When blog book tours first became popular, they popped from city to city online, rather than live. That convention soon disappeared when bloggers realized there was no necessity to be tied to physical locations.

Now we rarely know the location of a blog that is hosting a tour stop. Still there is a sense of place that can really add to a blog book tour stop if it's utilized well. One of my favorite examples is at Steve Prosapio's blog.

In a recent series of book reviews, he interviewed authors at real locations with photos to give us serious atmosphere. It was new and cool again. So if the book you're reviewing is very "place" oriented, think about creating this sort of ambience with words and pictures. A strong sense of location could make for a very interesting tour stop.


Dana Fredsti said...

I LOVE Steve's interview style! I was honored to be hosted there and thoroughly enjoyed the resulting interview!

Anonymous said...

That's interesting. Maybe when I tour with I ROMANCED THE STONE I'll take some shots down in the 'hood.

Good post and idea. And yes, love Steve's style.

Helen Ginger said...

I like the idea of including pictures. So far, I've only used pics of bookcovers and the authors. Will start thinking outside the box.

Karen Kirkpatrick said...

What a great idea! I love how this group just keeps introducing us to creative possibilities!