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Friday, April 4, 2008

Virtual Blog Tour Options

Benefits of Doing a Blog Tour

1. One of the key things people want to do with a blog tour is to generate sales

2. Generate an online buzz about your book

3. Reach your target audience

4. Get information about you and your books to many people in a short period of time

5. Create additional links to your site

6. Let readers and potential readers to learn more about you and your books

7. Help blog readers get to know the person behind the book or other product

8. Search engines love blogs

9. Your information gets to search engines immediately

10 Give people the opportunity to communicate with you

11. Comments can give you the chance to see what your blog readers are thinking

12. Build credibility and increase visibility



NEW TOUR OPTIONS TO GIVE YOU A LARGER NUMBER OF POSSIBILITIES


Attention Published Authors - There is a new virtual book tour option and there are plenty of opportunities for you. All tours are customizable. If you see something of interest, but would like to discuss some other options, please let me know. I love getting creative and there are all sorts of possibilities. I can be reached at nikki at nikkileigh.com (replace "at" with "@"). If you see something of interest - contact me and we can talk. With the amount of customizing that we can do - the prices vary, so I need to talk with you to find out what would be the best for you.

We also offer services to help you establish and/or expand your social media presence - feel free to ask for details. This is a very customized service to work with any social sites you are currently using and we build on that social media foundation.

Tour Options and Details

These are the main tour options that I offer. Which is better for you? Or, we can definitely talk about other possibilities. I’m open to suggestions and love to brainstorm campaigns. I'd love to hear from you and discuss some options. There are always plenty of options. The "Grab the Platinum Ring" tour is the best deal especially for business and non fiction books and an all around promotional campaign that we highly recommend.


NOTE - All these tour packages and prices include the author doing their own written or live interviews, writing or contributing articles for tour spots, pulling excerpts from their book and other work that is needed for the individual sites during the tour. If you do not want to do that work - the price will be more and we would talk about the book and the additional work that we would need to do.


Bargain Tour – 2 Weeks or 4 Weeks - $400*

  • Author visits up to 10 blogs
  • Tour is 2 weeks or 4 weeks
  • Author receives "Insiders' Guide to Virtual Blog Tours"
  • Each blog visit is promoted on various blogs and social sites
  • Each tour stop is archived and you are given to link to share after the tour

The authors supply information about themselves, their books, guest posts and interviews for each blog visit. Your information will be posted by me on the tour site, sent to the blog owners that host you and promotions for your tour will be posted on a number of high traffic blogs and on social sites.


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5 Day Blog Blitz - Starting at $600*

  • Author visits up to 15 blogs (more blogs can be added for an additional cost)
  • Tour is 5 days (the time may be expanded in some cases)
  • Customized download pages are created for your tour
  • Each blog visit is promoted on various blogs and social sites
  • Author receives "Insiders' Guide to Virtual Blog Tours"
  • Press release will be written to promote the tour and distributed
  • Each tour stop is archived and you are given to link to share after the tour

This is an intense campaign and can include up to 15 blogs. For this campaign, I need a wide variety of information supplied by the author and the author needs to be available to work with me and to visit these blogs during that week. This can be especially useful with a timely topic or if you want to coordinate the tour with other promotional events. We can also discuss this tour option with more tour stops. (For details about blitz tours for Amazon Best Seller Campaigns - http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/02/amazon-best-seller-virtual-blog-tour.html)


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“Golden Ticket” Tour - Starting at $600*

  • Author visits 15-20 blogs
  • Tour is 4 weeks
  • Author receives "Insiders' Guide to Virtual Blog Tours"
  • Each blog visit is promoted on various blogs and through extensive social media marketing
  • Each author has a dedicated tour page at www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com
  • Press release will be written to promote the tour and distributed
  • Each tour stop is archived and you are given to link to share after the tour

The authors supply information about themselves, their books, complete guest posts and interviews for each blog visit. Your information will be posted by me on the tour blog, sent to the blog owners that host you and promotions for your tour will be posted on a number of high traffic blogs and on social sites.

*** This tour can also be done with all radio interviews - starting at $600*.

*** This tour can be expanded to 2 months (30-40 blogs) starting at $1100*


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“Reach for the Platinum Ring” Tour - $800*

This is an all around campaign which provides a virtual tour, some promotional training, a promotional e-book and banner to use in your promotional long after the tour is over, we can also help you build some promotional relationships, for non fiction authors, there are many ways to help increase your credibility and to establish you as an expert in your field. The podcast recording from my radio show can also be used to promote your book, in addition I post the podcast on a variety of sites to gain extra exposure for you.

