FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions.  If you don’t find the answer to your question here, CONTACT US  and a response will be sent to you within 24 – 48 hours.  Happy searching!

Q:  What is the GOAL & MISSION of RRBC?

A:  OUR GOAL & MISSION HERE IS TO PROFILE, PROMOTE & PROPEL INDIE AUTHORS VIA BOOK SALES, HONEST REVIEWS AND NAME RECOGNITION.  We’re not contributing to an author’s book sales when we “borrow” their books thru Kindle are we?  NO!  We’re not contributing to an author’s sales when we download the FREE sample that Amazon offers to us and we post a review from that, are we?  NO!  Lastly, we are in no way helping an Author when we post reviews of their book that are not HONEST reviews.  If you are to be recognized as a TRUE SUPPORTER here, we ask that everyone play by the rules.  If you head to our BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW page, down in the comments section, it is clearly obvious those members who are being supportive.  Make no mistake about it, WE’RE NOT JUST AFTER REVIEWS HERE!  Our mission is to give ALL members our full support by purchasing their books, reading their books and then sharing an HONEST review of their book.   When it’s your turn, aren’t you going to expect the same?

Q:  Is Membership FREE?

A: Our membership WAS FREE until June 1, 2014.  We realized that our FREE policy was being abused when potential members would be asked if they were SURE they wanted to join, only to turn around and then cancel their membership.  It is a hard job keeping up with our rosters with so many members.  Adding members to our online roster, linking their books in our catalog, only to have to turn around and take it all down, was too much, so we finally said “NO more!”  We only want members who are serious about  what we do here (SUPPORT) and those who are seriously aware of how hard our job is and don’t take advantage of that.

Our membership is ONLY $25 per year for member-authors and $10 per year for NON-authors.  There are some great perks to PAID membership, as well.

Q:  How do I become a member?

A:  By submitting an application for membership under our JOIN / RENEW  tab AND paying an annual membership fee of $25.00.  After your application has been received, you will receive a WELCOME packet via email to confirm your membership.  We ask for up to 24-48 hours to process member applications and for you to see your name listed on our online roster.  (RRBC reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone without question).

Q:  If I have a co-author of my book, will both of us be promoted within the club?

A:  If you and your co-author are both members, YES.  If you are a member and your co-author is not, only you will be promoted.  Your co-author’s name will not be allowed to be listed in our catalog even if their name is on the cover of your book.  The book will be listed under your name only.  Only one person’s name per application so for you both to be recognized collectively within the club, each of you will have to complete your own membership application and each pay an annual membership fee.

*If you have co-authored a book with more than one individual, your book will not be allowed to be listed in the RRBC catalog, unless each name listed as an author of the book is a member of RRBC.

Q:  Is it true that if I have co-authored a book with multiple authors who are not members of the club, and the intro or FREE portion of any other books that I have available on Amazon, are mentioning or listing that title, and/or are in linked form in my books, then those titles will not be allowed in the RRBC catalog, as well?

A:  Yes, that is true.  When our members are sent to Amazon via the RRBC site and they open a book title and the very first thing they would see in the FREE introduction, is promotion of a title which is not allowed to sit in our catalog, then we would be unable to list that title because we would  still be promoting that book which houses the work of non-members.

Q:  When I renew my membership each year, do I get to add 3 additional titles to the catalog each year that I renew?

A:  Listing titles and book covers in our catalog require loads of work and it all takes up quite a bit of space.  When memberships are renewed, your existing titles remain in the catalog but the same rule applies for adding additional titles just as when you initially joined…each additional title listing AFTER your 1st three, is at a small cost of only $5.00 per title/cover combination.

Q:  If my book is listed in the RRBC Catalog and I need to change the cover to a newly revised cover, how do I make that change and is there a fee?

