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, Renée 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.
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.
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.