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Downriver Book Fair Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am – 6pm @ Lincoln Park H.S. – Main Library & Hallway #michiganwriters #motownwriters

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Hands of the City” presents the 2nd Annual Downriver Book Fair.

With our “Christmas Shopping” theme for 2018. A diverse selection of books & crafts for everyone.

Event Date/Time:

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am – 6pm


Lincoln Park H.S. – Main Library & Hallway

1701 Champaign, Lincoln Park, MI.

Adults: $2

16/under: $1

Family rate: $4

(2 adults & up to 5 kids)

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Hands of the City is a group of Lincoln Park volunteers. We do not make money off the event. Proceeds benefit the Library of the Lincoln Park school district.

For more information, go to https://downriverbf.webs.com/

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APR13 #DreamingDirtyInMichigan 2019 | Readers Register Now & Get Your Books In Advance! #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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Eden Rose and Virginia Johnson are bringing Dreaming Dirty to Michigan. This event is an opportunity for readers to meet their favorite authors, interact with others and find their new favorites!


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BOOK LAUNCH AND AUTHOR VISIT @detroitlibrary @Redford21200 Dec9th w/@oneitadetroit #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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Former Detroit Free Press O Street columnist Oneita Jackson launches the complete edition of her acclaimed nonfiction satirical book: Nappy-Headed Negro Syndrome.

International best selling novelist Dave Eggers (The Circle, A Heart-Breaking Work of Staggering Genius) says the book about identity, judgement, and assumptions-unconscious bias-type stuff— is “damned funny, scalpel-sharp, and moves like a rocket.”

With her over-the-top personality and unique vision of humanity, Oneita approaches controversial topics deftly.

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Sun, December 9, 2018

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

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Detroit Public Library Redford Branch

21200 Grand River

Detroit, MI 48219

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Library of Congress to Provide Hundreds of Free Historic Films Online Through National Screening Room @katerbland

Almost 300 videos are already available online, and the resource will add new offerings on a monthly basis.

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#MotownWriters Need You To Vote SYLVIA HUBBARD for Detroit’s Literary Social Media Influencer! Vote Every day! Thanks in Advance!

Yes, you can vote as many times as YOU want!
And I need you to VOTE AGAIN!
Show everyone, WE WANT TO SUPPORT (VOTE) A DETROIT LITERACY SOCIAL INFLUENCER! (You don’t need to be in Detroit to support either. xoxo)
Friends, readers, followers, please VOTE (every day if you can)
You’ve done it once, now solidify the position and help me (Sylvia Hubbard) become Michigan Chronicle’s 313 Best in Black Detroit Literacy Social Influencer!
Once you vote, please share this!
Help me! Help you! Help grow literacy recognition in our great City of Detroit! Thank you in advance!
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Set Your Priorities And Write Your Book by NANCY L. ERICKSON via #bookbaby Are you ready to have something to show for 2019? #motownwriters #michiganwriters


You have the time to do the things you want to do if you make those things a priority. Make writing a priority and write your book.

As a nonfiction book coach, I get to show people how to write a book. I have written books, developed curricula, published other people’s books, and taught university classes. There hasn’t been a part of my life that didn’t include writing. It’s always been easy for me just to let go and write no matter how I’m feeling.

My journal has been a part of my life as a child and to this very day. Of course, it’s not the same journal I used a child, but the practice of letting go and writing through every pain, tear, joy, and fear is one key to my emotional well-being and a daily sense of peace.

So when I meet prospective writers who don’t think they have a story to tell or are unsure of how to write a book, I ask them, “What’s the most difficult thing you’ve been through?” Immediately, their faces soften. Everyone has gone through something and has a story that could change lives, save lives, or transform society. But sometimes, we need a little help to get it out of us and onto paper.

Are you ready to have something to show for 2019?

