Book Talk Radio Club Newsletter June 2019
Summer is here!
I don't know about you but this year is going faster than last year and that's saying something! At last, here in the UK the sun has finally decided to show itself and its no longer grey and gloomy outside.
Time to think about what you want to take with to read by the pool or sea. Book Talk Radio Club offers a great choice of genres and author interviews to listen to and make up your mind. Go along to our A-Z of Authors page, listen to the interviews and purchase your summer reads.
Welcome New Authors To Book Talk Radio Club!
Tracie Barton-Barrett Tracie Barton-Barrett has always been a life-long devotee to animals, from her first job working in a veterinarian's office, to pet-sitting, to a counselor with a specialty in pet loss. As a speaker and former psychology instructor, she has created presentations and led groups on the human-animal bond, including staff of animal shelters. In her debut novel, BURIED DEEP IN OUR HEARTS features dog, cat, and horse story lines to celebrate the important bond with our animals and to honor their memory, and she hopes her novel will allow the reader to relate, reflect, and reminisce. She also has a YouTube series entitled “Psychology Snippets,” which discuss Psychology topics in small, bite-sized videos. Tracie, and her husband, Daniel, are owned by two cats, Rutherford B. Barrett, and Oliver Monkey.
Diane Nighswonger I am Diane Nighswonger, and I love fantasy, science fiction, and happy endings. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 38 years, and we have 2 happily married children and 3 grandchildren, so far. I taught English, French, and journalism for 30 years and am now re-inventing myself as I work in a fashion boutique. I wrote and directed 2 vacation bible programs and 3 Sunday School Christmas pageants. I also self-published beginner reader’s books about my father-in-law and my mother-in-law as children in rural Wyoming. I wanted my grandchildren to know about their Grandpa Tom and Grandma Shirley. In June of 2017, I attended my first Wyoming Writer’s Conference and pitched my story, THE LUCIEN SAGA. Patricia Landy of Crystal Publishing offered me a contract three days later. April of 2019, I launched my book, after two years of learning, editing, creating a website, revising, adding a fifth story to the saga, editing some more, and working with wonderful people of the publishing business. The tales I write are simple stories designed to entertain, to impart a good message, and perhaps to enchant just a little.
Faye Wills Faye Wills lives in Perth, Australia. Born in the UK, she has always had a huge love for writing. The Magic of a Dream, a children’s story, was written during her own IVF experience. That dream addressed not only the child she was dreaming of but also all IVF children and their parents who share the IVF experience. Faye is a naturopath and lives with partner John and daughter Layla.
Cathy Ringler is a cowgirl, storyteller and retired teacher who lives at the foot of the beautiful Beartooth Mountains in Wyoming. Cathy truly enjoys working with youth. She volunteers at a horse camp for teens, tutors students in literacy and tells stories about horseback adventures at the Annual Big Horn Basin Folk Festival. During the summer she can be found riding her horse along wilderness trails, camping in the mountains, and jotting down stories by lantern light.
Paul Lowe is the founder of HEARTS – Helping Everyone Achieve results Towards Success – and he has made a remarkable transformation from many years’ existing in dark, desperate despair to now living a really healthy, happy and fulfilling life. He is passionate about helping others to find their purpose, have a voice and make a difference.
Paul has a long and distinguished history of heart-centred coaching & mentoring; as well as being responsible for raising significant funds for
many charities and good causes around the world. Part of that global focus, is the formation of the Speaking From Our HEARTS Community Interest Company (CIC). The CIC – unswervingly supported by a compassionate and dedicated array of heart-centred souls has a three-fold purpose: To help you find your purpose
To get your inspirational messages and stories out into the world To support many other good causes and charitable organisations in their development & fund-raising, to make a difference – globally
Book Talk Radio Club Awards 2019
Submissions are now closed and I have a great number of books from different genres to read between now and Autumn/Fall
I love reading all of the entries and it's hard to choose 'Best In' category and of course the coveted Book Talk Radio Club Book of The Year but the winners will be announced Sunday 10 November time to be announced later.
