Client Testimonials

 

Client Testimonials 



Anne Cater has worked with 'Team Orenda' almost from the outset, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her network of incredible bloggers fill our monthly tours to bursting, and Anne's skill, professionalism and organisation shine through everything she does. Anne's blog tours always create that all-essential buzz to get people talking about our books, and they have been so successful that on multiple occasions, we have reprinted in advance of publication to fulfil the demand. Anne is an integral part of our team and I don't know what we'd do without her.
Karen Sullivan, Publisher – Orenda Books


I have now worked with Anne on a number of blog tours, covering a real range of titles. She is always highly professional and organized, and excellent at communication before, during, and after the tours. All of the authors she has arranged tours for have been thrilled with the results – as have I.
Kirsty Doole, Publicity Director, Atlantic Books


I recommend Anne’s blog tours to all of my clients. Anne has a phenomenal network of bloggers with huge reach with book-lovers. 
She also is very responsive and efficient, a pleasure to work with.
Sam Missingham, Founder of Lounge Marketing and The Empowered Author 


Working with Anne and Random Things Tours is a complete joy. Anne is efficient, enthusiastic and brilliantly well connected in the blogging world. I always know that she will organise a fantastic schedule of reviews and extra content for our books, helping to generate that all-important online buzz which is such an integral part of our PR campaigns.
Felicity Denham, Head of PR, Harper Collins Fiction 


We always love to work with Anne to spread the word about our new books. She has excellent contacts and we always see a fantastic response and thoughtful review coverage from her network of engaged bloggers. The authors find the blog tours very valuable, especially debuts who are building relationships with the online community, and we know we are in very safe hands with Anne
Jess Barratt, Senior Publicity Manager, Simon & Schuster UK


I love working with Anne – she is enthusiastic, quick to respond and puts such energy into her tours. Once I have handed a project over to Anne, it’s complete peace of mind knowing that she will be connecting quickly with a brilliant range of bloggers, and that my author is guaranteed a sparkly, buzzy tour to really help boost their profile. I highly recommend Anne – she is a joy to work with and achieves fantastic results.

Tabitha Pelly - Head of Publicity, Doubleday UK



Random Things blog tours have become a staple in our narrative non-fiction marketing campaigns. Anne creates virtual posters for each tour and tailors each tour to bloggers who are the correct market for the book, and who are consistently professional. Anne is a dream to work with and we can’t recommend Random Things blog tours highly enough. 
 Hazel O’Brien, Publicity & Marketing,  Octopus Publishing Group


We've been using Anne's blog tour service for many years now and have been delighted with all the blog tours she has put together for our titles. She handles everything seamlessly, from the call-out to bloggers, to sharing the blog tour content across social media. She is a brilliant champion of bloggers and books and it's wonderful for us and our authors to see the online buzz created by the blog tours she organises. It is very helpful to be able to outsource this work to Anne, knowing that we'll get a fantastic blog tour time and time again. 
Clare Quinlivan, Publishing Manager, Oldcastle Books / Verve Books


I adore working with Anne! I always know our blog tours are in safe hands when Anne is organising them, and it’s wonderful knowing she is just as committed to making sure our fabulous books reach lots of readers. I’ve being working with Anne for years and have lost count how many tours she’s helped me with – a great testament to how brilliant she is!
Hayley Barnes, Senior Press Officer, Transworld Publishers


Anne is an utter delight to work with and always replies with positivity and enthusiasm, no matter the query. She’s incredibly efficient, often coordinating and finalising fully-packed tours within a few days. Anne’s my go-to for curating impactful and exciting blog tours of varying length, she works with a wonderful community of bloggers to provide a mixture of unique content. It’s always a joy to work with Random Things Tours, thank you Anne! 
Alara Delfose, Publicity Manager, Headline Publishing Group



Anne organised 5 blog tours for me and I have to say, they all went seamlessly!  She picked the perfect bloggers for each author and there was really good engagement from not only the bloggers themselves but from the wider blogging community – and we say a spike in sales as a result of Anne’s efforts.  She was brilliant to work with and I’d definitely look to work with her again.  Thanks Anne!
Joanna Whitehead, Catalogue Business Development, Transworld Publishers


I’ve worked with Anne for several years on our commercial fiction and she is my go-to for organising blogger tours. Anne is professional, organised, well-connected and a real pleasure to work with.

