I'm a member of the aussieblogtours group. It's a Yahoo group best descibed in its own words:
This group exists to help Australian authors and illustrators to promote their books through blog tours.Membership is open to any Australian who would like to promote their book, but you must be prepared to host other authors at your blog. You may also join if you have a blog open to blog tours, even if you are not wanting to tour other blogs yourself.
Blog tours are a wonderful way for authors to create a buzz about their books. Unlike a physical tour it doesn't result in direct book sales but who knows where a buzz might be heard.
This week I am excited to be involved in my first blog tour. On Friday I will be hosting Dale Harcombe as she spreads the word about her new release The Goanna Island Mystery, an educational fiction title in the third Aussie, Aussie Schoolbooks series.
Here's the tour schedule:
Monday 25th Dee White at http://tips4youngwriters.wordpress.com
Tuesday 26th Sally Murphy at http://aussiereviews.blogspot.com
Wednesday 27th Mabel Kaplan at http://belka37.blogspot.com
Thursday 28th Claire Saxby at http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com
Friday 29th Sandy Fussell at http://www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com