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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A COFFEE BEAN?

For Caffeine Book Tours, official or registered tour hosts are called coffee beans. Being a coffee bean (tour host) means being an official part of the team, and this membership comes with certain perks, such as, receiving blog tour invitations directly to your email inbox.

Of course, although invitations will be sent, coffee beans are not required to participate in all the blog tours organized by CBT. In fact, you are free to select which books and which tours genuinely spark your interest. Likewise, this membership will not guarantee that you will be automatically selected for all blog tours you decide to sign up for. However, coffee beans with a consistent track record of adhering to tour guidelines are more likely to be selected in future tours.

There are no strict requirements for member eligibility. This means that all you need to be a coffee bean is (1) a platform, such as, a blog or a website; and (2) a passion for reading books. Page views, follower counts, and other related statistics are not part of the criteria.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GUIDELINES AREN’T FOLLOWED?

Weeks before any blog tour, a media kit is sent to the email inboxes of selected tour participants. Aside from the review copy and essential information, the media kit also contains a document of general guidelines and instructions that should be adhered to.

Sometimes, however, unforeseen things happen. Sometimes, due to personal reasons, people can forget about their posts or are unable to deliver their content on the date they were assigned — and in these cases, there’s no need for you to worry! These slip-ups won’t automatically ban you from future blog tours. As much as possible, kindly inform me if something happens or if something will happen that will prevent you from doing what is expected from you.

However, if this happens too frequently or if there is a consistent lack of communication from your end, you might not be considered for future blog tours (of course, this won’t last forever!). Moreover, as much as I value and welcome artistic freedom, consistent disregard for instructions/guidelines (e.g. no or incomplete book/author information, not linking back to the launch post) may also lead to a temporary ban from tours.

WHAT ELSE IS THERE FOR YOU TO KNOW?

☕ Coffee beans are encouraged to set up NetGalley and Edelweiss accounts because, more often than not, blog tours make use of digital review copies and e-ARCs.

☕ You are free to revoke your membership or to unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.

☕ You can find important announcements and updates on Caffeine Book Tours’ Twitter account (@CaffeineTours).

☕ You are more than welcome to grab the coffee bean badge and to display it on your blog and website. Wear your membership with pride!

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WANT TO SIGN UP AS A COFFEE BEAN?

By signing up as a coffee bean, you will become an official part of the team and you will receive information and invitations to all events organized by Caffeine Book Tours. Click here to sign up and to make your membership official!