A NOTE TO AUTHORS AND READERS
Today I want to tell you a little about the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, where I have been a member since 2014. RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is a virtual book club made up of authors and readers. Authors know that in today’s hyper-competitive book market it’s difficult to get your books noticed, let alone promoted, marketed and sold. Readers know that there are so many titles available that it’s difficult to tell what books are worth their time.
According to Bowker, the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, authors, and booksellers better serve their customers, the number of independently-published books last year topped the 1 million mark for the first time and the total number of ISBNs issued in the previous year rose 28% over 2016, to 1,009,188. [ISBN stands for “International Standard Book Number.” ISBNs are the global standard for identifying titles.]
With such a glut of books like that flooding the book market, authors need all the help they can get to find an audience for their work, while readers also need assistance navigating their way through all the chaff to find quality books. That’ where the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC) comes in. Here’s what RRBC says:
“The Mission 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 and 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 AND when finished with the complete read, post an honest review. When it is your turn, and your book is in that wonderful seat of being Profiled, Promoted & Propelled, you will want the same courtesy extended to you. We proudly work on the HONORS SYSTEM here at #RRBC.
“Our mantra at RRBC is those that are most supportive here, are the ones who are most supported here. Those who are expecting to add their name to our roster and then disappear without making any connections within the club, or without supporting any of their fellow members, probably won’t get out of it, what they are expecting. What you put in here, is what you’ll get out here.”
Here is what your membership will entail:
*The listing of up to 3 of your books in our online catalog;
*The ability to add book covers to 2 of those initial titles;
*The ability to add an unlimited number of book titles and covers for an additional fee of $5 each;
*FREE or highly discounted entry into all our fee-based writing contests;
*FREE listing of your *approved* blog and website and your Facebook page;
*For approved works, inclusion in our annual RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL Anthology;
*Discounted rates to our future Writer’s Conferences and Book Expos;
*Our site receives upwards of 800 – 1000 hits per day and the majority of those hits are views to our Online Catalog, where member-author books are being purchased, read and reviewed; GRAND EXPOSURE FOR YOUR BOOK(S);
*Being selected as BOOK OF THE MONTH, “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR and a #PUSHTUESDAY winner has taken some of our member’s Amazon rankings from the 1 million plus mark, down to #38, #35 and as low as #22 on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Seller’s List! Just wait until it’s your turn!
“Thanks for stopping by! Please support Indie authors and help us to bring books back and encourage more reading by re-tweeting on Twitter and sharing this page on Facebook and your other social media sites.
“We look forward to your support and your membership. Do tell your friends about us!!!”
Here’s a link where you can check out RRBC: