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Jan 30th Join @ACWdetroit #ScribesForChrist Discussion: Steps to Becoming an Authorpreneur cc:@venusmasontheus #motownlit #michlit

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Steps to Becoming an Authorpreneur

Presented by Sylvia Hubbard
January 30th

6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219
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Got Books? Help Strengthen Detroit’s Literary Community! #michlit #mwn #motownlit

Starting now until forever, it will be our mission  to try to collect 100, 000 books for the Metro Detroit Literary Community every year.

I know the impact of books in a home for a child and I want to give every home that doesn’t have books in Detroit some.

This sounds like an interesting challenge and I’m asking everyone to help me.

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Got Books? Help Strengthen Detroit’s Literary Community! #michlit #mwn #motownlit

Starting now until forever, it will be our mission  to try to collect 100, 000 books for the Metro Detroit Literary Community every year.

I know the impact of books in a home for a child and I want to give every home that doesn’t have books in Detroit some.

This sounds like an interesting challenge and I’m asking everyone to help me.

Photo by: J Michael Collins

Why? Continue reading

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Motown Writers Group Monthly Meetup: Path of The Hero.. writing good characters JULY 13TH

 

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“Get Out There” Kit Author via @PamPerry

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So It Is Written LLC presents Black Friday & Holiday Season Manuscript Deals! #authors @tenitajohnson

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ARTICLE: Traditional Vs Self-Publishing: The Financial Perspective via Irene Watson @bloggingauthors #mwn

Expert Author Irene Watson

For most of its history in the last century or so, self-publishing has had a bad reputation, often because it was believed that an author who self-publishes is probably not a very good author. Most likely, the author had tried to get published by a traditional publisher, only to receive a slew of rejection letters. Rather than realizing his work was substandard, he stubbornly decided to self-publish his book. He then most likely invested and lost a ton of money to publish some second-rate books that did not sell.

That situation may have been true until a couple of decades ago. I am sure that back in those days, many good writers received rejection letters who would have loved to self-publish, but they had financial common sense and realized they could not market the books well enough to sell them.

In the last couple of decades, this situation has changed, although the perceptions have not changed among all authors. The less expensive ways to self-publish available today-due to print-on-demand technology that makes even printing one copy of a book inexpensive-have meant that authors can publish their books for very little money. E-book formats have made publishing even more inexpensive in the last few years. And the advent of the Internet has provided storefronts and marketing avenues to reach audiences so an author who is committed to learning how to use web and social media tools can sell books online without ever having to leave his home or deal with carrying around paper copies of his book.

But the old stigma against self-publishing remains. I have heard of authors published by traditional publishing houses who have snidely told self-published authors that because they self-published, they are not “legitimate writers,” and that they need to be with a real publisher if they want to have a successful large print run and have their books reach the public in large numbers. Such comments show that these traditionally published authors know less about the publishing world than the self-published authors. I daresay many a self-published author is making far more money and selling far more books now than traditionally published authors. It is even questionable whether traditional publishing is not the more foolish route to take today unless the book is published by one of the major publishing houses that really has the budget to market the book extensively.

In fact, anyone can start up a publishing company these days and publish anyone else’s books, paying out the usual 10 percent royalties. I’ve even heard some authors refuse to go the traditional publishing route, calling it a form of “intellectual theft.” After all, these traditional publishers can publish the book and sell print on demand copies that might cost them about $6 a copy for a $20 retail book. The publisher then makes a $12 profit, after paying the author $2 for the copy. Yet many traditionally published authors continue to maintain that somehow they are among the elite because they are traditionally published while they look down their noses at self-published authors. These traditionally published authors may well be throwing their money away, spending hours writing books to make someone else rich when, with a small amount of extra work, they could be making $14 for their books if they simply did for themselves what the traditional publisher is doing for them.

However, many traditional authors refuse to see matters this way because they have a misguided notion that artists are above money matters. When the debate ensues about self-publishing, and the issue of money is raised as one of the best reasons to self-publish, I have actually heard traditionally published authors snidely remark to their self-published counterparts, “It’s about being a real author and loving your art and working with an editor and publisher to create a quality piece. That’s what being an author means to me. If it’s all about the money to you, then there’s no point in us continuing this conversation.”

