PRAISE FOR FRANCE BOOK TOURS

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One Sip at a Time Keith Van Sickle

I appreciate that you make it easy to connect with potential readers. That is a challenge that all authors face: how do you find the readers who like the kind of book you have written? For those of us who love France, you provide a terrific service.

Your process was easy, the book reviewers were relevant, and the reviews themselves were pertinent and well-written. I wish I had known about FBT when my book first came out! But good news—I have another book in the works and will be delighted to work with you again when it is published.

For any author who has written a book that appeals to a francophile audience, I highly recommend FBT. [11/22/2017]
Keith VAN SICKLE, author of One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence

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Bonjour Kale - authorI had a great experience with FBT.
You were extremely helpful,
professional
and responsive
and found great reviewers for the book.
I only wish I would have done it when my book came out! [8/22/2017]
Kristen BEDDARD, author of Bonjour Kale

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k-s-r-burns-the-paris-effectThank you so much for such a wonderful “tour.” This was my first virtual book tour, and I didn’t know what to expect. I was even a little nervous! But all went beautifully.
You were wonderful to work with, very prompt and conscientious and straightforward. Thank you so much. Any author should be thrilled to have his/her book featured on France Booktours. [1/13/2017]
K.S.R. BURNS, author of The Paris Effect

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I Promise You This Patricia SandsI was very pleased with the results of the France Book Tour last May for my novel, I Promise You This.
You have obviously gone to great lengths to connect with excellent reviewers who have well-established web sites. The reviews my novel received were well-written with pertinent observations. Response to giveaways was very good. The Spotlight option and Author Page are additional benefits that enhance the marketing opportunity.
France Book Tours continues to grow in its reach to readers and is an excellent promotional opportunity for authors of novels set in France. I highly recommend it! [9/28/2016]
Patricia SANDS, author of I Promise You This

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M. K. TodMany, many thanks for running such a superb tour for Time and Regret. I am delighted with the results in terms of positive reviews, reader engagement as well as interest in the giveaway. Your professional approach is to be applauded – so many tweets, FB posts, reviews on schedule and so on. Your tours are clearly great value to authors and I will be recommending them to others. [9/12/2016]
M. K. TOD, author of Time and Regret

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mj-roseThanks Emma!
The tour was great
– I really appreciated the daily updates
and links.
You always do a stellar job
and your efforts never go unnoticed! [7/29/2016]
MJ ROSE, author of The Secret Language of Stones

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Kathleen C. PerrinI feel like you are my friend and advocate, even though I’ve never even met you, and for this I thank you.
I appreciated the reviewers you chose, and I appreciated their very thoughtful reviews.

I loved the daily email updates as well as the Twitter posts and feel like I was always kept in the loop. Also, the Tweets helped increase exposure. I appreciate that added service, as well as your retweeting my own tweets. Also, thanks for the extra “Featured Quotes” as well. A nice way to wrap it all up.
I’m particularly impressed that you have 3 posts “after the tour,” and that you will continue to spread the word on social media on those days, as well as keeping the book on the site for the whole month of April, and for adding me to your Authors’ Page. Great bonus service! Everything you have done to make my tour a positive experience is noted and appreciated.
I would highly recommend your service and Book Tour to anyone writing about France or French culture. [3/30/2016]
Kathleen C. PERRIN, author of The Sword of the Maiden

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Merle Angela WrenI thought the tour went well
and the reviewers were all efficient
and gave detailed reviews.
From a non-scientific point of view
I feel that France Book Tours offers very good value for money
and I would happy to use them again for other books.
[3/13/2016]
Angela WREN, author of Messandrierre

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Thanks so much for a sensational tour!  It turned out wonderfully well. With appreciation, Andrea
Andrea SMITH, Senior Publicist, Atria Books/ Simon & Schuster [9/29/2015], who helped with the tour on The Sisters of Versailles

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Sisters of Versailles - Sally ChristieI really enjoyed working with you on this tour; I loved the way you fed the new links out to us daily with comments where applicable.  This sets you apart from other tours I’ve dealt with and it’s a really nice touch.
As well, your push to get the reviewers to cross post on Goodreads has been successful.
It’s been a pleasure working with you. [9/10/2015]
Sally CHRISTIE, author of The Sisters of Versailles

