This week was the final week of my book tour. Being virtual, I can’t blame the flu I have on the airports and climate changes. Still, in a week when I was sleeping and sniffling, some of these reviews were more beneficial than chicken soup.
Reviews by Molly was very generous and presented on a very aesthetic blog.
Book Vacation gave a very complimentary review. Anyone who writes my name in the same article as John Grisham is a BFF candidate for me. I particularly appreciate her review because she had an issue with the explicit sex scenes. I know this is a problem for many people and am glad when they can pass over and continue with the story.
Finally, a live radio interview at Alchemy of Scrawl (I love that name!).
Virtual book tours are a new phenomenon and part of creating a broad and sticky (yes that is a term) presence on the Internet. It is too early to tell how effective the tour was in the long term, but I have little doubts that this is the way of the future. Still it is no replacement for face-to-face conversations at readings, and fairs.
Speaking of which, I will be at the CWC Fremont Holidays Book Fair on Saturday (12/10) and Sunday (12/11) between 1-4pm. It will be held in the Meeting Room, Union City Public Library 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA.
Do pop in and introduce yourself if you are in the Fremont Area.
Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/ and on Twitter (#alonshalevsf).