I’ve been very blessed over the last few weeks. My sales (especially when it comes to my Dying Days zombie series) has never been better, I had my best month in sales ever last month and I’m on pace to beat that by 20-25% this month so far… good times.
One reason (I think) for my success was the Dying Days Blog Tour I did from mid-March thru the end of April. It generated great buzz, I had a blast doing so many interviews and guest blogs, and my sales spiked constantly.
With my Still Dying: Select Scenes From Dying Days collection coming along and ready for a summer release, I decided to do another blog tour. But, if you’ve read my blog, you’ll know that I never do anything the easy way or the safe way…
I’d been kicking around an idea for a blog tour with another zombie author, but didn’t know how to approach it. Hell, I didn’t even know who I should pair up with.
I wanted someone I respected, an author that had a few books out and ideally a zombie series to promote. I am friendly with quite a few zombie authors, especially since putting out the non-fiction Zombie Writing! book not too long ago. But who?
Mark Tufo asked a question about putting a blog tour together, since the summer is generally slow. The proverbial lightbulb went off in my head. I contacted Mark, we talked, and decided to put something together.
And here’s where my personality comes in. Once again, just finding another writer to do the tour wasn’t enough for me. I decided to think bigger, think grand.
I invited TW Brown and Ian Woodhead, another two authors that fit the bill for what I was looking for. The original idea was for five of us to do this tour, from June 1st until the end of July. We invited a fifth but he couldn’t commit.
Mark suggested John O’Brien and Ian suggested Dave Jeffery. I knew both of their names and knew they were good at their craft. I asked, they were both excited, and the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour was born.
As dates are announced I’ll be posting them here, and we’ll be moving right along.
We’ll have individual interviews, round-robin group interviews, guest blogs from each of us and group ones, and tons of giveaways of eBooks and print books.
Stay tuned for a fun summer of zombie reading.