Host Guidelines for the Website/Emails:

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Have a blog/Instagram/BookTube for posts

  • Must be able to accept physical and digital copies for review

    • Includes having NetGalley and Edelweiss+ accounts

    • Physical copies will be restricted to US only (unless specified otherwise)

  • Must post your tour stop before or by 3:00pm EST

  • If you are unable to post or cannot give at least a 3 star rating, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance before your post day

    • You will be give materials for a promotional post instead, such as an author/book spotlight

    • Not posting may result in not being considered for future tours

    • You can decline to do a promotional post with proper notice and will be removed from the tour

  • Must include all tour materials in your post that are provided such as:

    • Book Cover

    • Synopsis

    • Author

    • Author Bio

    • Author Links

    • Book Purchase Links

    • Publisher

    • Genre

    • Triggers Warnings (if any)

    • Tour banner

    • Giveaway link (if any)

    • And your assigned post

 

Guest Posts

 

A guest post option will be available on some tours. This option allows a blogger to put forth ideas such as, where would your characters go on vacation or what was your favorite part of the writing process. These prompts are created by the blogger with the author creating the actual post. The blogger will receive the post and publish it to their own blog on the day they are set to post. 

  • The tour host must provide the options for the author for their guest post

  • Please email the organizer with 2-3 options for a post by set deadline date. The author reserves the right to turn down any guest post idea. In that case, we will reach out to discuss other guest post ideas/options.




 

Interviews

 

Interviews may be an option for some blog tours. If you sign up and are chosen for one of these you must create the questions and give them to us. We can help you to think up questions but please have an idea if you are interested in this option. Not all tours will be able to include interviews. 

  • Interviews can be the sole purpose of a post or can be combined with reviews

  • 5-8 questions will be submitted to the organizer by the set deadline date. We will send those questions onto the publisher/author. The author reserves the right to turn down answering any questions. In that case, we will reach out to discuss other possible interview questions with you. 

  • If you have an interview, but did not sign up for a review, you do not need to read/review the book ahead of time - though we highly recommend it. 

 

Bookstagram

 

  • Post must go up before or by 3:00pm EST

  • Bookstagram tours do not require books to be read but we recommend it. However, some publishers may require reviews for bookstagram posts, which we will clarify in the sign up and schedule with Bookstagram + Review.

  • Similar to blog reviews, less than 3 stars or if you are unable to post, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance of your posting day.

    • You will be given materials for a promotional post instead, such as an author/book spotlight

    • Not posting may result in not being considered for future tours

    • You can decline to do a promotional post with proper notice and will be removed from the tour

  • Please be sure to include the following in your post

    • The book (physical or digital) should be the main focus on the photo

    • Tag Terminal Tours, publisher, and author

    • Any creative element publisher/author requested

    • In the caption include:

      • Book title

      • Author

      • Publisher

      • What bookstagram tour this is part of

      • Associated hashtags

      • Tag Terminal Tours, publisher, author, and anyone else mentioned

      • Giveaway information (if any)

      • Optional - Tag other bookstagram participants of that day

  • If you are not part of the bookstagram tour, but are part of the blog tour and want to post on instagram - that is totally fine!

    • You can post on Instagram so long as your main post still goes up on your assigned day before the deadline

    • If you decide to also post on Instagram in addition to your main post, please tag us so we can share


 

Creative Posts

Creative posts are always an option for our tours. They range from creating a group of people from TV/Movies who you believe would be perfect to play the books characters to a playlist of music you thought of while reading. These usually go along with a review post and do require you to read the book. 

  • Include:

    • Dream cast

    • Mood boards

    • Playlists

    • Guest posts

    • Favorite quotes

    • Top 5 reasons to read this book

    • ETC

  • We love creativity and would love to highlight your creative posts

  • Include your ideas in the comments during your sign up!

 

What if I need to miss my date/I don’t post

 

If you do not post on your assigned date, we will reach out to you through email and/or through social media if needed inquiring why you did not post. If you do not respond and/or post late, we will mark down the incident. This does not mean you are banned from future tours, but it may impact your chance of being chosen. 

 

If we email and you do not respond within 48 hours, you will be banned from doing tours with us in the future. 

 

We understand that things happen and we are willing to work with you, but we do not tolerate no post, no response. Once the tour schedule is posted the reviewer is committed to participating in the tour and it is the reviewer’s responsibility to post on their assigned post date before/at the deadline. We never want to mark down an incident or ban anyone from participating in tours, so please get in contact with us at least 48 hours before your post date if you cannot post or will be unable to post at least a 3 star review. If something last minute occurs, please communicate with us as soon as you know. 

 

If you have any questions, please email us at booktours@thebookterminal.com

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