Book Talk Radio Club Newsletter February 2020


Hello everyone!

It's Book Talk Radio Club's 3rd Birthday!

As a self-published author myself, I know how hard it is to get your name out there. Back in March 2017 I was let down very badly by a national radio station that should know better and cancelled my on-air interview about my two books to an audience of thousands at the very last minute. Rather than stay angry and upset, I decided to see if I can set up my own internet radio station for authors - kind of like talk radio but 'Book Talk Radio'!

My first interviewee was the lovely Evadeen Brickwood from South Africa who decided to take a chance on an unknown marketing and promotions person. (Have a look at her books here) I remember feeling nervous but very excited at doing an on-air interview! I found it to be great fun and loved every minute chatting to and learning about a new author.

In the last three years I have interviewed many authors that write in many different genres and am thrilled to say that each interview is still as exciting as that very first one three years ago!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of Book Talk Radio Club's authors, past and present for their trust in me and of course a special thank you to Evadeen for being my first Book Talk Radio Club author.

To celebrate Book Talk Radio Club's 3rd birthday, I have a fantastic offer for you..... the Biggie Giveaway! Purchase a 12 Week Social Media Marketing Campaign and get a 12 Month Book Talk Radio Club membership for free! Information and links down below in this newsletter.

Have a great March!

Claire Perkins XOX

Welcome To Book Talk Radio Club

John Greene

John Greene writes under the fabulously memorable pen name of Sir Uriel Enoch Sinclair. John’s book The Chronicles of the Ancient Wizards of Avalon is a fantasy set in sixth-century Britain.

John is an author, an artist, a musician, a poet, a scholar, a father, a minister, a freemason, a carpenter and a Shaman. He describes himself as a Jack of All Trades and Master of them all.

Timothy Gates

Tim is a husband, a father, a grandpa, a traveller, and a person who is ever so grateful for this adventure called life.Professionally he has had the pleasure of providing medical care in a wide variety of settings and to a diverse population of patients. Areas of service have included military medic, nurse, and paramedic providing advanced life support for private, hospital based and fire department emergency medical systems. As a medic, Tim had the pleasure of precepting and instructing numerous paramedic students, many of which are serving as paramedics for agencies throughout Washington State today. While a firefighter paramedic he also served in an administrative role as lieutenant/medical and safety officer. As medical officer his duties included coordinating and teaching the Fire Academy, Emergency Medical Technician program and also serving as department chaplain coordinator and as a chaplain when the need arose.In addition to employment within the United States, Tim also had the privilege of volunteering with disaster relief medical teams to Iraq, Sudan and Indonesia.Tim currently enjoys life together with his lovely wife, Carol and good doggie Ruca, just outside the quaint Norwegian-esqe town of Poulsbo in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Jim Nesbitt

Jim Nesbitt is the author of three hard-boiled Texas crime thrillers that feature battered but dogged Dallas PI Ed Earl Burch -- THE LAST SECOND CHANCE, a Silver Falchion finalist; THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER, an Underground Book Reviews “Top Pick”; and, his latest, THE BEST LOUSY CHOICE.

Nesbitt was a journalist for more than 30 years, serving as an reporter, editor and roving national correspondent for newspapers and wire services in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. He chased hurricanes, earthquakes, plane wrecks, presidential candidates, wildfires, rodeo cowboys, migrant field hands, neo-Nazis and nuns with an eye for the telling detail and an ear for the voice of the people who give life to a story. His stories have appeared in newspapers across the country and in magazines such as Cigar Aficionado and American Cowboy. He is a lapsed horseman, pilot, hunter and saloon sport with a keen appreciation for old guns, vintage cars and trucks, good cigars, aged whiskey and a well-told story.

He now lives in Athens, Alabama.

Cynthia J. Taylor

Cynthia J. Taylor grew up in rural North Carolina with five siblings and was blessed to have multiple generations always living close by. After attending public schools, she graduated in 1982 from North Carolina Central University as an English major. Shortly after her mother’s death in 1982, Cynthia moved to Maryland, being newly married. Being familiar with various office environments since her small town days back in North Carolina and her first job in the county tax office, Cynthia began working in temporary administrative positions throughout Washington, DC.

