Although there are TONS of ways that we support our members, the main seats that you can be honored to sit in here at RRBC are listed below. These are the ways that we PROFILE, PROMOTE & PROPEL our members:
BOOKS 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 we are constantly seeking ways to profile, promote & propel more of our members, so we decided to make it three. Those authors 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. (There are times when we use BOM as giveaways in contests, etc. We state clearly that we have not read these books and it is up to the reader to decide if they want to select those books or not. Also, we tend to stress that those who are most supportive here, are the ones who are most supported, yet even with such a large membership, there are still only a select few who fall into this “supportive” category. Therefore, at times we find it hard to make selections for BOM, as we will only give those spots to those who are supporting their fellow members. And, although their books may not be deemed as a great BOM selection, we feel that the honest reviews that stem from those chosen to hold a seat, will be just the boost needed to shine the light on what’s wrong with the read, and encourage them to take the necessary steps to make it more enjoyable for their readers).
SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR: Once per month, we select an individual to serve as a Spotlight Author for the month! During the SA’s month they get: A full page profile of themselves on the RRBC site which will profile 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 they can submit 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), and a “LIVE” 30 minute interview on our RAVE WAVES BlogTalk Radio show, “BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT”, w/host, Wendy Scott.
#PUSHTUESDAY: Two Tuesdays of each month, 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 is #pushed heavily on social media by our very supportive members! Their name, title of book, and 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? On #PT Tuesday mornings, 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 (retweets are great here, but they don’t show up the same as if you were tweeting about the member yourself, using the #PUSHTUESDAY hashtag), and the next selection week, you’re included in the random draw!
“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 a “Spotlight” Author (“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 for a full week. The good news is, THIS PAGE REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF RRBC, BUT 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.
RAVE WAVES BlogTalk Radio Shows: We have 7 “LIVE” interview segments to run each month on our RAVE WAVES BlogTalk Radio Station. You could find yourself being interviewed and having your book promoted, by one of our fabulous hosts! Please take a moment to visit each show’s page: ASPIRE TO INSPIRE, AUTHOR SCOOP, BEHIND THE PEN, BEYOND THE COVER, BUY THE BOOK, BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT & SPOTLIGHT HONORS!
VIP LOUNGE: 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 almost 400 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 blogs and 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!
Make it a great day, or not. The choice is all yours!