Rave Reviews Book Club Wants You – #RRBC

a book-club-badge-suggestion-copy-1Anniversary Badge Year 1

As you may know, I am a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club. What you may not know is the reason I joined and what the Club has meant to me. Let me clear these last points up.

I joined Rave Reviews Book Club to become associated with like-minded writers who were interested in promoting each other’s work. At the time, I looked at some organizations and had made the decision not to associate myself with them due to what I considered unusual quid pro quo requirements.

By quid pro quo, I’m referring to the practice of following each other if followed, reviewing each others books if reviewed and other scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours kind of programs. At the time, these practices seemed a little shady to me and so I passed.

Then I had a chance to read a blog by an RRBC member and decided to visit the site. What I found was a whole new kind of club. RRBC is a place where others supported each other with blog tours, twitter messages, and a management team interested in Indie author success. Well, I signed up and let me now quote some statistics.

  1. When I joined RRBC, I had about 600 Twitter followers. Today I have over 5,300 followers. I did not get these followers by an aggressive plan of following and then following back. These followers came to me because they saw I was promoting my fellow authors and would in all probability support them as well. There are over 400 members of RRBC and not all follow me so as you can see these are not just member followers.
  2. When I joined RRBC, my first book My GRL was resting near the bottom of the Amazon ranking pile. Each time the club got behind the book (Book of the Month, Spotlight Author), the rank shot up into the five figures and held there for several days.
  3. When I joined the club, I had twelve reviews for My GRL. Currently, My GRL has forty-four reviews that have come as a result of the publicity. Of the forty-four, nine are by club members. It can be said although all club members don’t review any individual book those that do, add substantially to the information new readers want to know before buying.

So why don’t you go to the Rave Reviews Book Club site and take a look at all the activities? You never know it may be something you want to join. (Full disclosure: I am a member of the Board of Governors, the Tweet Support Team, and host or co-host of four Radio broadcasts. YES I’m biased)

51 comments

  1. Wow! I have often heard from authors that writing is easy, marketing is hard. It is great to find organizations that help with the hard stuff.

    1. So true. Thanks for stopping.

  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    A Highly Recommended Online Book Review Club πŸ‘

      1. Welcome John – RRBC is a great organisation πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. So nice of you.

  4. Thank you for the recommendation. I was unaware of the Club but will now check out their website. Kevin

    1. Great. Thanks Kevin

  5. Congratulations John!

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    1. Thank you so much for the reblog

  7. Shared – although you getting a lot of attention from potential new friends already! πŸ˜‰

  8. Reblogged this on Kim's Author Support Blog and commented:
    Congrats, John, on your #RRBC anniversary. I also highly recommend #RRBC. Since joining April 2015, my twitter follows has risen from 500 to 2,510. My book that was book of the month in August (3 chosen each month) went from about 6 reviews to 29 and was #14 in Amazon ranking during that time. Rave Reviews Book Club is the most supportive book club anywhere that I’ve found, and I’ve belonged to quite a few in the past. They support authors and the members support each other like no other.

    1. Thank you Kim. Thank you for the reblog as well.

      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  11. My writing time is rather limited these days, John, but I’ll always be here to support you.
    I’m such a dad, aren’t I?

  12. Reblogged this on Writing and Music and commented:
    As a fellow #RRBC member, I agree with John!

    1. Thank you for the reblog Jan.

  13. Well said, John! As a fellow RRBC member, I totally agree with you.

    1. Thanks Jan πŸ™‚

  14. Well, what a nice post! And it seems to be pretty popular! Not shocking, though, you’re a pretty popular guy, my one of two favorite Johns!

    1. Thanks, Nonnie. So nice of you to come by

    1. Thank you for the reblog

  15. I assume this club is for authors of complete books, as opposed to just hobby writers like myself, but I shall check it out nevertheless.

    1. No it’s for readers and writers

      1. I already checked it out, it does look good but I’ll be honest, I’d never have the time. I have trouble fitting in all the writing and all the blogs I’m following as it is.

  16. This sounds like just the place for me. I already try to be as supportive as I can, but it doesn’t seem to be helping me much. Probably not doing it very well, so all kinds of help needed…

    1. Come on down. Lot’s of help available.

    1. Thank you so much for the reblog and visit.

      1. I have joined, at least I think I have…

  17. Reblogged this on TheKingsKidChronicles and commented:
    This sounds great. I’m going to check it out. Started to read “My Grl” and am very intrigued. Will be purchasing the book. Mr. Howell has my attention.

    1. Thank you so much for the reblog and I hope you like the book.

  18. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    John W. Howell recommends strongly to become a member of the rave reviews book club. A great opportunity to market your book – help others to market theirs and make great progress in your networking.

    1. Thank you for the reblog

      1. It’s my pleasure!! Thank you for permitting me to re-blog. It’s a great post.

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