by Daniel R. Marvello
Tomorrow, June 1, is the first day of the Summer 2012 Magic Appreciation Tour! All magical fantasy authors are invited to join us for a fun time of blog post exchanges and social networking. The author tour runs from June 1 to June 30.
I had hoped to get more automation features in place before the start of the summer tour, but designing the new features took longer than expected. The summer tour will run a lot like the spring tour with a few changes:
- Authors are no longer limited to listing 3 books on the site. You are welcome to register as many magical fantasy books as you have written!
- Book reviews are no longer part of the Post Exchange.
- This tour includes a writing challenge that I’ll reveal next week. Participation is totally optional, of course, but I hope our authors will welcome the opportunity to strut their stuff.
Registering for the Summer Tour
If you have not yet registered a book for the Magic Appreciation Tour, visit our registration page and sign up right now. It’s free!
Keep in mind that you can register your books to be listed on the MA Tour site at any time, whether or not an author tour is actively running. However, we only run the Post Exchange during the author tours.
If you are already a Magic Appreciation Tour author, you don’t have to do anything to register for the summer tour. You can go ahead and submit your Post Exchange requests right now.
Participating in the Tour
Once you are registered, use the Post Exchange to trade posts with other MA Tour authors:
You can submit exchange requests from now through the end of June. It’s fine if some of the exchanged blog posts actually get published after June 30.
Tweet your blog posts and the posts of your fellow MA Tour authors using the #matour hash tag. You are welcome to follow me at @DanielRMarvello, and feel free to follow the other authors on the tour as well.
Don’t forget to get out and network! When you see a link to a post, go on over for a visit and leave a comment. We all appreciate a little Inter-networking!
Staying in Touch During the Tour
I encourage you to follow this blog via email or RSS so you get the latest information on what’s going on with the tour. In the side-bar of this page, you can use the Follow via Email form to sign up for email notifications (you can opt out at any time.) Lower down, you’ll find a “Meta” section that includes an Entries RSS link for the RSS feed.
During the tour, you’ll get a weekly retrospective that tells you what our authors have been up to. Between tours, you’ll get information about the next tour and the latest news on what’s going on with the MA Tour site.
I welcome your comments and suggestions. The best way to get in touch with me is through the MA Tour contact page, which goes directly to my email inbox.
Have fun on the tour! I look forward to touring with you.