Hi, my name is Jill Burkinshaw (but just call me Jill) For several years I have read, reviewed and promoted books. I have taken part in, arranged and run many Blog Tours and other promotions over the last few years. I have a large contact base and I am well known among the readers and bloggers across all Social Media Platforms
I am now accepting freelance work in addition to the free service. Below is a guide to what I can offer but I am happy to consider any work that may be required and the prices are all negotiable. I read mainly Crime Fiction, but I am happy to promote other genres in particular Horror and Women’s Fiction.
Books n All Social Media Promotion
Blog Tour: £50 for 7-10 stops
I have been arranging and running Blog Tours for Joffe Books for over a year now and we have had some amazing results, and these have had a positive impact on sales. I can offer Blog Tours for new releases and also relaunch Blog Tours which is a Blog Tour for a book that has dropped into the archives to revitalise it. Sometimes, especially during busy periods, it can be difficult to fill the tours with review stops some of these stops could be content. I like to offer a minimum of 7 review stops and if I cant get the 7 reviews I will reduce the price accordingly.
All blog tour posts will be posted in numerous Facebook groups, on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and Linked In and shared by numerous contacts ensuring a good coverage over all Social Media platforms for the length of the tour. I round off the Blog Tour with a Blog Tour Wrap Up which is a thank you to the bloggers and links to each of the Blogs for the tour. These are beneficial in giving the book a final boost,
I would need an advance copy of the book for each of the Bloggers on the Tour. I would therefore recommend that if you are contracted to a publisher you check the terms of your contract permit you to give away free copies of the book.
Facebook Launch Party £25
A Facebook event can be arranged and hosted for any reason. They are usually arranged for a new release but I can also offer a Book Promotion Party. The parties include fun, competitions and giveaways with guest authors and author questions and answers and is a fun way to promote a book. You will need to provide (or fund) the prizes for these events which could include E-books, signed paperbacks, keyrings, fridge magnets,tote bags, pens, mugs etc. The choice of prizes is up to you.
Virtual Personal Assistant (charged at £15 per hour)
- Managing mailing lists
- Sending newsletters via MailChimp
- Scheduling Social Media posts (mainly Twitter)
- Creating Amazon adverts
- Analysing Amazon adverts ROI etc
- Promoting new books\relaunches (this is mainly blog tours although I am starting to use my blog more effectively with other promotions)
Other services that seem to be of interest that I would be happy to undertake are:
- Handling the replies to emails and other messages, comments on Facebook pages, Twitter etc. I am constantly shocked by the amount of time authors spend doing this and the sheer volume.
- Keeping pages and websites up to date (I am not expert at websites but willing to learn and I do have a blog.
I can also do bookkeeping if that is of interest.
I am happy to help in any way with the day to day task enabling the author to focus on what they do best: writing books.
While I will do my best to promote the book I cannot guarantee that the promotion will result in an increase in sales. The invoice is for the work undertaken in arranging the tour etc and no refund or discount will be applied for lack of sales.
All reviews are unbiased and the personal opinion of the reviewer. If a Blogger on a Blog Tour doesn’t like the book and informs me prior to their stop I will try to convert it to a content or guest post. However, if they choose to post a review that is not very complimentary there is little I can do to prevent it due to the reviews being their own honest opinion.