Being a tour host can be rewarding and fun. As a host, you agree to receive a free book from one of our touring authors (who doesn’t like a free book??), read it and post a review on a date scheduled in advance for the author to “stop” at your blog.

Our touring authors will usually be available for guest posts, interviews, question and answer sessions, and possibly book giveaways on your blog. The authors will usually promote the tour stops on their websites, and TLC will also do promotion. This kind of exposure can increase your blog traffic as well as create interest in the author’s book, so it’s a win/win for everyone!

We are looking to customize our tours to specific bloggers with an interest in the subject matter of the book on tour. We are primarily looking for well read, well trafficked book blogs, but are also looking for all different kinds of blogs as tour hosts.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Lisa at lisamunley@ca.rr.com or Trish at trish.browning@gmail.com or leave a comment here on this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

69 Responses to “Be a Tour Host!”


  1. I think it is awesome that you guys are doing this! You know I’m always up to be a tour host, despite the fact that I am about to be buried in just my TBR review pile, let alone the rest of my TBRs.

  2. Florinda Says:

    I don’t have one of the biggest book blogs, but would love to be considered as a tour host! I think it’s great that you’ve started this.


  3. You know I want in!!! Awesome!

  4. softdrink Says:

    Woo-hoo! You two are awesome!!


  5. Congrats on the new venture girls. I’d love to be considered as a tour host if the publishers don’t mind sending books to the UK (it’s really not that costly) about 90% of my readers are in the USA.

    Good luck!

  6. Shana Says:

    Lisa and Trish – Yay for you two. This is so exciting. I know your new endeavor will be a huge success!

    I would absolutely love to be a tour host!

    Cheers,
    Shana

  7. Jessica Says:

    I’d love to be a tour host. My blog has been up for about six months and gets a good amount of traffic each day. I am particularly interested in contemporary literary fiction and YA fiction.

    I’m so excited for you!

  8. bookroomreviews Says:

    Yeah!! Wish you much success and I’d love to host for you lovely ladies!

  9. Dawn Says:

    I’m looking forward to being a tour stop for Kathleen McCleary – thanks for the opportunity, and best wishes on your new venture!

  10. Heather Says:

    I would, of course, love to be a tour host. I’ve never done any guest posts or author interviews before, but I’m totally willing to start! Let me know if and when you need people. You two are so awesome for having this idea and bringing it to life! šŸ™‚

  11. lisamm Says:

    Thanks, everyone! We will definitely be in touch as we need tour hosts!!

  12. bermudaonion Says:

    I would love to be a tour host. I’m not sure I have as much traffic as you’d like, but I’m working on it.

  13. mellymel Says:

    Well, ladies count me in, whenever you need me. I’ll be offering virtual cocktails & hors d’ouevres. šŸ™‚ This is a brilliant idea!

  14. Marg Says:

    I’d be happy to be a tour host on selected books. It would mean posting to Australia though so I understand if you don’t want to use me at this time.

  15. wordlily Says:

    What a great venture! I’d love to be a tour host, as well.

  16. Planet Books Says:

    I would really like to be a tour host! I have had the pleasure of corresponding with Kathleen McCleary and hosting her guest post over at Planet Books earlier this week. It was a very rewarding expereince and House & Home was a book I really enjoyed reading.
    I look forward to an opportunity to host book tours with TLC Book Tours.
    ~Karen

  17. Anna Says:

    I’d also love to be a tour host!! I’ve done book reviews for the past year and just started adding author interviews to the mix. I think this is a brilliant idea, and it sounds like a lot of fun!!!

  18. Elizabeth Says:

    I’d love to be a host also! I actually just participated in the Farworld blog tour, and loved it!

  19. Meghan Says:

    If you need tour hosts, I’d love to participate! I’ve done a few author interviews for publicists in the past and I’d love to do some more. This is a great idea!

  20. Ruth Says:

    I’d definitely be interested in participating in this. I’m a fairly new blogger, but I’m working hard to grow my readership and get some good content out there.