A:  If you have revised the book cover of a title already listed in the RRBC Catalog and you’d like to change that cover in the RRBC Catalog, please visit our LIST CATALOG TITLES page to make that request and at the bottom, state that it is a cover change.  There is so much work involved in listing titles and covers and we have quite a few requests for these being made on a regular basis, therefore as of May 9, 2016, there is a $2.50 cover change charge for all such requests.  Also, if you would like to switch out one title for another in the catalog, there is a $5.00 listing fee.  It would be best to keep the title that’s already listed there and just add the new title, since there is a fee to change it anyway. You may make those fee payments by visiting our PERKS, PROMOS & PAYMENTS page.

Q:  Your membership application requests that I register under my Author name…the name that is listed on the cover of my book(s).  What if I write under more than one pen name or would like to be recognized in the RRBC forums under a name other than my author name?

A:  If you write under more than one pen name and want to list books in the RRBC catalog under pen names other than the author name you are registered under on our roster, here are your two options:

1)  You can register the 2nd pen name (or each additional pen name) as a NEW member, by paying the annual $25 membership fee.  With this option, you get 3 FREE title listings (with 2 of those displaying book covers) and you must perform the 4 required purchase/reads/reviews per year, as any other regular member on our roster would be required to do.  Each additional title past your initial 3 that you want to list in the catalog, would come at a cost of $5/per listing,  OR…

2)   You must register the additional pen name (or additional name) and pay a fee of $12.50 to use the additional pen name (or additional name) in the RRBC forums, which includes the catalog. This additional pen name (or additional name) would be associated with your registered author name, which would already be on our roster.  With this option, you get NO FREE title listings and each title you list in the catalog is at a cost of $6/per listing.  You will also not be required to perform the 4 purchase/reads/reviews per year;

Q:  Do I have to have a Twitter account to become a member?

A:  Although many of our members use Twitter, you DO NOT have to have a Twitter account to join.  Our members use many different social media forums for support, but we have been told by members who joined without having a Twitter account, that they garnered the greatest support once they did join Twitter.

Q:  What do I have to do to retain my Membership and be considered in good standing with the club?

A:  Complete a minimum of 4 book purchases/reads/reviews per year (1 of those should come from the club’s  “BOOKS OF THE MONTH” or “PAST BOOKS OF THE MONTH” selections, and the other 3 from any of our member-author books listed on our site, to include our Spotlight Authors, #PUSHTUESDAY winners, etc.), and although you have the option of posting your reviews on as many forums as possible, ALL REVIEWS MUST BE POSTED TO AMAZON above all others to receive credit.  Once you have completed a review, you must notify our Reviews Co-ordinator, Beem Weeks, at RaveReviewsBookClub@gmail.com or by using the CONTACT US form on our site.

We also require that all member-authors complete 1 book purchase/read/review every 3 months (that’s still 4 books per year) to keep their book listed in our online book catalog.  ***If you do not complete at least 1 book purchase/read/review every 3 months (or 90 days), your membership will remain intact but your book(s) will be removed from our online catalog.***  We have found that inactive members who never support other members, are having their books purchased, read and reviewed multiple times, yet, they are not reciprocating the support.  This is not fair to those members who consistently purchase/read/review.

Q:  If my book is removed from the catalog due to non-compliance, how do I get it re-listed?

A:  To have your book re-listed in the catalog, you must first make the request to have your titles placed back into the catalog, using the CONTACT US  form on our site;  then, you must show that you have completed a purchase, read & review by directing us to your review on the Amazon site (you must also have been given a Compliance Plan by the Reviews Dept. to catch up on ALL your past reviews).  Lastly, as of February 15, 2016, you must pay a $5.00 per title re-listing fee.  It is hard work listing books and authors in our catalog and when we have to remove them and then re-list them, it’s more added work on our plate, and also very time-consuming.

