com/isabels-awakening-p779.php
    I can be reached at rt1blanchette@yahoo.com

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  2. I would love to do my first book tour with your staff! You look like you really know what you are doing and seem to do it with the passion of the story being told, not just money or your own fame. Please check me out and consider me for one of your book tours with my new release, "Secrets of the Velvet Closet" by Lena Rai. You can find me at http://lenarai.wordpress.com to get to know me and any further questions or information can be forwarded to maginkwa@gmail.com. I would love to see your response soon!

    Thank you,

    Lena Rai

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  3. Hi, I'm interested in booking a blog tour and giveaway with Rockstar Book Tours for my book, BOOK ONE: THE GIRL, the first book in the paranormal trilogy I'm developing called The Sanctum.

    Here is a link to my book: http://www.amazon.com/Book-One-The-Girl-Sanctum-ebook/dp/B00GLGOP2G/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386618527&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=madhuri+bla

    And my blog: http://madhuriblaylock.wordpress.com/

    I can be reached at mblaylock4@gmail.com and hope to hear from you soon.

    Ciao!

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  4. Hi there, I love your site! I'm a new author and would love for a chance for you to know and hopefully love me.

    My first novel: Rising Tide: Dark Innocence is up for sale on Amazon.com. I would love to be able to do a book tour with you, to celebrate its release.

    My website is here: http://claudettemelanson.wix.com/author

    I can be reached at claudette.melanson@me.com if you would like to know more.

    Thank you and I look forward to more book tour news on your site!

    Claudette Melanson

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  5. Your services look wonderful! I've published a middle school fiction bully prevention book with Book Baby. (Most of my other books are traditionally published and this is my first venture into self-publishing.) I'm taking the first steps to book a blog tour with a paying company. But I'd also like to go with your company as it looks very professional. Would that be okay? Would you still be willing to consider my book? Please let me know when you have time. Thanks very much and good luck with the great work you do!

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  6. I forgot to give you an address where you can reach me. It's drcatto@aol.com and my website is www.catherinedepino.com. Please write to me at my drcatto address. Thanks!

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  7. I am looking for setting up a book tour to promote my book War Kids, a YA novel about the Syrian War through the eyes of children, please check out my website for more information. www.hjlawson.com.
    Please contact me at hjlawson1@gmail.com
    thank you

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  8. I'm looking to collect information regarding a book tour to promote "The Revenant", my YA paranormal/supernatural novel to be released on 10 July 14. Please contact me at info@eliseabram.com More information available at eliseabram.com

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    1. Hi I am a new author. I would love to participate in a blog tour and a scavenger hunt giveaway. My book is a Romance called My Forever. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H8XABNS
      Please contact me at jymericle@gmail.com Thank you

      May 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

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  10. I would love to participate. I am a suicide intervention coach, run an in-person and online chat room for those feeling suicidal, sad, depressed. I have written a new book to help transition to happiness. I can be reached at arielle@deapinlove.com and more info can be found at www.deapinlove.com
    Much Love, Arielle
    Thank You!

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  11. Hi, My name is Daniel (Bellino-Zwicke) .. I'm the author of; Sunday Sauce, La Tavola, The Feast of The 7 Fish, and Got Any Kahlua? I'm interested in doing a Blog Tour and Giveaways with Rockstar Book Tours for my book Sunday Sauce - When Italian Americans Cook. I notice you have mostly (if not all) fiction books. My book Sunday Sauce is not just Recipes, but is also filled with many interesting and entertaining stories of Italian-America; The People, Food, and Places, which include; kitchens, restaurants, caffes, Pork Stores, and pastry shops. Sunday Sauce recently was # 1 on Amazon Best Sellers Italian Cookbooks.

    Link to Sunday Sauce .. http://www.amazon.com/Sunday-Sauce-When-Italian-Americans-Cook/dp/1490991026

    Author Website: Daniel Bellino-Zwicke http://daniel-bellino-zwicke.com/

    Book Website SUNDAY SAUCE .. http://sunday-sauce.co/

    I look forward to hearing from you, and hope we can work together in some way.

    Thank You,
    Daniel

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  12. PS .. Hello! my email is dbzny3@yahoo.com ... Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

    Thanks Again, Daniel

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  13. Hi. I have self published four YA books from a series of ten. I am going to be perfectly blunt with you - the books are very good but they are a little different from the normal YA fare. They are good tales with a literary bent, looking beyond the superficial.

    In many ways they are a cross between Planet of the Apes and The Hunger Games...so as you can see they are quite unique. The reviews of the few people who have read them are exceptionally good but the linger in obscurity on Amazon.

    To be perfectly honest, I need your help!

    Warmest regards, Carmen.capuano@ymail.com

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  14. Hello! I've just launched my 4th book, "Rubberman's Cage".(first in a new series)

    Let me just dump the official blurb:

    Lenth grew up in a lie.
    Apparently there's more than five people in the world.

    Four Brothers live their lives in an enclosed habitat as directed by the silent Rubberman above them. When they disobey, they get shocked.
    This is normal. It always has been.

    When a Brother dies, they learn of death. When he is replaced by someone new, they learn they are replaceable. When the ceiling above the ceiling cracks open, Lenth plans a journey beyond the known universe:

    A third floor.

    Up.

    ---------------------

    I STINK at marketing, and aside from having a website, an FB page, and neglected blog, I've never reached out a ton. I figured it was about time to try this touring stuff for Rubberman. Let me know, it'd be much appreciated.

