Friday, September 12, 2008

Angela Wilson - Parting Thoughts on Virtual Tours & Final Remarks by Morgan Mandel

Angela Wilson

Angela leaves us with a few parting thoughts today. For More From Angela Wilson, be sure to go to on Wednesday, Sept. 17, when she'll share marketing suggestions.

Conclusion to Series on Virtual Tours

You may not realize the pay off immediately, but you should see additional activity to your MySpace, Facebook and Web site during the tour and the first few months afterward. You should also have a new network of contacts for future tours, book deals or even critique groups. Track your tour in a spreadsheet so you can see what sites were beneficial and which ones may have been a waste of time. Even heavily-trafficked sites can be duds if they don't fit your niche.

If you want your blog tour to be a success, then you have to devote the time to it that it deserves. Enlist the help of friends and family, who can easily respond to comments or other general items while you handle the tough stuff. Also check out listings for virtual tour companies and, if the budget allows, think about hiring someone to do the set up so you can concentrate on networking and sales - and writing.

Thanks for turning the tables & letting me be the guest!
Angela Wilson

Want details on Pop Syndicate virtual tours? E-mail Angela at

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Some content originally posted at Mike's Writing Workshop & Newsletter -

A great big thank you to Angela for sharing her Virtual Tour secrets with us. See her contact information above if you'd like to inquire about a book blog tour at
Pop Syndicate.Com.


  1. Thanks Angela. I've been following your visit with Morgan.

    I appreciate the tips and advice.

  2. Very helpful information about tours. I wish I had read the one about extending it for three months and posting once a week before I launched this whirlwind in September. :-) However, the folks at Pump Your Book are amazing and Jaime did so much of the work setting it up that relieved a lot of pressure from me. If anyone decides to go the professional route, I highly recommend Pump Your Book.

  3. Angela,
    It was a pleasure hosting you at my blogspot.
    I'm looking forward to reading your marketing tips next Wednesday, Sept. 17 at

    Morgan Mandel


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