Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On Becoming Book of the Month

I believe I've mentioned before that I am a part of this absolutely amazing group of readers and writers called Rave Reviews Book Club.  There are so many things that I enjoy about this group.  For starters, they have books galore!!! For an avid reader like me, it's fun to explore their catalog of books by authors that are not as well-known but are just as fabulous.  The books are listed in their Book Club Selections for Review by genre which helps me to find the books in which I'm most interested.

I also love that they have writing contests for people who love to write.  I've yet to participate in these since I'm too busy trying to stay on track for my self-imposed release date for The One Betrayed (book 3 of the Diasodz series).  Still, the contests are there to help expose great writers to the world.

Mostly, I love the support that they give to indie authors! :-) It's tough to be an independent author in this world.  Not only are you doing your best to write your novel, but you also have to publish and promote it on your own.  It's exhausting and rewarding at the same time.  I have no complaints and am truly enjoying the journey, but if it weren't for this group, I think I'd feel alone in my dreams.

They are SO supportive!  They have a program called Pay it Forward, where authors agree to promote other authors on specific days in hopes of bringing new readers their way.  One author promotes only one other author and does not promote him/herself on that day.  It's a wonderful way of helping each other, and I love being a part of it.

They also have #PUSH days where all members tweet and blog about one specific author in hopes of helping that author reach new readers.  And now they have the Rave Waves blog talk radio!!!  If you are a book lover, you definitely want to tune in to this! They also have a monthly newsletter to keep members up-to-date with the latest and greatest.

And last but certainly not least, they have a member of the month and book(s) of the month section! Members read one another's books and write reviews to help push the books into new hands.

This month, I have the honor of having been chosen as one of the Books of the Month! I was so excited when I saw the announcement on Twitter by another member.  And the members have been blowing up Twitter every day to promote my novel.  How amazing is that!  I am humbled by their kindness.  Many of them will read my novel and write reviews, and I cannot wait to read them all!

It's hard for me to keep up with social media, especially during the school year when I'm teaching full-time during the day and being a baseball mom at night.  I try my best to keep my Facebook, Twitter, and blog up-to-date, but they tend to take a back burner when I have little time and need to write pages for my novel.  That being said, I make the time to support #RRBC and their members because they support me and indie authors everywhere.

So, take a moment and check out their site.  If you like what you see, join!  You will be very happy that you did. :-)