“New Book? Spread the Word with a Blogging Book Blitz” by Joan Y. Edwards
A Book Blitz is a great tool to market your new book or to celebrate the anniversary of a published book.
A Book Blitz is when more than one blogger posts the same information about a book on the same day. Imagine ten or more bloggers spreading the word about your book all on the same day. Some authors actually get more than that. It can also be called a Book Blast. What do the bloggers get in return? It depends upon the author. Authors may put a link on their websites or blogs for each blogger who participates in the Book Blitz to recognize their generosity.
A Book Blitz differs from a Book Tour because it’s all done on the same day, usually the release date for the book. Book Tours may be spread over a period of time, one a day, one a week, etc. Book Tours may include interviews with the author.
If you’re willing to do a Book Blitz on your blog for Joan’s Elder Care Guide in May 2016, please let me know.
Below you’ll find a sample Book Blitz and Steps to Create a Successful Book Blitz.
Sample Book Blitz
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Flip Flap Floodle is a happy little duck who wants to go show Grandma how well he can play on his new flute. On the way, Mr. Bear and Mr. Chicken like his song. However, Mr. Fox doesn’t and trouble mounts for the little duck. Will Flip’s mother find him before it’s too late? Will Grandma ever hear Flip’s song? Children of all ages cheer Flip on, sing his song, and delight in the book’s repetition, witty characters and colorful illustrations.
Review: Author appreciates all reviews.
Official Video Trailer for FLIP FLAP FLOODLE.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
Joan Y. Edwards is an author, illustrator, and retired teacher in North Carolina. Joan’s Elder Care Guide and chapter book, Larry, the Terrifying Turkey are scheduled for release in 2016. Her Never Give Up blog, http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com has over 300,000 views and 343 subscribers. She encourages writers, illustrators, and others to never to give up. Her website, http://www.joanyedwards.com has a multitude of Gospel-based devotionals, puzzles, and skits.
Joan is a member of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her article, “Find Your Creative Edge,” appeared in the July-August 2011 SCBWI Bulletin.
Edwards thrives on spending time with her family and friends. She presents interactive writing and motivational talks and workshops for children and adults in schools, writing groups, and conferences. She reads humorous and self-help books. For inspiration and self-acceptance, she heeds the wise teachings of Robert Schuller, Joel Osteen, Maxwell Maltz, and Tony Robbins.
Facebook Page Joan Y. Edwards, Author https://www.facebook.com/Joan-Y-Edwards-Author-111310278911077/
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1. Create a list of bloggers you’d like to invite to participate in your one day Book Blitz. Make a five column chart:
In column 1, number the bloggers.
In column 2, put yes or no.
In column 3, put the blogger’s name.
In column 4, put his email address.
In column 5, put the link to his blog.
Below is a link to a pdf file I created for you. You can print it out and use it for ten blogs. You can copy and paste the text into a word document to add more names. (I didn’t realize I could add pdfs and Word documents to my blogs. So I’m excited to learn where it saves the items and where you can copy a link to it so readers can find it.)
2. Image of Book Cover: 3 inches by 4 inches or 300 pixels by 400 pixels.
To change the size of your cover image larger or smaller to meet your needs, Download free Paint.net software here. When you download it’s a zip file. To unzip the files, NCH has a free version of Express Zip available for non-commercial use only. Download the free version of Express Zip here. Once you’ve extracted the Paint.net files from the zip folder, you can click on the .exe file to install it.
3. Insert your 250 word synopsis.
Copy and paste the long blurb synopsis you want to use.
4. Insert a review.
5. Put an Embed Link to your YouTube video Book Trailer.
- Joanna Penn. The Creative Penn. “11 Steps to Making a Book Trailer for YouTube:” 11 Steps to Making a Book Trailer for YouTube by The Creative Penn8/12/03/book-trailers-11-steps-to-make-your-own/
- Sandra Warren. “Book Trailers Made Easy:” http://sandrawarrenwrites.blogspot.com/2016/01/book-trailers-made-easy.html
6. Put links to purchase
on Publisher’s Site (they make more money this way.)
Barnes and Noble
7. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Insert a 3 in by 3 in or 3 in by 4 in jpeg or jpg color image of you.
Insert a 65-100 word biography. At the end put your website, facebook, and twitter info.
8. Format the Book Blitz post on your blog.
Format it the way you want it to appear on all of the participating Book Blitz blogs.
9. Copy the text with html codes from your blog to send to those who signed up to do a Book Blitz for you.
If you’re using WordPress, you can see two words for a blog post. One is Visual. The other is marked Text or HTML. The Text or HTMl with codes is the one you want to copy. It will have the images from your post with the right html code to show up in someone else’s blog.
In a Blogger Post, it says “Compose” for the visual; and HTML for the code.
10. Direct the person who’s participating in your Book Blitz to copy and paste the Book Blitz into a new blog post.
WordPress – Paste it directly onto the “text” or “html” page.
Blogger – Paste it directly onto the “html” page.
11. On your Book Blitz Day, you’ll have the same post on your blog plus the others who signed up to participate in your Book Blitz. Hip Hip Hooray!
Thank you to C. H. Armstrong for inviting me to participate in her Book Blitz. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to figure it out. Here’s a link to the Book Blitz I did for her:
“The Edge of Nowhere by C.H. Armstrong:”https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/the-edge-of-nowhere-by-c-h-armstrong/
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