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September 15, 2008

Rolf’s “virtual book tour” is underway!

Just a quick note here to let you know that the “virtual book tour” for my book Marco Polo Didn’t Go There is underway. It started with a Q&A at Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Work Week and Lifestyle Design Blog, and will continue with a series of Q&As and short essays on a number of great travel blogs over the course of two weeks. I’ve listed rundown of these “virtual book tour” blog stops by date below.

You’ll also want to check out the page I’ve set up for my nationwide book tour — which starts in Kansas and will hit nearly 20 U.S. cities before it ends in southern California just before Thanksgiving. Come on out and see me in places like Chicago, New Orleans, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles! If you can’t make it in person, I’ll be keeping a book tour blog at Gadling starting September 29th.

In other book-release news, Pauline Frommer interviewed me about Marco Polo Didn’t Go There for her “Travel Show” on WOR Radio yesterday (to listen, click “Hour 2″ of the September 14th show).

Here’s the rundown on the virtual book tour:

Mon Sept 15
Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Work Week Blog

Tues Sept 16
Budget Travel‘s This Just In Blog

Wed Sept 17
BootsnAll.com blogs and boards

Thurs Sept 18
Vagabondish

Fri Sept 19
The Lost Girls’ blog

Mon Sept 22
Matador Pulse

Tues Sept 23
Brave New Traveler

Wed Sept 24
Jaunted.com

Thurs Sept 25
National Geographic‘s Intelligent Travel Blog

Fri Sept 26
Gadling.com

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Category: Book Release and Tour Diary, Rolf's News and Updates


12 Responses to “Rolf’s “virtual book tour” is underway!”

  1. Jessiev Says:

    Congrats, Rolf! We can’t wait to read it.

  2. Wan Says:

    Super congrats!!! Rolf!
    I’m gonna get the book late in this month during my trip to LA.
    You should come to Seoul for your book tour. haha Cheers!

  3. Nomadic Matt Says:

    cant wait to read the book but why such a limited exposure? I mean BNT/MATADOR are the same site really (lots of traffic though but aren’t you doubling up?) and the lost girls get hardly any traffic…at least you got vagabondish

  4. An Interview with Rolf Potts, World Traveler and Author Says:

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  5. ian Says:

    come now Matt, it’s the quality of the traffic, not the quantity :-D

  6. The Lost Girls » Blog Archive » Rolf Potts On Travel Writing Says:

    [...] may be on your own journey. Today, we’re honored to have Mr. Potts visit our site as part of his virtual book tour (he may even be coming to a town near you). Here, he shares lessons learned from a decade of [...]

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    I was simply pointing out that getting a wider audience means more book buyers and more Rolf Potts fans!

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    [...] comes with a CD commentary (kind of like bonus features from DVDs I imagine, interesting) and the book tour – while a physical activity involving buses and planes and bad sleeps in hotels – is also [...]

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