Here we go again, another Block Party, RRBC style! The holiday season is upon us and we wanted to make yours extra special. Now, in August we took you on a BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY to get your books and blogs introduced to the world and to get you more exposure for both. Now, we’re taking that exposure a step farther.
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!
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 November 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 30 days, we will host our 4th largest, collective blog tour in the history of blog tours! And not only that, we will do something we’ve only done once before…we are suspending almost all other club promotions during the month of NOVEMBER 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:
HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY is a 30-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 3 book trailers per day, which means if you’re interested in having your blog pushed on December 1, then you must be 1 of 3 people who select that date first. (DATE SELECTION IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE so reserve your spot now!).
-1st/Grand Prize: $75.00 Amazon Gift Card OR BOOK OF THE MONTH slot;
-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!).
*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!
*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, CST, (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).
*May I enter more than one book trailer?
Yes, you may enter a maximum of four (4) 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 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!!!
(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!!!***