Kate Straker, Senior Publicity Manager,  Atlantic Books

 



Anne Cater’s @randomtours is fabulous and a must-do for every publisher and author! Anne’s reviewers are engaged and committed and not only do they post their reviews on twitter, but also ensure they do so in a very timely manner on Goodreads and Amazon. Anne has arranged six tours for Neem Tree Press now and we will continue to engage her for every one of our books. Highly, highly recommended!
Archna Sharma – Neem Tree Press


Anne organised a brilliant blog tour for A Case of Royal Blackmail, she was wonderfully efficient at tailoring the tour and seamlessly coordinates the bloggers from a great range of contacts as well as supplying the artwork to accompany the tour. We will definitely be using Anne again!
Lauren Tanner, Publicity & Marketing Manager - Unicorn Publishing


Anne Cater is the Queen Bee of British book bloggers, and if she agrees to arrange your blog tour you know she’ll create a resounding buzz for your book. So far she’s organised three of mine, and they were run with efficiency, flair and sensitivity to the book’s subject. With publishing so competitive, we authors need all the help we can get and I think of Anne as a secret weapon. She’s so well connected, she's a great person to have on your side.
Gill Paul – Author of The Second Marriage (Avon Books UK)



Working with Anne Cater and Random Things Tours is always a good experience for us at Bitter Lemon Press.  We’ve done a number of campaigns with them over the past few years, and it has helped to raise the profile of each book enormously.  It has also proven to be a great way to introduce our books to a new audience and we how have many fans following us that we didn’t before.  We would highly recommend Random Things Tours!
Laurence Colchester – Bitter Lemon Press


Anne has been working with us for a couple of years now and we are thrilled to have her (Random Things Tours) organising our book's blog tours for us. She's extremely fast and efficient, with an impressively expansive list of bloggers to suit each tour. There's always an amazing buzz around our books during the weeks of the tours across several social media platforms and our authors are always very satisfied by the response.
Molly Rosevear – Creative Marketing Executive, Flame Tree Press


Organising a blog tour through Anne Cater ensures that the whole process is seamless and hassle-free. From her easy and efficient communication to the beautiful tour posters supplied; the tours are always a publicity highlight for our authors. 
Anna Galbraith – Marketing Executive, Unbound


We have worked with Anne on many blog tours over the last couple of years. They have always been well-organised and professionally arranged, but most importantly they have been great for getting books seen.
Ben Cameron – Cameron Publicity & Marketing


Anne Cater has organised several very successful Blog Tours for me for the Imperial War Museums Wartime Classics series which was launched in 2019.  She has been wonderful to work with – helpful, efficient and knowledgeable.  I will continue to use her services as much as I possibly can in the future.
Angela Martin – Angela Martin PR


Anne is an outstanding leader and participant in the book blogging community and knows just about everyone in the blogging and book publicity world. She runs an excellent blog herself, as well as reviewing regularly in mainstream press. As a tour organiser, she can call upon the most relevant and skilled blogger for any genre of book, tailored to whatever size tour is called for, and she has the ability to make things happen very quickly and efficiently. She's also always professional and friendly and, as someone upholding these high standards without exception, she is an influential moderator of the book blogging community and its ethics. Highly recommended!
Sara Hunt - Publisher, Saraband 


If you’ve never done a blog tour before, you’re probably as apprehensive as I was when I first contacted Anne. I’d been ill prior to my book release which delayed everything, including the organisation of the tour, and that only heightened my concerns that we didn’t have enough time, I had no idea what I was doing, not many bloggers would sign up for an unknown author like me, and there might be negative reviews. 


I needn’t have worried a jot and if you’re a first-timer like me, I would highly, highly recommend reaching out to Anne. The lady is an absolute marvel! 


Coordinating everything like the conductor of a finely tuned orchestra, Anne made the whole process so easy, all my concerns evaporated. With little time to spare, she generated a buzz for my book which prompted a phenomenal response with dozens and dozens of bloggers signing up for the tour. Being so well-connected, Anne selected just the right readers for my book who were all so professional, producing gorgeous images of my book and posting effusive, beautifully-written and thoughtful reviews on their blogs, Instagram and Twitter. Anne also created a stunning ad poster to promote the tour and went on to retweet, regram, and thank every blogger individually for their time. The whole experience was an absolute joy. 


I was hoping for a buzz and to garner reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, which the tour certainly did, but something else came out of it that I wasn’t expecting: it boosted my confidence in the book (and I know most of us authors need that in spades) and took away all my new-release nerves. You can’t put a price on that.


Thank you Anne!

