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#MotownWriters Member New Book Release: Rose & the Enchanted Seven by @batchelordavis #children #fantasy #motownlit #michlit

 Rose and the Enchanted Seven    A young girl must battle an ancient evil for the survival of her kingdom, her family and possibly her very own life

By Kimberly Batchelor Davis
$1.99 Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: Nov. 23, 2013
Words: 12,590 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310097362

Extended description

A young girl named Rose, foretold by an ancient prophecy must battle an ancient evil, which has reawakened and taken hold over her beloved kingdom. Adrift in sadness over the death of her mother Rose must decide to remain strong or fall prey to evil to save those that she loves.

 

Available ebook reading formats

Single purchase gains access to all formats. How to download ebooks to e-reading devices and apps.

Format Full book Sample first 20%
Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser) Buy View sample
Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others) Buy Download sample
Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps) Buy Download sample
PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing) Buy No sample available

Kimberly Batchelor Davis

Biography

Kimberly Batchelor Davis is an author and screenwriter of tales of fiction, which include current events featuring high drama and suspense. Her debut short story Rose and the Enchanted Seven will be released online as an e-book.
Kimberly is also an event planner and fundraising consultant. She is a life-long resident of Detroit, Michigan who is married with two sons. Kimberly is a precinct delegate, community organizer who is very active in her community. She sits on o several non-profit boards and supports her husband’s passion of working with kids through sports.
In her spare time she loves watching movies, reading a good book, experiencing new cultures, travelling and writing. She is also a contributing writer for MiEstilo, an online magazine for the Latino and Hispanic community under the pen name Nicole Davis and http://www.thebrandnewmommy.com as a featured writer who discusses writing, depression and motherhood. You can learn more about Kimberly at http://www.batchelordavis.wordpress.com/2011/08.
She will launch her very own website soon http://www.KimberlyBatchelorDavis.com .

Where to find Kimberly Batchelor Davis online

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Awesome #Promo Tool for #Authors: #Smashwords Does Interviews! Ck mine out!

I’ve always been impressed with @MarkCoker’s success with Smashwords and I’ve wished him all the best.

His platform to make publishing to ebooks easy has been clearly groundbreaking and now he’s taking authors to a whole new level in helping them promote themselves and ultimately SELL MORE BOOKS!

SMASHWORD INTERVIEWS

The Author pages at Smashwords is nothing more than outstanding. Giving authors not only a way to sell their books as ebooks, but also helping them link their books to the paperback as well.

Plus you get to add your social media connections along with your website and blog. As an additional plus, there’s a link for Wattpad as well!

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REGISTER NOW: The Write Stuff Interactive Writers Workshop June 29th Belleville #Michigan #MICHLIT

 

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Rochester Writers’ Conference 2012 WRITING CONTEST via @talktravel Deadline December 31st! Enter Now! #michlit

RW2012 WRITING CONTEST

Call for Entries in the Rochester Writers’ Conference 2012 Writing Contest!

Categories:  Poetry, Micro Fiction, and First Page

Prizes:  1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given to each category plus a best of show

Entry:  Entry to contest will begin on October 6, 2012

Deadline:  December 31, 2012

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Publishing & Marketing in the 21st Century – 2Day Workshop #mwn #motownlit #Detroit Jan 22 & 29, 2013 6pm

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Publish & Market in the 21st Century!

January 22nd & 29th, 2013 at 6pm

Detroit Impact Center

9930 Greenfield, Detroit, MI 48227

Participants will learn 21st Century Publishing techniques for paperback and eBook, along with marketing techniques for writers & businesses.

The object of these workshops is to help people get through the intricacies of getting your book out, and share resources for cover art, advertising, formatting and social media. Participants will receive resources and handouts to assist them in getting to their goals.

$50

Register online at: DetroitLiteraryNetwork.com | Registration will be available at the door

For more information, please call 313.289.8614

Register NOW! 

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ARTICLE: Trying to Sell an Old Book: Book Reprint No No’s by Irene Watson @bloggingauthors #mwn

Expert Author Irene Watson

Books have a short shelf-life. Most bookstores will only keep a book on the shelf for a few months; if it doesn’t sell well by then, they send it back to the publisher. With a million-plus new titles being printed every year, it’s hard to make a book competitive.

That said, giving up after three or six months on trying to promote a book can be a big mistake. Your book’s life has only just begun at that point. It takes time for people to read a book and begin to spread the word about it. Many a book has not sold well its first year, but then suddenly, it becomes extremely popular, so don’t give up on a book’s promotion just because it’s a few years old. Promoting an older book may turn out to be rewarding, provided you do it honestly. Here are some mistakes to avoid in trying to get new readers for your older title.

Copyright Date:One mistake authors make in trying to promote an old book is to give it a new copyright date. For example, if a book were first printed in 2004, an author might reprint it with a 2012 copyright date to pretend it is a new book. It is dishonest to pretend a book is new when it is not. Instead, the copyright should remain the same and it should be listed as a second (or later) printing in the current year. Honesty is always the best policy, and if a reviewer or book contest catches you passing off an old book as new, it could ruin your reputation and chances of them giving attention to your future books.

