Yesterday was recruitment day at the Rave Reviews Book Club. I did a tiny lead in as the host for our Spotlight Author, Rebecca Reilly. I won't short one of my guests on their allotted day, so I'm posting this a day late.
I've mentioned before that I'm a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club. I can attest to the effort this group puts in when it comes to promoting independent authors.
For myself, I've been blessed with multiple promotional pushes including:
- Two different Push Tuesdays, most recently last week. The members push my books across multiple social media accounts on my selected day. On Twitter alone, I must have reached a million accounts. They are still pushing today, because that's the kind of members we have.
- I was invited to be a guest on Blog Talk Radio. This was a cool experience, and the shows are archived so they keep getting action.
- I won a Spotlight Author slot in a contest once. This came with an all expenses paid blog tour, and an interview with our president, Nonnie Jules. These interviews are archived too and continue to get action. This tour also came with a live Twubs chat, and that was fun too.
- I get to host some awesome blog tours, including our Spotlight Authors. This always brings a bunch of traffic to my blog, and I gain followers every time.
They do a lot of fun things too. They publish an anthology every year, and members are encouraged to submit some short fiction. We held a gigantic blogging event in September last year with prizes and things at each stop. My traffic went through the roof.
The club chooses three books of the month, and there is a President's Pick. (I was a President's Pick once too.) Members are encouraged to read and review these books, and there is a chat where everyone gets together and discusses the books later.
There is a Member of the Month slot, and members are encouraged to read that author, post reviews, and promote across social media for the month for this person.
We recently started a WhatsApp chat room where members can promote free and 99¢ books. This is a great place to find some new titles if you're on a budget.
This is a club on the move. They keep coming up with new promotional ideas, and are always trying new things to help us spread the word.
Members have a few obligations. The annual membership fee is $25. I've paid more for some advertising that produced absolutely nothing.
Members are also required to read and review one member book per quarter. We're looking for honest reviews, and this isn't a club that exchanges five star reviews. All authors know how important reviews are. We have a large catalog, and it still takes some effort to get noticed, but my odds are much better here. If you have a hard time choosing, I can suggest seven different titles. (Joke.)
Some of the finest authors I know are members here, and the club even offers a mentoring program. If this sounds like the kind of support you might like, consider joining us. Here is the link Rave Reviews Book Club.
If you still have questions you can ask me.