To get the word out about Something Furry Underfoot, I hired two marketeers, as I call them, which are people who market things like books. One marketeer is Jenkins Group, a book marketing company in my home state of Michigan. They got me set up with something called ReviewDirect which reaches something like 18,000 librarians, book stores, colleges and universities. They also issued a press release on September 25 targeted to media and other folks who are at interested in pets.
Meanwhile, my other marketeer, Stormi, from Lightning Book Productions, set up a virtual book blog tour for me. That means my book will be talked about on various book blog sites from September 26- October 10 by people who blog about books from their homes in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Nigeria, and the United States. The schedule of events is below.
Also, check out my new video about Bumpkin, the domestic duck, by clicking on the Videos page of my web site. Thanks!
Ruth @ My Devotional Thoughts. A 5-star review!
Sara @ A Drunken Druid’s View. Another sweet review! From Ireland.
6th Darryl @ Savage Lullabye and 7th Susan @ Green Frog Reviews. These were both supposed to be reviews and both were no-shows. BUT, my new friend, Blondie, from the UK, posted an amazing review on Amazon.com and GoodReads! Thanks, Blondie!
Overall, the book blog tour was a huge success–bloggers who provided reviews had some awesome comments to help promote the book, and several media contacts were made, including my first radio interview, which will be October 26 at 3 p.m. with Dream4More. (More on that later). Three other media folks are currently reviewing my book, and there were lots of Tweets and ReTweets. Thanks everyone for helping get the word out about Something Furry Underfoot!