Reading books is a book blogger's passion. Becoming a tour host can also be rewarding and it can open the way to new experiences. We recognize that your enthusiasm for books and their authors is key to helping them get noticed on the blogosphere. We appreciate the time you volunteer to take part in our specialized tours and to assist us in coordinating great tours for our clients. A smooth tour depends on good organization and cooperation from our reliable tour hosts.
IBT offers a variety of genres based on an Italian theme both in print and ebook formats to its tour hosts. Please note that we include a content rating for each book, (for language, sex scenes, violence and mature subjects) to help you decide which books to accept for blog tours.
What we look for in tour hosts:
First and foremost, we look for reliable tour hosts.
Your blog must be at least 6 months old.
As a tour host, you agree to receive email requests to participate in book tours where you can opt in or simply ignore if not interested. In exchange for a free book or ARC (advance review copy) you will agree to post a review (or book spotlight, interview, guest post) expressing your honest opinion about the book.
Your review will be posted on the date you are scheduled to participate for the tour you choose to host. We provide a press release with all the book's information, including the author's bio and photo.
If you cannot post on the date scheduled, you will inform the tour coordinator to reschedule.
Ideally, your review should be at least 150 words.
We love tour hosts who also cross-post their reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and other sites.
We prefer family friendly sites, however if your blog contains material unsuitable for viewers under 18, please indicate this on your blog.
We reserve the right to remove you from our tour host list if you do not reply to our reminder emails, if you do not post your reviews without good reason or write reviews with derogatory or rude comments
Besides getting free books delivered right to your mailbox, your blog will gain added exposure and traffic when we promote and back-link to you. Authors and publishers will also be promoting the tour on their websites and blogs. You will have the opportunity to meet authors and get to know them better through interviews and guest posts. Best of all, you'll discover books and genres you may not have read in the past. Also, we do love to reward our hard-working tour hosts with incentives.
IBT Incentive Program:
At Italy Book Tours, we appreciate the the time and efforts our tour hosts expend to help us promote our authors. We've come up with an incentive program that rewards you for these efforts. We give our tour hosts credits for their published posts. For every 20 credits - can be gained by posting reviews, book spotlights, guest posts or interviews) you will get a $10 Amazon gift card. Posting your review on Goodreads will count as one credit, and posting on Amazon and Audible will count as two credits each, therefore, accelerating your number of credits. All you need to do is submit the links to your reviews. Therefore: 20 credits = $10 Amazon Gift Card! So far we've given hundreds of gift cards to our bloggers!
What kind of bloggers we are looking for: We are currently looking for bloggers who want to host book tours. Our tour hosts are primarily from US and Canada, however, we welcome international book bloggers for our ebook virtual book tours. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you. Sign up today!