It’s my one-year anniversary with Rave Reviews Book Club! I’ve just renewed for another year with them because 1. the exposure can’t be beaten 2. I’ve gained readers and reviewers through them 3. I am part of a network of authors on Twitter who all help each other build a platform and gain exposure. All of this is really priceless, especially for an Indie author. I’m still new and still learning things almost daily to help my author promotion and platform, but this book club has really helped. I’ve been featured as book of the week, invited as a guest on two blog radio talk shows, part of a Book trailer party that got my book video seen, and have been welcome to many other opportunities, some which I haven’t tried yet, but I may do so this year. (There are a writer’s conference and the Spring Blog Party that I have yet to try). If you’d like to know more about this Book Club and author’s resource, go to http://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com and see if you might want to join!
There is also another anniversary worth celebrating here. It has been one year and one month since I self-published a book! I’m still writing and getting ready to publish another, but I’d like to thank all of the helpful people I have met through various Facebook and other online groups as well! I’ve learned invaluable lessons such as where to get attribution-free photos, how to use Canva, what are some alternate e-book publishing venues, and how one actually writes a good blurb. I’m still working on that one! I love the camaraderie among indie authors, and though self-publishing is a time-consuming venture, I plan to continue! Look for news in June regarding my new release, a time-travel novel, and the Facebook event I have planned.
Along with the self-publishing journey, it was a year ago in January when I started blogging here at WordPress. I am so thankful for the bloggers I have met who share other writers’ material and posts and offer regular chances, such as Jackie’s “Echoes of My Neighborhood” at acookingpotandtwistedtales.com and Daniel Ray’s Re-blog opportunities at dreambigdreamoften.com. That and the many writing prompt opportunities, as well as the #weekendcoffeeshare, have helped me to meet more writers, network, and learn more about sharing my writing in multiple ways. Thank you, fellow writers!