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Hi, I don't know if this question is in your field, but I was wondering if, when an author decides to self publish their book, it is their responsibility to also organise their own book tours and the things that go with it? Thanks for your help.

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Hi Liz,

Yes.  The author would reach out to book store community managers, etc. to create and make travel arrangements, etc. for their book tours.  With the Internet, authors can do online tours by posting information about their books/tours at their website and by sending people who are interested in their writings emails.  Online chats tend to be conducted through chats or teleconferences.  The author can read from their works and answer questions, etc. during the book tour.

Authors can also contact radio and television stations to schedule and conduct interviews.  Sending press releases is another way to generate interest in a book.

Honestly, even authors who work through major book publishers, do a lot of their own marketing and promotion.

Hope this helps!  

All the best to you, my friend!  

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Rhonda Campbell

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I can answer questions on how to get published in magazines and newspapers; how to market your own books; how to earn a living writing; how to write press releases; how to find a good editor; how to edit your own books; finding a good printer; finding a good book illustrator; doing your taxes as a freelance writer. Questions I can't answer include specifics around working with a print on demand publisher

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I have 36 years of experience as a writer (fiction and non-fiction). I am a book reviewer with Nielsen Media. I am a newspaper columnist and a reporter. I am a former radio station host and I am the editor of a literary newsletter, The Book Lover's Haven. I am also the author of more than 10 books.

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Writer's Critique Group

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The Trenton Times Philadelphia Trend Sisters in Style Essence Magazine The Pittsburgh Quarterly Obsidian II, etc.

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I have taken numerous writing courses on book, proposal and grant writing as well as marketing and promotion

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100 Most Admired African American Women Who's Who

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