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/blurb banner 
  • a blog schedule featuring 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 listing
  • promotion of your blog tour/blog posts to 70+ Facebook groups and other social media

PLEASE NOTE RECENT PRICE INCREASES (July 2018)

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 – $30/£23

Release Blitz 

  • Gay Book Promotions will create and send invites to bloggers (including a blurb banner)
  • A Release Blitz media pack will be collated and sent to the blog hosts who respond,  along with a schedule.
  • Promotion through Social Media by sharing links from various blog hosts to Facebook pages/groups, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Ello, 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  $35/£27

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

Release Blitz with ARC review option 

  • Gay Book Promotions will create and send invites to bloggers and reviewers to host and/or review and include a blurb/cover banner.
  • 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 two weeks before the release date).
  • Promotion through Social Media by sharing links/reviews from various blog hosts to Facebook pages/groups, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Ello, and Pinterest during the duration of the Release Blitz.
  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway. Prize/s to be provided by the author.
  • Duration:  3 days – $40/£30 or 5 days – $50/£38 (with reviews)  

 

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

 

Book Blast 

This is a promotion only post and includes the generic items from the Release Blitz. The author can also choose this option to advertise an upcoming sale or special deal. The information is emailed to all of our tour hosts asking for shares as well as promoted to  70+ Facebook groups/pages and Twitter/Google+/Tumblr/Ello/Pinterest for the duration of the Blast.

  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway. Prize/s to be provided by the author.

 BOOK BLAST  – Book Promotion only

  • Duration: 3 days ~ $35/£27
  • Duration: 5 days ~ $40/£30
  • Duration: 7 days ~ $45/£35

BOOK BLAST with REVIEWS – Book Promotion and Reviews

  • Duration: 3 days ~$40/£30
  • Duration: 5 days ~ $50/£38
  • Duration: 7 days ~ $55/£42

 

Tours 

Blog tours are currently booking three-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 will have.

 

Blog Tour (3, 5, 7 or 10 days)

  • Gay Book Promotions will create and send invites to bloggers and reviewers.
  • A Blog Tour media pack will be collated and sent to the blog hosts who respond, along with a master schedule.
  • Distribution of ARCs to bloggers (Needed at least two weeks in advance of the tour).
  • Collect and send author/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 tour stop through Social Media by sharing links from various blog hosts to Facebook pages and groups, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest during the duration of the Blog Tour.
  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway. Prize/s to be provided by the author.
  • Blog Tour banner and schedule included.
  • Duration: 3 days ~ $45/£34
  • Duration: 5 days ~ $55/£42
  • Duration: 7 days ~ $65/£50
  • Duration: 10 days  ~ $75/£57

Review Only Tour 

At least three weeks notice is required for this service.

For a new release or as retro review tour

  • 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 to bloggers (Needed at least two 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).
  • Optional Rafflecopter Giveaway. Prize/s to be provided by the author.
  • Book Review banner and schedule included 
  • Duration: 3 days ~ $40/£30
  • Duration: 5 days ~ $50/£38
  • Duration: 7 days ~ $60/£45
  • Duration: 10 days  ~ $70/£54
  • Longer Review Tours available on request

Series Blast/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 and send invites to bloggers and reviewers.
  • A Series Review Tour media pack will be collated and sent to the reviewers who respond, along with a master schedule.
  • Distribute ARCs and Audible US/UK codes to bloggers (Needed at least two 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  ~ $40/£30 (three days) or $50/£38 (five days)
  • Promotion, Review, and Blog Guest Posts/Interviews ~ $50/£38 (three days),   $60/£45 (five days), $70/£54 (seven days), $100/£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

  • 12 x 1-hour promotion per week by Gay Book Promotions, inclusive of the time taken to produce images/artwork and to share several times a week on social media (various Facebook groups and pages, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Ello, and Pinterest)

 

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.

A standardised form will be sent to you to gather further information needed for the production of our media pack once payment has been made.

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. (A 5% fee will be added to the listed price to cover PayPal charges)

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 80+ 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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