Good luck to all those authors that submitted! In the meantime here are the winners of the Book Talk Radio Club Awards 2018.
Book Talk Radio Club offers live on air author interviews. Each live on air interview is marketed and promoted to over 100,000 readers worldwide on social media and syndicated to iTunes, iHeart Radio, Amazon Alexa and Spotify. You also get a dedicated author page on Book Talk Radio Club's website with links to your sales channel (ie Amazon), links to your social media platforms (so your readers can connect with you) and podcasts of your interview/s. All memberships offer the same, the only difference being the length of membership/marketing promotion:
THREE MONTHS - One live on air interview Three months of marketing $99.00
TWELVE MONTHS - Three live on air interviews Twelve months of marketing $195.00
TWENTY FOUR MONTHS - Six live on air interviews Twenty four months of marketing $395.00
"My interview with Claire Perkins was amazing. Her style is friendly, professional, and she made me feel comfortable from the beginning. I highly recommend Claire’s marketing services at Book Talk Radio Club! Thanks Claire!" Michelle Spray, author of Lost Memories, Found Hope
BTRC Author Services offers all authors the following services:
Social Media Marketing Packages (12, 24 & 48 Weeks)
It's not how often you post and where, so much as what you post. Social Media graphics (the image that accompanies the wording) needs to catch the eye of the reader in about 3-5 seconds and then the wording of the post has to keep the interest and encourage the reader to click on the link to your sales channel (i.e. Amazon etc). Think how much information is thrown at you on your newsfeed everyday and how much of it you automatically dismiss as you scroll through. You need to make each post count!
Twelve weeks social media content (includes two posts per week and three customized graphics to complement the posts
Two posts per week on your:
* Facebook author page
* Facebook personal page
* Facebook groups (book related with over 110,000 members)
A customized website designed and built to show off your book/s and writing with a blog facility included
Sample chapters shown with links to your sales channel (i.e. Amazon)
Can include top reviews
Links to your social media platforms
Three Page Author Website includes:
* Home Page
* Books Page
* Domain Name (Renewable after 12 months)
* Hosting (Renewable after 12 months)
Facebook Header Videos
Attract your readers to your Facebook Author page with a header video! It will ensure your page is 'sticky' meaning it will keep your page visitors for longer reading your posts and engaging with them. Your header video will be a great advertisement for your book or genre of book. The video will be custom built and include images of your book/s, personalized backgrounds and a background soundtrack that evokes the feel of your book and/or it's genre.
A Header Video for your author Facebook page takes the place of the header image and will help to create more engaging interaction and drive more rich experience for your audience by spotlighting your book/s in one of the most prominent space: your Page cover.
Attract your readers with a book trailer video!
Your video will be a great advertisement for your book or genre of book. The video will be custom built and include images of your book/s, personalized backgrounds and a background soundtrack that evokes the feel of your book and/or it's genre. Book trailers are a brilliant way to bring books to life and often encourage readers to purchase a book they might not usually choose.
Your book trailer will be customized with a soundtrack that compliments your book and it's genre. Featuring your book's front cover, excerpts from your book, reviews and your author website and/or sales channel (i.e. Amazon/Barnes & Noble etc) You can be certain that your book trailer will be totally customized for you - no templates used here!
Social Media Graphics
Social media graphics are the images that will stop people scrolling past your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc!
The graphic you use must catch the eye of the reader within three to five seconds, that's all you have.
BTRC Author Services' social media graphics are customised to your book's genre and show:
* Your book/s in 3D
* Your sales channel i.e. 'Available at Amazon'
* Your website URL
Graphics can be tailored to the following themes:
I am always happy to accommodate your suggestions
Authors Promoting Their Books
One of Facebook's most popular groups for promoting your books.
Helpful marketing advice and help from the group's admin Claire Harris-Perkins who has over 25 years marketing and promotional expertise.
To join Authors Promoting Their Books go here. Please ensure you answer the questions in full in order to be confirmed for group membership.
Look out for the July Newsletter soon!