Promotion Services and Packages

BOOK PROMOTION for Authors

All tours include:

  • a media pack (inclusive of the book cover, synopsis, buy links, author bio, author social media/website links) will be distributed to all participating blog hosts
  • a tour banner including the blurb/tagline
  • a blog schedule listing the host blogs and tour dates
  • promotion on the Gay Book Promotions Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Ello, Pinterest, and Google+ pages
  • posts on this site’s Blog page and Forthcoming Events listings
  • your book cover will be posted in the left-hand sidebar for the duration of the promotion
  • promotion of your blog tour/blog posts to 180+ Facebook groups and other social media platforms

BLOG TOUR OPTIONS

Cover Reveal 

The aim is to generate interest in your forthcoming book and widen your audience.

  • Gay Book Promotions will create and send invites to bloggers
  • A Cover Reveal media pack will be collated and sent to the blog hosts who respond
  • Cover Reveals are set for a specific date and time
  • Promotion through Social Media by sharing the Cover Reveal posts from various blog hosts to Facebook pages/groups, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Ello, and Pinterest 
  • 1 Day – $35/£27

 

Book a Cover Reveal and a Release Blitz or a Blog Tour and receive a $10 discount on the combined package.

Release Blitz 

  • Gay Book Promotions will create blurb/tagline banners and send invites to bloggers.
  • A Release Blitz media pack will be collated and sent to the blog hosts who respond,  along with a tour schedule.
  • Promotion through Social Media by sharing links from the various blog hosts to Facebook pages/groups, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Ello, MeWe, and Pinterest during the duration of the Release Blitz.
  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway. Prize/s to be provided by the author. 
  • Duration:  1, 2 or 3 days  $40/£31

This is a promotion only tour, dedicated to spotlighting your new release. 

Release Blitz with ARC review option 

  • Gay Book Promotions will create blurb/tagline banners and send invites to bloggers/reviewers.
  • A Release Blitz media pack will be collated and sent to the blog hosts who respond,  along with a schedule.
  • Distribution of ARCs to bloggers/reviewers (needed at least three weeks before the release date).
  • Promotion through Social Media by sharing links/reviews from the various blog hosts to Facebook pages/groups, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Ello, MeWe and Pinterest during the duration of the Release Blitz.
  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway. Prize/s to be provided by the author.
  • Duration:  3 days – $45/£35 OR 5 days – $55/£43

 

Book a Cover Reveal and a Release Blitz or a Blog Tour and receive a $10 discount on the combined package.

Book Blast 

This tour includes the generic items from the Release Blitz to promote a published book. The author can also choose this option to advertise an upcoming sale or special deal. 

 BOOK BLAST  – Book Promotion only

  • Duration: 3 days ~ $40/£31
  • Duration: 5 days ~ $45/£35
  • Duration: 7 days ~ $50/£39

BOOK BLAST with REVIEWS – Book Promotion and Reviews

  • Duration: 3 days ~$45/£35
  • Duration: 5 days ~ $55/£43
  • Duration: 7 days ~ $60/£47

 

Tours 

Blog tours are currently booking four weeks in advance. This gives the tour hosts time to schedule the post, read and review the book, submit interview questions/guest post ideas and for the author to get them back in a timely manner. 

Please be aware that tour hosts’ schedules fill up quickly, so the earlier a tour is booked the more participation it is likely to have.

Blog Tour (5 or 10 days)

Gay Book Promotions will:

  • Create and send invites to bloggers and reviewers.
  • Create blurb/tagline/promotion banners and images.
  • Collate a Blog Tour media pack and send it to the blog hosts who respond, along with a tour schedule and various promotion images. 
  • ARC management and distribution to bloggers/reviewers, if reviews are required. 
  • Collect and send author and/or character interview questions, requests for guest posts etc. to the author and return to the bloggers when the author has completed them.
  • Promotion of each blog post through Social Media, sharing links from the various blog hosts to Facebook pages/groups, Twitter, Google+, Ello, MeWe, and Pinterest during the duration of the Blog Tour.
  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway created and managed. Prize/s to be provided and distributed by the author.