    Joseph Picard
    joe@ozero.ca
    http://www.ozero.ca
    https://www.facebook.com/ozerobook

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  15. Hello my name is David and I am CEO of lion hearts & eagle eyes and released my first book tonight. The title is called An eagle eye with a lions heart: how introverts can break thru barriers. It is about entrepreneurship and how introverts deal with it. I would love the opportunity to schedule a blog tour with you. I can be reached at wdavid447@gmail.com

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  16. I would love your services and I am touched that you do this for free! I have a Halloween book which I made into a Rock Opera Dance Musical. I am a musician by profession, but I have always felt comfortable expressing myself in writing. I felt that my Halloween dance musical needed a storyline, so I wrote a book first, then I wrote the music. My book (and musical) are called "Halloween: Henry, Saddara & the Neighborhood". The ebook is available at amazon.com. Thank you from the world - for your spirit of service and passion. To art and life! -Juli (julidraneystudio@gmail.com)

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  17. Thank you for promoting Indie authors through your love of books. I'm not sure if you'd be interested in hosting a blog tour for my current release, The Cabin: A Christmas Short Story. It's a holiday fiction story with elements of the paranormal. The Amazon link is located here:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017OROIG8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

    Years after a tragedy that left them broken, Tressa and Chris find new hope in the magic of the holiday season. Stranded together after six years apart, they must at once face the tragedy that divided them and find forgiveness. Sprinkled among the heart-breaking memories are moments of pure joy - and isn't that the magic of the holiday season?

    Please let me know if you'd like more information (ashori@typewriterlabs.com).

    All the best,
    Angela Shori
    Author of The Cabin: A Christmas Short Story

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  18. Hi,

    I want to join your list of bloggers to promote talent.

    my blog is ebooks4eva.blogspot.in

    thanks

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  19. Thank you for providing your book tour package to Indie authors! We would love to be part of it. Our book, INTO THE OUTSIDE, was released in July 2015 and has a 5 star rating on Amazon. We would love to get better distribution of the book and more Amazon reviews. Please take a look at the book and it's reviews and let us know if you can fit us into your schedule.

    Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Into-Outside-Lynda-Engler-ebook/dp/B012UOU4KO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454613668&sr=8-1&keywords=into+the+outside

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26472591-into-the-outside

    Cheers,
    Lynda Engler & Henry Dixon
    author@lyndaengler.com

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  20. Hi I would like to be consider for your tour
    For the summer I have written a urban crime story about betrayal and corruptions and greed in the organization of Black Sunday a black own Mafia set in Harlem

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  21. Good afternoon, are you still considering books for Rock Star Book Tours? I recently released my novel, The Empty Room, a mystery/suspense novel featuring a young couple in upstate Maine and I would love to be considered for a tour spot.

    Goodreads:
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15266532.Sarah_Clemens
    Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Empty-Room-Sarah-Clemens-ebook/dp/B01FPRS72A?ie=UTF8&keywords=the%20empty%20room&qid=1465045354&ref_=sr_1_3_twi_kin_1&sr=8-3
    Barnes and Noble:
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/the-empty-room-sarah-j-clemens/1123835884?ean=2940153032832
    Website: http://www.sarahjclemens.com

    Thank you!
    sarah@offthepagepublishing.com

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  22. Hello,
    I'd like to sign up for a blog tour for my YA novel Orianna's Choice.
    You can contact me at dalmatianpublication@hotmail.com

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  23. Award-winning YA author, requesting a blog tour for my MG novel, Saving Bone. Writer's Digest said (about an earlier edition) "The author's strength is in her teen voice and character building." Reach me at shelleystoehr@gmail.com. My website is www.shelleystoehr.com.

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  24. Very interested in having one or several of my urban fiction novels featured during one of your virtual book tours!! Please contact me as soon as you can!
    Thank you!
    Sincerely,
    Darrell King
    Author/CEO
    KJ Publications, Inc.
    www.kjpublications.com

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  25. I'd like to sign up for a book tour etc for my paranormal romance book A Call to Heaven. I'm wanting to release end of January 2017, so we've plenty of time! Please contact me on jo.kessel@blueyonder.co.uk

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  26. Please consider "He Counts Their Tears", a Psychological Thriller, for your RockStar Book Tour. "He Counts Their Tears" is the story of a man who lives to ruin lives. Science calls him a Psychopath. Women know him as "the one I will never forget". You can see it at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/author/hecountstheirtears Thank you for your consideration. You can find me at mdalto13@gmail.com
    Sincerely,
    Mary Ann D'Alto

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  27. I'd like to request for a book tour for my upcoming action-packed suspense nuclear thriller titled Ionshaker Desperate which is part of a series. The story is about a U.S nuclear controling device that has been stolen by terrorists but the president has to recover it before it leaves U.S boarders. Sample chapter can be found at http://books.noisetrade.com/thefeltim/ionshaker-desperate and you can contact me using the email: thefeltmix@gmail.com
    Regards,
    Felix Timothy.

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  28. Hi! I would love to do a blog tour with you!! My book is called Secrets We Keep and it is women's fiction - set in the west of Ireland. It's a dual timeline story of family secrets, friendship & love with a HEA! My website is http://www.faithhogan.com and my book is on all major eBook sites and Goodreads! I am happy to supply signed copies for giveaways or product related to the story. Also happy to do guest posts, q&a's, audio or visual readings! (With my Irish accent - if that is OK!!) Look forward to hearing from you, Ger (writing as Faith Hogan)

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