If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed this tweet I posted.
I kind of want to run a blog tour where people read backlist books and review them. Like you can’t read anything that has come out in 2019 or beyond. Hmmm.
— Andi ? (@andiABCs) November 19, 2019
I had just finished a book, A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard(read it, it was AMAZING!!!), and I got to think about all the books that have been on my TBR list for years that I never show love to because I am easily distracted by new shiny, AKA new releases or upcoming releases. A Quiet Kind of Thunder came out in 2018, which I know isn’t that long ago, but in that time I have read over 200 books and forgot all about wanting to read it. It struck me that back list books need love too and Back Pages was born.
What is Back Pages you ask?
Well it is going to be a different kind of blog tour that will take place in 2020. People will be able to sign-up to read a book that was released before January 1, 2018. You’ll read, review, post the review on your blog(or mine if you don’t have a book blog, more on that later), and then post the review to BN or Amazon as well on a certain date that will be determined.
So if this is taking place in 2020 why am I asking now?
I’m asking now because I need to determine how many people are interested, how to split up the tour(s) and make sure there are no book duplicates, before I can decide on dates.
What if you don’t have a book blog or a blog that you review on?
You can still sign-up. Your review will just be posted on my blog as a guest post on whatever date is assigned to you.
What is the purpose?
Back list books need love too and it’s about time to show them some.
When will I know my date to post?
Possibly by the end of the year, if not the beginning of the year. I promise you will have plenty of time to read and review. Feel free though to read it whenever.
How do I sign-up?
I have two handy dandy forms you will find below (one for bloggers and one for non-bloggers)
That’s about all I have for answers right now. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all.
What do you think about Back Pages?