This fictionalized post constitutes my “entry” into RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’s Blog Recruiting Day Contest: http://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/blog-recruitment-day/. As a Board member of RRBC, I’m not eligible to win, but I decided to have a little fun with this as a way of supporting my fellow bloggers. The result is a make-believe newspaper report with a little sci-fi thrown in for good measure. But the best part of all? The bank story near the end really did happen! Read on to learn more…
Authors, Readers Race to Join RAVE REVIEWS as NORAD Identifies Elite Book Club as ‘Benevolent Organization’
May 20, 2014 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Much to the elation of authors and readers everywhere, the mystery of the once Unknown Fabulous Organization (UFO) spotted hovering in cyberspace has finally been solved. According to officials from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the former UFO which has had indie authors everywhere abuzz for the last several months, “has once and for all been conclusively identified.” So who’s been behind these numerous internet-based sightings? As it turns out, it’s none other than the illustrious group which goes by the name, RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC).
“Without a doubt, they’re an elite book club on the move,” NORAD’s Commander, Reed Readers told reporters yesterday at a news conference held just outside Peterson Air Force Base. “To be clear, RRBC poses absolutely no threat to national or global security. If anything, it’s become clear they’re a benevolent organization.”
Also present at yesterday’s press conference was RAVE REVIEWS’ PR/Marketing Director, Danica Cornell. When asked about RRBC’s mission, Cornell said, “Our mission is to Profile, Promote and Propel the careers of indie authors. Simply put, we do this by supporting each of our authors with book sales and reviews.” She then added, “Even though we’re a young book club, we’ve already held a short story and a poetry writing contest! In addition, we routinely select a Book of the Month plus we regularly shine a spotlight on members through our SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR and #PUSHTUESDAY programs. In each instance, we encourage our members to purchase, read, and review the books written by these selected member-authors.”
Research into the club’s activities shows tremendous support for RAVE REVIEWS members on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.
“We’re very much like a family,” Cornell told the packed audience. “We genuinely care about one another and strive to hold each other up on social networking sites whenever possible. We also believe in engaging our members through our website’s Peer Support page. This is where questions and answers related to writing, publishing, marketing, social media, blogging, etc. can be posted by members.”
In visiting the club’s website, it became evident that RAVE REVIEWS offers a number of Perks and Promos, including programs such as Reviewer of the Year, where the top book reviewer-member will win a $200.00 Amazon Gift Card! Additionally, RRBC recently implemented a Mentoring Program which offers the following benefits for its members:
- Three months of One-On-One consultations via phone calls, email, or e-Chat, with your Mentor;
- Questions answered regarding writing, publishing, and marketing;
- A critique of your completed, or partially completed, manuscript. A writing sample is acceptable as well. The critiquing is done by the Mentor and includes helpful hints and suggestions about what could make the writing better (in the Mentor’s opinion);
- Access to a collection of advice articles in PDF form;
- Access to a list of contacts offering a variety of book-related services.
When questioned about the club’s history, Cornell elaborated, “We formed at the very end of last year and we’re already over 400 members strong! And it’s no secret why we’ve been so successful. We have a visionary leader in our Founder and President, Nonnie Jules. We also have a dedicated Governing Board—each of whom are committed to developing this book club into everything it can possibly be. All I can say is the word is getting out— we’re already seeing evidence of name recognition among readers.”
When pressed for details Cornell said, “I myself have experienced this! Just a few weeks ago I went into my bank and wouldn’t you know it? One of the employees had heard of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB. She’s an avid reader and had seen us on Twitter! All I can say is authors and readers are racing to join our organization—and why not? It’s currently FREE and there really is something for everyone at RRBC. Besides, it’s a lot of fun. I guess that makes RAVE REVIEWS all the rave! ”
For more information on RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, including how to join, please visit their website at: http://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/
To learn more about RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’s Blog Recruiting Day Contest, please visit: http://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/blog-recruitment-day/.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Danica Cornell is the author of the forthcoming DARK STAR Sci-fi/Fantasy Series, soon to be published by Cool Geek Books. To learn more about this wanna-be reporter’s work in nanotechnology, her love of dogs, and her support of UNICEF, please visit her website at www.danicacornell.com.
Danica Cornell is a proud member of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB.