Worldwind Virtual Book Tours & Author Solutions is run by Tia, co-owner of The Serious Reader blog. After getting her degree in Psychology and working both in the counseling, medical, and customer relations fields, she joined the writing community. She has been writing for seven years, as well as blogging for six, and has since taken a multitude of editing, writing, marketing, and even SEO courses, to further her knowledge and love of helping authors gain exposure. She has successfully coordinated more than 100 tours since the onset of WWVBT in 2013.
If you would like to contact her, please email her at tia [at] worldwindtours [dot] com
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So, who can tour with us? Unlike a lot of tour companies, we accept any and all book genres for our tours. Each book must meet the following criteria, as determined by Worldwind Virtual Book Tours and associates: an attractive cover, a well-written blurb, and the book must have been fully edited (editing is more than just a proofread). Worldwind also reserves the right to read the Amazon preview of the book in question to determine quality and eligibility. WWVBT may decline any book for tour that we do not think will be a good fit for our readers/bloggers.
Understanding Book Tours
1. After I book a tour, what do I do?
After booking a tour, WWVBT is already hard at work recruiting to find bloggers and readers for your book tour. All you need to do is sit back and relax. Wait… that’s not right. You’re supposed to be writing! You’re a writer gosh darnit! So, write. The beauty of hiring a book tour service is that we handle all the emailing, scheduling, and details for you, so you don’t have to! The only thing you need to worry about is providing us with review copies, and once we have the tour put together, return to us any requested materials (if applicable) such as, interviews, guest posts, and excerpts. That’s it!
2. What features are usually in a tour?
Guest posts, excerpts, spotlights, interviews, and reviews. Also, any other promotional material provided by the author, such as a book trailer, etc.
3. What if I don’t want to do guest posts?
That’s totally fine. We understand sometimes life is too hectic to carve out time to answer interview questions or write blog post articles. You can customize your tour to meet your needs and only do the features you want. Just make sure we know at the time you book.
4. Who provides the book for a review?
Quite simply, you do. Either yourself, the author, or your publisher, if they are willing.
5. Do I have to do a giveaway?
No, although giveaways are always recommended. Giveaways can help generate buzz and gain added exposure. If you choose to do a giveaway, we recommend your prize be something more unique (a gift basket of sorts) or a gift card and not just an ebook. Giving away your book is great, but we recommend doing it in conjunction with another prize to really draw new readers in.
6. Is buying a tour like paying for reviews?
No! You are paying WWVBT to coordinate a tour for you. In other words, you are simply paying us to spend our time sifting through bloggers to find interested parties in hosting you on their blog and/or reviewing your book. We are then responsible for sending bloggers all tour materials and handling all communications. None of the reviewers work for WWVBT.
7. I want a tour. How do I find packages and pricing?
8. Do you offer services other than tours?
Yes! WWVBT offers cover reveals, several critiquing services, tweet services, and proofreading. We soon hope to add full editing, book covers, and formatting to the list.
9. How do I book a tour?
Again, go to our Tour & Promo Services page here and below are tour packages it says “Submit a Request.” There is an email address and instructions on info you must send to us. Once your email is sent, we will get back to you within 48 hrs. If we do not, please re-email us as the inter web may have ate your email for lunch.
10. What if you cannot fill my tour?
To date, WWVBT has NEVER had a book tour we could not fill. If that did happen, we would be honest with the author/publisher and downgrade the tour to a smaller package and refund the price difference. If that is not possible, we will refund the entire tour fee.
11. What happens after a tour starts?
12. But, the author/publisher is paying for the tour, why should they have to promote?
13. What if I get a bad review on tour?
14. What if a blogger doesn’t post?
14. How can I become a tour host?