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CW GortnerI felt the tour went great,
very well done
and professional.
I’m honored that it was so successful
and appreciate your hard work.
[4/28/2015]
C.W. GORTNER, author of Mademoiselle Chanel

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The tour was fantastic. France Book Tours was incredibly organized, professional, and handled all bookings with care and enthusiasm. Thank you for doing such a thorough and thoughtful job. [4/28/2015]
Zea MOSCONE, Associate Publicist at HarperCollins Publishers, publisher of Mademoiselle Chanel

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Thank you for planning a wonderful virtual book tour! In addition, I greatly appreciate all the helpful tweets and the encouraging feedback. I met some wonderful bloggers on this tour and hopefully reached many new readers. It was a great experience. Je l’apprécie beaucoup. Merci mille fois! [4/1/2015]
Sophie SCHILLER, author of Race To Tibet

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Working with France Book Tours was one of the most positive experiences I have had while promoting my historical suspense novel, THE KEYS OF THE WATCHMEN, which is set in France’s Mont Saint Michel. Emma Cazabonne, who started and runs the virtual book tour was a delight to work with. She was always responsive to my questions and emails and was extremely supportive and anxious for this to be a good experience for me, a writer who loves France as much as she does. She kept me posted about every review that went up, or about when the reviewer didn’t quite make the assigned post date, so that I always knew what was going on and what to expect. She even goes the extra step by asking her reviewers to post their reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. And then, she doesn’t leave you hanging after your tour is done. She posts your book on the completed tour list and adds you to her “Author’s Page.” If you have written a book with French ties, contact Emma and if she agrees to feature your book, prepare for une expérience délicieuse! [3/25/2015]
Katherine C. PERRIN, author of The Keys of the Watchmen

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I came across France Book Tours entirely by accident – having recently been asked to post a guest blog on her Words and Peace website. And a very happy accident it turned out to be! Although these tours are targeted at folk with an interest in all things French, actually their reach is far greater than that. They provide fabulous value for money since Emma very quickly lined up an impressive collection of reviewers plus a couple of spotlights. This is important since, while spotlights are useful too, they generally attract far less attention and follow-up than a full-blown and objective review. In this case, the reviewers clearly took their work seriously. I was very satisfied with the organisation of the book tour and would highly recommend France Book Tours. [2/10/2015]
David EBSWORTH, author of The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour

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I thought the tour was very well organized and I appreciated your help in navigating the technical aspect. [1/21/2015]
Glenda De VANEY, author of Journeys Through and Life

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France Book Tours was great at helping get word out about my novel, The Beautiful American, set in Paris.  Friendly, knowledgeable, quick to respond and with connections to many lovely, book-loving sites with intelligent reviewers and fellow book lovers. Thanks, guys!  I’ll be following you and checking in to follow your other authors! [1/9/2015]
Jeanne MACKIN, author of The Beautiful American

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I was was very pleased by the response to my tour and my expectations were more than met. Emma is a joy to work with. She is very communicative as well as knowledgeable and efficient. Good communication is essential in promotion work like this. I always felt Emma was in my corner to support my goals in any way she could. France Book Tours comes highly recommended and I have every expectation of working with Emma again in the future. [12/16/2014]
George T. CHRONIS, author of Sudetenland

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Thank you so much. You were wonderful to work with. I would definitely schedule a blog tour with you again! [12/12/2014]
Jennifer COBURN, author of We’ll Always Have Paris

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France Book Tours was incredibly organized and enormously helpful in getting the word out during those critical early days of my book release. [11/12/2014]
Marcia DESANCTIS, author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

