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Entries from June 2009

Nighttime falls on the Darkwood Tour

June 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It is with some sorrow that I say goodbye to the Darkwood tour. I am still not back in form since the death of my father two weeks ago and I feel like I didn’t get the full benefit of the tour. I wanted to interview the author. I believe she’s a professor. I think […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Middle Grade

M.E. Breen ~ Interviews and Reviews

June 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Day Two of the Darkwood Tour. I enjoyed the interviews, and appreciated reading some posts from some new bloggers. Today we had: A review at A Patchwork of Books I put a few quotes on All About Children’s Books Becky has an author interview up at Becky’s Book Reviews April’s review is up at Cafe […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Middle Grade

Darkwood by M.E. Breen

June 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Well, we’re out of the gate with our tour for Darkwood, a fantasy written by M.E.Breen. I loved several of the characters in this book and the descriptions of the world, so I’ve been anxious to see what everyone else thought. Becky starts us off with some warning signs that our uncles may not be as […]

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Tags: Fantasy

Darkwood, by M.E. Breen ~ The Particulars

June 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

We start Monday on a tour for Darkwood by M.E. Breen! The Amazon link we will use is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1599902591 You are welcome to use your own Amazon link as well, but please do use this specific link at least once in every post. This is how we get Technorati ratings. The book cover is here: […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Young Adult

Blog Tours and Making Money

June 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here’s a great post that gives a clear, quick definition of a blog tour. The only part of the equation that I think might change in the future is this part: Are bloggers paid to participate in the blog tour? No — paying anyone to cover any books would be unethical.  (Paying for ads is a […]

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Tags: Blogging Tips · Credibility · Publicity

Blogger of the Tour Award ~ Dragon of Trelian

June 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s apparent to me that an awful lot of people are on summer vacation already. We had a somewhat subdued tour and definitely subdued voting for Blogger of the Tour. Still, April from Cafe of Dreams came out with the prize, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal. Congratulations, April! Check you’re email […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

We’re Famous

June 8th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Thanks to all the lovely people who have emailed to tell me that the blog tour’s URL made an appearance in the SCBWI Bulletin this month. That is hugely exciting. The tech news column in the May/June issue ran an article by Mark London Williams, titled The Road Digitally Travelled. It was about marketing books […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Vote for Blogger of the Tour

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Annie, from Reading is My Superpower, is not eligible for the Blogger of the Tour Award this time, so here are the eligible bloggers. It was a small tour this time and I kind of like this because it gives new folks a chance to win the prize. Please visit the blogs and vote in the […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Dragon of Trelian Wrap-up

June 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s over. I hate to say it, but it’s time to bid a fond farewell Meg and Calen, the kids from The Dragon of Trelian. I hope the Ms. Knudsen is cracking on the sequel so we can meet up with these friends again soon. Here’s our wrap-up for the tour. We had thirteen blogs participate (sympathies and prayers go to […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Middle Grade

The Dragon of Trelian ~ Final Blog Tour Day

June 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last day on the blog tour for Michelle Knudsen’s The Dragon of Trelian. I’m sorry to say that Technorati’s most popular books page has been broken for a month now. Hmmm. I’m not sure if we’ll even use the link that Technorati counts, on future tours. Meanwhile, here are the latest links: Review: A Christian […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Middle Grade