  21. bookworm Says:

    this sounds like a great idea, I’d love to be considered šŸ™‚

  22. Tasses Says:

    I would love to be a part of author/book tours.
    My personal site links to my book blogs.
    http://www.randomwonder.com
    http://manyaquaintandcuriousvolume.blogspot.com/
    and for children’s books:
    http://thewildrumpusstarts.blogspot.com/

  23. 01crazymomma Says:

    I’ve been blogging for a while, and just started another blog just for my reading frenzy. I would love to participate in this!

  24. lisamm Says:

    Hi everyone, thanks again for all the positive feedback on our new venture!

    Please bookmark our site or add us to your reader so you won’t miss out when we add new tours.

  25. Bree Says:

    I have never been on a tour before. It sounds like fun. If you need a host, I’d love to help.

  26. Marny Says:

    I’ve just started my book blog and I’m living in Germany so I’m probably not what you’re looking for but if you need a host, I’d love to help you.

  27. lgondelman Says:

    Congrats on your new venture. I’d love to be a host and be a part of this exciting time.

  28. lenore Says:

    Very exciting! I am bookmarking it now šŸ™‚


  29. I would love to be a tour host whenever there is a need.


  30. This is a fabulous idea! I’d love to be a part of it.

  31. Susan Says:

    I just heard about your new venture via Booking Mama. I always enjoy hosting author tours, so count me in. Thanks!

  32. Becca Says:

    Such a marvelous idea! I’d be honored for Bookstack to be a stop on one of your book tours. I’m primarily interested in contemporary fiction about women and families. I also enjoy historical fiction, mysteries, and short story collections.

  33. AmyAileen Says:

    I would love to join the tour! I haven’t done a lot of book reviewing, but I sure would love a way to start! Let me know how I can help! šŸ™‚


  34. I mentioned this in another post, but I’m interested in being a tour host for The Memorist, and any other future tours. I’m already signed up to host RED SEA.

    This is great..thanks again for doing this.


  35. I would love to be a tour host for Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe. This is so much fun!!!

  36. fyreflybooks Says:

    Please add my name to your list of potential tour hosts! I’m anxious to see what books you’ve got coming up!

  37. Carey Says:

    I would love to be a tour host! Please add me to your list and let me know what you need. I love fiction of all kinds but lean toward historical fiction (as you will see on my blog). Thank you!

  38. Trish Says:

    I’ve been seeing TLC Tours around recently and the books all look fantastic. I would love to learn more about being a host on my blog (Trish’s Reading Nook: http://www.trishsbooks.blogspot.com)

    Thanks!

  39. Bonnie Says:

    I would love to be a tour host. I have been seeing references to TLC Tours on several blogs lately and would love to learn more about hosting.

    http://redladysreadingroom-redlady.blogspot.com/


  40. Oh, I would so dearly love to review the 19th Wife. Grew up LDS. I’m not sure what you consider well read? I receive around 100 visitors/day, and post my reviews widely. I review mainly Christian literature but also tackle other intriguing titles. Please take a peek at my site :).

  41. Swapna Says:

    I’d love to be a Tour Host, especially to The Memorist by M.J. Rose! I read the Reincarnationist and loved it!

  42. Susan Says:

    This sounds like such a great idea.
    If you still need book bloggers; I would be interested in the 19th Wife. I am new to this; I don’t have much traffic yet. But, if you are interested let me know.

  43. Sandy Says:

    I am totally game if you need people. I am an English teacher at a university in Kansas, so I am always up for trying to get more people to read! I like almost anything, so just let me know if you have something you need someone to review!

  44. stephanie Says:

    If you ever need anyone else to host a tour, just let me know!!

  45. Shelly Burns Says:

    I would love to host a tour! Please let me know if it’s possible in the near future.


  46. This is such a great idea and I have already enjoyed reading some of the blogs that have been hosts.

    I would love to be considered to host a tour. Please let me know.

    Thanks so much!

  47. Tammy Says:

    I just stumbled on this, it’s a great idea! I would love to be considered as a tour host.

