Most of you will probably recognize John Howell from his book, My GRL. John is currently the Rave Reviews’ Spotlight Author. He is here today to discuss the benefits Indie authors can get from joining the Rave Reviews Book Club.
Take it, John! 🙂
This is the fourth stop on what has been a fantastic tour as a Rave Reviews’ Spotlight Author. If you would like to be chosen for this honor you need to be a member. To find out how go to the website and read all about it. You can also see all my tour stops listed under Spotlight Authors.
Today’s tour stop will cover the benefits that you as an Indie Author can realize should you want to join over Five-Hundred other authors who have a similar outlook on writing life as you. We all know how downright lonely this writing task can be. Let me ask when is the last time your family was totally enthralled at the dinner table by you regaling your writing triumph for the day? Show of hands if you can still discuss your writing with anyone who is not paid to listen to you. Bueller, Bueller. *crickets*
My point is in this highly competitive field it is nice to have a team to back you up when you are ready to go out into the world with your precious little creative effort. You need some folks to tweet your book’s availability and to help promote it on their blogs around the globe. You need a pack of writers who are not jealous of your accomplishments, but relish the opportunity to shove you into the stratosphere of bookdom.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Each month, we offer three NEW selections from three NEW genres to serve as Books of the Month. Originally, we offered only one but of course, we are constantly seeking ways to profile, promote & propel more of our members so we decided to add three. Those chosen for BOM should have an awesome read! This is because we are asking our entire body of members to pick up a copy of your book and we don’t want to be known for that group that promotes “junk.” We encourage all members of RRBC to continually strive to put out the very best written work possible. If you find that the reviews from your book are not what you would have them to be, we suggest you take another look or better yet, enlist the services of a professional to do it for you.
Every four weeks, we select 4 individuals to serve as a Spotlight Author for one full week each! During the SA’s week they get: A full page profile of themselves, their books, their blogs, social media handles, etc; a 7-day blog tour, hosted and sponsored fully by RRBC; they are provided with a professionally designed press release which is sent directly from our offices to media in their local area (television stations, radio stations, newspapers, etc.); they receive a full page “WHO’S ON THE SHELF W/NONNIE JULES” interview (which members are clamoring to get on).
MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Each month we select one supportive individual to serve as Member of the Month (MOM). The lucky recipient of this spot receives a full page dedicated to profiling them and their books, their blogs, their social media pages, etc for 30 days. They also get a $10 Amazon gift card and an invitation to our exclusive VIP Lounge for our VIP members!
Each Tuesday, a lucky member wakes to find that they have been randomly selected to serve as our #PUSHTUESDAY ((#PT) Winner for the day! For a full 24 hours, this person and their book are #pushed heavily on social media by our very supportive members! Their name, title of the book, Twitter handle are all listed on the RRBC website (right-hand side Widget), for a full week, until the next winner is announced. We have had member’s Amazon rankings to drop from the million mark, down to as low as #22 On Amazon’s Top 100 PAID list in a matter of hours! The trick here is: to become a #PUSHTUESDAY winner, you have to support a #PUSHTUESDAY winner. How do you do that? Every Tuesday morning you will receive in your email a note informing of who the winner is for the day. Simply use the#PUSHTUESDAY hashtag to tweet this member or retweet, and the following week you’re included in the random draw!
*PUSHWEEK: Every full 1st week of each month, we select THREE (3) #PUSHTUESDAYwinners (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays). The same rules apply here from above.
“WHO’S ON THE SHELF W/NONNIE JULES?”
It seems these days, EVERYONE wants to get on that shelf with our President, Nonnie Jules. She offers the most entertaining and informing interviews ever! As an SA, you automatically get a spot on this illustrious shelf, BUT, there are times when we use these interviews as give-a-ways to our supportive members. It is a known fact, that a spot ON THE SHELF, garners book sales and major attention. We have had some interviews to have over 300+ hits in a 24 hour period. Each Thursday there is a different member ON THE SHELF and their interview remains on top of the line-up in the sidebar of each page on the RRBC site. The good news is, THIS PAGE REMAINS EXCLUSIVE TO THE MEMBER FOREVER! This is a great marketing tool so if you are lucky enough to score a spot ON THE SHELF, place the link to your interview on your blogs, your websites, and continually share the link on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and all of your social media forums.
If you are one of our uber-supportive members (supporting fellow members on social media, purchasing/reading/reviewing fellow member-author books, supporting our programs such as #PT, MOM, etc.) then you will be noticed and invited, via personal invitation, to the VIP LOUNGE! This is a private place where all VIPs get to let their hair down and have fun! And to top it off, once a month, a VIP will receive a special surprise!
So, you see, you get a TON OF SUPPORT from the house of RRBC when you are a member! With the support of our roster of over 500 members at this time, your social media backing is incredulous! (Always ensure that you are using the #RaveReviewsBookClub or #RRBC hashtags when you’re promoting your books via Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc. or even on your APPROVED MEMBER BLOGS & WEBSITES so that your fellow members can share your information on their end). And although we do not disclose certain criteria for making it into all of these seats, we would like for you to remember this: THOSE THAT ARE MOST SUPPORTIVE HERE, ARE THE ONES WHO ARE MOST SUPPORTED HERE! We’ll be watching!
