Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where's Konrath? Blog Tour Day #31 Finale

Well, this is it. The last day of the JA Konrath/Jack Kilborn blog tour.

I'm sad to see it end.

If you're just tuning in, I visited a different blog every day in March. I also gave away many copies of my new horror novel, Afraid by Jack Kilborn, to bloggers and asked them to post reviews.

The response has been overwhelming.

First I visit JD Rhoades, where I explain how we can save the economy:


Then I visit one of my favorite authors for some Q & A:

Interview with Tess Gerritsen

Next, it's a treat for Jack Daniels fans. I collaborated on an original Jack Daniels story with my friend, author Tom Schreck, who writes the Duffy Mysteries. Tom's books are a combination of action and jokes, just like mine, so it was a lot of fun to bring our main characters together.

You can download the 6400 word story for free (it is printable, Kindle compatible, and can be read on your computer or a variety of 3G cell phones) and read our intentionally hostile interview, here:

Interview with Tom Schreck + Free Jack Daniels Story

Here's a great Afraid review at I Would Rather Be Reading:

Afraid Review by Bryan Sims

Finally, if you haven't read my Amazon blog, please check it out. Afraid is officially released today, so if you've reviewed me elsewhere on the Internet, you can now post your review on Amazon.com as well.

Joe's Amazon Blog

I want to thank everyone who hosted me on this blog tour. I appeared on well over a hundred blogs in thirty-one days, and I'm humbled and grateful for all the support the blogging community has given me and my little horror novel.

It been a long, strange trip, and it's also been a lot of fun. I'm also not quite done yet--a few other blogs will be featuring me in the upcoming month of April.

I'll blog about the results of this tour next week. But in the meantime, I've got to start hitting some bookstores for some real-world promotion. My first official signing for Afraid is on Saturday, April 4, 2pm-4pm, at the Waldenbooks in Peru, IL. Keep an eye on my website for other appearances.

If you haven't followed the tour from the beginning, here are all the places where I appeared (with the many duplicate posts removed.)
  1. Interview with James Rollins
  2. The Importance of Setting
  3. Interview with Karin Gillespie
  4. Interview with Myself
  5. Afraid Review at Bestsellers World
  6. Afraid Review by Conda V. Douglas
  7. Afraid Review by the Fantasy Book Critic
  8. Marketing Dos and Don'ts
  9. Afraid Book Giveaway
  10. Jack Kilborn Cake Recipe
  11. Afraid Review by Jude Hardin
  12. Vote for the Scariest Book Ever
  13. Very Bad Self Promotion Tips
  14. Joe's Top 3 Horror Books
  15. Anatomy of a Horror Scene
  16. Afraid Review by Sandy
  17. Afraid Review by Harry Hate
  18. Afraid Review by The Sci Fi Genre Review
  19. The Call To Action
  20. Dark Sex Scenes
  21. The Effectiveness of Blog Touring
  22. Writing Techniques for Afraid
  23. Afraid Review by The Farm Report
  24. The Cumulative Effect of Marketing
  25. Interview with Basil Sands
  26. Interview with Dana Strotheide
  27. Afraid review by Dana Strotheide
  28. Afraid Review by Journey of a Bookseller
  29. Interview with April Henry
  30. Interview with the Women of Mystery
  31. Interview with Wayne Thomas Batson
  32. The Importance of Reviews
  33. Joe the Stay At Home Dad
  34. My iPod Playlist
  35. Interview with Elizabeth Craig
  36. The Future of EBooks
  37. Small Press vs. Large Press
  38. Afraid Review by Peg Brantly
  39. Answering Newbie Questions
  40. Interview with Marci Catania
  41. Interview by Horrorfind
  42. Afraid Review by Marci Catania
  43. Afraid Review by Rowena Cherry
  44. Interview with David Jack Bell
  45. Reading and Writing Podcast
  46. Afraid Review by Elizabeth Sneed
  47. JA Konrath Interviews Jack Kilborn
  48. Essential Self Promotion Tips
  49. Interview at Feng Shui Assassin
  50. Page 69 of Afraid
  51. Page 99 of Afraid
  52. Afraid Review by Sherrif Joe
  53. Afraid Review by Marilyn Meredith
  54. Writers Pimping Writers
  55. Write a Story in 20 Words or Less
  56. Afraid Review by RJ Medak
  57. Rejected Dr. Seuss Titles
  58. How to Read Afraid If You're a Scaredy Cat
  59. Afraid Review by Ophelia Julien
  60. On Extreme Horror
  61. Interview with Amy Krueger
  62. Interview with Dana Kaye
  63. Afraid Review by Horrorview
  64. Afraid Review by Susan Tunis
  65. Afraid Review by Sara J. Henry
  66. Ridiculous Interview with Jeff Strand
  67. Too Many One Liners
  68. Interview with James Knapp
  69. Noir Interview by Robert W. Walker
  70. Why You Shouldn't Blog
  71. What's The Scariest Thing That Ever Happened to You?
  72. Interview with Judy Larsen
  73. Interview with A Writer's Group
  74. Interview at The Kerrie Show
  75. Why I Love Aduiobooks
  76. All About Literary Agents
  77. Write a Story in 70 Words
  78. Is Afraid Torture Porn?
  79. Interview with Headdeask
  80. Afraid Review by Barbara Poole
  81. Dead Pets and Other Funny Things
  82. Pushing the Envelope
  83. Afraid Review by Shots UK
  84. Afraid Review by Dark Scribe
  85. Afraid Review by The List
  86. Afraid Review by Publishers Weekly
  87. The Future of Publishing
  88. Touring with Joanna Slan
  89. Interview with Gabrielle Harboy
  90. Interview with Kathleen McDade
  91. Free Book Contest at The Rap Sheet
  92. My Funniest Rejection Letters
  93. Radio Interview with Rowena Cherry
  94. Writing Sex Scenes with Jack Daniels
  95. Top Ten Editing Tips
  96. Horror Novels I Wish I'd Written
See you on the road...


Karen from Mentor said...

I don't have a word press account so I couldn't comment on Tess's blog... HI TESS! Love you at murderati.

Loved the interview. Loved the revealing photo you provided.
Enjoyed you both sharing how you do a gender other than your own pov.
Thanks, And I'm glad you're sticking around for a few more blog interviews in April.
Karen :)

Unknown said...

What? It over? The end of the trip?


I gotta pee.

Been holding it the whole drive. And now I gotta pee so bad I can taste it!

Deborah Talmadge said...

I'm really anxious to read it.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the blog tour. It was a lot of fun and very informative. I wish you best of success on the new book. I can tell you this: I love it!

Swanny said...

So... Does this mean I have to start interacting with my family again? Son of a...

Jude Hardin said...

Great tour, Joe. I'm proud to have been a part of it.

Angela said...

JOe -

All I can say is, YOU ROCK!

It takes a lot of time and dedication to do so much in the space of a month. But you proved the point that hard work PAYS OFF.

I host authors for Pop Syndicate, and can safely say the giveaways are a MUST to generate good traffic. So is publicity on the author's part. We can do what we do to promote, but authors who promote to their fans endlessly get great responses. (Especially if they give away a Kindle.)

Thanks for blogging about it!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

This is so helpful as I am in the beginning phase of planning a tour. I plan to spend more time reading each post. Sounds like you had a great tour. Congratulations!

Jane Kennedy Sutton