A History of Blog Book Tours

I’d intended to post a correction to this NY Times story’s recounting of the history of blog book tours, but was pleased to see that my friend, and intermittent blogger, Jason Kottke has already done the legwork.

For my part, here’s Greg Knauss’ post on my blog from his seminal tour for Rainy Day Fun And Games For Toddler And Total Bastard. (Which book I still heartily recommend, by the way.)

And then two years later, I hosted Danyel Smith for a quickstop as she promoted More Like Wrestling. Since then, Danyel’s gone on to return as Editor in Chief of Vibe. Sure, it’s a role she’s uniquely qualified for, but I like to think that having a brief stopover at my blog on her book tour was really what sealed the deal.