Website after website offered up advice. Some of it feasible, some conflicted with others, and some didn’t strike me as practical.
I joined a few book clubs, wrote reviews for authors, joined forums and tried to come up with some type of social media platform. My platforms could be described as wobbly, at best. I felt as though I were spear fishing on the Pacific Ocean, during a moonless night.
While those other books clubs do serve a purpose, there are some great and supportive members, I was looking for something different, something unique.
Though I cannot recall the precise words that I fed into Google that day, I’ll never forget the “Aha!” moment I experienced as I read through the Rave Reviews site. I remember thinking that if this group actually does what they claim, I may be onto something.
Well, I’m happy to say that the claims have proven true. The support is second to none. In my first year, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a group of truly supportive people who will go to great lengths to offer a helping hand and advice.
In the not too distant past, I had the pleasure of my novel, Vanished, being highlighted on Rave Reviews’, Book Of the Month. This month, I am fortunate enough to be hosted on their Bring On the Spotlight. They focus and support your book and writing for an entire month!
The members are also quick and knowledgeable when it comes to offering advice. Several months ago, I was faced with a quandary when it came to my novel-in-production. Originally, my intention was to produce a single book. However, as work progressed, it became evident that my word count limit would be overshot by a considerable amount. In the belief that it would kill the story, I decided to leave the pruning shears in the garage. On the other hand, there wasn’t enough material for a three-book series. There were some doubts about the marketability of a two-book series.
In the past, I would have turned to Google. Not this time. I reached out to my RRBC family and it wasn’t long before help was given.
This blog merely skims the surface of what Rave Reviews has to offer. Writing and marketing can be lonely journeys. It’s a tough business. With millions of works published, and thousands more each day, Rave Reviews Book Club is a rare chance to really connect with other authors and share the load.
To see what I’m talking about, why not check out this link. Rave Reviews Book Club
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