I haven’t yet seen my sales for the book, and I still don’t understand how to measure hits on Google, but I will say that I’ve reached many more people than I have setting up my own blog tours. And many of the people who commented have followed the tour every day—perhaps they just really like chocolate—but it’s given me a chance to start a relationship with them, and based on the comments back and forth, I’m definitely finding success with that. Several of the people who have left comments have said they downloaded the book based on the tour, or are planning to do so.
I’m seeing fewer comments on the review side of the tour, although I’m still getting them. Some of that could be that I’m not really publicizing the review tour on social media; if I get a good review, I publicize the Amazon review on Facebook and Twitter, that way, it’s a bit of a different announcement from me.
Overall, I think I’d do this again; however, I’d make one significant change. I would not set up my own blog tour right before the Goddess Fish one. I think people get tired of me, especially my Facebook friends, and hearing me plug my book for three weeks in a row, every day, gets a bit old. Next time around, I’ll spread the two tours out more.