Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another Book, Blog Tour and Contest

Invisible Path is the latest in my Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. In this one her Christmas planning is cast aside as she helps with the investigation of a popular young Indian man from the reservation while trying to find out something about a psuedo-military group who have a compound hidden deep in the forest.

Despite the fact that in a survey sponsored by Sisters in Crime, that blogs and social media don't sell books, I'm off on another blog tour.

Along with the tour I'm having a contest to use someone's name for one of the characters in the next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. The winner will be the one who posts comments on the most of the blogs on my tour. I'm giving the first half of the blog stops here and will post the second half when my turn to blog here on Make Mine Mystery rolls around again.

Monday, November 1
Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Tuesday, November 2
Book spotlighted at Book Tours and More
Wednesday, November 3
Guest blogging at Kurt Kamm’s blog
Thursday, November 4
Guest blogging at Mystery World of Pat Brown
Friday, November 5
Guest blogging at Mysteryrat’s Closet
Tuesday, November 9
Book spotlighted at Noir World of GK Parker
Wednesday, November 10
Guest blogging at Authors & Appetizers
Thursday, November 11
Guest blogging at A Writer’s Jumble
Friday, November 12
Book reviewed at The Book Connection
Monday, November 15
Book Club Discussion at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, November 16
Book Club Discussion at Literarily Speaking
Book reviewed at Musings of an All Purpose Monkey
Wednesday, November 17
Book Club Discussion at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, November 18
Video Trailer featured at Down Under Views

(I don't have the URLs, but you can just put in the names of the blogs and find them.)

While I'm here, what's your opinion about blogs, blog tours and other social media not selling books? I'd love to prove the poll wrong.


My book is available from the publisher http://www.mundania.com as a trade paperback and e-book, and of course from all the usual places.


Jean Henry Mead said...

Blogs have certainly helped my book sales, but one blog tour was probably enough for me. It takes so much time and effort as well as time away from writing. Best of luck with your own, Marilyn.

Cheryl said...

Well, you know I am in the business--actually, I've coordinated your last several tours, so in some ways I am biased.

However, as a debut author, I am also on tour myself. I have sold books, and more importantly, the tour has had a superb impact on my rankings in Google and Bing.

If you want to read my article on this, you can find it at:


Good luck on your tour, Marilyn!


Anonymous said...

I don't know if they sell books or not. My feeling is that if you meet the author, you will be more inclined to buy more books by that person just because you have seen for yourself that the author is "real"!


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Jean, blog tours are a lot of work, but I enjoy doing them, especially when I've got a contest going like this time.

I've been blessed to have Cheryl organize my tours for me.

Hi, Carol, so glad to meet you, perhaps one day it'll be in person.


Morgan Mandel said...

I believe in blog tours, but they are very draining. On mine, I kept going back after my days to see if any more comments came so I could answer them because I didn't want to neglect anyone.

Morgan Mandel