Tam here, founder of Nerdy Book Box. Today I wanted to reach out to everyone who has taken interest in NBB Tours. There are many changes coming and I want you all to be made aware of what is happening.
When we started NBB Book Tours in March, we had a small volunteer team. We didn’t imagine that it would explode! It quickly became overwhelming. Unfortunately during that time (May/June) we were unable to recruit additional assistance in a timely manner. The original volunteers stepped down. Thankfully, we were able to get a new group to help us from the bottom.
With all this in mind, the following changes will take place:
Tours will be scheduled at least two weeks in advanced. We will not be able to take on last-minute requests. Hosts will be provided a specific posting date. It must be posted on the assigned date. Tours will not overlap, unless there is a special circumstance. If there are any issues (like an unforeseen delay), we will attempt to reschedule and work with the authors/hosts. Our team will stay in contact. We will try to make the process as smooth as possible.
If you seeking to setup a book review, it must be requested (with eBook provided) at least a month and a half (6 weeks) before posts/reviews are required to go online. This allows hosts to have enough time to read the book and create a review. If you’re a host and find difficulty completing the book in a timely manner, please let us know ASAP when you can post. Indie authors depend greatly on reviews to grow their audience and books.
We will be completely revamping the forms and how they are used. Since we will be scheduling things at least two weeks in advanced, we will send one email that leads to a form with all available tours. We will not create a host signup form for each individual tour. If for some reason a specific book tour does not receive enough interest/hosts, we will reschedule your tour (unless it is a specific cover reveal/pub date). If your tour does not receive enough interest from hosts, we have all our volunteers post.
As you can see, there are a lot of aspects that are being revamped, fixed and fine-tuned. Due to personal reasons, I (Tam) have been unable to sit down and truly lay the ground work for NBB Book Tours. However, this is the first step in getting this endeavor back in order. We ask for your patience as we get our bearings. If you have any ideas, suggestions or thoughts, please let us know.
Thanks to our Volunteers
Please give love to our volunteers. Without them, this wouldn’t be possible:
If you have any questions, concerns or need assistance, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow 24-48 hours for a response.