IBT: getting your book in the hands of readers passionate about everything Italian
Who IBT is a virtual book tour company that works with authors, publishers, publicists and book bloggers. We specifically feature books set in Italy, that have an Italian theme, are written by an Italian author or are translated from Italian to English. We organize tours online so that your book has coverage on a certain number of blogs within a given timeframe. Italy Book Tours is a subdivision of iRead Book Tours. We have over seven years of experience within the book blogging community and with online book marketing and publicity!
Why virtual book tours Italy Book Tours knows that getting your book into the hands of book bloggers will get your book noticed. When readers want to learn more about a certain book, they read the reviews. It's fine to get the low down from Kirkus or Publishers Weekly, but what are readers saying? Not the professional reviewers, but those folks who actually buy books? You know, the book lovers, librarians and book club members who scour the library, online retailers, bookstores or Goodreads to find the next great title? What are they saying about your book? Do they even know it exists? At IBT we understand that using the good old-fashioned word-of-mouth technique with the latest online marketing trends is the best publicity!
What can IBT do for you When your book goes on tour with scheduled stops on well-established blogs, thousands of readers will see it. What's more, once your book is reviewed or spotlighted on a blog, it remains in the virtual world and can be accessed continuously. Blogging helps to create a buzz about you and your book. Never before have authors been so in touch with their readers. Social media has changed the face of book publicity. It's an exciting time to be published, but it's also more competitive. How do you get readers to read your book? That's where we come in. We target those who spend hours talking about books: book bloggers.
How we help you succeed At IBT, we guide you every step of the way. We contact the bloggers and set up the tour from beginning to end. We customize the tour for you and your book, selecting specific blogs that cater to the genre of your book. We have access to hundreds of bloggers whose blogs we have perused and carefully chosen to be a part of our host team.
Our professionalism, experience and enthusiasm are our trademark. We look forward to working with you!
Praise for Italy Book Tours:
"Laura Fabiani has great passion and enthusiasm for Italy, great stories, and delicious cooking- she is all about the celebration of roots, heritage, and the ties that bind us— love, friendship and sisterhood. She's fabulous!" - Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author