Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where's Konrath? Blog Tour Day #21

To promote my horror novel, AFRAID, which debuts March 31, I'm appearing on different blogs every single day in March.

Please follow my daily journey, and broaden your blog-reading horizons.

Today we get started at David Jack Bell's blog, and David manages to ask me some questions I haven't been asked yet:

http://davidjackbell.blogspot.com/2009/03/ja-konrathjack-kilborn-interview.html

Then I pop on over to Reading and Writing Podcast and do--you guessed it--a podcast with Jeff Rutherford:

http://www.readingandwritingpodcast.com/2009/03/003-reading-and-writing-podcast-jack.html

Elizabeth Sneed White reviews Afraid at Musings of an All Purpose Monkey, along with seven other places on the net:

http://apmonkey1.livejournal.com/26390.html

And finally, the event all of you (re: my mom) have been waiting for. Over at the Central Crime Zone blog, an extension of Crimespree Magazine, JA Konrath interviews Jack Kilborn:

http://centralcrimezone.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

You can also access the article through Crimespree's official blog, here:

http://crimespree.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

Now I'll take a few questions.

Q: I just heard about your blog tour. Have you really been featured on 54 blog posts in 21 days, providing unique, original content for each one?

A: Yeah. Every day brings something new and fresh. I encourage everyone coming in late to go back to Day #1 and begin to follow me from there.

Q: Why should I?

A: The point of this blog tour isn't just so I sell a lot of books. It's also helping to link together the blogging community. Are you a writer or a blogger? Then I've already done the groundwork for you. Follow my tour, comment on other bloggers sites, trade links with them, and Shazam--you've now got a network.

Q: Is this blog tour thing working for you?

A: So far, it looks pretty positive. I don't see any downsides, only benefits, for both me and the sites that have hosted me.

Q: Aren't you running out of things to say?

A: Not even close. In fact, the next nine days are packed with variety. Packed, I tell you.

Q: If blog touring is such a good idea, why aren't more people doing it?

A: Just watch. They will.

Q: But what about a real tour? What if I want to meet you in person?

A: Today, March 21 from 2pm-4pm, I'll be at the Palatine Library in IL, talking and signing books. On Monday March 23 I'll be signing at Mystery One bookstore in Milwaukee WI with Barry Eisler from 7pm - 8pm.