{The purpose of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is to Profile, Promote & Propel the careers of Indie authors.  The only way that WE can do that, is by supporting each of our authors with book sales, word-of-mouth support, and the posting of HONEST reviews.  If you are an individual who is in the habit of skimming through the FREE sample that is given by Amazon, and then “claiming” to have purchased and read, this may not be the club for you.  We encourage and hope that each of our members will run out and “PURCHASE” (either in e-book or paperback format) the selected author’s books OR any of our member-author books listed in our catalog AND when finished with the complete read, post an honest review.  When it is your turn and your book is in one of our  wonderful hot seats of being Profiled, Promoted & Propelled, you will want the same courtesy extended to you.  We proudly work on the HONORS SYSTEM here at #RaveReviewsBookClub.}

Q:  Are there any perks to being a member of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB?

A:  **FOR READERS & AUTHORS:  1) We offer monthly giveaways that can range anywhere from autographed books, e-books, swag material, bookmarks, coffee mugs, gift cards, t-shirts, totes, etc;   2)  We offer prizes for the person who has recruited the most members within a 6 month time frame from Jan-June & Jul-Dec;    3)  At the end of the year, we offer a grand prize giveaway for the person who has read and reviewed the most books for the entire year.  There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner for this event.  **FOR AUTHORS ONLY:   We have special contests for authors which include “SPOTLIGHT”  AUTHOR, #PUSHTUESDAY, etc.,  with the biggest perk being the ability to have your book reviewed by many, as well as having an increase in sales when selected to sit in any one of the fabulous hot seats here, and  many other perks not listed.  (We reserve the right to change the frequency of these giveaways at any time as well as the amounts of the giveaways).  PLEASE VISIT OUR  PERKS, PROMOS & PAYMENTS  page!!!

***We Profile, Promote & Propel our members via several HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL Programs, exclusive to RRBC, and they are:

“BOOKS OF THE MONTH”

“SPOTLIGHT” Author

#PUSHTUESDAY Winner

“SPOTLIGHT” THEATER

PAY IT FORWARD WEEK

“WHO’S ON THE SHELF W/NONNIE JULES?”  INTERVIEWS

RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio SHOW INTERVIEWS

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Q:  With so many authors on your roster, how will I ever get MY book reviewed?

A:  The first priority of this club is to SUPPORT its members.  Here at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, it is our Founder’s belief that when we consider others more than we consider ourselves, we get so much more in return.  We don’t know whose book will be selected or what authors will be SPOTLIGHTED (until the time comes), but what we do know, is that with your book listed on our site and your name listed as a member of this illustrious organization, that you will get SUPPORT like you’ve never seen before.  We have some of the most supportive members around, right here in this club!  When your book is listed in our Online Catalog, any author or reader, member or non-member can see it,  PURCHASE it, read it, post reviews of it, and share it with the world. Please visit our BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW page and read the comments section to see how books are being purchased, read and reviewed DAILY, some in record numbers!

Have you ever heard of the SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION?  It is the theory that everyone and everything is 6 or fewer steps away, by introduction, from any other person in the world, so that chain of “a friend of a friend of a friend” statement can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of 6 steps.  That being said, when you align yourself with certain people and groups, you never know who you might become connected with.  You never know if just around the next corner, someone in our club knows someone who knows someone who is a world renowned blogger, who could find out about your book HERE, blog about it and then you’re on the road to major success.  We ask that you take the YOU out of it, and consider the WE when considering membership with us.  Collectively, we can move mountains.  “You can stand on my shoulders.”  “You wash my back and I’ll wash yours.”  “Lifting as we climb.”  These are all adages that are applied here.  And with the network of our membership, you should not worry about when your book might be selected, because you’re being Profiled, Promoted and Propelled the entire while you’re a part of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB family!

Q:  How do I get my book listed in the online catalog?

A:  Once your membership is processed, you will receive an email, asking that you tell us what genre/category you’d like your book listed under.  Once you respond to that email, with the exact information requested, your book is automatically added to our online catalog of member-author books.

Q:  How many books may I list in the online catalog?

