WELCOME to the August 2019 issue of THE RRBC PIPELINE!
We are already well past the halfway mark of this year. Just a few more months and we’ll be hearing those yuletide carols we love so much and we’ll be thrust into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! I promised lots of changes in this new year and we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface on all of them because of how fast 2019 is moving! Slow down, year!
Change is good and when things are not progressing as they should in our lives, personally and professionally, change is also inevitable. We can’t expect that our spouse is going to put up with our nonsense day in and day out and still want to come home to us every day. We also can’t expect that if we don’t perform on our job in the manner in which we should, that our position and title that we love so much, will always be ours. Wouldn’t it be awesome if life worked out for us in just that manner?
Oftentimes we get so complacent, that we don’t see what’s standing right in front of us – an unwelcome change. If we want things to work in our favor, then we must ensure that we are keeping up with what is expected of us, at home and in the workplace.
Every new day brings about some sort of change, so we should not be at all surprised at the speed 2019 is pulling us along at. Let’s just do our very best to keep up and not fall behind, because if we do, we’re going to miss out on some awesomeness that was waiting just for us around the bend, but could only wait for so long.
I read a quote recently that said: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Although I love that quote, I’m going to have to disagree in one area. I believe that there are those of us who often contemplate changing ourselves. I readily admit that every day I stand in front of my mirror and ask myself “How can you make you a better you today?” And, because I begin my day asking myself that question, it is always at the forefront of my brain in almost every encounter and interaction I have with others. It’s called self-reflection and it’s such an important thing, that I think everyone should begin to take part in similar exercises.
August is a very special month for us here at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB. For one, we have no specific “hot seats” to promote during this month (yes, we’re off!), and two, it’s when our annual WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO rolls around! This is our most highly anticipated event of the year and we always try to make each one better than the last. This is our 4th WC&BE and we just keep getting better and better!
Because we don’t hold our usual hot seat promotions during this month, we do promote the books of the authors who are registered author booth holders during the conference. These are the only books that we push during the month of August and all throughout this issue, those are the only books that you will find on display.
The most amazing thing about our conferences would be our writing sessions. If you’re a newbie writer just breaking into the biz or even a seasoned author, there is much that you can learn from our resident experts who are presenting on various literary topics. If you’d like to register or find out which sessions are on offer this year, drop us a line at RRBCInfo@gmail.com. (You may also visit the BREAKING NEWS section of our magazine to find a listing of the 2019 Sessions & Workshops).
This amazing event is designed to promote books, books, and more books! Although only RRBC members are allowed to promote their books during this event, it is open to the general public and we have lots of great activities for non-members to participate in; activities such as our FACT OR FICTION LIVE game and new to the WC&BE this year, our SILENT AUCTION!
During the WC&BE, you could win door prizes at every booth that you visit and leave a comment in, and of course, our WC&BE would be nothing without our Amazon gift card gift basket raffle! Each year we raffle off 7 of these amazing (virtual) baskets. Spend $5 and you could win one or more baskets (depending on the number of tickets you purchase). Amazon gift card gift baskets are valued at $100 each! There’s still time to get your tickets!
Now, what makes this event super grand, is that it is virtual and you can attend from any place in the world where you have a computer and an internet connection. If you are an author and need to get better at writing and marketing your books, you don’t want to miss out on all the great sessions that we have lined up this year. If you are an author and want to promote and sell your books, snagging an author booth at this event is an absolute must!
Well, folks, that’s all for now. I hope that you enjoy every second of every bit of information which you are about to find in this issue of THE PIPELINE MAGAZINE!
Until next time, keep reading, keep learning and most of all, keep loving! It makes everything else so much better and a whole lot easier!
Thanks for dropping by THE PIPELINE!
A REQUEST: Since THE PIPELINE is put together by only my two hands and edited and proofed with only my (tired) eyes – if you should find a typo or any kind of “hiccup,” please don’t hesitate to let me know. I’d greatly appreciate it! RaveReviewsPresident@gmail.com.