Marketing Monday: Setting Up a Blog Tour & Adding a New Blog Feature

Before I get down to business today, I want to show you a few of my favorite books.

Wait, what’s that one out in front? Is it…? It is! Yes, two copies of The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide showed up at my house this weekend. Did I mind the rain and gray skies? Not after that delivery, I didn’t!

Okay, so if the book is here, this means I should get back to my marketing to-do list and get some things checked off. The book is due out January 15th, but I’ll have some copies before then that I can, and want to, use for marketing. I’d like to set up a blog tour for January…with giveaways! I’m keeping this simple, just hoping to visit a few blogs and let people know about my book, share some thoughts about critiquing and critique groups. If you’d like your blog to be a stop on the tour, I’d love to come by. I think interviews are fun, because I can talk about what you and your blog readers want to hear, but I can also do a guest post if that’s easier for you.

If you’d like to host me at your blog, please send me an email at

The other thing I’m looking to do is add a new, probably monthly, feature to my blog in 2010. I’d like to host you, if you’ve got a story about a critique group or experience to share. (Obviously, I don’t want posts that are just rants or vents, but I’m definitely open to learning-experience stories as well as the more positive kind!) And if you’ve got a book out or coming out that you’d like to promote, I’ll include pictures and links to let people know about it. You can also donate a copy of an ARC or published book, if you’d like me to run a contest.

Again, if you’d like to guest blog here with your critique story, please email me at

Next post, back to our regular, random programming.


  1. jama says:

    Squee! What a handsome book. Very exciting to physically see it. Congratulations!!


  2. Andra M. says:

    How exciting! I preordered it a few months ago, and can’t wait to get it.

    Although I’ve done an interview already for you a while back, I’d be happy to either repost it, or ask you more questions. Perhaps both?


    • beckylevine says:

      Do you think they’d want to hear from me again?! 🙂 If you really want to, sure–can you email me? Thanks!


  3. P. J. Hoover says:

    Just sent you an email!


  4. How exciting to get to hold it in your hands!!!


  5. Jenn Hubbard says:



  6. claudine says:

    Just got a notice this morning from Amazon that my very own copy of your book will be here Jan 4th! Yay! Great way to start the year.


  7. Yippeeeeee!!!!!!!

    So exciting to watch your dream coming true for you.


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