Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thursday's Thought: Blog Tours or Book Signings?

In this day in age, blog tours are becoming more popular than book signings/book tours—especially for the authors who may not be well-known. Blog tours are a great way to build buzz about your book, and an author is able to hold one without ever leaving the comfort of his/her own home. 

However, there is no way to tell which one generates more sales. I personally love to attend  a book signing, even if I have never heard of the author before. From an author's perspective, being able to meet readers and sign their books can be far more personable than a blog tour. On the other hand, blog tours can be just as exciting, and are generally able to spread more word about your book than a book signing.

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What are your thoughts about blog tours vs. book signings, and which do you prefer? 

PS: I am currently planning the blog tour for my debut YA Christian fiction novel, Purple Moon. If you would like to be apart of this blog tour, please send me an email at christiswrite (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!


  1. I've never really gotten to take part in either, but I feel like a book signing would be better. I'd love to actualy meet my favorite authors.

  2. It's the first time I've heard of a blog tour ... but it sounds good as you can reach beyond the physical locations you can visit, and I imagine it's more budget friendly!

  3. Oh, I should email you. I would love to feature your book on my blog when it comes out. :)

  4. Amazing blog; congrats on getting your blog published. It's a dream of mine!
    New follower, hope you're having a great day!


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