#RRBC HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY!

Dancing DogTime to party. Let’s all ride this train!!!

Here we go again, another Block Party, RRBC style!  The holiday season is upon us and we wanted to make yours extra special.

Many of you may not know how important a BOOK TRAILER is to the success of your books.  Many of you don’t even know what  a book trailer is…yet.  Well, sitting there on the tracks, straight ahead, with the conductor loudly exclaiming… “ALL ABOARD,” is the RRBC HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY, just waiting to take off!  We’re hoping all of you will climb aboard and make this the best train ride ever! (And, don’t think that just because your trailer is old you shouldn’t enter it….we have new members and visitors to our site and this may be the first introduction they have to your book, via your book trailer so don’t pass on this opportunity!)

We’ve had much conversation about the need for visitors to engage and leave comments on our blog posts.  That same rule applies to our book trailers that reside on YouTube and the other places that house our trailers.  The more LIKES and COMMENTS you have on your book trailer on YouTube, the more attention brought to your book…the more attention brought to your book, translates into more book sales for you!  Ever heard of YouTube making people famous?  Well, with enough LIKES & COMMENTS, it can do the same thing for your books!!!  Believe that!

During the entire month of December this year, we will give the world an opportunity to learn even more about our books (and hopefully purchase) copies of our books, gain new followers and fans on our YouTube channel, as well as encourage comments there that spark discussions of our books, on the grand YouTube home front!  For 31 days, we will host another one of our HUGE, collective blog tours in the history of blog tours! And not only that, we will do something we’ve only done twice before…we are suspending almost all other club promotions during the month of DECEMBER so that we can focus on ensuring that this event is another GRAND success!!!!  We will push each book trailer HEAVILY on it’s designated day and there will be HUGE GRAND PRIZES at the conclusion of the tour and awesome DAILY PRIZES every day of the tour! Let’s allow our minds to be introduced to some NEW books, by way of the trailers that have been created to give an even better, more broader picture of the stories themselves.  Just as before, we’ll be introduced to some NEW genres we never thought we’d be interested in.  Tis’ going to be loads of FUN, but before we go any further, let us answer a few  questions you might have, below:

DEADLINE TO ENTER:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH!!!

1ballons*What does it all entail?

HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY is a 31-day blog tour promotion for the members of Rave Reviews Book Club! No need for blog tour hosts as each member who registers their book trailer to participate, will provide us with the link directly to the book trailer.  With the sign up form below, members can select the date they’d like to have their book trailer on tour.  We will profile and promote a maximum of only 2 book trailers per day, which means if you’re interested in having your blog pushed on December 1, then you must be 1 of 2 people who select that date first. (DATE SELECTION IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE so reserve your spot now!).

Giveaway word*What are the HUGE grand prizes?

-1st/Grand Prize:  $50.00 Amazon Gift Card & BOOK OF THE MONTH slot (Winner’s choice);

-2nd/Grand Prize:  “SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR” slot along with 1 FREE 60-second commercial ad on one of our RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio Shows;

-3rd/Grand Prize:  #PUSHTUESDAY win & 2 Books of your choice from the Kathryn C. Treat Book Giveaway Treasure Chest;

-4th/Grand Prize:  A *LIVE* interview on an upcoming segment of a RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio Show promoting your book of choice.

*Is there a fee to participate?

Yes, there is a $5 fee for each book trailer entered.  (But, the daily giveaways and chance at the Grand Prizes, cover that small entry fee 50 times over!).

Five dollar bill

*Is there anything else I would have to do to participate?

To make this HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY so much fun, we MUST entice visitors to our book trailers on YouTube or the other video forums where they might reside.  To do this, we are asking each host of a trailer entered to please donate to our Daily Prize Giveaways with their choice of any of the following:  Amazon, B&N, Walmart, Starbucks, Target, Itunes, etc. gift cards, (in any amount); and/or e-books, paperbacks, book swag (such as t-shirts, mugs, book bags, phone cases, etc. with your logo or book’s cover design).  Any great gift item you’d like to donate, would make this event that much more fun!  You’re only required to donate ONE item per trailer entered, but feel free to offer as many “goodies” and “door-prizes,” etc. to make the folks really want to engage and COMMENT/LIKE your book trailer.  We had some awesome-tastic giveaways in our last block party, so feel free to try and top those if you’d like!

