Hey folks, Lisa here! So, we have all been waiting on baited breath for the day when BWRTours was officially open for business, right? You have been watching, waiting to see someone say “okay, authors, you can book your tours now because there are enough bloggers on board to make it happen,” haven’t you?
Well, guess what? That day as officially arrived! After months of planning, blogger recruiting and organizational nuttiness, we are officially open for business.
We have hopefully streamlined the process as much as possible. Once you fill out the form to book the tour, myself and Jaime and Melissa will take a look at your book wherever a sample is available and we will make sure that we are going to be able to accommodate your book with the services we have available. After that, you will be contacted by one of us (most likely me) to make sure that you have selected the tour that best meets the needs of your book in terms of what you are looking for and to determine if you want to add any additional stops or any additional services that may not be listed on the booking form. Then, you will be invoiced via paypal.
Upon receipt of payment, our organizational director (Melissa) will contact you to start getting the arrangements made to book your tour. We will get all of your materials together and create a press release and send that out to bloggers and get your tour scheduled.
Once we accept and invoice your tour, we will need a couple of things from you to create the press release. We will need a cover image, an author photo, a book description or blurb, and an about the author blurb. (If your book is already published, we can acquire these essentials on our own, but there will be an additional fee if they are not directly provided).
We will need to know if you want to send e-copies to reviewers, and whether or not you are willing to send physical copies in case a reviewer is not able to review e-copies. If you would prefer that we distribute the book (by gifting it to our bloggers via their preferred e-reading market) rather than you providing e-copies to us or mailing a paper book if that is your preference, we can provide that service as well for as little as the cost of the book plus a small processing fee for the time involved if it is a paper book. For e-copies, the fee would be less as there is no mailing involved.
Once we have sent out your press release, if there is an overwhelming response in terms of bloggers wanting to book your tour, we will contact you prior to booking any additional stops to make sure that you want to include the additional stops at the very low additional stop fee.
Then, if you have opted to include guest posts or interviews, you will be contacted for your materials for this to be distributed to the bloggers.
After all of that, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show. It is, of course, encouraged that authors visit the different stops and say hello in the comments. You will be provided with a list of all stops.
After the tour has completed, you may be contacted for feedback on how the process went for you and asked for ideas on anything that might need to be improved. This will help us to streamline the process further in the future. Thanks again for taking a look at Black, White and Read Tours and we look forward to working with you!
Also, if you are currently working on a new manuscript, please do check out our editing rates and feel free to contact us regarding that via the “Leave Feedback” Page. We follow industry standard rates and can try to accommodate lower budget projects on a case-by-case basis depending on the availability of our editors!