A:  Your membership allows you the ability to list up to 3 titles in our Online Catalog, with 2 of those displaying book covers.  You may list an unlimited amount of  titles beyond the 3 that come with your PAID membership, at an additional cost of $5/per title/book cover combo.  To add a book cover to your original 3rd listing, simply head to our PERKS, PROMOS & PAYMENTS page and make a small listing fee of only $2.50. 

Q:  May I list my book now even if it won’t be released for a few months?

A:  YES, but only if your book is listed in pre-order status on Amazon and is able to be purchased immediately, with a later delivery date. 

Q:  What if I read a book that’s NOT listed in the online catalog but the Author is a member here.  Will I get credit for that read?

A:  NO.  You only get credit for books that are listed in the online catalog.  If a member selects a title written by one of our member-authors that is not listed in the catalog, the member-author will have 72 hours to get this title listed for their fellow member to receive credit.

Q:  I write EROTICA.  Am I still allowed to join the club?

A:  RRBC membership is open to any and all persons who successfully pass thru our membership process, no matter the genre they write under.  RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB recently adopted a new policy for authors who write under the genre of EROTICA,  and also for those who enjoy reading from this category.  (Books that belong in this genre are also known as Erotica, Erotic Romance, and Sexy Romance). 

It is our policy that all books placed in the RRBC catalog under the EROTICA & ADULT NOVELS genre, must possess the following criteria:  no explicit title, no explicit book covers, the “glimpse inside this book” which is available to the public to read on Amazon nor the blurb listed on Amazon, must give the appearance or illusion that the book is in any way pornographic, and lastly, must meet all other criteria listed below, some of which is listed above but re-worded for perfect clarity:

·      Sexual activity within a book must be legal and consensual. If a book contains scenes that violate this guideline, it will be considered unacceptable if the scenes are depicted as harmful and damaging (i.e.: rape, molestation, sexual trafficking). Further, these scenes should not be designed to arouse the reader.

·      A book depicting bestiality will not be accepted.

·      Book covers may not depict graphic sex acts or nudity.

·      Book titles may not contain graphic slang or profanity.

–  Once approved for this genre, books are eligible to be listed in the RRBC Online Catalog.

If the author wishes for their book(s) listed under this genre to be eligible and considered to hold any seat in the RRBC house, such as: BOOK OF THE MONTH, “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR, etc., then the title must be submitted to our vetting committee at RRBCInfo@gmail.com with CONSIDERATION FOR ALL SUPPORT in the subject line, along with a PDF or other digital copy of the book.  Once the book is cleared per our guidelines listed above, a note will be placed alongside the title listing in the catalog, that it is “approved” for all club promotion.

Again, all books vetted and approved under this category, and also submitted per the guidelines above, will be eligible to be promoted as any other book in our catalog.

 Please note:  If you request to have your book listed under any other genre and we find that your book falls under the EROTICA category under our guidelines, your book will be removed from your requested category and moved to the EROTICA & ADULT NOVELS category,  without further notice.

For further information on the RRBC guidelines for EROTICA, please contact Beem Weeks, Head of the Erotica Vetting Committee, at RaveReviewsBookClub@gmail.com.

Q:  As a NEW member, how long will I have to wait for the possibility of becoming a BOOKS OF THE MONTH, “SPOTLIGHT” Author, #PUSHTUESDAY winner?

A:  At RRBC there is NO waiting period!  As soon as your name is listed on our online roster, you are eligible for every perk and privilege that our club has to offer.  (Let me give you an inside tip though:  those that are most SUPPORTIVE here, are the ones who are most SUPPORTED here).  AND, we encourage you to visit our HOW WE PROFILE, PROMOTE & PROPEL page to get more in-depth information on how these processes really work!

Q:  Is there a governing board or board of directors for this book club?

A:  Yes, there is and you can find them listed under Meet the Board and their Twitter contact is listed under  “Governing Board” on the Members page.

Q:  Are the Board Members eligible for all book promotions, the same as the general membership?