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*How do YouTube visitors enter to win prizes?

*Each time a Block Party Participant leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawings for our Grand Prizes at the end of the tour; 

*Each time a visitor or Participant leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawings for DAILY PRIZES at each stop; 

Comments will be collected at each trailer stop by 12 midnight, Central Time, (at the close of each day) and winners will be announced the very next day!  Winners of the GRAND PRIZES will be announced at the close of the tour.  (Daily Giveaways are open to the general public).

Dog researching on the computer(He is feverishly working to leave those comments, isn’t he?)

*May I enter more than one book trailer?

Yes, you may enter a maximum of five (5) book trailers, but they cannot run on the same day.

*How does it work?

-Complete the registration form below, selecting the date you wish to have your book trailer(s) pushed.  In the event that the date you select has already been booked, we ask that you list a secondary date of your choice;

-Pay your $5 entry fee per book trailer entered;

-Leave a comment down below in the comments section, letting everyone know what date you’ve selected for the tour;

-Submit the link to your book trailer(s) by the due date requested by the club.  You will be notified of this deadline;

-Prepare to have your book trailer, wherever it’s located (YouTube or other video site) trampled with traffic!!!!

-Take a peek at a great Sample Book Trailer below to give you an idea of what a book trailer looks like.  All participants will receive a badge to proudly display on their blog or website, which should direct to their trailer, letting the world know that they are a part of the RRBC HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS UPON REGISTRATION!!!

PAY YOUR $5 BOOK TRAILER ENTRY FEE BY CLICKING HERE!

(Use the Make a Donation button once you’re there)

If you have any questions or if you don’t have a trailer for your book but would like a great one created for you before the contest begins, please contact us at RRBCInfo@gmail.com.

***Don’t forget to hit the LIKE button before you leave and also, leave a comment below and share with everyone else the date you’ve selected for your book trailer to be #PUSHED!!!***

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102 responses

  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Patricia if you don’t remember when your trailer date is then fill out a “contact us” form to find out. Whenever you reserve a date the first thing you should do is make a note of it here and/or save it so you will know when your trailer will run. If you know that you sent in a date then just wait until your trailer shows up.

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  2. Hi everyone! I don’t have a trailer for my book, “The Fall of Lilith” ––yet, but it’ll be fun to take a look at everyone else’s trailers. December is a very busy time for my family and me, so I’m just catching up now. Great event! 😀

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  3. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    I missed entering this fun event last year. Thankfully, the date was extended to November 30 this year . . . so I made it. Yeah!!

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    1. Busy time. Looking forward to this.

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  4. For December 8, 9, or 7 I have entered 2 book videos for Mind Your Goddess and Guardian of the Deep. Looking forward to being on the Holiday Train with you all!

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  5. Not sure what dates have been picked for me: Please advise. I know Legacy of Danger will be later in the month, but Waterlilies may be soon.

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  6. I’ve just paid for two book trailers for the HOLIDAY TRAIN.

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  7. I just submitted for two of my book trailers with a date of December 13. Donating $10 Amazon Gift Card as well.

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  8. Hi Gang! I’ve entered my trailer in the Holiday Book Trailer Block Party! I’ve asked for the 6th and the 13th!

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    1. Hi. I’m entering two books for my part in the block party. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s book trailers.

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  9. Do we have badges for our RRBC HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY?

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    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

      Patricia, normally we get instructions and our badges are distributed at that time. So just wait for final instructions. At least that’s the way it worked last year.

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      1. You will be receiving your badges on Dec. 1st!

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  10. Looking forward to this. I’ve asked for the 4th and 11th December.

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  11. D.L Finn, Author | Reply

    I was so inspired with last year’s I finally tried my hand at making my own trailers! Looking forward to this again and being a part of it, too.