Second Edition vs. Second Printing:While changing the copyright date is a mistake authors should know better than to make, a lot of people are confused by the terms “second edition” and “second printing.” A second printing is when your first printing runs out and you reprint the book without making any significant changes to it. (Insignificant changes such as fixing a few typos are acceptable.) By contrast, a second edition implies that the book has new material. Most novels will only be second printings unless the author makes severe changes to the plot, which usually isn’t a good idea anyway. Better to write a new novel than to try improving one that wasn’t very good and didn’t sell in the first place. Non-fiction books, by comparison, frequently do and should come out with second and third editions because they are updated as new information becomes current. “Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide” comes out with a new edition every year, and people frequently will update by buying the new edition because their 2009 edition doesn’t list the hundreds of movies that were added for the 2012 edition. Similarly, “Writer’s Market” has a new issue every year to update lists of publishers for authors seeking publication. In the case of new editions, the cover should clearly state something such as “2012 edition” or “Revised and Expanded Second Edition” and additional taglines might include, “over three hundred new movie entries added” or “New Material: John Smith’s 30 Days to a Slimmer You Program.”

Finally, for book collectors (if you should be so lucky as to write a book that becomes collectible) a lot of confusion results when second editions and second printings are not noted on copyright pages yet printed books have small differences, leaving people asking which is the first and which the second printing.

New Titles:Nothing will make your loyal readers angrier than for you to reprint your book under a new title without any indication it’s a reprint. In my opinion, you should never change your book’s title. Spend considerable time deciding on a title and making sure you truly have the right one, and then stick with it forever.

Authors may think they will attract new readers by changing the title. For example, an author might decide his book “My Journey to Jupiter” didn’t sell because people thought the title was boring, but he thinks they’ll buy it if it’s republished under a more enticing title like “How I Met My Hot Alien Wife.” Yes, the second title might grab more people’s attention, and as a result, the author might sell more books, but what about the loyal fans who see that book title listed and think it’s a new book? They buy the book only to begin reading and realize they were tricked-they’ve read the book already. And even the people who bought “How I Met My Hot Alien Wife,” if they like the book, are likely to go looking for the author’s other books and could end up buying “My Journey to Jupiter” and equally become disgruntled.

If you are going to change a book’s title, make sure you destroy all unsold copies of the first version; recall them from the stores and remove all listings for sale online so no one can buy the old version. And be honest with your readers by printing on the new cover “Originally published as _____________.” Agatha Christie’s publishers often reprinted her books under new titles. Her British publishers had chosen a title, but her American publishers, thinking the British title might not appeal to the American reading public, would reissue the book under a new title. Most of the time, Christie’s publishers were good about statements such as: “The Boomerang Clue” (originally titled “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?”) In this case, the author/publisher is being honest, but even so, Christie’s readers have frequently been confused in trying to keep track of which of her books they did or didn’t read-that she wrote about 100 books makes the task more difficult.

New Cover Image:Changing the cover image is perfectly acceptable for a second edition. There’s nothing wrong with giving a book a new look as long as the title remains the same so there’s no confusion about it.

I’ve seen some debates by authors and publishers about releasing a new book with two different book cover images to see whether one image will sell better than another. I don’t think there’s anything morally wrong about such a strategy, but it seems like a waste of time and energy to me since you have to pay for two pieces of art work and two separate printings. This strategy might work if you’re doing print-on-demand, but if you’re doing offset print runs, you could end up with a stack of books that don’t sell, and you’ll have to keep track of which bookstores and distributors get which copies. Too much confusion in my opinion, and yes, occasionally you’ll have a reader not discerning enough that he’ll buy both copies, not realizing it’s the same book. Better to pick one cover and stick with it, and then when you come out with a second edition in a few years, you can change the cover, or save it for a big event like the book’s 25th anniversary edition.

In conclusion, there’s nothing wrong with trying to promote an old book. Just be honest with readers, book reviewers, and others that it’s not a new book. If a book is truly good, readers won’t care when it was first published, but they will care if they pay for something they think is new, only to discover they’ve already paid for it in the past.

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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Free Books Available for a limited time by Detroit Author, DK Gaston via @amazonkindle #mwn #motownlit #mich

FREE KINDLE E-BOOK ALERT: Darkest Hours by D. K. Gaston

Darkest Hours by D. K. Gaston
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To get his mind off his recent divorce, Detroit private investigator Joe Hooks takes what he thinks will be an easy job. He is to pick up a package from billionaire Montgomery Webb, an eccentric businessman. But Joe finds more than he bargains for when he discovers the billionaire tied to a chair, moments away from taking his last breath. Webb’s bizarre final words are, “Little doll lost.”

Joe enlists Kool-Aid, his ex-partner and best friend to aid him in finding out why the package is so important. The two friends are soon thrust into a situation that is quickly spiraling out of control. Pursuing the PI’s are cold-blooded killers, a government agency, and a mysterious Washington attorney known only as Shaw.

Joe becomes aware that the package could literally change the world, but has this discovery come too late?

