Authors & Publishers


If you're an author or publisher interested in organizing a blog tour, please send us an email to thefantasticflyingbookclub@hotmail.com. However, we recommend reading the following information carefully before writing to us.

We organize all the tours free of charge to help promote an upcoming book.


Blog Tours

Usually, a week-long virtual tour were the book is featured with reviews and, if chosen, with other promotional posts.
  • Conventional tour: a main interview hosted by the organizer of your tour (Patricia, Michelle, or Jana) on the first day of the blog tour as a tour kick-off, 2 interviews with the bloggers (5-7 questions will be provided by the bloggers), 2 guest posts (the bloggers provide at least 3 prompts for the author to choose from), and book reviews.
  • Promotional tour: a main interview hosted by the organizer of your tour (Patricia, Michelle, or Jana) on the first day of the blog tour as a tour kick-off, a variety of promotional posts dreamed up and written by the author (book playlist, character playlist, dream cast, tell your story in 3 or 5 GIFs, character interviews, guest posts with topics provided by the author, open guest posts, meet the characters, basic Q&A, story behind the cover, deleted scenes, top 10 lists, mood boards, book aesthetics, etc.), and book reviews.
  • Only Review tour: a main interview hosted by the organizer of your tour (Patricia, Michelle, or Jana) on the first day of the blog tour as a tour kick-off and book reviews.
All types of blog tours include the opportunity for bloggers to post their own creative content inspired by the book and share their favorite quotes from the book.
The tours can be modified to the author/publisher's wishes.


The FFBC team of bloggers is interested in:
  • Young Adult - all genres.
  • New Adult & Adult - Limited. Our team is mostly interested in YA books, but we will consider the content of the book. 
We will do our best to try to find the appropriate service for you and your book. 


Each tour includes 15-40 bloggers (depending on the type of tour and general interest in the book). Obviously, our bloggers will require access to your book. We work with both print and digital ARCs as well as finished copies. If your publisher uses NetGalley or Edelweiss, we can provide them with email addresses in order to distribute widgets.

Most blog tours include the following: 
  • Welcome post - This is a 10-15 question interview with mostly fun questions as well as a few book related questions that will be posted on the tour organizer's blog the first day of the tour to allow readers to get to know the author.
  • 2 author interviews - With 5-7 questions submitted by the hosting blogger.
  • 2 guest posts - We ask bloggers to provide at least 3 prompts for the author to choose from, but if the author has specific topics in mind we can use those instead.
  • Book reviews (3+ stars)
We also offer bloggers the chance to express their creativity with additional promotional content to host along with their reviews, such as a dream cast of their choice, a spoiler-free excerpt that they liked (this can also be provided by the author/publisher), a favorite quote, a playlist they think fits the story, etc.

Lastly, we usually host some kind of giveaway during the tour. Prizes, such as print books, e-books, swag, or gift cards, are completely up to the publisher or author.

If there's a tour element that you would like to take out, change, or include, we are happy to accommodate.

This service is an alternative to a tour. We offer all members of our team the opportunity to review the book through a sign-up form. We send them the book, and they have 6 weeks to read and review it. We will send the author/publisher the links to these reviews.


To submit your request for a promotional event, email us at thefantasticflyingbookclub@hotmail.com with the following information:
  • Book information - this includes the book title, genre, age group, and synopsis.
  • Book cover.
  • Type of event you are interested in organizing.
  • Anything you deem relevant.
Our main goal is to help all authors and publishers that reach out to us, however, we reserve the right to accept or decline any requests that we consider a poor fit for our team.





4 comments:

  1. What if a book is already published?

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    1. Hello! We do our best to help authors. Even though the book has been published we offer the chance to read it to our FFBC Team members. If they are interested we organise a blog tour. If we don't have enough bloggers to organise a blog tour, we offer the author the chance to host a review request service instead.

      For more information, do not hesitate in contacting us at thefantasticflyingbookclub@hotmail.com

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  2. Would it be okay to send in a book 6 months before release to stir up some interest and excitement? What if your manuscript and cover are available, but the final edits have not been finished, and won't be until a month before release? Could the book be reviewed as is?
    --jenn

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    1. Hello Jenn!
      Regarding the 6 months period, we can start working at any time. We recommend to start 3 months prior to the blog tour since it is a comfortable amount of time for both sides (bloggers and authors/publishers). However, it is not a problem starting sooner. The discussion of the tour details is something it is done with at list 6 months in advance, usually.
      As for the manuscript, if the ARC is not final and changes may be applied to the final version, we would inform bloggers of the status of the ARC and will ask them to include in their reviews that the manuscript they are reviewing is not the final version of the book.

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