Sunday, May 9, 2010
Do-It-Yourself Book Tour ~ Virtually Speaking
I have been thinking lately about why, how, and if I would like to do a virtual book tour. Since I have had a blog for only six months, I'm still unsure about how all these new technologies translate into traditional readers who like to sit curled up with a book, a cat, and a cup of tea.
My imagination likes the idea that I could be "appearing" in London and the next day in Lahore. I love to travel, so why not virtually?
But what happens on a virtual book tour? I could create files of me reading a few poems, I could write about a poem from idea through its revisions, I could offer party favors (could I?) but what else is involved?
Have you taken your book on a virtual tour? Was it fun? I need your help on this one. Even if you haven't done a virtual book tour, I would love to hear your ideas on what would inspire you to be part of one. Maybe sometime over the next few months? A book stop in Boston or even Bosnia ...