This is something worth sharing.
Originally posted on Blog of Author Danica Cornell:
Written by Danica Cornell
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, there’s a pretty good chance at least some of you are familiar with Rave Reviews Book Club’s (RRBC) “SPOTLIGHT” Chats. But, for those who don’t yet know about these chats or why they’re so beneficial for authors, then this post is for you.
“SPOTLIGHT” Chats, (also referred to as Twitter Chats, Twitterviews and Live Tweet Chats) are an exciting new program we’ve designed at RRBC as yet another way to Profile, Promote & Propel the careers of our indie author members! Simply put, these chats are live Twitter interviews, (conducted by yours truly) which are designed to drive the conversation around the author’s brand – and they do so in a manner that’s both fun and effective!
Here’s How it Works
With “SPOTLIGHT” Chats, folks can join the conversation by directly tweeting their own questions…
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HARMONY CONGRATULATIONS AND MEET MY FRIENDS!!
Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Let’s hear about it in her own words…
I just published my third Novel, and what a whirlwind ride it’s been! A couple of years ago, I couldn’t have seen myself writing at all. Which just goes to show, none of us know what’s around the corner. How did I end up here?
My life began (again) at forty. What a scary time that was. Nevertheless, so worth it. I would like to take you on my journey with me, so you can see how I got to where I am today.
I’ve always wanted to write, but didn’t always have the confidence or know how. I remember the first ‘long’ story I wrote; I was eleven. School had run a writing competition and I filled a whole…
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COME ON OVER TO RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB
I have been a proud member of Rave Reviews Book Club almost since its inception. The experience has been nothing but positive considering I was just about to leave the literary world after going it alone for too long as we Indie Authors tend to do. I served on the board and was the Newsletter Co-ordinator for RRBC. My support of this organization has been equally matched by its support of me. That’s how it works. You give and you get back.
Doesn’t this photo tug at your heart? A dog seeking warmth and shelter in a manger — finds it! It sums up who we are!!
You can find it too–right here at Rave Reviews Book Club. IT’S LIKE COMING HOME!!!
There are perks and then there are perks: #PUSHTUESDAY, SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR, BOOK OF THE MONTH, WRITING CONTESTS, GIVEAWAYS, SURPRISE PROMOTIONS; and just attention and interaction from other Indie Authors. And you discover so many wonderful books to read and enjoy. It has definitely re-ignited my desire to read.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the newsletter which is posted each Sunday on the Rave Reviews Book Club website. Any and all information you ever want to know can be found in REVIEWS IN THE NEWS.
But the “Icing on the Cake” is seeing your book sales shoot up, your book reviews increase in numbers, and your rank going down. Now that’s the bottom line isn’t it?
Again I cannot stress enough the support I have received in promoting my book since I joined. I got featured “On the Shelf” and was A Spotlight Author which was absolutely AWESOME!!! And now I’ve gone one step further by joining the 4 Wills Publishing family and taking my book to newer heights–offered at RRBC.
You can have the same support and attention yourself. Just click here to learn more.
This club is for people who want to support and interact with other authors. The mission is to Support, Promote and Propel our members to imaginable heights! Be a part of it.
JOIN HERE! (wp.me/P49Fi9-8X)
GO HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BLOG:
THE OAKLAND PRESS - IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Start a discussion)
SHIRLEY HARRIS- SLAUGHTER
Growing up in Royal Oak Township, in Metro-Detroit, Shirley, at an early age loved old buildings and vintage clothing. When she realized that the Catholic church she had grown up in was going to be shut down, she wanted to record it’s history and try to save at least some part of her community, so she wrote a book! OUR LADY OF VICTORY: THE SAGA OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY is a must read for all. And if you’re a history buff, that’s just a bonus!
Shirley recently stepped down as Newsletter Co-Ordinator here at RRBC, as she is embarking on a new journey…she has more stories to tell. She now sits among the vast number of members we have and she continues to serve, but in another capacity…she is a Tweet Support Team Member and we’re glad to have her in any capacity she chooses to serve in. She is one uber-supportive member and we appreciate the time she gave us in our news room, and we will continue to appreciate her service on the TST!