A:  YES!  Our Board Members work extremely hard 6-7 days a week, VOLUNTEERING their time and resources to PROFILE, PROMOTE & PROPEL all of our members, but they are Member-Authors, too, and so are entitled to each and every privilege as is allotted to each of the general members.  Board Members ARE NOT allowed to enter any written or other contests where they are the judges, and for that reason, we now have a JUDGES PANEL.

Q:  When does your virtual book club meet?

A:  Once monthly, in a virtual chat setting, our club holds a meeting to discuss the current Books of the Month.  The authors are usually on hand to answer questions about their books.  (Virtual location TBA in our Weekly Club Updates email, a week before the meeting.  Times will vary each meeting so that we are able to accommodate many time zones).  The meeting dates for 2017 are now listed on our CALENDAR OF EVENTS page.  

Q:  Do I have to be a member of the book club to have my book reviewed? 

A:  YES

Q:  How can having my book reviewed and my becoming a member of this book club benefit me as an author?

A:  1)  Exposure!  We all need it and the very design of this club points towards authors getting more honest reviews and more exposure;  2)  Marketing and getting one’s name out there is the hardest part for an Indie Author.  More honest reviews mean more exposure and attention to your work which ultimately results in more sales;  3)  Membership in a high class of respected literary professionals with an aim of ultimately having a review by some of the most respected reviewers of the club, which would be considered and deemed highly respected;  4)  Your reviews are posted and promoted by not just you but by your peers in the club.  Most people who post reviews, do so on every site and group which they’re apart of;  5)  If you are a new author, this is a great opportunity for you to learn about the book review process and additionally, reading helps with writing;  6)  By reviewing books, your name will gain more visibility not only as an author but also as a person who actually reads books;  and lastly 7)  You will be aligning yourself with other authors who will be more receptive to giving you their support, when asked.

Q:  How often does the club select books for review?

A:  Once monthly we select 3 BOOKS OF THE MONTH/CURRENT READS.  There will also be a list of books here on the site for our membership to choose from in the event that they are genre-specific in their reading.  It is our goal and hope that each club member, once BOOKS OF THE MONTH have been selected, get those books or at least one of their choosing (either in e-book or paperback format) to join us in the reading and the discussion of selected books to benefit the authors.  This is one of the main goals of the club.  We would also ask that each member TRY their best to read and review as many selected books as their budget allows so that when it is your turn at selection, each member does the same for you. 

Q:  How are books selected for review?

A:  When someone becomes a member of the club, their book(s) automatically go into the selection pot, which can be found under our  Book Club Selections For Review  page.  Then, our Governing Board makes suggestions from that pot, and then a vote is taken by the “GB”.

Q:  How many books do you select each month for BOOK OF THE MONTH?

A:  RRBC has THREE (3) Books of the Month (BOM) selections for our members to choose from!  We are growing so fast, that we have to conform to this change by giving as many authors as possible, the opportunity to sit in this awesome seat!  Each month, our “GB” will select from 3 different genres/categories…after that, 1 book from each of those genres/categories will go up as BOOK OF THE MONTH!  Each month, the genres/categories are rotated via lottery selection.   Keep in mind, that it is our hope that all books selected for BOM are good/great reads, so if you don’t think your book is ready, we would greatly appreciate you working on it now.  Each member whose book is being considered as BOM, must be willing to gift a copy of their book if requested to the “GB”.

(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 to purchase/read/review 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 the author to take the necessary steps to make it more enjoyable for their readers).

Q:  What if I’m a fast reader and want to move on to the next book for review?  Will I have to wait for the other members to catch up, or will we know in advance which books are in que to be reviewed next?

A:  If you are a fast reader and wish to move on to another book after you’ve read the current selection, you will be able to move on to another book from our list of member-author books.  Again, they can be found under our BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW tab.  The monthly book club selections will not be announced until the first of each month, although there is the possibility that the selected genres/categories for the upcoming BOM will be announced in our monthly Book Club Discussions.  Also, with the addition of our *NEW*  “SPOTLIGHT” Author program, we ask that each member support these  “SPOTLIGHTS” with just as much tenacity as you would support our club’s  “BOOKS OF THE MONTH/CURRENT READS”.

Q:  Do the opinions and reviews of RAVE REVIEWS BY NONNIE JULES affect the reviews of the RAVE REVIEWS Book Club? 

A:  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Reviews done by Nonnie Jules are her own and separate from the views of the book club as a whole.  Ms. Jules has pointed out though, that if you are requesting a review from her personally, book club members do get priority review requests granted over non-book club members, so we would once again encourage you to join as that is another perk of membership!

Q:  Does the club post reviews collectively or individually and where are reviews posted?

A:  The book club as a whole meets monthly to discuss each selection but we do not form or post a collective review.  BUT, each member,  if they have read the book, is asked and encouraged to post their own personal reviews on as many of the Amazon forums (UK, AU, etc.), B&N.com, or any other forums they use to post reviews.   Some members/authors will also post reviews on their own sites/blogs.  This is another major purpose of the club:  MULTIPLE HONEST REVIEWS!!!

Q:  Do you have a rating system?

A:  Yes, we use the standard star rating system.  (i.e.   A=5;  B=4;  C=3;  D=2;  F=1)

Q:  Does your book club post unfavorable reviews?

A:  The book club as a whole DOES NOT post reviews.  Alternatively, individual members  are allowed to post any reviews they feel the book deserves on any other forum.  We will not dictate how individual reviews are rated or posted. We strongly encourage only honest reviews, whether they carry a 5 star OR 1 star rating.

Q:  What can be done if a fellow member posts a bad review of my book?

A:  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  If members have purchased and read your book and in their honest opinion find that it deserves a poor rating, that is their choice to give you that rating which they feel your book deserves.  We only ask that members leaving reviews in other forums DO NOT personally attack the author in their reviews, and members doing so, are in DIRECT violation of our CODE OF CONDUCT.  Members are not allowed to post any negativity on the RRBC site, but we all, board members included, are encouraged ALWAYS to post only honest reviews.  Just because the name on the door reads RAVE REVIEWS does not mean that every review given will be a rave review.  As the Founder of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, it is Ms. Jules’ intentions to only list on her page, those books that truly deserve rave reviews, so that members and the general public can feel comfortable in trusting that the books listed there are worthy of such high marks and praise.  As there are so many individuals who are afraid to be honest in their reviews for fear of retaliation or other nonsense that pervades the web,  and, because of those who are into review-swapping (“Someone gave me a high mark on a review of my book so I’m going to return the favor.”),  Ms. Jules felt a strong need for a forum where honesty and integrity were of great value, as well as grave importance, and so RAVE REVIEWS was born.

Q:  I hear that use of the #RaveReviewsBookClub and #RRBC hashtags are carefully guided.  As a member, what can I use these hashtags to promote?

A:  MEMBERS of RRBC are encouraged to ALWAYS use the club’s hashtags to promote their BOOKS on  such forums as Amazon, Createspace, Smashwords, their book trailers on YouTube or book blog tours! Our “GB” regularly searches our hashtags and the content which is being shared by those using it, to ensure that what is being shared, is not offensive in manner and content for our members.  By using the hashtags, other members search our hashtags and re-tweet those tweets containing those hashtags, so it would be in every member’s best interest to use the hashtags when promoting their books.   Abuse of our hashtag usage is a direct violation of our CODE OF CONDUCT.

**RRBC retains the right to change, modify, and update any of the content on this page or any other page of this site without notice.  It is ultimately up to all members to continually visit the site for any updates, changes or modifications.**

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  17. Thank you for accepting me into this wonderful group. One question: I am based in the UK, does that make any difference? I always post reviews on .co.uk and .com, but obviously any book I buy won’t add to rankings in the US. I’m not sure how many members come from the UK. I will add I don’t give a toss about books having US spelling or phrasing, it’s the story that matters to me.

