Got a question for us about the tours? Check the list below.
If you still have questions you can send us an e-mail at pinoybooktours AT gmail DOT com.
What does the captions [ ] beside the tour titles mean?
It's our way of tagging the request to let you know the status of each tour.
[CLOSED]: Sign-ups for the tour is closed
[PENDING]: Tour is on hold until further notice
[ONGOING]: The tour has started and is currently happening
[RESCHEDULED]: The tour will happen, but at a later date
[FINISHED]: The tour has finished
[DROPPED]: The tour will not happen
A tour without any brackets, or with [OPEN] caption means sign-up is still ongoing.
So I got in the tour, what do I do next?
Wait for our e-mail! We will include details for the tour there, as well as assignments and deadlines for guest posts/interviews if the tour has one. You can always visit the Tour Progress page if you want to know what the assigned date is for you to post a review. Due dates for shipping the book to the next person can also be found there.
Can I be the last person on tour? Do I get to choose if I go first or not?
Send us your preference and we will try to accommodate your request, but we CANNOT guarantee that we can put you on the spot you want to be.
Is there a limit per person for tour sign-ups?
Yes. A person can only sign up for 3 tours MAXIMUM in any given month.
I got into the tour but I can't review the book anymore. What do I need to do?
You can send us a cancellation e-mail immediately after you signed up or until 2 days after the tour details are sent. Otherwise you are included in the tour. There will be people who will wait to be included in the tour list, and we need to know ASAP if you are giving up your spot or not.
I got into the waiting list. How will I know if I made it to the tour or not?
We will be sending you an e-mail 3 days after the tour is closed.
I want to join the tour, but I don't want to post a review. Are guest posts available instead?
If we can get a hold of the author/publisher to help us arrange a couple of interviews and guest posts, we state that option when we post details about the tour. If that option is available, then yes, you can sign-up for a tour.
So I've finished reading the book, what do I do next?
We're putting up a linky on every tour post once the tour starts. Once you have the review posted on your blog, add the link to the linky post using the following format:
Name of blog: Title of book [review/guest post/interview]
So I'm part of the tour, but I didn't like the book. Do I post the review even if it's not a favorable one?
We encourage our reviewers to give their honest opinions about the books we tour, but as the aim of our book tours is to help publicize the book, we'd like our reviewers to give positive feedback if they can. If you are not comfortable with posting a negative review as part of the tour, please notify us and we will try our best to give you something else to post on your designated date instead.
Are there any special things we need to do when shipping the book?
We prefer you send the book via courier instead of the post office, because it's faster. Since the book will be in your possession for only 3 days, it needs to arrive to the next person the soonest possible time. Also, you MUST provide us a tracking number. It's a means to protect the book and help us track where it is. We only tour 1 copy, so if we lose the book, we might need to cancel the tour.
FedEx/Air21 (has tracking number and SMS tracking)
LBC (1 day delivery but a bit more expensive)
2Go (tracking number and SMS tracking)
Xend (tracking number)
So I've sent the book to the next person, what do I do next?
Send us an e-mail with the tracking number or notify us that the book has been sent! That way, we know that the book is on its way to the next tour participant.
Do you tour e-books?
No, we only tour physical copies of a book. Unless a publisher gives us permission to distribute e-books to our reviewers, we do not do it.
Do you take tour recommendations?
Send us an e-mail if you want to find out if we are touring a particular book or not, or if you think we should tour a specific book. We'll do our best to make it happen!