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A-Z Guide: How both my books reached #1 on Amazon @Nicholas_Rossis

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Pearseus, Rise of the Prince (book 2 in the series) book coverA-Z Guide: How both my books reached #1 on Amazon.

via A-Z Guide: How both my books reached #1 on Amazon.

 

This was an amazing article I read in my research hour on Nicolas Rossis’ website that I must share with you!

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Social Media Training& Instruction w/@Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Strategist #mwn various dates

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Social Media Training and Instruction with Pam Perry, PR...

 

Event Details

 

You will get PERSONALIZED Social Media training and instruction in the privacy of YOUR own home/office. During three one-hour classes  where you will learn:

  • How to Brand Your Business, Book or Ministry Online
  • How to Create an Online Following that Creates Buzz
  • Which Social Media Channels YOU should use
  • How to Find & Build your “TRIBE” and Create Customer Evangelists
  • How to Get on the First Page of Google
  • What are Keywords and How Use them
  • How to create a video fast and free and upload to Youtube
  • How to set up a blog and frequently update it easily
  • Social Media Power Tools & Techniques ongoing success

You will learn to be proficient using Social Networking sites like LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook as well as email marketing and blogs.

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  People will be talking about your business online. Should you ignore what they say, or join the conversation? In these three (1 hour) PRIVATE online screen-sharingsessions, Pam Perry will show you the most effective strategies for engaging your prospects, customers, and even your detractors online using social media.

You will get a recording of the session and a ebook so you can over it after the training.

 

Listen, if you can turn on a computer, this training can easily teach you the rest!

Save Your Exclusive Spot To Get the Most from Your Social Networking!

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After you pay, you will receive an email within 24 hours where we will work out the schedule of the three (3) one hour sessions at your conveniece. You just need a computer to “screen share.”

I’ll be YOUR Coach and walk you thru every step until you “get it.”

- Pam Perry (www.pamperrypr.com)

 

 

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Have questions about Social Media Training and Instruction with Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Strategist? Contact Pam Perry PR

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Pam Perry PR

 

Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc., founded in 2000, is an online branding and social media agency that provides services for best-selling authors, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs. For more information, http://www.ministrymarketingsolutions.com.

- About Pam Perry -

Pam Perry, who won a national contest as the Savviest in the Social Media in 2010, was featured in an article on social media in BlackEnterprise.com and is one Detroit’s top 100 Tweeters. She is a “social media evangelist” determined to convert others into “believers” in blogging, podcasting, tweeting and online branding. Her hub online is: http://www.PamPerryPR.com. Find out more at Pam Perry Social Media Marketing Maven Sites

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Missed the 2013 Motownlit Conference

If you missed the 2013 Motownlit conference download the resource conference booklet now:

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Indie Author Chat Branding Basics~Samantha Fury

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[PODCAST] Get 2013 ready 4yr BOOK w/advice on Branding, Marketing & HARD WORK frm Nat’l PR Guru @PamPerry #michlit #mwn #motownlit

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Award-winning Social Media Marketing & PR Pro, Radio host, Author, Community Manager, Content Curator, Wife, mother & Branding Superstar! #socialmediaswag
Find out what NOT to do to market your book
How much time & money it takes to market your book
What Authors should look forward to in the new year to better market their book!
Guest Summary: Pam Perry is a “message strategist” and PR Coach working with non profit organizations, churches, entrepreneurs, emerging and best-selling authors.
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“Get Out There” Kit Author via @PamPerry

The Ultimate “Get Out There” Kit For Authors

Pam Perry Presents:
Get Out There Kit: PR 2.0 & Platform Building Bootcamp in a Box

Pam Perry's Author PR 2.0 & Platform Building Bootcamp

Pam Perry is a PR Pro and award-winning PR coach with over 20 years experience in public relations. She created this product to help you cut through the publicity maze, “master the media” and successfully market your message. This “Get Out There” Kit is Pam Perry’s live 4 week Author Bootcamp that has been packaged into an inexpensive home study course which is now available for instant download.

As an Author, You’ll Learn Insider’s Strategies and Secrets, Such As:

 

      • The elements of a strong publicity plan and what makes a book a best-seller * How to create a “killer” media kit that grabs attention and gets results
      • The publicity process and how to master media interviews
      • How to win radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and/or internet media interviews
      • The Internet – key PR hubs, paid advertising and free publicity
      • Print Publications and creative ad strategies that sell books
      • PR Web 2.0 Strategies & the tools of the trade in the literary world
      • How to tap into social media and other new media to build a tribe
      • How to Master Social Media in just minutes a day
      • How to build a powerful platform to build authority, trust and credibility

 

Download This Course Now To Receive:

 

      • 4 mp3 audio lessons (over 4 hours worth of training from Pam Perry)
      • 4 confidential pdf documents consisting of lesson notes, a full list of media & publishing contacts, sample press kits, Checklists, and more!
      • Bonus Sample Speaker Kit
      • Bonus Flow Chart
      • Bonus mp3 audio lesson

 

Listen, if you’re serious about becoming a best-selling author, increasing speaking engagements, or you want to get your message heard without spending thousands on a publicist or hundreds on live coaching, then this is your best (and most affordable) way to quickly get the training and resources you need.