Carrie Magillen, author of The Sharif Thrillers



As someone who is not a well known writer (yet!) I came to Anne knowing very little about book blog tours, except that I needed to do one, and that she sounded like a good person to approach. I’m so pleased that I did.  To be honest, I was a little nervous about the whole event, and spent far too much time worrying about what could go wrong – the main one, of course, being that everyone would hate my book. But in response to all my doubts and questions Anne remained  calm, reassuring, so obviously organised and in control that I gradually settled to doing what she recommended – leaving it all to her. Together with her team of bloggers she made the whole event enjoyable and very successful. Thanks, Anne.
Jan Mazzoni, author of The Snow Fox Diaries


Anne was great to work with - the blog tour was organised very efficiently and seamlessly, and I got lots of great reviews for my book from enthusiastic bloggers which was lovely. It was so nice to have it all taken care of for me.
Louise Chapman, author of Into The Lake


Back in 2013, when Nearest Thing to Crazy was first published by Cutting Edge Press, a lady called Anne Cater wrote a mind-blowingly wonderful review, which started a bit of a chain reaction amongst the book blogging community who, thanks to her, noticed and reviewed the book. We quickly realized, as if we hadn’t before, what an influential lady she was back then, and we credit Anne with playing a massive part in the success of the book. It spent several weeks in the top 5 of Amazon UK’s psychological charts, was featured in the Mail online and also on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. I call it the ‘Anne Effect.’

Fast forward to 2021 when I republished the book independently, I never dreamed that it would be acceptable for one of Anne’s blog tours; and so when she suggested it I was over the moon. From the outset, Anne puts care into selecting the right people for the book from her vast pool of dedicated bloggers, prepares a brilliant publicity poster and then makes sure the book is in their hands well in time for review before the tour even starts. She shouts about the tour on social media before lift-off, and then every day during the tour she promotes the individual reviews, re-tweeting and posting and carefully selecting tag lines to draw even more attention.

I have enjoyed a blissful fourteen day tour in her expert hands. I honestly don’t know where she finds the time or energy, but she does. The exposure has been huge, the bloggers couldn’t have been more generous and professional, sharing their reviews between Instagram, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook. I couldn’t be more grateful to her for giving the book a second chance. She is equally supportive to small independently published authors as she is to the ‘big names’. If anyone is lucky enough to be given the opportunity to take part in one of Anne’s tours, grab it with both hands! I can’t wait for the next one.
Elizabeth Forbes, author of Nearest Thing To Crazy



Launching my debut during a global pandemic was challenging but Anne Cater and her fabulous network of bloggers remained positive and enthusiastic about ‘The Life We Almost Had’ and somehow, despite everything going on in the world, managed to create such a buzz online. Anne arranged everything, from the tour dates, to the graphics and distribution of books to her team, ensuring everyone posted their review on time. I’m so grateful for the service I received and can’t recommend Anne highly enough. 

Amelia Henley, author of The Life We Almost Had (HQ Publisher)



I chose Random Things Tours, organised by the very capable Anne Cater, because I had heard wonderful things about the service from other writers. I wasn’t disappointed. I wanted to raise the profile of my new crime series launch, Preacher Boy, and to get some seed reviews on social media and critical sites such as Amazon and Goodreads. The whole experience was smoothly organised and executed and I was delighted with the response from book bloggers.
Gwyn GB, author of Preacher Boy


The blog tour that Anne arranged for my debut novel (Still Crazy… SilverWood, 2020) was outstandingly well-organised and executed. She was clear in what I needed to provide her with and communicated in a friendly manner throughout. The bloggers she selected for the tour were entirely appropriate, with literally thousands of their followers now in possession of information about my novel along with positive reviews. I fully recommend Anne and ‘Random Things Tours’.
RNF Skinner, author of Still Crazy


Anne's services came highly recommended from ALLi and I'm thrilled that I went with her. Everything was coherently explained to me after my initial (clueless) enquiry, and from there it was all plain sailing. As a self-published writer, it was refreshing that so many reviewers were keen to read my work. Anne produced an eye-catching tour poster and everything fell in with the pre-agreed dates. I found the whole experience positive and plan to use Anne's services again in the future
Angie Annetts, author of Nudey Beach


Anne has been a complete joy to work with. My experience with Anne has been delightful from start to finish. This was my first experience with a blog tour. Having been new to the experience, I had many. questions. Anne was always quick in responding and extremely helpful in guiding me through the process. She was enthusiastic, kind, and professional. She chose a wonderful group of bloggers that were well suited for my book. I look forward to working with Anne again in the future.

Rylee Ridolfi, Author of Christmas Under Construction  



I was lucky enough to enlist the help of Anne on my first ever blog tour for my fifth book, A Song Unsung. She was an absolute joy to work with from start to finish - professional, approachable, thorough, and highly efficient, securing the appropriate bloggers for the novel's genre. The 12-day tour she organised was a huge success and it was great fun to wake up to a new and glowing review every morning. I can't wait to work with Anne again and cannot recommend her services enough.

Fiona Cane, author of A Song Unsung



I could not have been more thrilled by the blog tour arranged by Anne. The quality of the reviews and the creativity of the accompanying social media were fantastic. For a first-time novelist to receive such enthusiastic and kind support has been overwhelming.  If you are lucky enough to have the chance to work with Anne, you should bite her hand off. (Well, not literally!)

Adam Leigh, author of  The Curious Rise of Alex Lazarus



Being part of a Random Things Blog Tour has provided me, not only with a portfolio of in-depth and informative reviews, but opened up a network of new fans and readers. I would highly recommend 

Natalie Reeves-Billing, Author of the Monstrous Me series 



Anne Cater has organised a number of blog tours for me, and has done a superb job on each occasion. The attention to detail in setting up a tour is second to none, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Random Things Tours to any author.

Rachel Abbott, best-selling author of the Tom Douglas novels




I highly recommend Anne Cater of "Random Things Through My Letterbox" for organising book blog tours. 

 I approached her as an indie author and she was extremely welcoming and professional, assigning bloggers, creating a poster and organising the whole tour from beginning to end. She also fully supported throughout by retweeting reviews on social media. Whenever I have emailed she's responded promptly. The whole event went brilliantly without problems.


Thank you Anne and all your wonderful bloggers 

Rachel Coverdale, author of The Boy Who Couldn't  



I recommend wholeheartedly  a blog tour organised by Anne Cater – any writer looking for a highly professional, personal, efficient and incredibly economical way of reaching a wider spectrum of bloggers and readers should look no further than Anne and request her services – she is simply the best in the business!
Jude Hayland, author of Miller Street SW22


My first experience of a Blog Tour couldn’t have been smoother, thanks to Random Tours and Anne Cater. It’s been such a pleasure working with Anne – so professional, approachable and communicative at every point. I’d recommend Random Tours very highly, whether you’re new to Blog Tours like me, or an old hand.
Kay Powell, author of Then a Wind Blew


As a novice to book marketing from the southernmost tip of Africa, I approached Anne Cater of Random Things Tours to help me wrangle a bit of buzz about my debut adult novel, The Wilderness Between Us with the trepidation of a young cub asking the matriarch of a pride of lions to teach her to hunt. Anne reassured me, communicated professionally and yet warmly, and ran my blog tour efficiently, energetically, and highly effectively. It was a great relief to be in such safe hands and to see bloggers, reviewers and readers across the world engage with my book. She’s an excellent person to have in your pride team. 

Penny Haw — author of The Wilderness Between Us (Köehler Books US) 


Having seen the great work that Random Things Tours has done helping other writers, I was keen to work with them for the release of my own book. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Despite not doing much work in my genre, Anne was able to help with her extensive network of bloggers. I reached a bunch of new readers and got some excellent exposure. Will definitely be using this service again
Richie Billing, author of The Pariah's Lament


RandomThingsTours provided me with a fantastic service and helped me reach an informed and influential audience I could never have reached on my own. Anne run the programme with brilliant professionalism and efficiency. I would recommend this service to any author
Giles Fraser, author of Let's Fly 


Anne is a highly professional, attentive, and well connected tour organizer. All the tour hosts were good fits for my book. My only job was to sit back, dab away the tears, and thank reviewers for their kind words. I recommend Anne’s Random Things Blog Tours and will be back with my next book.
Michael F Stewart, author of The Momentous Expiration of Tremmy Sinclair


Like an experienced orchestra conductor, Anne arranged and organised the tour for my book.  She provided support, advice, guidance and throughout the whole process she made it stress free and more importantly FUN!

I am looking forward working with Anne again in the near future and I would wholeheartedly recommend Anne's services to any of my fellow authors."
James Quinn, Author of the Redaction Chronicles



Anne organized a blog tour for the U.K. publication of my novel Coyote Fork. She was a pleasure to deal with – always prompt, professional and efficient – and did a fantastic job of finding a wide range of bloggers able to engage seriously and intelligently with the book. I really cannot recommend her too highly, both to publishers and to fellow-authors – and I very much look forward to working with her again

James Wilson, Author of Coyote Fork 



The thing about finishing a blog tour with Anne is you can’t wait to start the next one.  Anne couldn’t have worked any harder in lining up bloggers, providing clear distribution info and deadlines, and promoting and sharing reviews.  She kept the show on the road throughout.  I don’t know where she finds the energy.  


