Well, it’s finally here. It’s SIGN-UP day for the Authors Are Rockstars Tour! We are so super excited that there are so many of you who have already expressed interest in being a part of our tour. Both author and blogger response has been absolutely amazing and we can’t thank you all enough!
We hope to make this event great and really let those authors we love shine throughout the month of August.
And while we’d love to have every single awesome author and every single blogger be a part of the tour, we are only three bloggers with two blogs and we only have one month for the event.
We are beginning the sign-ups today, although we are still awaiting response from some of the authors we’ve reached out to. And we will update this post each day during the sign-up process with any new authors that are on board.
If you see your favorites on the list already, you should sign up now! If you want to hold out to see who else might be on board you can wait. Signing up early does not give you preferential treatment. But sign-ups will close at Midnight, Eastern, on Sunday, July 15th.
Be sure to look at the list of authors participating carefully before you make your choice. While many of the author post types and dates are still to be announced, please note the authors who have already committed to a date and post type or those who have pre-prepared interviews.
Here are the authors (in alphabetical order by first name) currently on tour
** We are still accepting authors for the tour**
Alexander Gordon Smith – Interview Post (Either an interview or character interview)
Alyxandra Harvey – Guest Post (Top Ten Favorite Books)
Amy Kathleen Ryan – Interview Post
Anna Carey – Top Ten Post
Ann Redisch Stampler – *Will include an author donated swag giveaway*
Becca Fitzpatrick – Pre-prepared Interview
Cara Lynn Shultz – *Will include a publisher donated book giveaway-North America*
Carrie Harris – Guest Post *Will include an author donated book giveaway*
Cayla Kluver – *Will include a publisher donated book giveaway-North America*
C.C. Hunter – *Will include an author donated T-shirt giveaway-US* Author Interviews Della
Chloe Jacobs – *Will include an author donated giveaway*
Chloe Neil – August 15th – Top Ten List
CJ Redwine – August 11th
Claire LaZebnik – *Will include a publisher donated book giveaway – US*
Courtney Allison Moulton – “Will include an author donated book giveaway-US*
Courtney Summers – Pre-prepared Interview
Dan Krokos – Author Interview
Danny Marks – August 31st – *Will include an author donated giveaway* – YouTube Q&A
Emmy Laybourne – Guest Post
Fiona Paul – Guest Post
Gena Showalter – *Will include a publisher donated book giveaway-North America*
Gina Damico – Top Ten List *Will include an author donated giveaway*
Jackie Morse Kessler
JA Souders – August 20th. Day in the life of a character or character interviews author
Jennifer Bosworth – *Will include a tour host donated book giveaway*
Jennifer Castle – Character Interview
Jennifer L. Armentrout – Author or Character Interview *Will include a publisher (Entangled books only) donated eBook giveaway*
Jessica Spotswood – *Will include an author donated signed book giveaway*
Jordan Dane – August 8th *Will include an author donated giveaway* and/or *Will include a publisher donated book giveaway-North America*
Julie Kagawa – Character Interview *Will include a publisher donated book giveaway-North America*
Jus Accardo – *Will include a publisher donated eBook giveaway*
Kate Avelynn – *Will include a publisher donated eBook giveaway*
Kim Harrington – Pre-prepared Interview
Lauren Oliver – Pre-prepared Interview
Leah Clifford – Interview or Character Interview
Lisa Burstein – *Will include a publisher donated eBook giveaway*
Lisa and Laura Roecker – *Will include an author donated giveaway*
Lissa Price – August 2nd
Maria V. Snyder – *Willinclude a publisher donated book giveaway-North America*
Marissa Meyer – Author will provide post
Melissa de la Cruz – Pre-prepared Interview
Michelle Rowen/Morgan Rhodes – *Will include a publisher (Harlequin Teen Books) donated book giveaway-North America*
Miranda Kenneally – Character Interview or Top Ten List *Will include an author donated signed ARC giveaway*
Rachel Harris – *Will include an author donated giveaway*
Rachel Vincent – *Will include a publisher donated book giveaway-North America*
Rae Carson – August 21st – *Will include an author donated giveaway of a paperback of The Girl of Fire and Thorns*
Robin LaFevers – *Will include an author donated giveaway*
Sarah Beth Durst – Pre-Prepared Interview
Sarah J. Maas
Saundra Mitchell – Author Guest Post
Scott Tracey – *Will include an author donated ARC giveaway*
Simone Elkeles – Pre-prepared Author Interview
Suzanne Lazear – *Will include an author donated giveaway*
Suzanne Young – Author Interview
Tahereh Mafi – Character Interview
Tessa Gratton – Guest Post (must be unique) – *Will include an author donated giveaway of The Curiosities anthology and a finished copy of The Blood Keeper*
Tiffany Truitt – *Will include a publisher donated eBook giveaway*
Victoria Schwab – Interview or Vlog Interview
Wendy Higgins – *Will include author donated signed swag and tour host donated book*
Authors – If you’ve received an email and would like to participate we would love to have you on board, there are still a few stops available after August 15th!