 

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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

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

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Make your next book promotion a huge success by leveraging today’s technology. 23 Exchange can help you build a professional image and sell more books with our proven graphic design and digital marketing services – at prices that won’t break the bank.

Your style is your lifeblood. So, we can help you create a strong brand image that will help you stand out from the other authors. You’ve spent a lot of time writing your book. Let us help you get your “baby” out into the world through social media campaigns.

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  • Ebooks
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Let’s get your book moving! Call us at 734-502-9219 to schedule your FREE consultation.

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ARTICLES: Book Marketing Techniques: Those That Backfire via @bloggingauthors #mwn

Expert Author Irene Watson

Authors need to promote their books, but there’s a right and a wrong way to market, and wanting to sell a book is no excuse for not retaining your manners. No one likes a pushy salesman. Here are some examples of ways I’ve seen authors try to sell their books that have been a total turn-off for me. Authors, make sure you aren’t using these techniques. I’ve listed them in order from what are, in my opinion, least to most annoying.

Lying about Your Book’s Greatness

I’ve seen authors lie about how wonderful their books are in several ways.

    1. Having non-credible book endorsements, both on their websites and books’ back covers. By non-credible, I mean having an endorsement signed by “A.K. in Hawaii” or “A Teacher in San Diego.” If these people don’t want to give their names, they probably don’t support your book enough to want to stand by their comments, and they aren’t going to convince me that your book is worth reading. At the very least, you want full names, and a blurb from Tom Smith isn’t going to mean much to me anyway, unless you’ve written a book about healthcare and he’s Dr. Tom Smith from the Cancer Treatment Center of Miami, or something along those lines. If you can’t get experts on your book’s topic or celebrities or other authors to endorse your book, you’re better off just not including any testimonials so it doesn’t look like false promotion.
  1. False testimonials. Yes, I’ve seen false testimonials and heard authors tell me about them. “A.K. in Hawaii” might be the author’s next door neighbor, a real person who really read the book, but he might just as well be someone the author made up. I know of one author who had a comment page on his website, and about once a week, he would post a comment under a false name raving about his book to try to convince his website visitors how popular and wonderful his book was. The sad thing is that this author’s book truly was terrible, full of grammar mistakes and typos and badly printed, so anyone who read the book knew those comments had to be lies or written by completely crazy people.

Showing Off Your Big Ego

Too many authors try to promote themselves in ridiculous ways by writing on their websites how their book is a “must read” and contains the answer to all the reader’s problems. If you have to tell readers that, they aren’t going to believe you. Go find some legitimate testimonials from reliable people who will say those things about your book. You are not qualified to judge your own book because you have a vested interest in it.

The worst example of authors showing their egos that I’ve seen is when they post book reviews for themselves on Amazon and other online bookstores, and of course, they give their books five stars and brag about how great their books are. When I see an author give himself a five-star review, I realize the author is clueless about what is legitimate as a review; he hasn’t done his homework about the publishing industry, and he is trying to use trickery to sell his book. Not only will I not buy the book, but if there’s an option to vote on the review, I will always vote that it was not helpful.

Being In Your Face and Violating Personal Space

No one likes to have his or her personal space violated. However, not everyone has yet learned that the Internet also contains personal space for people. It’s one thing to have your book for sale on your website, at online bookstores, to promote it at websites for book promotion, or to buy Internet ads. It’s another thing to invade other online users’ personal space.

Here are some book marketing efforts I’ve experienced online that have been a total turn-off for me.

