Rose A. Valenta writes to us, “Have you ever heard of a virtual book tour? I hadn’t either, but I wanted to know how it worked so I signed up for one. If you are interested, please follow my book tour, which starts on January 3rd and ends on February 25, 2011 at this website.” Valenta is a nationally syndicated humor columnist and the author of the book, “Sitting On Cold Porcelain” (Xlibris).
Virtual book tours are a “for fee” product of the public relations firm Pump Up Your Book. According to their website, “If you are the author of a newly published book, have an upcoming release, or want to give a previously released book a new life, we will take care of your complete virtual book tour, which includes round-the-world stops on blogs specifically geared toward your books.”