Renee Writes

What’s So Great About Blog Tours?

I entered the indie author scene in August of this year (2014), and through meeting Kathryn Jenkins of Dark Knight Chronicles, I was introduced to the concept of doing blog tours. I’m not sure how long authors have been doing them, but I was new, so I thought I’d give it a try. Especially since she was doing it for free in exchange for being her guinea pig as she worked out the kinks in her new service.

I didn’t know what to expect. I really didn’t expect to sell a lot of books, and that wasn’t my goal. All I wanted was to get my name out there and hopefully attract some new readers. I have certainly done that, which has been great.

What I didn’t expect, and what I have valued most, is the support and new friends I’ve made along the way. I have met several other indie authors, and we’ve been helping each other since with hosting tours, beta reading, cover reveals, and reviews. It has been such a tremendous help to me.

If you have published a book, or you’re getting ready to, I seriously recommend planning a tour. Even if you’re a long way off from being published, it’s never too early to get in there and start meeting other authors. You can always be a host, and not only will you meet new people, you’ll learn a lot about publishing and marketing. You’ll also start gaining an audience for your blog, which will help you down the road.

Kathryn has recently set up a site devoted to running these tours. If you want to book one or just volunteer as a host, I highly recommend checking Dragon Knight’s Book Promotions.

Get Shadow Stalker Part 2 Free!

Sign up below for a free book!

Please wait...

Thanks for signing up! You'll get an email shortly with your free book. If it doesn't arrive, check your spam folder then email me at

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Renee Writes!

Thanks for Stopping By!


I do Author Spotlights every Friday, and I'll be glad to be a host for blog tours and guest posts. Get the details if you're interested.

Connect With Me

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Email

Get Regular Blog Updates

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 33 other subscribers

Get Your Authorgraph!

Follow My Progress

%d bloggers like this: