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VBT to go…

Your book is a reality and you are anxious to get the buzz going. Maybe your “local” bookstores are few and far between, or you e-published your work and it’s not so easy to display, or you just can’t take the time away from your family or “other” job to travel to multiple sites and sit for hours. Then again, sitting in a bookstore may only generate a handful of responses and limited contacts.Thanks to our current technologies and the World Wide Web, planning a Virtual Blog Tour (VBT) is a cost effective and time efficient option. For those who may not be familiar with the term, an author “visits” a number of blogs during a specified amount of time with guests posts, excerpts, interview responses, blurbs and more. The tour period can be as short as two weeks or as long as six months and there can be as few as fifteen stops or as many as one-hundred. Your “visit” remains there long after you’ve “packed up” and gone home so many, many people all over the world can see it.There are professional VBT organizers and promoters and many are worth their weight (and fee) in platinum – the key to what these pros offer is organization and time. A Virtual Blog Tour is something you can do for yourself as well if you can stay organized, focused and disciplined.

Whether you hire a professional to plan out your tour or do it yourself, there is still a lot of work that YOU must do: write up guest posts on various topics, answer several interview questions (often just a few questions per site), make graphics such as book covers and author shots available, write up a short bio, and most important of all, visit EACH site the day of your appearance (and for a few days after) to respond to comments.

Start by scouring the web for blogs that attract your audience (for instance, a romance reader probably wouldn’t be frequenting a blog with scientific journal articles) and query the blog owner (via email, NOT comments) if they would consider being a stop on a blog tour. (You might want to offer reciprocation, more on that later). If they say yes decide on a date and be clear about word count, what they expect from you (promo, no promo, graphics, interview, etc) and the date they need your submission.

It’s a good idea to keep a calendar or “assignment book” and list the date or your appearance, the URL of the blog, the specifics of what you are to provide and the “due date” so that you do not miss any deadlines or opportunities. Once you have a list of dates and appearances, post this list on your own blog or website, and publicize it through forums, email lists and social networks. The advantage to the person hosting your visit should be increased traffic to their site so publicize it thoroughly; ideally they will also be publicizing the event.

Be sure to stop by each blog on the day of your visit, and perhaps for the few days following, and be sure to respond to any comments visitors have left. Responding to comments makes the tour very personal and followers will feel that they have had a chance to get to know you. Don’t be disheartened if there are not a lot of remarks, some authors offer free books or other giveaways to generate comments. Be sure to post your own comment thanking the host for having you there.

If you have your own blog (and you definitely should as an author), you can offer reciprocal visits and benefit by increased traffic to your site. Use key words or tags and help search engines pick up your postings more readily. Each time a new visitor comes to your site because they are following another author you are hosting, you have gained exposure and may even find someone new following your regularly scheduled blog.

Keeping the buzz alive and making stops at other blogs can and should be continuous; it doesn’t always have to be a new book that you are promoting. Promote your backlist on an anniversary date, a milestone, or use a current news item to promote a theme. You can post a widget from a site like *BookTour.com and have a running list of both live and virtual appearances for blog visitors to see.

Writing exercise: Write an instruction guide for a common, everyday chore (housework, driving, dressing, making a phone call, etc.). Avoid making a simple list and using mere phrases. Write this instructional guide in the form of paragraphs and complete sentences. Make it detailed so that even if someone has never used a telephone they will know how to make a telephone call, etc.

Writing prompt: Using the seven numbers of your telephone number, in any order, write a very brief story about people sitting around a dinner table (how many people, how many dinner rolls, etc).

(*note: this post was first blogged in 2010 – BookTour.com no longer exists)

Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Author in Residence  
Having Chelle Cordero’s blog on my Kindle is like having an author here in residence with me. She gives inspiration, motivation, and best of all, practical advice and solutions. I love the “writing exercises” she offers at the end of each blog, as well as the “writing prompts”. I’ve already used them myself and with my 6th grade writing class!
5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus Reyes wrote 
I have tried other writing blogs on the web, but this one is the best I have read so far.
Very much enjoyed the sample and attempted to order – unfortunately I have the Kindle Fire and the blog isn’t available on the Fire.
Just Google Chelle Cordero’s name and you will see that she knows what she is talking about – her byline has shown up on many articles all over the country in newspapers and magazines. And she has authored multiple novels and short stories as well.This is a terrific chance to learn from a pro. Until now only a few have been able to attend a writing workshop led by Cordero because of location, now so long as you have access to the internet or a Kindle you can benefit from her amazing tips. Her workshops have been so helpful.
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From The Kindle Blog Report  (posted 11/8/2010)

Living, Breathing, Writing (writing blog)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Living, Breathing, Writing, by Chelle Cordero

WEB ADDRESS: Couldn’t find it, but this is the author’s personal blog:http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/
BLOG DESCRIPTION: All about writing and being a writer

MY REVIEW: This is an excellent blog for the aspiring writer, and I highly recommend it. The author teaches you the craft of writing, and what to do when you’ve been published.

There’s only a couple of drawbacks. There’s only one post a week – but now that all blogs are only 99 cents, it’s well worth it to subscribe.

Also, the font is huge. Not quite sure what settings the author has her blog on, but if you’ve got vision problems it won’t matter with this blog!

I’d share a sample post but I was unable to find this particular blog on the web (although the author has her own personal blog there, linked above), so not quite sure where the feed comes from.

Nevertheless, people who want to learn the craft of writing would do well to subscribe to this blog.

RECENT POSTS:
–It’s all a matter of semantics
–Passive?
–Just the basics
–VBT to go
–All clear ahead
–Blurbing


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5 starsAuthor in Residence reviewed by J. B. Naylor
Having Chelle Cordero’s blog on my Kindle is like having an author here in residence with me. She gives inspiration, motivation, and best of all, practical advice and solutions. I love the “writing exercises” she offers at the end of each blog, as well as the “writing prompts”. I’ve already used them myself and with my 6th grade writing class!
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A Chaunce of Riches

by Chelle Cordero

Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect.

REVIEW

FIVE STARS A Must Read

LAS Reviewer – originally published on Long and Short Reviews

Nothing is simple in the complex tale of love, danger, and this shared, almost-mourned, past. …the two main characters are both strong, edgy people, and their history together creates a rather unusual relationship between the two. There is anger, resentment, yet, somehow, there is an enduring trust that becomes more and more important in the face of danger.

The very focused plot keeps us madly turning the pages, right to the very end. Yet, it’s the romantic in us that is waiting, and so hoping, that they are both the people we think they are…that somehow, out of all this emotional clutter, disaster and more, they can find their way to true feeling. The story is simply super on all counts. Mark A Chaunce of Riches a Must-Read.

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A Chaunce of Riches  by Chelle Cordero is now available as an AUDIOBOOK on Audible, iTunes, and on Amazon! Also in All Ebook Formats and Print Editions.

Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect.

Review

FIVE STARS

A Must Read

Nothing is simple in the complex tale of love, danger, and this shared, almost-mourned, past… the two main characters are both strong, edgy people, and their history together creates a rather unusual relationship between the two. There is anger, resentment, yet, somehow, there is an enduring trust that becomes more and more important in the face of danger.

The very focused plot keeps us madly turning the pages, right to the very end. Yet, it’s the romantic in us that is waiting, and so hoping, that they are both the people we think they are… that somehow, out of all this emotional clutter, disaster and more, they can find their way to true feeling. The story is simply super on all counts. Mark A Chaunce of Riches a Must-Read.     ~LAS Reviewer, originally published on Long and Short Reviews

A Chaunce of Riches audiobook is narrated by Barry Newman, professional voice artist and producer, residing in Florida. Barry has come to audiobook industry after years  of both writing and voicing radio and TV commercials, and has this to say about his work:  “I truly enjoy reading a well written story and because of my background I am always thinking about what the listener is hearing. Putting myself in that position I must admit that many times I stop in the middle of a paragraph or sentence asking myself ‘Would I want to hear it that way?’ – our guess is that listeners will give him a resounding YES.