    1. Repetitive and Unwanted Emails. I’ve had this happen more times than I can count. Somehow an author finds my email address and adds it to his email list and I start hearing from him every couple of days about all his book events and why I should buy his book. Even if I want to be on the person’s email list, sending me an email every couple of days is irritating. An email once a month or even once a week isn’t that bad, but I have other things to do than read about your book events on the East Coast when I live in Texas, and I am not going to hop on a plane to attend your book signing, especially if I’ve already read your book and had it signed. And if you’ve added me to your email list without my permission, well, technically, that’s illegal.
    1. Sending Friend Requests at Social Media Sites Solely to Promote Your Book. If people are interested in your book, they will request to be your friend at a social media site. Instead of spam friend requests, take out a Facebook ad that will be targeted toward the people most likely to read your book. It might cost you a little more money, but it will save you time online and provide you with far better results.
    1. Posting Book Covers on Other People’s Walls. My “Wall” is not the place to promote your book. My friends are not posting on my Wall so they can find out about your book. Get off my Wall!
    1. Messaging. No one likes junk mail, so don’t send me a message about how great your book is and how I can buy it. I only want messages from my real friends.
  1. Chatting. This one I especially find irritating. One day I was on Facebook, and an author, whom I didn’t know and who had already sent me three messages trying to tell me how great his book was and to let me know I could get it on Kindle for just $2.99, sent me a chat message about his book. If I don’t reply to your message, I sure don’t want to chat with you. I politely ignored him and logged off Facebook rather than tell him to quit harassing me. I wasn’t going to engage in an argument with him. But let’s be clear-I’m on Facebook to chat with my real friends. Not to read your book.

Sadly, space violations don’t only happen online. I was once at a book festival where an author made a point of going up to people walking by her booth with a set of headphones and quickly placing them over her victims’ ears before they could object so they could listen to her audio book. When I saw what was going on, I quickly turned down the nearest aisle and avoided that side of the room for the rest of the time I was there. I’ve also stopped to look at books at festivals where authors have said things such as “Why don’t you buy this book?” and “What can I do to get you to buy my book?” You can let me be is what you can do. Tell me about the book if you like, give me a chance to read the back cover, and then I’ll buy or move on. I don’t need a pushy sales pitch.

Have you ever met an author who behaves in these ways? I sure have-too many times. Perhaps you are even one of those authors. Hopefully, now you know better. Let’s face it-guerrilla book promotion doesn’t work when you act like you have a gorilla’s manners. Connect with your readers, but do it on their terms, without being pushy or rude. Be friendly, be straightforward, but also be willing to take “No” for an answer. When you are polite, you always make a better impression on your potential readers.

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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Authors Find and Engage their Target Market with Social Media

The economy is shaky, customers are more conservative and marketing budgets have shrunk. What’s a  entrepreneur to do?

Well let’s begin by looking at the definition of an entrepreneur. “Entrepreneurs use personal initiative, and engage in calculated risk-taking, to create new business ventures by raising resources to apply innovative new ideas that solve problems, meet challenges, or satisfy the needs of a clearly defined market.” (Entrepreneurship: Creating a Venture by Lily Kretchman et al. Toronto: Wiley, 1991.) In this definition the answer is clear. Entrepreneurs no matter what the economic outlook take calculated risks, create new business ventures and solve problems.

This is why Social Media Made Easy works to give entrepreneurs the edge. Entrepreneurs have and will always be the creators of the innovative businesses ventures that will change the landscape of communities, cities and the world. So who needs on-line marketing/social media? The answer is authors, speakers, personal trainers, holistic health practitioners, coaches, self-improvement teachers, real estate agents, MLM professionals and all the other problem solvers. Finding and engaging your target market has never been easier and the best part is that access is essentially FREE.

Join Social Media Made Easy at Mobile Media Mysteries Uncovered 2/9/12 @ 6pm at WCCCD Eastern Campus.

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MichLit Update, News for Jan 3, 2012 | add yrs in comments #mwn

MWN Upcoming Workshops

 

Sylvia Hubbard
Author, Blogger and Founder of Motown Writers Network & The African American Electronic Literary Network
Author of Romance & Suspense and Internet Marketing for Writers & Business
See all My books in paperbacks, ebooks and more! CLICK HERE
Coming Soon: Tanner’s Devil www.redrosepublishing.com

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How to market your book online- the easiest book marketing tip ever

 

 

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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.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Lisa_Shultz

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Social Media for Authors: What I really want to say is…

Writers are master story tellers. We take lessons and experiences; add characters, plots, antagonists and protagonists to the mix to produce products for customers all over the world to buy. But why does social media appear to be so problematic among authors?

The quick answer to this million dollar question is; just like a writer sends their transcript to an editor to check it for grammatical errors and make sure the story flows, they should also consult a social media strategist to help them develop an on-line communication plan (a script) that works for them.

After the social media plan has been established, character disassociation or roleplaying is an excellent tool for authors as they move into their role as best-selling author. Once you establish you are an award winning or best-selling author, you can determine what you really want to say to the world.  

Register today for the Upgrade Business Boot Camp November 14-16 from 6p – 9p

Coach Versandra Kennebrew

The first day of the boot camp is free to the first 10 authors to register on-line.  Get to know a social media coach and technology consultant that cares about you and your literary projects. 

http://www.upgradebusinessbootcamp.com/

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