Deep POV: Confessions of a Christian Writer

The ramblings of an emergent-realistic-edgy-working-for-God-and-the-pay-isn’t-that-great-sometimes-confused-christian-fiction writer (uh, that would be me).

Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Blog Book Tour

Here's another great idea for Christian writers, especially those of us interested in the "pomergent" or edgy novel. M.J. Rose describes a virtual book tour done through blogs (Betting on Bloggers). And while I agree with what Kevin Smokler, who runs a Virtual Tour group says about niche marketing, it seems to me that the new Christian fiction is just that--very nichey (yes, I know--not a word, but we're being revolutionary here). Wouldn't it be cool to do something like that with one of us? Get behind a book when it's published and sponsor a tour? It's the wave of the future! And given the fact that audioblogging is becoming so popular, the ways this could be done seem endless. What if the author included a reading in his/her tour? Too cool!