Rave Reviews Book Club – #onthemarquee

Today is the last day of Pay It Forward week, and I thought it fitting to end the week by placing Rave Reviews Book Club on the marquee.

If you have had many personal converations with me, or you follow my daily personal blog, The Year of Blogging Faithfully, you know that self-promotion is a struggle for me. I just don’t like doing it. I am a fairly confident person, extremely proud of my work, and I know that self-promotion is absolutely necessary for an indie author. And yet I hate it. I love promoting my friends. I love being someone else’s advocate. I love shining the spotlight on someone I believe in. I just love that! But that doesn’t sell books – at least not mine. That doesn’t bring awareness to my work.

Or does it?

Self-promotion is necessary. I know that. If only I could find a group of some kind – a book club, perhaps? – which allows authors to promote their own books, but even more importantly encourages you to support other authors. If only there were a book club like that which created opportunities to become advocates for others by letting you host them on your blog, or by shining the spotlight on them, or by offering contests and incentives which reward authors for supporting other authors…

Of course by now, everyone has hopefully realized that my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek, because such a group already exists.

Rave Reviews Book Club is more than 600 members strong, and growing all the time. I am in constant amazement at the talent which exists within RRBC.  There are bestselling authors, award-winning authors, top-rated bloggers, poets, novelists, biographers… The talent is overwhelming, but the kindness and generosity are why I’m paying it forward. When one of those talented authors wins an award, congratulations abound. When someone hits #1 on a best seller list, members of RRBC make sure the whole world knows.

This week I have tried to pay it forward to authors whose support has been incredibly impactful in my life. There are more, and I wish I could thank everyone in this way. I’ll be working on that as we move forward, but for now I want to give a special shout out to the Governing Board Members of Rave Reviews Book Club. Do me a favor…help me support them today. Click on their names and you will be taken to either their individual site or their author page on Amazon. Pick at least one book by one of these supportive individuals and download a book today. After you read their work, write a review. Follow them on Twitter. Or just drop by their websites or blogs or Facebook pages or Twitter feeds and thank them for their support, which is second to none. They spend so much time giving to others. Today, let’s give to them.

RRBC

President
NONNIE JULES
Vice President/Mentor Program Dir.
BRUCE A. BORDERS
Secretary/Blog Tour Host Coordinator
MARLENA HAND
Administrative Assistant 2
LIZ GAVIN
Administrative Asst. 1/TST Manager
HARMONY KENT
Membership/Incentives Director
JOHN FIORAVANTI
Reviews Coordinator
BEEM WEEKS
Social Media Director
NICHOLAS C. ROSSIS
“Spotlight” Coordinator
MICHELLE ABBOTT
Site Monitor/TST
JAN HAWKE

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14 comments

  1. lizgavin · February 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on Liz Gavin's Blog and commented:
    SHARING THE LOVE. THAT’S WHAT RRBC IS ALL ABOUT AND BETHANY’S ON THE MARQUEE PROJECT CAPTURES THIS SPIRIT BEAUTIFULLY.
    PLEASE SUPPORT HER GENEROUS ‘PAY IT FORWARD’ WEEK VISITING THE PREVIOUS POSTS. YOU WILL LOVE ALL OF THEM.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lizgavin · February 21, 2015

    Bethany, I’m the latest addition to the Governing Board but let me tell you that the last couple of weeks have been a privilege and a pleasure. Watching upclose how this AMAZING group of BRILLANT people work is priceless. They are simply FABULOUS.
    Also, your generous ‘Pay it Forward’ Week complements RRBC’s ethos and fundamental premise beautifully- SUPPORT OTHERS TO BE SUPPORTED.
    Kudos, Bethany. And thank YOU for this post today. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bethany Turner · February 21, 2015

      Well, Liz, I just can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support and kindness! This week has been a true joy for me as I’ve gotten to focus on the fantastic work and generous spirit of so many of my author friends. And to end the week with RRBC just felt right! And from my perspective, your addition to the Governing Board was a brilliant move. Your encouragement of others is heartwarming and morale-building. Your contribution is huge and important. Thank you for all you do.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lizgavin · February 21, 2015

        Aww, you ARE the sweetest. Thank YOU, Bethany.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Dennis Cardiff · February 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on Gotta Find a Home: and commented:
    Please, add your support to this wonderful group of Authors who dedicate their time and efforts to promoting other Authors like me and many of you.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Dennis Cardiff · February 21, 2015

    I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from RRBC. I am greatly in your debt. I will continue to promote RRBC in any way I can.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. jinlobify · February 21, 2015

    Sure Nonnie, it is hard to blow one’s own trumpet, but in this case, if you don’t who would? The #RRBC is a game changer. Thank God for you. There are so few people like you who think, “live and let’s live.” Please never stop giving.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Bette A. Stevens · February 21, 2015

    #RRBC = Best book club on the planet! ❤ Sharing this. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. John W. Howell · February 21, 2015

    Nice post Beth. You have many like minded people around to support you.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. GUNDERSTONE · February 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on The GUNDERSTONE review and commented:
    There’s not much that I could personally add here that wasn’t already said.

    One candle can light many other candles with little detriment to itself.

    You can too.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. harmonykentonline · February 22, 2015

    This is a lovely post. Thank you. RRBC is the most supportive club I’ve come across yet. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bethany Turner · February 22, 2015

      Thank YOU for all of the support that you give to others, Harmony! You are greatly appreciated. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Gordon (RoughTradeEditor) · February 24, 2015

    I really appreciate what you’re trying to do here. Seriously. There needs to be more of this. We try not to self advertise, but we sincerely think you would like our blog here at RoughTradeBlog. Check it out if you are so inclined…

    Like

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