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    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

      You know that 4WillsPub does trailers don’t you? They did both of mine.

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      1. D.L Finn, Author | Reply

        Thanks, Shirley! I thought I’d give it a try…I am somewhat limited on my skills though…lol

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        1. Thank you. I have a book trailer from last year, but I want to make my own for this year. Nothing like adding a new skill. Hope its: 1. not too expensive and 2 not too technical. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    2. I can’t wait to see your book trailer at the party!

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  12. Another year has passed. I signed up for Dec. block party. dates requested, and paid. Have to find my book trailer, but that shouldn’t be a problem. I may have another book trailer, but it’s not finished yet.
    Patricia A. Guthrie (anniecollie)

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  13. Sorry. I feel like I might be a little late to the party. I put in for the 13, 14, 15, or what’s available around that time.

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  14. I just signed up…looking for any two days between Dec. 11-16 or Dec. 18-19 for my two trailers.

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  15. Woo-Hoo! Just signed up for the Book Trailer Block Party. Looking forward to seeing all the other trailers this year. 🙂

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  16. I have entered video trailers for 3 of my books OVER OUR HEADS, INTO OURSELVES and IN THE SHADE OF THE SHAMIANA for entry to the Holiday Train Book Trailer and Block Party for 5th, 10th and 15th December and hope they will be well received.

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  17. What fun! I’ve signed up for December 1 or December 2.

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  18. I have signed up for December 7, 14, and 21 2017. I am looking forward to the party. 🙂

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  19. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    I signed up for December 17, 2017. Not fussy about the date.

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  20. Doing this for the first time. I’m hoping for Dec. 16 or 18. Can’t wait to see the results!

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  21. I signed up for Dec 5 or 6, but I can be flexible as needed. Thanks!

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  22. I am excited to be a part of the Holiday Block Party again. I have requested either Dec. 13, 14, or 15 for the one trailer I am promoting. A great way to celebrate the holidays.

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  23. I’m so excited! This was great fun last year. I signed up for three trailers and chose 12/5,10, and 15 as my dates. If those are already taken, then any three dates evenly spaced out before the 15th will work. 🙂

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  24. I’m entering four book trailers in the Holiday Train Party. I’ve picked a long string of dates and will take what I get. The dates are 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21. I hope all you fine #RRBC folks will drop in and say hi when I get set up. Thanks.

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  25. I signed up for two trailers. I chose December 24 or 22 for the first one and December 9 or 16 for the second one.

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  26. Just signed up for the Block Party. I hope I’m not too late. Sent in one book trailer, but haven’t made up one for Legacy of Danger (new release). If this is acceptable, I’ll send in a second book trailer as well.

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  27. Woo-Hoo! how exciting! Just signed up for the Book Trailer Block party! Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s too!
    x;-)

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  28. I requested 11/18 or 11/19. I’ve never done this, sounds exciting! -Pamela Schloesser Canepa

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  29. Another first for me. This is so exciting! Waiting to hear which of my dates has been selected, and getting ready to promote everyone’s trailers like crazy. Whoo-hoo!

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  30. Didn’t get a chance to update my book trailers so listed the one which still had a recognisable cover!

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  31. Woohoo! Only six days left and the party begins! 🙂

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    1. I’m in, at least I entered my info and paid the fee. I don’t know which day I was given from my choices I listed. When do we find this out?

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      1. I imagine we will know soon, Mary. I’m really looking forward to it. It was such a fabulous time last year. 🙂

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        1. I’m excited Natalie! Such fun!!! 🙂

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  32. Just signed up. Same trailer as last year, but… why not?

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  33. I’m in. Just signed up and waiting for my date to be approved. Although my trailer is the same one from last year it is still worth another look. Since posting it in December 2015 It has already garnered well over 10,000 views!!! Amazing!

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  34. I am looking forward to this event. Signed up for November 4, and 18, 2016.

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  35. Love this event! Signed up for the 11th or 22nd. Looking forward to finding more book babies to read =)

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