Bloggers – You will be allowed only ONE chance to change your original picks. If you want to make a change to your original picks, email us at the address above.
The tour will run from August 1st through August 31st. Each day of the month will have one, two or three tour stops.
The tour will start at both Fiktshun and Two Chicks On Books and end on both our blogs. We will have a kick-off post + giveaway with all the stops and we will also each have posts dedicated to authors that are our rockstars. And on the final day of the tour, we will have a wrap-up post along with posts for the final two authors we will be spotlighting.
All the rest of the days will be for you to show your love and appreciation for those authors you call rockstars.
The Rules, Requirements and other details
You must complete the sign-up form in order to be considered.
Signing up in no way guarantees you will be chosen for a tour stop. (We’re so sorry that we won’t be able to include everyone!)
Being accepted as a tour stop does not guarantee you will get your first choice of author.
If you are chosen you must respond with your acceptance and with your stop preferences and/or interview questions or guest post topics within 24 hours after notification. If you do not respond we will be forced to choose someone else.
To be considered to host any author you must have reviewed their books. (See review requirements immediately below.) And if you have rated their books, ratings cannot be less than four stars, unless you provide a compelling reason why you should still be considered. Remember, you’re picking authors you think are rockstars!
To host an author with three or more books published, you must have reviewed at least two of their books. (We will be checking your blogs and Goodreads.)
To host an author with one or two published books, you must have reviewed at least one of their books.
To host an author whose books have yet to be published, you must be anxiously awaiting the book’s release and have either posted about that book on your blog or provide a compelling reason in the form below.
Selections will be made based on a number of criteria including the best match-up between author and blogger, blogger’s overall reviews, and blogger’s reputation and trustworthiness.
Blog following, page views or Twitter following will not be a deciding factor in the selection process.
Blog longevity, number of reviews, types of reviews – (bash-free is a must) – will be considered when making our selections.
Blogger “friends” will not be given preference. It’s about making the best matches between authors and bloggers on the tour.
Writing in an author does not guarantee that author will be included on the tour. They may have already been contacted and either are unavailable or have yet to respond, or all tour stops may already have been filled.
Blogger participation announcements will be made both by email and in a post on both Fiktshun and Two Chicks On Books on Wednesday, July 18th.
Giveaways: For tour stops that will be hosting an author or publisher donated giveaway prize, there can be no mandatory tasks aside from leaving a blog comment. And there can be up to two extra entry opportunities. As a thank you to the authors you are hosting you may want to make those extra entries about the authors but it is not mandatory.
There will be no requirements/restrictions for tour stops that choose to host their own giveaways.
Dates to know
Tour dates: August 1st – 31st
Sign-up ends: July 15th
Blogger announcements: July 18th
Acceptance and post requirements needed by: July 19th
Once again, thank you so much for wanting to join us on this tour to share your love for those amazing authors that wow you and for helping to make this event rock!
While we won’t be able to include every one of you, we love that you want to be a part of the event and support it. Each and every one of you rocks, too!
We can’t wait to read your responses to the questions in the sign-up forms and see just why each and every one of those authors are rockstars to you!
Please fill out the form, below
Blogger sign-ups are now closed. We’ll be choosing the blogger participants this week. Stay tuned!
There may still be a few spots available for authors who wish to participate. Please send an email to FiktshunAndTwoChicks[at]Gmail[dot]com to inquire.