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I was very excited to come across francebooktours.com in the first place, especially when I saw that the list of books reviewed included the latest Kate Mosse book, Citadel. I thought the way the tour was coordinated was very professional.
Emma, the tour coordinator, was very responsive to my questions and very active before and during the tour in making sure everything went well.
She lined up eight solid bloggers for my tour, including herself. The reviews themselves were all thoughtful, and I could tell the reviewers had not only read my novel, Taking the Cross, but also really grasped what my book was about.
I also noticed an uptick in sales during the tour, particularly in Europe. My book is now nearly sold out on the UK and France sites for Amazon.com: Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr.
I will definitely include francebooktours.com as part of the kickoff for my next novel! [11/2/2014]
Charles GIBSON, author of Taking The Cross

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 Thanks everyone. I’ve had a great time here and some lovely sales. [10/24/2014]
Barbara Scott EMMETT, author of Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion

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It was a very positive experience, and the organization was impeccable. I very much enjoyed having my book represented in such a professional way. [10/14/2014]
Cherie MAGNUS, author of The Church of Tango

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You did a wonderful job putting together the tour. You were organized, responsive, and very proactive. It’s an extremely cost-effective way to promote a book and you went to fantastic lengths to make sure everything ran smoothly. Even when snags or problems came up, you were quick to alert me and you always offered solutions.  [10/10/2014]
Michelle GABLE, author of A Paris Apartment

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You ran a very professional tour for me and I thank you for all your time, effort and organizational skills. The tour was excellent value. I love the summary quotations you did at the end of the tour. Another item I really liked is that you provided direct links to each blogger’s review post, not just a link to their blog. This way it becomes a permanent record. You made it very easy for me to participate. [9/25/2014]
M. K. TOD, author of Lies Told in Silence

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I really appreciated using France Book Tours as it allowed the book to reach readers that it might not have. All of the bloggers were thorough, and provided a comprehensive review, as well as links. And your coordination of all of the above was great, and I would definitely book a tour again! [8/21/2014]
Amanda TOBIER, staff member at Open Road Media / Publisher’s Square,
publisher of The Wharf of Chartrons

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I wanted to say, the France Book Tour was my first exposure to a really well-done social media strategy (it’s been 11 years since my last book) and even better, it seems to be moving the needle. Many thanks. [7/28/2014]
Don WALLACE, author of The French House

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Thanks so much, Emma! I really appreciate your organization of this. I thought everything flowed very smoothly and this was all very well-organized. I don’t know that I have any complaints at all—everything ran well, I thought, and you and through you the other bloggers were all very easy to work with. It’s fun to have the Francophile audience! [7/11/2014]
Laura FLORAND, author of The Chocolate Kiss

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“I think France Book Tours is great! I recommend it to all authors who have a book with a French subject.” [5/14/2014]
Sanda GULLAND, author of The Shadow Queen

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“France Booktours did a terrific job of getting A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE reviewed by appropriate bloggers who expressed honest opinions.   I was impressed by how organized and  efficient the process was, and that they delivered exactly what was promised – excellent exposure on each blog with all the correct buying information — on time!  Highly recommend this service – they got the word out! ” [5/13/2014]
April SMITH, author of A Star For Mrs. Blake

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“I was very happy with the exposure I received from my tour with France Book Tours. It’s a targeted audience that was interested in my book. Plus I got some great reviews out of it, which helps not just on the tour but everywhere else the reviewers post them. When you compare the price with the service, the tour is a no-brainer! Thanks!” [4/17/2014]
Vicki LESAGE, author of Confessions of a Paris Party Girl

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“I appreciate how thorough you were at following up with the bloggers and making sure the promised reviews were posted. And I thought the tour offered a good variety of blogs.” [3/14/2014]
Ruth Hull CHATLIEN, author of The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

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“I really enjoyed working with France Book Tours. Emma replied quickly to e-mails and explained what to expect really well. I also liked the fact that Emma is in direct contact with the authors and bloggers. I never had to worry about speaking with a different person each time I had a question. I think this personal sort of service makes a big difference.
If I publish another book with a French connection, I definitely would use France Book Tours again.
The only suggestion I have: I would ask the bloggers to all post their reviews by a set time EST (maybe 7 a.m. or 8 a.m.). On certain days, the bloggers on my tour posted early but on other days I had to wait a while — since I’m in France, it meant waiting until late afternoon before I could start tweeting etc.
 Thanks again, Emma, for the great tour!” [3/14/2014]
Adria J. CIMINO, author of Paris, Rue Des Martyrs

