I tested Juma's Rain but think results would be different for a different book. I'm quite happy with the result. For one, "Gone With the Wind", Margret Mitchell's best known book, is very well written. Also, it's a love story, as is Juma's Rain. I only tested the first scene, so getting it identified as a love story even though the love hasn't even shown up yet, it encouraging.
so far, I'm quite surprised by the blog tour. I didn't dare to expect much especially not any sales. Still, a tiny flicker of hope always rides along, so I checked the statistics the last few days. Sales went just like I predicted: business as usual. But I got quite the surprise when I looked at my list. It practically exploded and went from nearly nonexistent to over 100 members. As delighted as I am it also means, more work for me. Now, I've got to get the follow-up messages ready to post as soon as I can manage it -- and that with Christmas approaching much faster than I like. At least I've already got all the presents for the family. ;-)
the beginning are mostly excepts and spotlights (you know the drill, cover, blurb, lings and a short passage from the novel). I thanked the site owners for their time and space on their blogs. I guess that's the right thing to do since they voluntarily do this for me. Now, I'm very interested in seeing whether something will change over the course of the tour.
If you want to help, look at the schedule and visit a site or two. Then, tell your friends on Twitter, FB, G+ or other social media.
This is going to be my first Blog Tour ever, and I'll be chronicling it. I'll probably not be able to post something every day, but I'll let you know how it goes. It will start on my homepage on the 9th of December and will go until the 23rd of December. I'd greatly appreciate it if you would let your friends know about the tour. Maybe they'd be interested to learn a little bit about me and/or my book (feel free to grab the graphic above if you need it).
Here's to hoping that I can reach many readers this way.