  • 4 week tour where the author visits 15-20 sites, blogs, radio shows, etc that target your target audience or 5-7 day tour where the author visits 15-20 sites, blogs, radio shows etc that target your target audience usually used to promote a special event, class, teleseminar etc
  • Author receives "Insiders' Guide to Virtual Blog Tours"
  • Each blog visit is promoted on various blogs and through extensive social media marketing
  • Each author has a dedicated tour page at www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com
  • Press release written and distributed to promote the tour
  • 10-20 page promotional e-book in PDF form to use to promote your book
  • One month of promotional posts created for the author to post on their blog, social networks, www.booktour.com and recommendations for other online places to post
  • One hour personalized radio show interview with Nikki Leigh to promote your book
  • Press release written and distributed for radio show appearance
  • Recommendations throughout the month to help you make the most of your tour
  • Review by Nikki Leigh, posted on her review site, on Amazon and on EvanCarmichael.com (high traffic business site) if the book is business oriented
  • Complete archive of your tour is created and posted on a website which is easily accessible and which you can direct people to after the tour is over. This allows you to "recycle" the articles and interviews that were compiled for the tour.

The authors supply information about themselves, their books, guest posts and interviews for each blog visit or radio show that you visit. Your information will be posted by me on the tour site, sent to the blog owners that host you and promotions for your tour will be posted on a number of high traffic blogs and on social sites.


*** “Reach for the Platinum Ring” Tour can be extended to two month tour for $1400*.


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2 Month Basic Blog Tour - 8 Weeks - Starting at $1100*

  • Author visits 30-40 blogs
  • Tour is 8 weeks
  • Author receives "Insiders' Guide to Virtual Blog Tours"
  • Each blog visit is promoted on various blogs and through extensive social media marketing
  • Each author has a dedicated tour page at www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com
  • Press release is written to promote the tour and distributed
  • Each tour stop is archived and you are given to link to share after the tour

The authors supply information about themselves, their books, guest posts and interviews for each blog visit. Your information will be posted by me on the archive site, sent to the blog owners that host you and promotions for your tour will be posted on a number of high traffic blogs and on social sites.


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Around the Cyber World Book Tour - 6 Month Tour - Starting at $3200*

  • Author visits 80-100 sites
  • Tour is 6 months
  • Author receives "Insiders' Guide to Virtual Blog Tours"
  • Each blog visit is promoted on various blogs and through extensive social media marketing
  • Each author has a dedicated tour page at www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com
  • Press release is written to promote the tour and distributed
  • Each tour stop is archived and you are given to link to share after the tour

The authors supply information about themselves, their books, guest posts and interviews for each blog visit. Your information will be posted by me on the tour site, sent to the blog owners that host you and promotions for your tour will be posted on a number of high traffic blogs and on social sites.


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Customized Tour Options - If you would like a customized tour, we can discuss the options that are best for you. My goal is to be flexible and to make a virtual blog the most effective fo YOU and YOUR BOOK.

For a list of more promotional services that I offer, visit www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm. I'm happy to speak with you about ways to customize various services for you. Some authors want to discuss blog set up and consulting or learning about social networking and other topics. Feel free to review the services listed on www.nikkileigh.com/promo.htm and see if there is anything else that you would like to discuss.


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If you prefer to tour longer or to visit more blogs, contact me and we’ll talk about a timeframe and prices. Also remember that the tour site will archive all of your tour sites and these posts will continue to show up on search engines and people can visit the site to learn more about you at any time during or after your tour. One of the things I really like about the virtual tour site is that all of your tour interviews and guest posts are in one central location for people to learn so much about you in one place. This is beneficial for you during your tour and after the tour is over.


I look forward to the chance to talk with you about the possibilities. For much more information, to discuss options and prices, contact Nikki Leigh at: nikki@nikkileigh.com


* Please Note Our Cancellation Policy --

There are very rare occasions where we spend many hours searching and contacting potential sites and cannot find anyone who is appropriate for the tour and who is willing or qualified to participate. This has only happened with very narrow niche target audiences. It is very unusual but it is possible. Also, there has been a case where a client waited until all of our preparation work was completed and then decided that she didn't want to go through with the tour. These things do not happen often – but because of these situations, we have a company policy that once coordinating work begins, the most that can be returned to a client is 50% and the closer we get to the beginning of the tour, that percentage is reduced.

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