Read more http://blog.bookbaby.com/2018/10/set-priorities-and-write-your-book/

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Watch “Why Comparison Kills Your Joy As A Writer || BEST SELF-PUBLISHING ADVICE TIP #1” on YouTube

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Video is King When Marketing as an Author via #indiesunlimited

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It’s a fact that people engage with video almost three times longer than a static post or ad. That’s your first indication that video is your way forward. The other is that video can pack a visual punch a meme or gif just can’t accomplish. Consider an author reading passages from his or her book and the tension that accompanies it by standing in front of a group of people. If you’re lucky, you’ve filled the seats. If not, that anxious feeling could ruin your night. That’s stressful. Video readings, on the other hand, are completely stress-free. Do it from the comfort of your favourite chair. I was actually kind of nervous even to sit in front of the camera the first time, but with now over 20 videos behind me, the pace and comfort level at which I’m doing these video readings has increased ten-fold.

And, whereas in-person readings can go long, video readings should last no more than three minutes. You don’t want to give too much away, and this is more in-step with today’s short attention spans.


read more https://www.indiesunlimited.com/2018/10/30/video-is-king-when-marketing-as-an-author/

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Watch “Episode #95: How to Overcome Shiny New Idea Syndrome & Find Writing Focus” on YouTube

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BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS w/@SylviaHubbard1 Workshop Dec17th 10am $$ RSVP now!


“A blog is created every three seconds,” according to Google in 2006. That number has nearly quadrupled today.

“E-marketer.com estimates that in 2012, 96.6 million internet users in the US read a blog at least once a month.”

In 2016, e-Marketer estimates the number to increase to 128.2M or 58% of all US internet users.

Knowing what a blog is and how to set up your platform will give you the advantage with these readers who could quite possibly become your consumers!

With the success of blogging do you really understand what it takes to have a successful blog?

Would you want to learn how to generate traffic? Get return traffic? Make money from your blog? See product and services?

RSVP & $: https://blogging4businessylviahubbard.eventbrite.com

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NOV 17 Members Only Event – November Write In by Michigan Sisters in Crime (@mi_sinc)


There will be a members-only write-in on Saturday, November 17.

Please join us for a chance to network and a fun writing session!


Sat, November 17, 2018

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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Brighton District Library

100 Library Drive

Brighton, MI 48116

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Your Author Website Must Have…


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For everything you’re told you have to do as an independent author publishing and promoting a book, I’d argue there are only two absolute, universal musts: you must get a professional edit and you must have your own author website.

Whether you’re building your author platform, hosting a blog, interacting with readers, or providing a behind-the-scenes look at your creative process, you need a home on the web — a hub for your online marketing activity. Over the last 10 years, I’ll bet there has not been a single successful author who didn’t have a great author website.

It’s a given that your site should be clean and easy to navigate, and it should contain a few other key elements. Four things your author website must have include:

read more http://blog.bookbaby.com/2018/09/your-author-website-must-have

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Fearless Faith Virtual Book Launch – Get Access via @askdrmissy #motownwriters #michiganwriters

PO Box 412
45601 S Interstate 94 Service Drive
Belleville MI 48111
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.@DetroitPublicLibrary Author Series: Dennis Archer #michiganwriters #motownwriters Sunday December 16, 2018

DPL Author Series: Dennis Archer

Sunday December 16th, 2018


Detroit Public Library Main: Stanton Friends Auditorium (underground)

A celebrated attorney, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, two-term Mayor of Detroit, President of the American Bar Association, will discuss his autobiography, Let the Future Begin.

Interview with Dennis Archer:


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How Authors Can Become Part of the News Cycle

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If you want to become part of the news cycle, you need to have something newsworthy happening. You also need to be proactive in positioning yourself and be able to tell your story.

Media contacts are inundated with books and pitches each day. This is true not only for new and upcoming books but also for backlist titles that may receive a boost from something happening in the news or some fresh angle. So how can you get your book and your message to stand out from the crowd? How can you become part of the news cycle and what can you do right now to penetrate the noise? Here are some suggestions:

read more http://blog.bookbaby.com/2018/09/how-authors-can-become-part-of-the-news-cycle/

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