Hi hey hello! I’m Shealea, and if I’m being perfectly honest, it’s been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post. It’s been nearly a year, I believe.
My embarrassingly rusty skills aside, it brings me so much joy and pleasure to introduce all of you to the official website for Caffeine Book Tours!
Some of you have been right by my side and have worked with me since my first blog tour in 2017 (and yes, I’m talking about the one for Helen Scheuerer’s debut novel, Heart of Mist), while some of you joined me after I formally launched Caffeine Book Tours as a company and book tour service in early 2019.
Regardless, whether you’ve been with me since Day 1 or whether you accidentally stumbled upon CBT this year, welcome! I truly appreciate you being here, celebrating this milestone with me. 💛
After a year of tirelessly establishing CBT’s presence on social media and in the book community, I finally found the time, energy, and above all else, the motivation to work on an official website. In just a year, Caffeine Book Tours has grown so much(!!!), and I’d like to believe that my smol brainchild has evolved into something far bigger and more impactful than I could’ve ever imagined. I’ve received so much positive feedback and heartwarming stories from both authors and bloggers alike. And because of all your overwhelming support, it finally felt like the right time for me to legitimize CBT as a company.
So, for that and for all the things that I cannot possibly mention in a single sentence, thank you very much! Truly, none of this would have been possible without you.
I know that this site, in its current form, is far from fancy or extravagant — and I know that you probably expected a lot more from me. But unfortunately, as a recent college graduate without a job, I cannot afford the luxury of a self-hosted website with a paid, sophisticated-looking theme. (Plus, I’ll be frank with you: A book tour company focused on own-voices and diverse books? It’s difficult to make a significant profit from it, especially since majority of the time, I organize blog tours for free.)
Nonetheless, I’m already proud of the fact that this little space on the Internet finally exists. I’m proud that I’ve taken a huge step towards further establishing Caffeine Book Tours and its vision within the online book community.
This is only the beginning, and I’m cautiously optimistic about CBT’s future. ✨
Please take a look around, maybe check out CBT’s upcoming book tours, and enjoy a cup of coffee with us. ☕