I had a pleasant experience working with The Coffee Pot Book Club. The blog tour felt quite well organized, and Ellie made the process easy with clear and frequent communication. I ended up with some new Twitter friends I wouldn't have found otherwise, and the blogs have given my book extra google search results. Thank you for setting it all up, TCPBC!
Roske, Historical Fantasy Author
The Coffee Pot Book Club provided a superb book tour experience. I was totally impressed by their professional and highly organized approach and feel that The Admiral’s Wife reached a wide range of new readers through the tour. Congratulations to Mary Anne and Ellie for designing and managing this service. I will definitely be a repeat customer!
As a newcomer author, it is difficult to decide what type of publicity channel to use. My experience with the Coffee Pot has been absolutely fabulous. No questions were too stupid as not to be answered understandably. From the beginning Mary Anne Yarde explained everything in a very helpful manner. The Coffee Pot delivered not only what they promised but even more. I recommend them strongly and will certainly use their services again.
Rowena Kinread, Historical Fiction Author
As an indie author, I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’d rather be writing than marketing! This sentiment is what led me to Mary Anne Yarde and The Coffee Pot Book Club, and her sterling reputation had me signing on. That reputation is well deserved! Mary Anne made my recent blog tour for “The Heart of a Hussar” seamless and easy, from my initial inquiry all the way through the final wrap-up. I appreciate how professional and organized The Coffee Pot Book Club blog tour was, how much attention the book received, and the high quality of the tour stops. On top of it all, Mary Anne was so responsive and an absolute delight to work with. Every step was clearly laid out, and things happened like clockwork. I couldn’t have asked for a more flawlessly executed tour, and I’ll definitely be back!
Having just completed a blog tour for my historical novel “A Woman of Noble Wit’ I can’t praise the Coffee Pot Book Club highly enough. As a first time author getting noticed and securing reviews seemed a really daunting challenge. But Mary Anne led me through every stage, explaining clearly what I needed to do and answering all my questions. Everything was brilliantly co-ordinated and it was such thrill to receive the daily schedule with all the links. The well-placed tour stops and impressive social media reach brought my book to many more potential readers than I could possibly have done myself. All the hosts and reviewers were professional and supportive and the reviews have exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend the Coffee Pot Book Club to any historical fiction author looking to promote their book.
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Kinley Bryan, author of Sisters of the Sweetwater Fury
From the moment I first emailed The Coffee Pot Book Club, everything about working with Mary Anne and Ellie has been a dream. I have severe health issues and was really anxious about doing a blog tour for the first time. Mary Anne and Ellie instantly put me at ease with their calm, professional and welcoming manner. They walked me through the process every step of the way, metaphorically holding my hand, but never once making me feel silly for my naivety and nerves. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even when it looked as if I might have to postpone my release date, which thankfully didn't happen. The actual blog tour itself was a huge success, thanks to Mary Anne, Ellie and all the incredible hosts who took part. A hugely positive experience, one I wouldn't hesitate to repeat or recommend. Thank you.
Jeanna Louise Skinner, Time Travel Romance author
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Kellyn Roth, Historical Fiction author
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MC Bunn, Historical Fiction author
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Paulette Mahurin, Historical Fiction author.
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Steve M. Gnatz, Historical Fiction Author
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Sarah Kennedy, Historical Fiction Author
I have just completed a blog tour with the Coffee Pot Book Club for my novel Discovery and I am genuinely delighted with the experience. At every point I have found working with Mary Anne and Ellie excellent. They demonstrated their expertise in the choice of hosts for my guest blogs and excerpts and by this I have connected with wonderful bloggers from across the world.
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If you are a self published author of historical fiction it is well worth your while to join Mary Anne Yarde's Coffee Pot Book Club blog tour.
I was very pleased with the professionalism of the reviewers and was doubly pleased that their reviews of my book were beyond what I expected. The criticism was honest and much appreciated. I can't thank them all enough for taking the time to read and review my work. Their comments will be most helpful for continuing my next book. Mary Anne's coordination and role in this is beyond reproach. You will not be disappointed. This is an investment well worth the cost for any and all historical fiction writers.
Dane Pizzuti Krogman, Historical Fiction Author
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Tom Durwood, Empire Studies Press
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Glen Craney, Historical Fiction Author
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Faith L. Justice, Historical Fiction Author
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Anne O’Brien, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Historical Fiction.
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Emma Lombard, Historical Fiction Author
My experience with the Coffee Pot Book Club was wonderful all around. Mary Anne and her staff connected me with readers and bloggers that were truly interested in my genre, and her organization and enthusiasm resulted in a pleasant and successful tour. I received some wonderful reviews, and the exposure was consistent and well-covered. My only complaint was that I enjoyed the experience so much, I hated to see it end. I will definitely be using the Coffee Pot Book Club again.
Andrea Matthews, Historical Fiction Author
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Mal Foster, Historical Fiction Author
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Cynthia Ripley Miller, author of A Sword Among Ravens and the Long-hair Saga series.
Having a blog tour organised by Mary Anne Yarde was suggested to
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Liz Harris, award-winning Historical Fiction author
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Vivienne Brereton, Historical Fiction author
It was such a pleasure working with Mary Anne. Even though we are
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Donna Scott, author of Shame the Devil and The London Monster
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Helen Hollick, author
The blog tour for my book, She Sees Ghosts just ended and I already
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The first time I signed up for Mary Anne Yarde’s Book Tour, I wanted to promote a book release, get some reviews from bloggers, and show off the new novel. I must admit, I hoped someone would help me advertise and do some promotional work for me. Mary Anne Yarde did exactly that. Through friendly correspondence, she promptly answered questions I had and offered advice.
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Heidi Eljarbo, award winning Historical Fiction author
Thank you to Coffee Pot Book Club for a fantastic blog tour! Mary
Anne delivered even more than expected and gave us an enhanced reach across all social media platforms. Mary Anne's professionalism ensured that the blog tour went smoothly, and the quality of the materials were outstanding. I look forward to working with the Coffee Pot Book Club with my next release.
Cryssa Bazos, award winning Historical Fiction author
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Christopher Stanley, Religious Historian and first-time Historical Fiction author
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was the best-organised blog tour I have ever done. Everything worked like clockwork. The level of communication was stunning. The participant bloggers were of a high quality and all delivered exactly what was promised and on the appointed day – something that has never happened with any of the previous blog tours I’ve done. I have no hesitation in recommending the Coffee Pot Book Club and have already done so to author friends writing historical fiction. Five stars!
Clare Flynn, Historical Fiction author
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M J Porter, Historical Fiction author
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Len Maynard, Historical Fiction author
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Paula Lofting, Historical Fiction author
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