Cynthia was an avid reader. But she also hid the dream of someday becoming a writer herself. ​Now writing under the pen name, CeeJay Taylor, she recently published her first book Heavenly Gifts, It Might Be Pancakes. Her debut is a collection of short stories of inspiration for young people. Cynthia has even involved her son, who did the original illustrations for the book.

Cynthia lives with her husband and two children in suburban Maryland, where she is also a talented gospel singer serving with her family weekly at their church. A faith-filled woman, Cynthia enjoys telling others about the love of God – whether it’s through song or words. She never misses an opportunity to spread laughter, love, and joy with everyone she meets.

BIGGIE GIVEAWAY

WOOO HOOO! To celebrate Book Talk Radio Club's 3rd Birthday I'm offering the BIGGIE GIVEAWAY for the whole of March 2020

Buy a 12 Week Social Media Marketing Campaign and I will GIVE YOU a 12 Month Book Talk Radio Club membership FOR FREE!!

A whole year of marketing and promotion for your book/s & author brand - WOW!!

This whole package is worth GBP£540.00 (approx US$693.00) BUY FOR ONLY GBP£240.00 (approx US$311.00)

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS BIRTHDAY OFFER NOW!

BIGGIE GIVEAWAY ends on 31 March 2020

"I love working with Claire, she's smart, funny and I love my interviews! They always increase my sales." Kathy Lindert Golden

"Claire's promotion works and I'm the living proof; 3 straight months in Amazon UK Time Travel Top 100" Stephen M. Davis

INFO: 12 WEEK SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CAMPAIGN 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

* Twitter

* Instagram

* Facebook groups (book related with over 120,000 members)

12 MONTH BOOK TALK RADIO CLUB MEMBERSHIP Book Talk Radio Club's Twelve Month Membership includes:

Three live on air (or pre-scheduled) interviews that are marketed and promoted to over 330,000 readers worldwide on social media and also syndicated to iTunes, Spottify, Amazon Alexa and iHeart Radio

You'll also get your own dedicated Book Talk Radio Club author page so any links that we use in our posts and marketing for you will be directed to your author page which features:

​* Your books and the places where readers purchase them

* Your social media platform links so they can connect with you

* Podcasts of your live on air interviews

* Your bio and your image.

​Interview questions are emailed two days prior to each interview to allay nerves and gives the author time to think up their answers making for a more professional and smooth interview.

This whole package is worth GBP£540.00 (approx US$693.00) BUY FOR ONLY GBP£240.00 (approx US$311.00)

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS BIRTHDAY OFFER NOW! BIGGIE GIVEAWAY ends on 31 March 2020

BUY NOW!

Publishing A Book in 2020?

Create awareness and a huge amount of exposure for your book in the run up to and after publication.

A 12 Week Social Media Marketing Campaign will do just that!

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

* Twitter

* Instagram

PLUS Facebook groups (book related with over 120,000 members)

Price: GBP240.00 (approx US$311.00)

"Thank you Claire. Your services are so professional there is no one out there that can help an author as much as you can."

Richard Debenham, author of Counterweight Maneuver

PURCHASE

Book Talk Radio Club On Air Author Interviews

Still unsure whether to join Book Talk Radio Club?

Check out the WALL OF POSITIVE COMMENTS Non-stop 5* reviews from authors

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

* Twitter

* Instagram

* Facebook groups (book related with over 120,000 members)

To purchase go here

Author Websites

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

*About/Contact Page

* Domain Name (Renewable after 12 months)

* Hosting (Renewable after 12 months)

​To purchase go here

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.

To purchase go here

Book Trailers

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!

To purchase go 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:

​* Halloween

* Christmas

* Easter

​I am always happy to accommodate your suggestions

To purchase go here

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 March Newsletter soon!

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