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Welcome, book bees!

The latest new tours newsletter was sent on September 7 and the next host newsletter is scheduled for October 5. Read on or use the quick links above to get buzzing!

 

New here? Join Us!

We welcome all readers to participate in our tours as hosts (also fondly known as book bees). Our wide variety of campaigns are open to bloggers, reviewers, and/or readers with social media presence. We have a place for everyone who would like to join in the book buzz. Find out what readers are saying about hosting with JustRead on our testimonials page.

  • Join our host newsletter list for exclusive access to additional tour sign-ups, activities, and giveaways
  • Please read these terms & conditions for our hosts before signing up

If you’d like to participate as a JustRead host, please fill out our host form to let us know how you would like to engage in our campaigns.

Blind Date with a Book

Our Blind Tours are open to all reader reviewers. For more information and/or to sign up for a match, please complete our Blind Tours Compatibility Form.

Thanks so much for your interest in buzzing about books with JustRead Publicity Tours! Be sure to keep reading for our frequently asked questions, resources, monthly giveaway, and check out our current sign-ups!

 

Print Copy Availability

Due to continued supply chain and shipping delays, print copy availability is subject to change. Publishers are doing everything in their power to send print copies in a timely manner. We have moved up our timelines in anticipation of a possible global book shortage but delays are highly likely. We appreciate your flexibility if we need to switch you to a digital copy even after we’ve confirmed you as a print copy. If such a change is necessary, we will do all we can to help you fulfill the tour.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I signed up as a JustRead host. What now? 

  • As one of our hosts, you will get an email newsletter twice a month with our newest tours.
  • You will need to sign up for each tour individually to be considered for a stop (exception: newsletter-only open tours do not include sign-ups).

How do I sign up for a specific tour? 

  • You can sign up for a specific tour by clicking the banner image for the tour in our newsletter to access the signup form.
  • Most tours will also be available on our website. Again, click on the specific tour banner to access the signup form.

I filled out a tour sign-up form. Now what?

  • Once you fill out the form, you will receive a copy of your submission via email. Please add your selected dates to your calendar.
  • We will review all submissions at the close of the signup period. All hosts who sign up will be notified with either a “welcome” email or an email stating you were not selected.

Why wasn’t I selected for a particular tour?

  • We can’t give a general answer here since it depends on the tour. Clients sometimes have specific criteria that may not have been met. Or it could simply be there were limited spots or selection was random.
  • If you have questions on a particular tour, please reply to the email sent to you.

After I receive the welcome email, what do I do?

  • After receiving the welcome email, you should verify that you are available on the assigned date and mark it on your calendar.
  • If you aren’t available, please respond to the email by the provided deadline.
  • If you are available, there’s nothing else to do except post on your assigned date. A tour asset email will be sent within a week before the tour date. That email will have all the information you’ll need for your post.

What if I have questions or concerns regarding the tour (and/or book content) after I received an email? 

  • Please “reply all” directly to the email. We work as a team so it is more efficient if you reach out to each of us involved in the tour email so whoever is available can respond as soon as possible.
  • Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we value your open and honest communication.
  • Please DO NOT wait until the last minute (i.e. the day before the tour begins) to ask questions.
  • Please be patient for our reply, especially during evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Can I post on another day of the tour?

  • No. Please post on your assigned date.
  • If you need to change your assigned date, please “reply all” to the tour welcome email as soon as possible and arrange for another assigned date.

What happens if I missed a tour?

  • If you missed a tour (without notifying us in advance), your post will be counted as missed.
  • If your post is lacking the required information, we will contact you to request an update.
  • After 3 inadequate or missed posts, you will be placed on probation for up to 3-6 months.
  • Please review our terms & conditions set forth for our hosts for specific violations that will automatically remove you from our team and tours.

What if I have an emergency and won’t be able to participate in the tour?

  • We respect that. Please contact us as soon as possible, so we can update the tour schedule and make other arrangements.
  • It is our goal to communicate and support each other in love and grace while also respecting your privacy.
  • Please feel free to come to us with any prayer concerns. Rest assured all requests will be kept confidential within the JustRead leadership.

What if I have not received the book yet?

  • Please contact us at least 2 weeks before the start of the tour if you have not received the book yet.
  • If you have trouble opening/accessing the digital ebook sent, please let us know within a week of receiving it. (Always download ebooks as soon as you receive them.)

How long do I need to keep my post up?

  • We ask that hosts please keep their tour posts public for a minimum of 60 days. This allows us to gather the stats for each tour.

After I post my stop, where do I submit my links?

  • Host submission forms are linked on the tour asset page where applicable. Generally speaking, the only tour stops which require link submission involve reviews. However, hosts are welcome to submit each tour stop link in the Monthly Host Giveaway for bonus entries!

 

Resources

Review

  • How to Write a Book Review – Relz Reviewz
  • Ask BHP: Should Readers Leave Negative Reviews or Contact the Author?
  • Locate your review’s direct link
    • Goodreads – this is the page you’re directed to after saving your review. If it doesn’t take you to a new page, and if you’re on a desktop (or desktop version of Goodreads on your smartphone), you should be able to click on “see review” just below your review & it will bring up the right page.
      *new version of goodreads: click the “…” next to Like and Comment, select “View all reading activity” & it will bring up the right page.
      Then you can copy & paste the link.
      (link/page should look something like this https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3151629922?book_show_action=false)
    • Amazon – after saving your review, go to the Amazon home page, click on your profile (round person icon or picture you’ve selected next to “Hi, <your name>! Customer since <year>”), scroll down to locate the book, click see full review, right-click Permalink and select Copy link address (link/page should look something like this https://www.amazon.com/review/R5GIUT32BV9TA/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8). If Amazon doesn’t post your review right away, you may share the link to your review profile instead and note the date and time you posted your review in the form comments.
    • BookBub – after saving your review, go to your profile page & click on Reviews. Then, find the cover of the book you’ve just reviewed. Click on the cover and this will take you to the page with your review. Once you’re on a page that shows only your review, copy the URL and insert that into the form. (link/page should look something like this https://www.bookbub.com/reviews/3773633961)
  • How to Put Free Ebooks on Your Amazon Kindle

Blog

Bookstagram

Social Media 

  • Buffer – post scheduling (After the free trial, you may downgrade to the basic Free plan: 3 social accounts, 10 scheduled posts, 1 user.)
  • Hootsuite – post scheduling and analytics

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Monthly Giveaway

As a token of our appreciation, we have a new exclusive giveaway for our host newsletter subscribers*! If you’ve filled out one of our host forms, you already have an entry. Earn additional entries by signing up for tours, participating in open tours, and correctly posting assigned tour stops!

*Monthly giveaways are for JustRead host newsletter subscribers only. We’d love for you to join us. Giveaways are subject to our giveaway policy and terms.

 

QUICK LINKS : current sign-upsfrequently asked questions | resources | monthly giveaway | host terms & conditions