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News & Notes: My blog tour starts today!

Everyone,

I’m taking ThwartedCreateFrontTHWARTED QUEEN on a HISTORICAL FICTION VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR today.

To start it with a bang, I’m doing a Goodreads Giveaway. Valued at $18.99, this paperback will be yours for FREE if you enter the giveaway.

Click below to enter for your FREE SIGNED copy of the paperback version of THWARTED QUEEN (all 495 pages).

Good luck and have a wonderful week!

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Thwarted Queen by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Thwarted Queen

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends February 14, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Monday Tips: Do a blog tour to promote your book

Many people have asked me recently what a blog tour is. So I thought I would talk about it in this post. A blog tour is the modern, 21st-century, virtual way of doing a book tour. In a book tour, an author would go from bookshop to bookshop signing copies of her book. Publishers still do this for authors these days, although I have heard many complaints that they are a waste of time due to the small number of people who typically show up for a book signing.

A blog tour is where an author promotes her book online by means of “visiting” a number of blogs during a given time period. This means answering questions about the novel, the novel’s characters and sharing about one’s writing life. In May of this year, I signed up for a blog tour with Pump Up Your Books, hosted by Rebecca Camarena. The tour ran from May 1-25, and I got onto 20 blogs. It was quite a bit of work answering the blogger’s questions, but so much fun! I loved sharing insights about my novel and talking about Cecylee and her friends. My tour schedule is given below:

 

Cynthia Haggard, Thwarted Queen Book Tour, May 2012

Tour Page

http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2012/04/23/thwarted-queen-virtual-book-tour-may-2012/

Reviewers Page

http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2012/03/28/new-book-for-review-thwarted-queen-by-cynthia-haggard/

Group Video Link

http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2012/04/25/pump-up-your-book-announces-may-2012-authors-on-virtual-book-tour-watch-video/

 

May 1

Paperback Writer – Character Birthday Party and Giveaway

http://rebecca2007.wordpress.com

May 2

As the Pages Turn – Interview

http://asthepagesturn.wordpress.com

May 3

Pump Up Your book – Interview

www.pumpupyourbook.com

May 4

Bluebell Books – Guest Post

http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com

 

Second Week

May 7

Blog-A-Press – Spotlight

www.blogapress.com

May 8

Celtic Lady – Guest Post

http://celticladyreviews.blogspot.com

May 9

Book Marketing Buzz – Interview

www.bookmarketingbuzz.com

May 10

Splashes of Joy – Guest Post

http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com

May 11

Writing Daze – Guest Post

http://rebeccasnotebook.blogspot.com

 

Third Week

May 14

Kitty Crochett WV- guest post

http://kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com

May 15

The Musings of a Book Junkie – guest post

http://themusingsofabookjunkie.blogspot.com

May 16

Literarily Speaking – Interview

www.literarilyspeaking.net

May 17

Bound to Be Bookish

http://boundtobebookish.wordpress.com

 

Fourth Week

May 21

The Self Taught Cook – Guest Post

http://www.theselftaughtcook.blogspot.com

 

Books, Books and More Books – Book Review

http://dream-reader-dreamer2229.blogspot.com/

May 22

Wordstrumpet – Guest Post

www.wordstrumpet.com

Historical Tapestry – Guest Post

http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.com

May 23

Onyx Book Chateau – Book Review

http://bookchateau.blogspot.com

May 24

My Devotional Thoughts – Book Review

www.mydevotionalthoughts.com

May 25

A Bookish Libraria – Book Review

http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com

 

 

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