There was a time when an author only had his own imagination, his experience, and, if so blessed, a dictionary as resources. But the world has changed since those olden days.
It will take a while to build a following, but it is worth it. But try to establish a pattern. The more often you blog and the more you blog each week will eventually draw followers.
Identifying your genres will be crucial when you get around to marketing your books. It will also help you in determining such things as your audience.
Remember, the more you include the more interest your audience will have in checking out your tour appearance. And it will be more fun than sitting at a table waiting and hoping for someone to stop by and purchase your book. (One of the drawbacks of traditional book tours is you may sit for hours and none or few people stop by. It can be a real downer. But a virtual tour is not that way.)
Writers, especially beginners, think of themselves as only authors. They fail to see the whole picture.
But there is much more! An author is:
A writer of stories
Make use of reviewers. Who are they, especially those with a positive view.
Today’s blog is about the resources available to you the author. Before you dismiss this, consider the following: As an author you will need to access many resources for research, publishing and marketing.