  48. Wendi B. Says:

    I would love to be considered for some of your tours. I’m an avid reader/reviewer/blogger. I complete reviews for every book I read, and I add them to Amazon, B&N, Library Thing, GoodReads, etc. I also enjoy doing Author Interviews on my blog (one is currently posted, three are in the works!).

    I’m a newer blogger, but followers/visits are increasing daily!

    Thanks for your consideration!

  49. Kimmy Says:

    I would love to be involved in this. I have hosted several Blog Tours for Waterbrook Press and Multnomah Books and have greatly enjoyed it.

  50. Popin Says:

    I’d love to be a part of this. I’ve done a few book tours and enjoyed them greatly. If you are still looking for more people, I’d love to be considered!

    Thanks

    ~ Popin

  51. Stacey Says:

    I’d like to throw my hat in the ring to host a book tour! I’ll never know if I don’t ask, right? šŸ™‚

    my book blog is at:
    http://book-thirty.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Stacey @ book:thirty

  52. Lisa Says:

    I would like to join and host a book tour.

    my book blog is: http://www.bookthoughtsbylisa.blogspot.com
    Thanks,
    Lisa

  53. Liviania Says:

    I am interested in hosting blog tours.

    Thank you!

  54. Alyce Says:

    I would love to host a book tour! I have previously participated in the Early Birds Blog Tour from Hachette Book Group, and am interested in hosting more book tours on my site.

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/

  55. patti Says:

    My blog is pretty new, but I would love to host a book tour!!

    Thanks!

  56. Neena Says:

    I would certainly be interested in hosting a book tour! I just completed my first book review recently on my blog and would love to do another one! Thanks!!

  57. stephanie Says:

    I would love to be considered for some of your blog tours!! I’ve hosted a couple of blog tours in the past, and have had a wonderful time with them!! Just let me know what I need to do!!

  58. chefdruck Says:

    I would love to be considered for your blog tours. I have two blogs http://www.chefdruck.com and http://www.chefdruckreviews.blogspot.com and I do frequent book reviews. I get 2500 monthly readers on chefdruck.com and 1000 on chefdruck reviews. I’m interested in parenting, fiction, and historical fiction.

  59. stephanie Says:

    I would love to be cosidered for your blog tours. I”ve done a couple for different authors, and had a great time.

    http://stephaniesbooks.blogspot/
    is where I hang my hat!

  60. Darlene Says:

    I would love to be a tour host in 2009 if you’re still looking for more bloggers.

  61. Frances Says:

    Just recently discovered you, and would love to be a 2009 host if possible.

  62. Lizzie Says:

    Hi there! I would love to be a host for a blog tour. Thanks!


  63. Hi… I live in Australia, so I don’t know if I can be of help. But, if so, I would love to be a part of any blog tours. I am fairly new to blogging, but love reading.

    I am especially interested in Christian fiction.

    Thank you…

  64. Elizabeth M. Says:

    I would be interested in hosting a tour. I can do it on either my main blog or on my book blog which I just started. I love suspense, thrillers, chick lit, YA, and popular fiction but I’m open to most everything. šŸ™‚

  65. bronzeword Says:

    I’d love to be a host! what do you need to know about me? I’m a nice person and I love to read. ah duh! I’m at http://bronzeword.wordpress.com
    I love mysteries, women’s books, YA and popular ficiton. I used to be the book reviewer for a newspaper. Thank you for this opportunity.

  66. Cindy S. Says:

    Not quite sure how much traffic comes my way. I would love to be a host for you. This is a great way to promote an author and a book I might normally not pick up for one reason or other. Looking forward to working with you perhaps. thanks

  67. Marta Says:

    I’d love to be considered to be a tour host. My blog is fairly new, but I’m slowly developing readers. Hope to work with you in the future.

    Marta’s Meanderings

  68. Thea Says:

    hi, i’d love to be a tour host, preferably for ya fiction.

  69. Rebecca Says:

    I’m always up for hosting tours for books that are history related. I appreciate if you could you keep me in mind for those! Thanks!

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