As those of you who followed my tour for "On a Foreign Field" know, it's over now! :P The end. Okay, no, that's not it. I'm going to share a little with everyone about how it went for those of you who might be thinking about doing a tour yourself.
Over all, it went really good, mainly thanks to BK Walker who runs Virtual Book Tour Cafe, because my inability to comprehend and make computer things work is rather hilarious it's so bad and if it wasn't for her, this tour probably would have crashed and burned. I can't say it really held up to my delusions of grander, but very few things do. (Very few) and it did generate interest. I got over 160 "to-read" adds on Goodreads and over 300 people entered the giveaway for three signed copies of "On a Foreign Field". Over 5,000 people entered the giveaway for my Amazon gift card and I got some Facebook 'likes' and 'tweets' and google pluses and all that stuff too so that's progress, yes?
I also had a very good time doing the interviews and guest posts, and getting to meet new bloggers and all that as well as potential readers. I hope that even if a tenth of those people end up reading my book, that they will at least enjoy it.
I also got two very amazing 5 star reviews from non-obligated reviewers. (And are those not the best kind?) First 5 star reviews not given to me by friends and family so it was pretty awesome.
So would I do anything differently next time? Truth be told, I can only say I learned a lot about how it works this time (by trial and error). I know that if I do it again it will go more smoothly, perhaps anyway. At least with the experience under my belt it might work out. Perhaps it's my uncanny ability to make sure that computers will not work just when I need them to whether they be my own or other people's. But over all, the tour went good, and I would definitely suggest new indie authors to try it out, if for nothing more than getting your name out there. If you want my opinion, start hosting first and see how it's done, it will run more smoothly for it! If you have any questions about the subject, please feel free to ask!