Monday, 19 June 2017

Black & White blog tour signup

Happy Monday everyone! The sun is shining in Scotland and I'm hoping it's going to be a great week for everyone. I spent some of the weekend brainstorming marketing ideas for the release of Black & White, part 1 of my YA dystopian trilogy, and I'm pleased to announce that I've set a release date of 18th September 2017. This will be nearly five years since I started writing this book during NaNoWriMo 2012, so it's been a long haul, but it's finally ready to see the light of day!


As part of my launch celebrations I am planning a two-week blog tour, to end on 30th September, and I would love it if you could help by hosting a post from me (or one of my characters). I've embedded a Google form below to make it easy to respond. As I'm actively seeking readers for ARCs, there's an option to receive one as well as being a tour host, but don't worry if you can't do both. Alternatively, you can let me know in the comments if you can't do the tour but would like an ARC.

In related news, cover design is proceeding apace and I'll be ready to reveal this at some point next month. I'm surprisingly pleased with the results!

21 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

H Nick - well done on finishing the book - you've had a lot going on over the last 5 years ... but I'm sure you'll have plenty of takers for your tour ... good luck and looking forward to the cover reveal - cheers Hilary

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on getting your book completed and moving toward publication. I don't have a spot for your blog tour but would love to mention this in my Monday post for you during your blog tour under follower news. E-mail me for details.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Nick. Let's see if we can't launch this project in style.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I signed up for Sept. 18, but it didn't ask for my email or info. I just wanted you to know it was me.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Like Diane said, it didn't ask for my details so not sure if you'll know my response is from me. I signed up for either Sept 23rd or 30th. Happy to do an interview, character interview or guest post. Whatever works bet for you. Cheers - Ellen

JeffO said...

Congrats, Nick!
I signed up for basic release info, but let me know as we get a little closer if you have some interview slots open, I might like to do one as well.
Way to go!

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations, Nick! I've signed up for the 25th.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congrats. I've signed up to help you launch :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats, Nick. The form didn't work for me. I would love to host you on the 18th or 25th with a short guest post. Email me and we can work out details.

Mark Noce said...

Signed up! Happy to help, just let me know when you need me and what you'd like to post, I'm game for it:)

Liz A. said...

I signed up for Unicorn Bell which has been dormant of late, so if you wish to pass, I understand.

Darla M Sands said...

I signed up, too. Don't know how much my humble blog will help but I'm happy to do a part. I thought a guest blog post would be appropriate since you are such an eloquent blogger. Congratulations on the success!

Crystal Collier said...

Nick! The timing is awful for me, but I really want to help. (I'm due on the 19th.) Maybe I can have you over for the truth or lie game after I'm back in the routine post-baby. Don't let me forget!

John Davis Frain said...

Way to go, Nick. I'm still getting my feet wet in the blogging world, so likely not enough followers here to whet your appetite. But I'll follow along and see how things play out. Have a blast, and enjoy all the successes.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Huzzah!!! I will happily help out. Way to finish the marathon!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Nick,

GREAT NEWS!!!! That is awesome. You must be uber excited.... I may be in the process of moving at that time, so let me get back to on this. Not sure WHAT will be happening... LIFE has been so unpredictable for me these last few months...

Nick Wilford said...

Hilary - Thanks! It's been a tortuous road at times, and not over yet, but I'm getting there.

Natalie - Thanks! That's very kind.

Diane - It's fixed now. Thanks for pointing out the rookie error and for offering to host!

Ellen - Thanks. I've got some ideas up my sleeve so I'll come up with something for you.

Jeff - Thanks, mate. Will do.

Bish, Annalisa - Thanks very much!

Susan - No worries. I'll be in touch.

Mark - Thanks! Appreciate your support.

Liz - Thanks for signing up. Maybe the site will pick up? I used to visit there quite frequently.

Darla - Thanks. I enjoy your blog and I'll be happy to guest there!

Crystal - That's OK! You've got bigger to fish to fry. Thanks for the offer - I'd love to be over for the truth or lie game.

John - Thanks, my man. Happy to have you follow along.

Tyrean - Thank you!

Michael - That's cool. I know things have been up and down lately!

Patricia Lynne said...

How exciting. I'm all signed up to help.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Hi Nick and many congrats on completing your book! You must be totally charged up. Not a great time for me just now, I am travelling out tomorrow and will be offline for the coming weeks. Would love to help after I get back in August. Meanwhile, all the very best and have a super summer!

The Armchair Squid said...

Exciting news! Good luck with the tour.

Keith's Ramblings said...

Last month I drove from Brighton to Scotland and the sun shone the whole way! Great news Nick. I enjoyed A Change of Mind and am looking forward to your latest creation. Unfortunately, my blog's not suited to tours, but I'm certain I'll be coming across it as I troll the blogosphere!

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