Monday, December 10, 2007

Why Should I Care About Blog Tours?

Do you understand what a blog tour is and how it works? If not, would you like to learn more? Let me know what you have heard about blog tours. There are plenty of posts here about blog tours and I've posted many of them - but do you understand the concept of a blog tour? Blog tours or virtual book tours are gaining popularity. Do they work? How can you help the tour go better? Why should you do a tour? What will a great tour accomplish for you? These are all questions that need to be answered and I'll do that in the near future. In the mean time, I welcome your thoughts. The best way to learn is to ask questions --

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Nikki Leigh

Friday, December 7, 2007

Food Allergies or Intolerance - They Could Impact Your Life

This post is not related to my books - but its more of a public service announcement :) I've dealt with food allergies and intolerances for about 20 years and its a pain, but feeling bad and the other symptoms are worse than the inconvenience. If the response to this is good, I'll compile some other information about this topic. Let me know what you think.

This is a link to the article -

Nikki Leigh
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Blog Tours - What Would You Like to Know

I'm doing a tele-seminar next week about blog tours and I would love input from you all.

There are many things to discuss about blog tours and I worked out some initial questions to get people thinking - they are:

Discover Ways to Promote Your Book on a Virtual Blog Tour to Gain Greater Visibility and Sales

  • What are the benefits of doing a blog tour?
  • Should you promote your book in a blog tour?
  • Should fiction and non fiction books be promoted differently in a blog tour?
  • Should you organize your own blog tour?
  • Why hire a publicist to organize your tour?
  • If you hire a publicist, will you still need to work on the tour?
  • Can you use a blog tour to promote anything besides books?
  • Is there a new option in book blog tours?

But, now I need to create a couple of handouts and I'd love your input. Is there any specific info about blog tours that any of you think would be most helpful? Some folks here have done tours, some have hosted touring authors and I bet some of you have thought about doing a tour. So, since many of the people here are authors, I figured it would be a great place to pose the question. What information would you suggest I offer in handouts? Thank you all for your thoughts. There will be plenty of blog tour info coming very soon .

Nikki Leigh

PS - The answer to the last question is - most definitely. Stay tuned for much more information about that option - SOON. Or, contact me to be added to the mailing list - with Mailing List in the subject line.

Monday, December 3, 2007

I Always Say, "It Never Hurts to Ask"

I figure it never hurts to ask. The worst most people will do is to say no, so I figure we might as well ask if we want something. When I was on the Outer Banks in May, several people suggested that I should contact David Stick about talking with me. He is a very well known historian that has written many books about the Outer Banks. He's the person that is interviewed for all the documentaries about the area.

This is the link to his pages on Amazon -

Anyway, the reason I mention this is because, I'm going to interview him for my next Lilah book. We're meeting this Saturday and it turns out that he was the county commissioner during the time when the story will take place. How cool is that?

Its going to be a rush trip, but any trip to Nags Head is fine with me :) I even found a place to stay for about $50 a night. That will work into the budget and I'm going to contact the bookstores that are carrying my books to see if I can restock anyone while I'm in town.

Now, I get to cram a month of research into about a week to get ready for our meeting. Good thing I love to read :) I also met with the real Kristy (main character in Lilah and the Locket is based on her) and we talked about some research I want to do with her for the sequel and she's excited about getting started. And, the newest character who will be introduced in the sequel is due to be born in January :)

Nikki Leigh
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