Noveltunity® Is Growing – Help Us Help Wannabes & Readers

Wannabe Pride welcomes back Rick Karlsruher from Noveltunity®, which is the world’s first ebook book club that exclusively features new or undiscovered writers.

Thanks for inviting me back, Linda.

Noveltunity® has been quite busy over the past few months. We have gone from a wonderfully successful beta test to being fully live. Since December, our website ( ) has had over 2,200,000 page views. WOW! How did that happen?

There have been members from over twenty countries. We’ve had submissions from over a dozen countries. If any of you want to submit ( ), please do. Here’s what we need:

Book Cover

Personal Bio

3 Chapters

Tell us if you have won any awards for writing

Ann Andrashie was a Wannabe. Her book Dog Island won our selection vote. This month a publisher has signed her to a contract. Way to go Ann!

Since last I posted her, we’ve added several small publishers, an agent or two and a number of valuable partners. In fact, an international rights company is putting together a distribution flyer for the world’s biggest book fairs and is offering Noveltunity® members a 30% discount.

Whether you are a reader or writer, please come over and join us help Wannabes live their dreams. We need all of you. In that vein, we understand that Wannabes and their supporters could use a little help in these tough days. Fear not, use this code RICKNOV25 to get a 50% discount for each of the next two years.

For the cost of a pizza and some sodas, you’ll get 36 ebooks, get to meet readers and writers from around the world, vote on selections, go to classes to learn more about the industry and much more.

Please help up help Wannabes and empower readers from around the world. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me directly –

By the way, if you have a blog or website and like what we’re doing, I’d love to share Noveltunity®’s story with your readers and followers.


Empowering Wannabes and Those Who Love Them



Today, please welcome Guest Blogger Rick Karlsruher. Rick has over thirty years of international marketing and management experience. Over the years, he has also delved into writing several times. His comedy writing was supported by legends like Laugh-In’s Dick Martin and National Lampoon’s Matty Simmons. A few years ago he wrote a book called A Story Almost Told . His experiences in trying to get it published led him to create Noveltunity® to help others have a better chance to have their voices heard.  

Everyone is a Wannabe at something, sometime in their lives. If you haven’t been a Wannabe, you aren’t trying hard enough.

Like I’ve told kids I’ve coached in basketball, “You never make a shot you don’t take.”

I want to start out by thanking Linda for having the courage, foresight and willingness to have fun to create Wannabe Pride! It was a long time coming.

Let’s get to why I’m here.

Some think this is the best time ever to be a writer. Anyone can start a blog. Anyone can write an ebook. Anyone can sell anything on the internet. Anyone can post a book on Smashwords, Goodreads, Shelfari, Amazon, etc.

Everything but the first sentence is true. But because of the rest being true, this is one of the hardest times to be a writer. Everyone who has ever written a poem to a fourth grade crush now thinks they are Hemmingway or Aaron Sorkin or John Legend.

Can this be fixed?

We can’t fix it all. With your help, we will fix some of it.

I’ve created Noveltunity® (take a look here for more info ) to fix part of it. We’re going to help dozens of Wannabes get a better shot each year. We are going to empower readers to help the writers.

What is Noveltunity®? We will be the world’s first ebook/audio book club that exclusively features new/undiscovered (Wannabes) authors.

After the first few months, we will empower our members to vote on and choose the selections.

Our writers and readers/members will directly interact with each other. They will get to know each other and support one another.

As we grow, writers, readers and media will come to our local national and international events.

The way to get power is to take it. We can take the power by working together to help Wannabe writers reach their goals.

We would love to hear from you. Tell us what you think. Tell us how to make things better. It would be greatly appreciated if you could share our story with your friends and social media.

Over the past month, I’ve started a slow rollout. The response has been remarkably positive. People from over twenty-five countries on every continent except Antarctica have written, tweeted or called to express their interest in helping Wannabes.

We’re about to launch a crowd funding campaign on The perks will be fun and you’ll be empowering us all.

Noveltunity® will only work with your help. We can make some dreams come true and make social media truly social. You can create new stars and make new friends around the world.

Contact me directly with any questions, suggestions or just to say “Hi”. My email is or follow me on Twitter @Noveltunity.

Thanks! Let’s make Wannabes rule together!