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The Promise by D. K. Gaston
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Without regret, homicide detective Sergeant Roman Stefan has crossed the line more than once. When Stefan’s ailing father, a hero to the community, asks his son to stop his corrupt ways, Stefan reluctantly says yes. Assigned to a new case, he must come to grips with his very nature and take on the broken justice system he was once a part of. Each step takes him down a shaky path that forces him to struggle with his inner demons and the promise he made to his father.

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Want More Book Sales? Leverage through @23Exchange | Book Covers, Digital Marketing Services & more #motownlit #mwn

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How To Create, Publish, and Sell Ebooks 2012 Workshop $ March 22 4pm #mwn

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Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00 PM

Detroit TechTown

440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI (edit map)

Price: $40.00/per person

Refund policy

E-Books ARE The Wave of The Future! Are You Ready For the Digital Revolution? In 2012, you can take your literary project to Web2.0 and explode your platform to a new level. EBooks (Electronic books) are selling more than paperbacks and you need to get your book on the World Wide Web in digital format. It’s not just about changing your paperback to a digital format, but understand how to get your work in front of the eyes that you want to read your work takes just as much work. Are you ready for 2012? Would you like a different way of selling your books?

Learn How to Create, Publish & Market Your Ebooks! Limited Seating | Vending & Sponsorship available

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For more information, please call, 313.289.8614 or email motownwriters@yahoo.com.

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This event is hosted by Motown Writers Network. Your source to every literary Michigan. http://MotownWriters.com What you always wanted to know about Ebooks but didn’t know what to ask… In this workshop you will discover how to create, publish and sell ebooks on the Internet. (Even some offline tips as well) Master the possibilities of making disposable income without leaving your home! Facilitator: Sylvia Hubbard (www.sylviahubbard.com) Founder of Motown Writers Network and The African American Electronic Literary Network, Ms. Hubbard has worked tirelessly in the Michigan Literary Community to educate and connect writers and readers for almost over 10 years. She’s produced over 10 e-books with more to come in the upcoming year. Related Sites: http://www.MotownWriters.com http://www.AAELN.com http://www.internetmarketingforwriters.blogspot.com

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All Registrants will receive a resource download.

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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
Rating: 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star
(5.00 based on 2 reviews)

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.

Available e-book reading formats

Format Full Book
Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser) View
Online Reading (JavaScript, experimental, buggy) View
Kindle (.mobi for Kindle devices and Kindle apps) Download
Epub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others) Download
PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing) Download
LRF (Use only for older model Sony Readers that don’t support .epub) Download
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices) Download
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Article: Will Writing A Book Make You Rich? by Lisa Schultz

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It is wise not to expect to become rich from writing and publishing a book. If you dream of millions of dollars flowing into your bank account as a result of publishing your book from the book itself, think again. It can happen, but it is rare.

However, as a result of being a published author, you can make money in other ways that can be very lucrative. The book establishes your credibility and expertise, which then can be leveraged into other products and income streams.

Let’s assume your book is now a reality and in print. Let’s also assume you have a website focused on the book or its message.

Now you can set up a variety of opportunities around your book establishing a platform to build wealth.
Here are some ideas of how to you can leverage your book into income opportunities:

1. You can develop a signature talk about your book and begin seeking speaking engagements. At first you may not be paid to speak but be sure to obtain permission to sell your books at the back of the room or at the end of the presentation. You can also speak on the radio or be interviewed and verbally direct listeners to your website to purchase your book.

2. Develop a tele-seminar or webinar series about your book or spin offs related to your book. Initially that event may be free but be sure to have a back-end irresistible offer built into the presentation.

3. Offer consulting or coaching services. You may want to consider offering a complementary initial 30 minute session with the opportunity to continue for a fee.

4. You can develop a workshop based on your book and charge admission.

5. You can also create a membership site, mastermind group or inner circle for fans and followers.

6. It is wise to build a strong social media presence around your book with a well-designed fan page. From this page or profile, you can direct your viewers to take action by enrolling in offers and programs you design.

7. Implement a list gathering method to build a list and contact that list with offers of a bonus or other promotions of your choice. Provide updates, newsletters, gifts, specials, and other creative ideas to keep in contact with your fans.

8. Find joint venture partnerships for collaboration and cross promotion. This relationship can be a win-win for both parties with increased exposure of each others books or services. You may have a similar target audience as your partners so that each can build exposure and their own lists by sharing an offer to entice some sort of call to action for the prospective reader or purchaser.

9. Create a solid brand around your book to take every where you go and place this branding on everything you do. This will help the overall image of your book and yourself to attract opportunities and give yourself a professional appearance.

10. Go out and network and be visible. Use your book as a business card and see what doors open to you. Books provide credibility that will change the way people view you. There is an unlimited number of ways to maximize the full potential of what a book can do for your life. Explore and enjoy the journey!

And if you would like to know more about self-publishing process, visit http://www.selfpublishingexperts.com Get free instant access to tips, a free book visualization and more. You’ll find that the writing process can be simplified and even easy with guidelines and sequential steps to follow. Lisa Shultz is a self-publishing specialist and loves to help others bring their books to life.

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[video] Online Book, eBook, Online Audio Book, Publish #mwn via @kaiology

Kai Mann

http://kai-mann.com

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