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  18. Indeed. A brilliant group to be belong to for everyone

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  19. This is an interesting initiative! Is it also open for children´s books?

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    1. Hi Ingrid! Thanks for stopping by and in answer to your question…YES, it is definitely open to children’s books! Why don’t you join us? Tell ’em Nonnie sent you, when you do!

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  20. Many thanks. Looking forward to joining in

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  21. […] are you waiting for?  This is a great time to join.  Please head over the Rave Reviews Book Club’s FAQ Page and read all about it.  Oh, and don’t forget to mention that Kathryn sent you when you sign […]

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  22. […] & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” Nonnie is also Founder and President of the widely-known Rave Reviews Book Club, as well as being a sought-after book reviewer with a strong “eye” for […]

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  23. What a brilliant idea. When I have my latest book formatted ready for self-publication, I will be sure to join. And thank you so much for providing this opportunity for Indie Authors.

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    1. You don’t have to have your book published to be a member. We are open to readers, authors, and those in the process of completing their book. We would love to have yu join.

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      1. Oh, I didn’t realise. I’ll hop over and join. Thank you for the invitation.

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  24. I am applying this week. Great group! Already know some of you!

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  25. I have joined, adding one of my books. I noticed on your list that a few authors have multiple books. I have several I’d like to add. How do I add them? Is there a limit? Some are children’s books. In fact, two of my children’s books don’t have an ebook equivalent, and are costly (in my opinion). They need more reviews because I don’t have the option to provide them for free or low cost in a promotion.

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  26. […] The Rave Reviews Book Club is the most amazing group of people that I’ve ever come across.  The main work of the club is to support books and authors in every way, but there is so much more in the pipeline, from writing competitions to the mentoring of newbie writers.  I consider myself very lucky to have been accepted as a member of the board.  My job is in the Spotlight and Incentives department, so I am responsible for making sure that authors in the spotlight are treated like kings and that their work is shouted from the rooftops.  We have several bloggers keen to host our spotlight authors, and we support them hugely also.  So the spotlight writers are seen, and so are the hosts, because their sites are shared on all social networks by loads of us.  The key thing about the group is mutual support – there are no free rides.  All members are expected to purchase and review at least four books per year, but there are incentives and prizes for those who read more.  Group members who are supportive get supported.  All reviews have to be honest, so that’s what we do.  The club’s board members are all fantastic people, and work six days a week to build the club and promote and support its members.  The club president is strong and kind, and with her showing us all how it’s done, all I can say is, watch this space – it’s going to be THE place to be for indie writers!  If anyone wants to join, they can head over to the site here –  https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/book-club-faq-frequently-asked-questions/ […]

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  27. Sorry if I’ve missed this somewhere in the FAQs – but is this only for Indie authors?

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    1. Hi Judith, I responded to your question via Twitter but NO, this group is for EVERYONE! Authors and Readers!

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      1. Many thanks for letting me know. It looks brilliant. Will sort it out tomorrow

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      2. Judith – We would love to have you.

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  28. This looks like a fabulous project, I’d be glad to contribute reviews. Two questions: 1) may I also re-post the reviews I write for your site, on my own blog?; 2) rather than choose one of my novels to submit for review, may I submit all five and let the board and members choose?

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  29. […] that support we can’t do the things we do. If you are interested please go to our F.A.Q.s page https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/book-club-faq-frequently-asked-questions/ and look it over carefully. If you feel this is for you then click on the “Join Here!” […]

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  30. […] am inviting you to visit our website’s FAQ page to familiarize yourself with our policies.  Please click the “JOIN […]

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  31. […] To get a full feel of the what the book club expects, requires and provides, visit their FAQ. […]

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  32. We welcome you when you are able to join us.

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  33. Just curious. How does one obtain a copy of the works to be reviewed? Are the copies provided or are we responsible for acquiring our own?