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More Chelle Cordero Audiobooks

 Chelle Audiobooks on background March 2014

 Can you hear it now? YOU BET!

The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero by Chelle Cordero is now available as an AUDIOBOOK on Audible, iTunes, and on Amazon! Also in All Ebook Formats and Print Editions.

The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero is a single author collection of short stories featuring Introduction, Pussycat Tails, Holiday Happiness, Not Alone, I Swear That Raccoon Just Knocked on the Door, Stormy Weather, A Mother’s Love, More Than a Friend, The Meeting, The Vacation and a special bonus section.

Something for everyone… humor, drama, passion, suspense, and more!  Chelle Cordero’s first short story collection gives the reader a glimpse into her writer’s mind, with humor, poignancy, love, suspense, and more with these nine short stories.

Pussycat Tales

You never really own a cat, but they do rule the household.

Holiday Happiness

Flashy gifts can come with hefty price-tags, but it’s the memories that are priceless.

Not Alone

Sometimes forgiveness seems impossible, but then so is turning your back on a friend.

I Swear That Raccoon Just Knocked on the Door

Take one city girl and send her camping in the woods for a tale of humor and triumph.

Stormy Weather

The ominous skies and howling winds of a hurricane lead to an unexpected and warmhearted friendship.

A Mother’s Love

When her child is hurt, there isn’t anything a mother wouldn’t do to make it better.

More Than a Friend

Best friends become lovers and share a lifetime together.

The Meeting

From a random meeting in the south during WW2 to a marriage and love that lasts for an eternity.

The Vacation

An erotic respite was just what she needed, the man who delivered was what she wanted.

Review

Nice variety of short stories!  Chelle Cordero really knows her cats, or should I say the cats who own her. And The Meeting is sweet, tender, and a true love story.   ~ Marta Gruenwald

The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero audiobook is narrated by Wendy Tremont-King, Wendy Tremont King, SAG/AFTRA, APA, FBA, Studiotozzi Director and Chief of Laugh; Represented by Look Talent, San Francisco. She has several more projects in line with Vanilla Heart Publishingand we are looking forward to more of her fine professional work.

           

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Courage of the Heart    by Chelle Cordero
Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing ; Fiction.
(multiple e-book formats from Smashwords)

Sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.

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 Chelle Cordero strikes a winning combination of romance and suspense in this medical crime thriller. Detailed research and characterizations coupled with a break-neck pace create a hard-to-put-down-read.
 
 
 
 
 

If you are looking for a ready-made book discussion for your book club or other group, you’ve come to the right spot!

The following books have easily downloadable book discussion packets & extras with purchase links for print or e-book copies – and ALL of my books are available for Kindle, Nook, Apple IPad, .pdf,  and text so it doesn’t matter what e-reader you have or if you prefer to read on your computer.

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Bartlett's Rule

Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real ; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.
His Lucky Charm
His Lucky Charm - ISBN-13: 978-1935407577; ASIN: B003DA44RO
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas… this time it follows Brandon and Caitlyn across the country and into a world of espionage and danger. The one thing that Brandon knows for sure is that he can’t afford to lose his lucky charm, Caitlyn. Previously released as Forgotten, by Chelle Cordero
Final Sin

Final Sin -  ISBN-13: 978-1935407133; ASIN: B00284B0XM
Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full with the investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife when he meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. He is immediately drawn to her and finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. Julie finds herself just as drawn to him. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of their lives in extreme danger…  Romance…danger…adventure…suspense…another great Chelle Cordero novel sure to grab readers from many genre!
Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival & a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Hyphema cover, 3D

Hyphema  ISBN-13: 978-1935407843; ASIN: B004WSXFKS
Hyphema: Bleeding in the eye caused by trauma…”
Matt Garratti, a paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors. Before long, Matt wonders if he is pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.
Purchase Links

I am pleased to announce that all of my novels are available for your reading pleasure and INSTANT download for the Apple IPad, KINDLE and NOOK as well as print from some brick and mortar retailers and all major online retailers.

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