Ama et Bemma: Interview with Heather Hobbs

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I’m super excited to share my interview on Ama et Bemma’s blog as part of the New Year New Books 2016 Tour! If you have time, please check it out!

Link: http://amabemma.blogspot.com/2016/01/interview-with-heather-hobbs-author-of.html

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It’s a tour! It’s a blitz! Does it work?

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As the release of my book, The Trouble with Family, approaches, I am starting to think about promotional tools. Actually, I’ve been thinking about this for a while. But now I’m finally ready to start actively trying to schedule things!

The problem? There are so.many.options. And such a wide variety of prices! I’ll cover the various promotional sites I end up using in a later post, but for now I want to talk about book blog tours.

If you don’t know, a book blog tour is a virtual way for authors to promote their books. There is usually some type of giveaway involved and the various promotional blog posts can include interviews, excerpts, reviews, guest posts, etc.

I’ve been reading a lot about these tours and feelings seems to be mixed. Some writers consider a tour an essential part of promoting a book while others consider it a waste of money.

Instead of a full-out book blog tour, I’ve decided to do a book blitz with YA Bound Book Tours.  The blogger’s posts will include my book cover, summary, buy links, and an excerpt. The cost is $30 (compared to the $100+ a tour can cost.)

The blitz will start on my release date and run for a week. I will come back and post the results of the blitz, for those that are curious!

So, my question to you…If you’ve participated in a book blitz or tour, what was your experience? Would you do it again?

LibraryThing Early Reviewers

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If any of you are LibraryThing members, my book is available for an Early Reviewers Giveaway! I have 30 eBook copies to give away (Mobi, PDF, and ePub are all available).

If you are unfamiliar, LibraryThing Early Reviewers provides free advance copies of books in exchange for honest reviews. You can request The Trouble with Family throughout January and copies will be sent in early February.

Here is the link! https://www.librarything.com/er/list

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The time has come…

…to pre-order The Trouble with Family!

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It’s really surreal to see my book on Amazon (and also mildly terrifying.) I’ve read a few blog posts/opinions stating that placing a book for pre-order really only makes a difference if you are an established author but I’m trying it anyway – can’t hurt, right?

If interested, it’s only $0.99 during the pre-order period. It’ll jump up to $2.99 on March 3, when it’s officially released.

Here’s the Amazon link (it is also available at B&N, Apple, etc):  http://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Family-Molly-Anderson-Book-ebook/dp/B019HRROSM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450647469&sr=8-1&keywords=the+trouble+with+family

Yay!

Blurbs

The blurb for my book The Trouble with Family is done! Enjoy 🙂

Molly Anderson just found out her dad is getting married to a woman she’s only met once.

Fourteen-year-old Molly had planned to spend the summer before high school reading books, eating junk food, and napping. Instead, she’s forced to spend her days juggling four new family members, a grumpy older brother, a crazy grandmother, and Max, the new boy next door. Having lost her mother in a car accident a year before, she’s not sure how many more changes she can take before she hits her breaking point.

The first book in the Molly Anderson series, The Trouble with Family tells the story of a girl trying to make the most of her summer, not just survive it.

Coming March 2016

Loomis Park Press Book News

Loomis Park Press will be publishing my first novel, The Trouble with Family in March 2016 and I cannot wait! LPP is a new publishing company specializing in Young Adult and New Adult fiction. And, in the spirit of sharing, I invite you to check them out at http://www.loomisparkpress.com. You can also see my author bio and links to my twitter page here: http://www.loomisparkpress.com/heather-hobbs . Show some love, people!

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