We hope that you will support Shirley by visiting each stop on her blog tour, sharing your comments and thoughts, following her on Twitter @SHarrislaughter, befriending her on Facebook, and most importantly, supporting her awesome book!
Shirley is our “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR for the week of 6/8/14 thru 6/14/14 & 6/15 thru 6/21/14
Here is the line-up of her Blog Tour:
Sunday, 6/8/14: Rebecca Nolen – Things We Cannot Control!!
Monday, 6/9/14: Harmony Kent – Culture Shock!
Tuesday, 6/10/14: Jo Jenner – Ethnic Injustice or Intimidation?
Wednesday, 6/11/14: Loren Weaver – Dear Pope Francis
Thursday, 6/12/14: “WHO’S ON THE SHELF?” w/yours truly, NONNIE JULES (In-depth Interview)
Friday, 6/13/14: Michelle Abbott – Preserving History Against the Odds!
Saturday, 6/14/14: Jenny Sherwin – DEJA VU!
Monday, 6/16/14: Kindle Ninja – “The Legacy“
Tuesday, 6/17/14: Nicholas C. Rossis – OLV The Saga
Wednesday, 6/18/14: Marlena Hand – She Hid Her Racial Identity
Thursday, 6/19/14: Who’s On the Shelf?
Friday, 6/20/14: Wendy Storer – A Celebrity in the Midst
Saturday, 6/21/14: Joy Lo-Bamijokko – YOU ARE THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
When you support Shirley by visiting each stop of her tour, you also support our wonderful blog tour hosts, who were kind enough to serve on the tour. They would also appreciate your comments, as well as your tweets and Facebook shares of the post.
Please support our “SPOTLIGHT” Author by picking up a copy of her book “OUR LADY OF VICTORY: THE SAGA OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY“
See below to check out more of the wonderful SUPPORT Shirley is receiving as a “SPOTLIGHT” Author!
If you are lucky enough to be chosen as a “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR, here is what you and your book will receive:
1) A one week long blog tour on several blogs, set up by us;
2) Press releases sent to your local hometown newspapers (if you so choose);
3) A PDF flyer that you can print and post in local businesses and book stores promoting your status as a “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR of Rave Reviews Book Club;
4) A “SPOTLIGHT” Interview hosted by our very own President, Nonnie Jules right here on the Rave Reviews Bookshelf! This will be so much FUN and heavily promoted!
5) A “Twitterview” LIVE Interview/chat w/RRBC PR & Marketing Director, Danica Cornell;
6) Tweets and RTs promoting you and your book heavily during your “SPOTLIGHT” week from the RAVE REVIEWS BOARD MEMBERS, the RAVE REVIEWS Tweet Support Team and other club members, as well as Facebook blasts on club member walls; Pinterest and Instagram posts, etc;
7) A “SPOTLIGHT” here on our site, with your photo, book cover, blurb and buy links, directing and encouraging the masses to purchase/read and post reviews of your book;
8) After your “SPOTLIGHT” week is over, the link to your blog or website will be listed below.
Now, I know you’re wondering how you can become one of our “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHORS. Well, have you joined yet? Membership in our book club is the only way to the awesome title of “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR!!! Book selections are about to begin and they will be coming from ourBOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW page.
“You Can’t Buy This Kind of Support!”
I want to share this with my blog followers who missed it on twitter.
Originally posted on Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules:
Hello and welcome to “WHO’S ON THE SHELF?” with yours truly, Nonnie Jules! Since we are a book club, we had to offer something that included a book shelf. A lot of interviews merely cover an author’s work or an individual’s career stories. Here on this “SHELF,” we get down and dirty and ask the questions no other interviewer dare ask. We ask the questions that you want to open up a book and find the answers to on your favorite authors and fellow book club members, but no one has dared to cover them. WE get personal! Because when you sit on the RRBC “SHELF”, YOU are an open book!
Today I have with me on the “SHELF” our Current “SPOTLIGHT” Author, Mrs. Shirley Harris Slaughter!
NJ: Welcome, Shirley and before we really get started, how does the “SHELF” feel to you? Is it comfy?
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