***Once you’ve sat in an RRBC special “Hot Seat,” there is a 90-day waiting period before you are eligible for another seat, UNLESS it is a Contest Win!
***Not a member yet? JOIN US today! As you can see, we’ve lots to offer!
- US – https://www.amazon.com/John-W.-Howell/e/B00HMRWO6C
- Canada – https://www.amazon.ca/My-GRL-John-W-Howell-ebook/dp/B00HV3QECW/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406542498&sr=1-2
- UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-W.-Howell/e/B00HMRWO6C
- Australia – https://www.amazon.com.au/My-GRL-John-W-Howell-ebook/dp/B00HV3QECW/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406542498&sr=1-2
- Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-grl-john-w-howell/1118199518?ean=9781625530592
- iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-grl/id803503649?mt=11
- Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/my-grl
- Martin Sisters Publishing https://www.martinsisterspublishing.com
John Howell can be reached on:
- Web: https://www.johnwhowell.com
- E-mail: Johnhowell.wave[at]gmail.com
Thanks for the post. I had stopped by RRBC once before and browsed, but was wrapped up in other things at the time. This time I joined!
Thanks Jennifer, I hope you find it as useful as John and I have 🙂
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Another great post! You sing the praises of RRBC so well. I’m so glad I joined – it is a great group and I’m learning so much while I get my book ready for publication.
I’m glad you did as well. Thank you.
Thanks John and Nicholas for sharing information about your club. Let me know when you add urban fantasy to your list…
Hummm maybe a genre of one author. Thanks for stopping.
I hope you’re having a fantastic tour, John! And that your week in the spotlight is awesome. I am loving following you around and reading your posts 🙂
Thank you Harmony. It’s nice to be followed. 🙂
Lol – sounds stalky to me, but there you have it 😀
What better person to be a stalker 🙂
Harmz, sounds like you have a fan 🙂
Interesting post. Thanks for the info.
You are welcome. Thanks for the visit.
Glad you enjoyed it, TJ 🙂
How very true it is to have supportive people backing you. As I mentioned in the previous post, family and friends don’t always take you seriously, so it’s nice to find a group to discuss the pitfalls of writing, publishing, and marketing with.
Rebecca, it is also good to know there are other “abnormal” people in this world. Thanks for stopping and for the comment..
Thanks for the visit, Rebecca! 🙂
Great post, John. I;d join if I wasn’t already a member! Thanks for hosting, Nicholas.
Thanks for the visit! 🙂
Thanks, Michelle.I did answer this with the comment “You could join again.” I don’t know where it went. 🙂
Rave Reviews Book Club is a wonderful group to belong to! John did an excellent job talking about our club and he is an ubber-supportive member. I am glad to have him supporting me! I have been in the “spotlight” and know how wonderful it is. Congratulations John and enjoy every minute.
Thank you Nicholas for hosting John.
Thank Kathryn and it is members like you who make a difference.
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I have been in the “spotlight” and it is fabulous! I have to say the light was pretty warm this summer when I was in the spotlight but I basked in its warmth and the fellowship of an amazing group. I am excited that John has been chosen as this week’s Spotlight Author.
I did comment on the re-blog but want to thank you again.
Wow, you hit the nail right on the head with information about RRBC, John! I would definitely join if I wasn’t already a member! LOL. Great post! I am retweeting this. Thanks for all your support when I was the SA!
Awesome hosting, Nicholas! Great site:)
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words, Traci! 🙂
Traci, i think you ought to join again LOL. Thanks for the visit.
Excellent description of the Club’s activities and perks, John! Thanks for the splendid job of hosting, Nicholas!
Thanks for visiting, and for your (always) kind words, John! 🙂
Thanks, John. Thanks also for the visit.
Thanks Nicholas for the opportunity to expound on the virtues of RRBC.
Thanks for the great post! 🙂
Wow sounds like a great group! Will have to investigate further. 🙂
It is an awesome club. You won’t find any other club like this with the amount of support its members receive. Take a look at our FAQ https://tinyurl.com/nqc2cq7.
I’m sure you would like it Mrs N
Interesting group. Definitely curious.
It is an excellent group. Check out our FAQ https://tinyurl.com/nqc2cq7.
Interested. There are no urban fantasies listed…
You should join. Lots of support
I was thinking about it. The problem is the review requirement with 2 being from a certain list. Not sure if I can pull that off right now.
It’s actually one per quarter. So yes, it might be a problem for you given your schedule.
Yeah. Next year doesn’t look any prettier, especially when summer hits. I’m hoping to have 2-3 first drafts written, so I can use the ‘kid is always home’ months strictly for editing. Also, he’s decided that daddy reading is the best time to cause mischief.
Thanks for the clarification, John! 🙂
Fair enough. It does span an entire year, of course.
Mind you, being a member does require you taking a lot of time to support others.