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    1. Hi nolabels! Thanks for stopping by. We are all responsible for acquiring copies of each read. It’s our way of supporting authors by helping to boost their sales as well as their review numbers. With a lot of e-books being around the $2.99 mark, and our members being required to perform a minimum of 4 reads/reviews per year from our membership selections, that’s only around $12/per year (but note: there are e-books that do cost more than this $2.99 figure). We hope to add you to our roster soon. We have great things in store!

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      1. I have a very limited income and once I receive my monthly check it is often spent. I would be willing to offer any of my books, if selected for review, for 99 cents or even free of cost (for the Kindle edition) during a select period for readers and reviewers to obtain it. I wonder if other authors would be willing to do the same. Would you consider asking your selected authors for review to consider doing this?

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  34. We welcome you to join when you are ready. I am pleased to hear that you are committed to helping fellow authors. That is what we are all about. I look forward to seeing your name on the membership list soon.

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  35. I love the site, the perks for authors and the fairness and decency of the rules as they have been presented here. The only reason I am not applying today is because I am tied up with a backlog of 5-6 more books to read as to assist fellow authors. Once I am free from that commitment, I am coming straight back here!! Excellent news guys – thank you!!!

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  36. Do you read books from all genres? or specific?

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    1. Hi C.E. and thanks so much for visiting our site! Our board, at this time, has elected to not review Erotica. Thanks for your inquiry and hopefully, you’ll consider joining us!

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      1. Please post a definition for erotica, because I’ve read books not in that genre which should have been, or at least added a note of adult content. I have a popular book with the note Contains Suggestive Adult Situations, but some have called it erotica when it is not. As I understand it, from an erotica author’s explanation, body parts have to be mentioned to be considered erotica. Please give us your definition.

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  37. melissamayberry | Reply

    I’m excited and ready to read!

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    1. Welcome Melissa – I think this is going to be a wonderful year of reading and discovering new authors in the process as well as making new friendships.

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  38. Welcome Peggy. It is going to be GREAT!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, I’m glad to be a member.

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  39. Welcome Peggy! We are so glad to have you join the club.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad to be a member.

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  40. Peggy, you are too generous in your praise! Thank you so very much for your comments and just know, that we feel the same about you! Welcome aboard!

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    1. Accolades go to you. I’m looking forward to being a part of this enriching and engaging community.

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  41. With the professional look of the site, the caliber of the founder and organizers, as well as its list of governing board members and initial membership base – the “Rave Reviews Book Club” – is off to a fantastic start. I’m in!!

    Peggy Hattendorf

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    1. Now, who can top this beautiful post? Thanks, Peggy from all of us! We’re so appreciative of your feelings and comments!

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  42. Hi Janice,
    I hope you are happy and healthy. I have two books with total 22 5* and 1 4* on Amazon. ALL author profits from book sales are donated sponsor wisdom teachers, beginning with Tibetan Nuns and Monks (details at http://www.fearlesspuppy.org). I would love to get some of these reviews publicized in the group and even more so to make contact with more reviewers, so as to get more reviews from folks who will spread them around (as well as to Amazon). My problem is that I can’t commit to doing 4 reviews of other books as I haven’t had time to read a full book in over a year! I’m on the computer 12 hours a day with this project, plus interviews, etc. and won’t have time to read until things really get rolling. Can I have a “charity dispensation” or something so that I can join the group, get publicized, and find new reviewers with exposure-capability, without having to do 4 reviews myself during 2014. Don’t get me wrong! I’d love to be able to read! I’m just totally committed to this project and every waking minute is spent working on it. Please RSVP. Many thanks. Be well, Tenzin (Doug “Ten” Rose)

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  43. I think this is a very fair system and presents a great opportunity for authors.

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    1. I concur…this IS a terrific opportunity and a great group to become affiliated with. 🙂

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  44. I agree jgrwriter. This is a wonderful way to get exposure and to build up a support network.

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  45. Excellent opportunities for authors that are looking to get exposure.

    Janice

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    1. I agree with you, Janice! Great opportunity for authors and the perks for readers aren’t that shabby, either!

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