When people hold such attitudes, there is no sense in continuing the conversation. You can’t convince someone about something he doesn’t want to hear. Besides the fact that many self-published authors do work with editors and a group of beta readers to receive feedback before publishing their books, the bottom line is that traditionally publishing a book often can be one of the most foolish financial decisions an author might make.

Of course, being an author is not all about the money, but money does matter. Anyone who thinks money does not matter is not living in reality. A true author writes because he or she loves to write. Writing and spreading a message through your words should be the first and foremost reason why a person writes, but nothing is wrong with making some money off your art. If the average book takes about five hundred hours to write, then that is a huge time commitment. If your publisher is going to give you $2 a book when you could make $14 a book, unless you are absolutely convinced that your publisher is going to sell more than seven times as many copies as you can by being self-published, are you really making the right decision?

What if you did self-publish? That extra money you make off your book can pay for the printing of your next book. If you traditionally publish, your book is at the mercy of the traditional publisher who may decide not to publish your next book, and even to remove your first book from the market, or simply to close up shop, which leaves you basically unpublished again.

If you self-publish and you do make some money off the first book, you may need to reinvest some of that money to publish the next book so you can make more money, but you’ll still come out ahead with the first book, and the extra money might end up providing you with a nice little nest egg to help free up your time so you can write even more.

I’m not denying that many traditionally published authors have maintained their artistic integrity while being very successful with their book sales, but that paradigm is becoming less and less common. If you want to be an author, rather than look down your nose at the thought of self-publishing, acquire some good business sense and do your homework. Being an author is not only about writing, but also about being in business. If you want to be successful, you need to embrace the business end of publishing, and in business, money does matter.

Irene Watson is the Managing Editor of Reader Views, where avid readers can find reviews of recently published books as well as read interviews with authors. Her team also provides author publicity and a variety of other services specific to writing and publishing books.

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Michigan Literary Network News is out! Edition of Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012

 

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Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012
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Educational and Business Lessons from Shark Tank

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Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012
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Educational and Business Lessons from Shark Tank

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Michigan Literary Network News is out! Edition of Friday, Mar. 30, 2012

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Be professional, control your product, and know your audience: Basic tips to publishing success

Posted by Emlyn Chand on Jan 30, 2012 | 1 comment This is a guest post by Todney Harris Hello and good day fellow authors! I am pleased to write a few words regarding the process of publishing and …
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ARTICLE: How to Build Your Credibility As a Self-Made Expert VIA @marciasmantras

Expert Author Marcia Yudkin

Some people achieve the status of expert through degrees, licenses, prestigious job appointments or awards. A few people without those advantages have the mantle of expertise thrust on them without their going after it, through word of mouth and a reputation among a close-knit circle of customers. However, most people without conventional professional credentials need to anoint themselves as experts, and this effort may or may not succeed.

Earn the respect of your target market and take the uncertainty out of the process of becoming viewed as an expert by using as many of the following nine self-made credibility factors as you can.

1. Media coverage. When a large metropolitan newspaper or a well-known magazine writes positively about you, acclaims you as a trailblazer or even simply quotes your opinion, you acquire the beginnings of a public halo that adds a golden sheen to whatever you are doing. It’s much easier to orchestrate this than most people assume. Pick up a copy of a book on publicity, such as my own 6 Steps to Free Publicity, and implement the recommended tactics. When you do achieve media coverage, be sure to quote it prominently on your web site and elsewhere.

2. Carefully documented research. Your research can consist of surveys, observations, experiments or in-the-field tests. A couple of scuba divers with no scientific credentials who fell in love with giant sea turtles during their annual trips to Maui became regarded as experts on the honu (the Hawaiian name for this lovable sea creature) by keeping diligent written and photographic records of more than 750 individual sea turtles they encountered during their dives. When they attended a marine biology conference, they discovered they had learned more about honu habits than nearly all of the university-affiliated researchers there.