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“Thanks for the terrific job you did organizing the review of my book tour… It’s really a great value that you provide.” [3/6/2014]
Paulita KINCER, author of The Summer of France and I See London, I See France

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“This is the second tour Emma has organized for me, and she did a fantastic job. I love how she targets France-specific sites for the reviews and pulls in a new audience I may not have reached on my own. Emma is extremely responsive, kind, and easy to work with! I will absolutely be coming back for another France Book Tour in the future. Merci Emma!” [1/16/2014]
Juliette SOBANET, author of Honeymoon in Paris

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“France Book Tours is a great idea, wonderfully executed by Emma. She is thorough and extremely well organized, and seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. I greatly enjoyed the experience.” [12/3/2013]
Anne-Marie SIMONS, author of Taking Root in Provence

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“Thanks so much to France Book Tours for my tour of Wolfsangel. Emma was a delight to work with: professional and very involved in the tour. Wolfsangel received some wonderful reviews from Francophile bloggers, which I’m sure raised its profile. I won’t hesitate to work with France Book Tours for my next novel!” [11/21/2013]
Liza PERRAT, author of Wolfsangel

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“Hi Emma … your tour was the best!!
A+ tour!

 Here’s what worked for me:
  • you made it effortless and kept me abreast of the details prior to beginning the tour
  • you reminded me about the guest posts I needed to look after (I was truly in chaos mode and your reminders were gentle and helpful)
  • you were able to secure reviews from a range of blogs in different countries which is a big bonus IMHO
  • as each day unfolded, you sent me a link to the post so I could quickly check and add a comment, you also provided publicity on Twitter and Facebook
  • you even gave me an extra stop on the tour!!! [11/17/2013]

M. K. TOD, author of Unravelled

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“You have been a great pleasure to work with.
You have strong outreach to the niche blogging community and you are very well organized.” [11/6/2013]
Susan CONLEY, author of Paris was The Place

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‘Emma at France Book Tours was a pleasure to work with, prompt and professional. France Book Tours raised the profile of Grape Expectations with book bloggers interested in France at the perfect moment for the launch in the USA and Canada. Grape Expectations received some great reviews as a result. I look forward to working with you again. Thanks a million Emma!’ [10/29/2013]
Caro FEELY, author of Grape Expectations

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“We were pleased with the tour.  I am hoping to work more with you in the future.” [9/18/2013]
Jessica NAPP, Assoc. Director of Publicity at Rizzoli New York.
Feedback sent for the Book Tour on The Many Lives of Miss K

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“Thank you again for taking me on a book tour.
I greatly appreciate the effort and the high professional standards employed.” [8/31/2013]
Mike DIXON, author of Wolf Wood

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“Emma with France Book Tours did an incredible job handling the blog tour for my latest release, Dancing with Paris! She was extremely organized, prompt in responding, and fun to work with! I loved the mixture of blogs she booked for my tour, and I received some amazing reviews. I’m also thrilled to know that I’ve reached new readers as a result of this tour. I will absolutely sign up with France Book Tours for my next release. Merci! ” [8/22/2013]
Juliette SOBANET, author of Dancing With Paris

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“Thanks for organising my tour for The Silk Romance.
I found you very helpful and organised to work with.  I was particularly glad to have so many reviewers accept my book for review.  The guest post I wrote for Just Contemporary Romance had a great response.
I’m very happy with my tour through France Book Tours.  It’s helpful to have someone contact other bloggers on my behalf, as this is such a time-consuming process.
Thanks again for all your hard work.  It’s much appreciated.”  [8/12/2013]
Helena FAIRFAX, author of The Silk Romance

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“I appreciate how quick you’ve been with communication. The blog tour was fun” [7/17/2013]
Deanna RAYBOURN, author of A Spear of Summer Grass

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“Thanks for all of your immense effort” [7/11/2013]
Patricia SANDS, author of The Promise of Provence

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“Great- and thanks – I plan to do this again” [6/20/2013]
M. J. ROSE, author of Seduction

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