 

  • Duration: 5 days ~ $65/£50
  • Duration: 10 days  ~ $85/£66

Review Only Tour 

At least three weeks notice is required for this service.

For a new/recent release or as retro review tour

Reviews may be posted on one or more of the following: Amazon, Audible, Goodreads, the Reviewer’s Blog or Facebook Page. The blog reviews will be shared on social media.

  • Gay Book Promotions will create and send invites to bloggers and reviewers.
  • A Review Tour media pack will be collated and sent to the reviewers who respond, along with a master schedule.
  • Distribute ARCs (or Audible US/UK codes) to bloggers (Needed at least three weeks in advance of the tour)
  • Reviews may be posted on review blogs, Amazon, Goodreads etc. (Some reviewers may only post to Amazon/Goodreads as they do not have a blog).
  • Duration: 5 days ~ $55/£38
  • Duration: 10 days  ~ $75/£54

Series Blast or Review Tour

A review and/or promotion tour for a series of books on consecutive days or spread over several weeks (to include a new release and/or the audiobooks if required).

  • Gay Book Promotions will create blurb/tagline/promotion banners and images and send invites to bloggers and reviewers.
  • A media pack will be collated and sent to the bloggers who respond, along with a master schedule.
  • Distribute ARCs to bloggers (Needed at least three weeks in advance of the tour)
  • Review may be posted on review blogs, Amazon, Goodreads etc (Some reviewers may only post to Amazon/Goodreads as they do not have a blog).
  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway. Prize/s to be provided by the author.
  • Series Review event banners and schedule.

At least three weeks notice is required for this service.

  • Promotion only ~ $35/£27 (three days)
  • Promotion and Reviews  ~ $50/£39 (three days) or $60/£47 (five days)
  • Promotion, Reviews, Guest Posts/Interviews ~ $65/£50 (five days) or $85/£76 (ten days)

 

Audiobooks

All the above packages can also be used to promote audiobooks.

Promotion Audible codes (US and UK) will be required for Review Tours.

 

Author PR Services

Author Promotion Consultation/Advice and Weekly Promotion Package

Three Months – $200

The Package includes:

  • Initial advice with suggestions for improved author promotion and increased visibility strategies with the aim of building followers and readers

  • Excel Spreadsheet with GLBT Facebook Promotion and Author groups (with hyperlinks for improved promotion)

  • Recommendations for the use of newsletters, promotion sites, advertising etc

  • A three-month promotion slot (via a slot on one of the sidebars) on the Gay Book Promotions Blog

  •  Social Media Promotion: produce images/artwork and share several times a week on various Facebook groups and pages, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Ello, and Pinterest platforms

 

If you’d rather receive the advice only and not the promotion, I’d offer Package 2 for $100. This would be arranged via emails over the course of a week or two.

Author Promotion Consultation/Advice only – $100

The Package includes:

  • Advice with suggestions for improved author promotion and increased visibility strategies with the aim of building followers and readers

  • Excel Spreadsheet with Facebook GLBT Promotion and Author groups (with hyperlinks for improved/increased promotion)

  • Recommendations for the use of newsletters, promotion sites, and advertising etc


Contact and Queries

Authors

If you don’t see what you are looking for, use the Contact Page or email us at gaybookpromotions@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are based in the UK so please expect some delay at certain times.

A standardised form will be sent to you to gather further information needed for the structuring of the promotion and the production of our media pack.

Most of the services listed above require at least three weeks notice to arrange. Most tour hosts’ schedules fill up quickly, so the earlier your tour is booked the greater the chance of a higher participation for your chosen dates.

 

Payment

PAYMENT MAY BE MADE IN US DOLLARS OR GB POUNDS.

Once you decide on the type of tour you require we will send a PayPal invoice. Work on your promotional media package will begin after payment of this invoice is received.

We will contact 120+ hosts/bloggers (depending on the service required) regarding your request, inviting them to participate in the tour/event via a Google Forms sign-up sheet.

See Terms and Conditions for more details.

 

Bloggers and Reviewers

If you are interested in becoming a host for any of our services, please complete this Google Form.

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