3. Collaborations with recognized, respected organizations. A British man without any medical qualifications cured himself of a serious psychological ailment and built up a business teaching his therapy method to others like him. One factor that elevated his reputation far above the level of a “quack” was the fact that England’s National Health Service sent their most intractable cases to him for treatment. Having any sort of official relationship with a government entity or prominent company, from supplying Microsoft or the Pentagon to being on call for your community ambulance service, boosts credibility.

4. A hype-free, professional tone. To earn respectability without credentials, you have to stay away from the kind of over-excited marketing pitch that’s characteristic of late-night infomercials. Go easy on exclamation points, exaggerated claims or promises, long stretches of capital letters, ungrounded superlatives and “buy now or else” demands. Fairly or unfairly, most people regard such sales techniques as unworthy of legitimate experts.

5. Publications. A hardcover book from an established publisher gives you the most credibility credits, with a paperback book from anyone other than a company you own clocking a close second. Not helping you much at all would be a self-published book that came out only in eBook format or a paperback that looked amateurly produced. Articles by you in journals, magazines or online publications that prospective customers respect count significantly as well.

6. Endorsements from individuals with reputations. A Baltimore-based alternative healer presented herself as a pioneer in a certain type of medical hypnosis. What she needed most to cement her expert reputation was quotes from people connected with the internationally well-known medical school in her city – Johns Hopkins. She and I brainstormed a list of seven different ways she could make her work known to health-care professionals with the right prestigious affiliations for possible testimonials or endorsements.

7. A well-reasoned, consistent and distinctive point of view. True experts rarely have same-old, boring opinions. Therefore it’s easier to be perceived as an expert when you have a website, blog, newsletter or advertising campaign that takes some kind of stand and backs up the position with facts and arguments. Don’t be bland or generic. If other experts begin to disagree with you respectfully, you are definitely on the right track.

8. Impressive, objective track record. If you’re a pest control company with a 96 percent success rate in getting rid of bedbugs without harsh or harmful chemicals, you can certainly claim expertise in organic or natural pest control. Precise numbers are key in this arena. Your relevant achievement might be anything from owning a collection of 457 Barbie dolls dating back to 1959, having coached three successful American Idol contestants or having homeschooled 11 children, including four with special needs.

9. Elimination of typos, errors and outdated information. Even people who are not highly educated or personally fussy take note and hold back their trust when supposed experts display sloppiness or get things wrong that they should know. According to the Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab, “Typographical errors have roughly the same negative impact on a web site’s credibility as a company’s legal or financial troubles.” The same goes for would-be experts.

Some of the above strategies require long-term effort. Even so, the payoff for perceived expertise in additional sales, more referrals and higher fees is huge. From conversations I’ve had with self-made experts who have implemented these tips, the effort is definitely worth it.

A bookworm as a child, Marcia Yudkin grew up to discover she had a surprising talent for creative marketing. She’s the author of more than a dozen books, including 6 Steps to Free Publicity, now in its third edition, and Meatier Marketing Copy. She mentors introverts (and those with other personalities) so they discover their uniquely powerful branding and most comfortable marketing strategies, and helps them create a promotional presence that attracts the kind of clients who make them happiest.

To learn more about the strengths and preferences of introverts, download her free Marketing for Introverts audio manifesto: http://www.yudkin.com/introverts.htm

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Meatier Marketing Copy: Insights on Copywriting That Generates Leads and Sparks SalesAuthor: Marcia Yudkin
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Celebrate @ebookweek w/ @sylviahubbard1: FREE Internet Marketing 4Writers & Business #michlit #mwn

Internet Marketing Guide for Writers and Businesses

By Sylvia Hubbard
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Published: April 12, 2009
Words: 18437 (approximate)
Language: English

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A guide for writers with or without published work. A comprehensive resource that every writer should have in their library in order to learn how to publish, promote, and market themselves on the Internet. With over 1000+ websites, tips and more to help you become a success and spreading the word about your product and services.

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