 As an indie author, I wasn’t even sure at first she'd take on my novel, Don't Ask, but I guarantee I received the same support and care from Anne as if she was organising a blog tour for an international best-selling author.  


 As for the bloggers themselves, there’s obvious quality control apparent there too.  Astute, insightful and, no doubt thanks to Anne’s reminders, always on time!


 A wonderful experience - and highly valuable book exposure - from start to finish.
Paul Carroll, Author of Don't Ask 



Anne provided an excellent service in creating an impactful book tour for my new book Art of Creativity. I was delighted with the coverage, the reviews and the coordination of the tour.
This is a great service that Anne provides for authors and new books and Anne is very professional to deal with.  Highly recommended.
Susie Pearl
Author and podcaster on creativity and wellness.


It has been a great pleasure working with Anne on the bloggers’ tour for The Three Locks, the fourth in Bonnie MacBird's Sherlock Holmes adventure series, published by Collins Crime Club. Anne assembled a team of enthusiastic readers some of whom were already fans of Sherlock Holmes, others new to the genre. Each brought something new to the table with their generous and thoughtful reviews. I will definitely be working with Anne again in the future and would unreservedly recommend her services to others looking to work with the book blogging community. 
Jane Acton - Jane Acton PR


Anne arranged a seven day blog tour for my debut novel, Prodigal.  I was extremely impressed by her dedication and efficiency.  The bloggers Anne identified were equally engaged, and it was wonderful to be greeted each day with a new and enthusiastic review of the book.  I would recommend Random Things Tours to all authors.
Michael Waterhouse, author of Prodigal (The Conrad Press)  


I’m a début writer, and without any prior knowledge of the book world, the idea of a blog tour was a little terrifying to be honest! I needn’t have worried – Anne was amazingly friendly and welcoming, super-organised and efficient all the way through. Her love of books and desire to help authors shines through, as does her incredible knowledge of the publishing world. Thank you so much Anne – I can’t wait to work with you on my next book!

K A Masson - author of Alter Ego



Anne Cater is a organizational wizard of many (random) things, especially of bringing creative people together and helping authors find their way
Elisabeth Sharpe McKetta - author of She Never Told Me About The Ocean



Random Things really helped make a noise for The Hunting Season. I was particularly impressed by the breadth and depth of reviews - for an author, launches are always nail-biting no matter whether it is your first or fifth book, so it was especially gratifying to read reviews that really seemed to understand what I was trying to achieve. Thank you, Anne!
Tom Benjamin - author of The Hunting Season




It was a pleasure working with Anne Cater on the blog tour of my first children’s novel. Anne was extremely professional and pro-active in securing the assistance of a number of book bloggers. Being new to the process, I highly appreciated her useful advice on how to maximise the book reviews exposure. I was very pleased with the selection of bloggers and the positive reviews, and the whole process was very enjoyable from start to finish. Thank you very much, Anne!

Desi Cloete, Author of ‘The Adventures of Bella Cutie and Buttons’



Anne was recommended to me by my agent and I was very glad I chose her to organise an online blog tour for my first novel. Anne always responded promptly and efficiently to all queries and was very professional and organised throughout. She has a fantastic network of bloggers and the blog tour ran very smoothly. I have already recommended her services to a couple of writers and hope to work with her again when my second book comes out.
Fiona Graph, Author of 'Things That Bounded'


I used Anne Cater’s Random Things Blog Tours for my first book launch and I was absolutely delighted with the service she gave me. She made the whole process so easy.  She was clear about what she needed from me, and then came back to me only when the whole thing was organised. At such a busy and hectic time, her efficiency and professionalism made an enormous difference.  She linked me up with reviewers who really enjoyed my genre, and I was delighted with the reviews, interview, extract and giveaway she set up. I would definitely recommend Anne to anyone who is looking for a blog tour.

Martha Dunlop, author of The Starfolk Arcana.  


As a relative newbie on the book writing and publishing scene with only one book under my belt, I struggled to work out how to generate interest in my publication. And then I was introduced to Anne. My book is something of a hard sell; it deals with life changing disability, not necessarily an easy read. But Anne assured me that she would find five people who would engage with it and write an honest review. And by golly, she did just that. Anne included creating the flyer and the banner, putting it all out on social media and I wound up with a collection of heart-warming, sincere, well thought-out reviews. Thank you Anne!

Roland Chesters, author of Ripples From The Edge of Life 

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