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Breakthrough Insecurity as a Writer #motownwriters

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Word of the Day: Persnickety #motownwriters

Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Scottish English

Overly concerned with minor details


Finicky or very particular


Requiring very precise or careful attention

Examples of Persnickety in a sentence

“He considered himself a foodie and was very persnickety about the restaurants he patronized.”

“Her persnickety ways often kept her from meeting deadlines.”

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Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Establishing Their Own Imprint #motownwriters

Today’s guest post is an excerpt from Register Your Book: The Essential Guide to ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright, and LCCNs by consultant David Wogahn (@wogahn).

Since 2012, the year I began working exclusively with self-publishers, I’ve helped more than 100 authors create self-publishing imprints. Some of these were formed as corporations and LLCs, but most were in name only. The common thread between all of them—one of the earliest decisions made—was to choose a name under which to buy an ISBN, short for International Standard Book Number, a unique number assigned to every published book.

Early in the ebook revolution Amazon declared ebooks did not need an ISBN. Much to the consternation of Bowker (the official U.S. issuer of ISBNs), and the publishing industry itself, ebook self-publishing platforms had no choice but to follow Amazon’s lead. Even Apple, which launched iBooks by requiring an ISBN for ebooks, was forced to abandon its position.

“Who cares?” many self-publishers declared as they forged ahead. Bowker did not or does not adequately explain the value of assigning one, so what’s the point?

I can’t argue with them.

But like the other technology-fueled revolutions of the past 30 years, self-publishing is becoming more sophisticated. I’ve been thinking about what value an imprint (and ISBN ownership) provides the author/publisher, and what the consequences are for using, or not using, an imprint.

I know this may seem like minutia to new writers. But I’ve learned that these early decisions can and do have a long-term impact with little or no chance for fixing or correcting, short of re-publishing.

Is a lack of planning or investment fatal? Of course not. But it is much easier if you understand those implications early so you can make an informed decision. Consider the following.

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The Leadership Experience Tour is coming #shawnfair #afairmoment wsg @SylviaHubbard1 #motownmoxiemom #planprayparent Oct8th Metro #Detroit

The Leadership Experience Tour is coming on October 8, 2019, 9am-1pm at the Gorgeous Emagine Theater in Novi, Michigan. It is the Personal, Professional and Leadership Training Development Event of the Year.


Secure your PLUSH SEAT in the LARGEST THEATER in Michigan at EMAGINE NOVI today. Click on the link below and SECURE YOUR SEATS NOW! http://dld.bz/hB4zf


Mompreneur, Sylvia Hubbard is one of the chosen 12 at The Leadership Experience Tour on October 8th at Emagine Theater #afairmoment #planprayparent – https://wp.me/p8Zp8-nI2

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Raising children alone while running a business can be daunting, intimidating and exhausting, but Sylvia Hubbard couldn’t afford to wait until conditions were perfect. She inspires and instructs other single mothers how to become successful Mompreneurs with the three P’s: Planning, Praying and Parenting.

I really hope you guys join me for a great night of inspiration in Metro Detroit. Get your tickets early before it’s all sold out.

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Detroit’s Affordable Editor via @AuthorCKBrooke #motownwriters #ad

C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.


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Source Booksellers New Featured Books & Events through 8/20/19 #bookstore #indiebooks #independentbookstore #detroit #literary #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters #books #michigan

Featured NEW Releases
(Top row) For Young Readers
1.Hooray for Women: More Than 70 Inspirational and Amazing Women by Marcia Williams
2.Grandaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Boxby Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein, Illustrated by James E. Ransome
3.Lithium: A Doctor, A Drung, and A Breakthrough by Walter A. Brown
4.Tyaja Uses The Think Test: A Story About the Power of Words by Linda Ryden, Illustrated by Sherry Malone
5.Know-It-All Society: Truth and Arrogance In Political Culture by Michael Patrick Lynch
(Bottom row) New Paperback Releases
6.Prison Letters by Nelson Mandela
7.Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Womenby Anne Boyd Rioux
8.Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson
New HIGHLY Anticipated Releases!
1.An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States
2.How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
In support of African World Festival this weekend at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, we’re featuring these books:
1.Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry & Vashti Harrison (For Young Readers)
2.Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraquib
3.Detroit Black by Herb Boyd
4.100 Amazing Facts About the Negro by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
5.Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History if Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
6.Food From Across Africa by Duval Timothy, Jacob Fodio Todd and Folayemi Brown
The new Riverwise Magazine is out!
We celebrate the life and literary legacy of Toni Morrison, who passed away last week, with a collection of her books.
Source Booksellers on the Air!
On August 6th the ladies of Source Booksellers, Janet Webster Jones & Alyson Jones Turner were featured on WDET’s Culture Shift,discussing three “Must Read” books: Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Underland by Robert MacFarlane, and Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark. Listen to the interview here.
And, listen to Detroit Book Review Episode 2 July 2019 on Detroit Book Review in Podcasts
Happening This Weekend!
8/17, 10a
Mind, Body, Spirit Class – Tai Chi w/Vernice
Coming UP!
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Mind, Body, Spirit Class
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North Cass Neighborhood Summer Sidewalk Sale!
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Mind, Body, Spirit Class – Belly Dancing w/Tene
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We have new
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Th.-Sat. 11a-9p
Visit our website for book and event details.
Come in for your copy of the New York Times Sunday Edition!
Call us to reserve your copy at (313) 832-1155 or email to sourcebooksellers@gmail.com.
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How to Waste Money When Self-Publishing a Book #motownwriters

by Nate Hoffelder Self-publishing a book can get quite expensive. A good cover designer can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, and the editorial costs can set you back even more. While there are many important expenses, there are also many ways to spend money and get nothing useful in return. For example, take the

read more https://annerallen.com/2019/07/self-publishing-money-wasters/

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Author of The Marsh King’s Daughter, @KarenDionne, upcoming booksigning| #michiganreaders #motownwriters #michlit

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There are a cluster of events in the U.P. in late May/early June, another cluster near Traverse City in June, and one more Michigan event at local libraries in September.


The author is really looking forward to all of these – The Marsh King’s Daughter is being read all over the world (!!!), but Michigan readers connect with the story on a deeper level because they bring their own experiences and love of the state to the book.

Grab your copy of The Marsh King’s Daughter now

See Michigan events below

September 18 – Shelby Township, Michigan – 7:00 PM – Shelby Township Library – talk and signing

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Next month promotions ideas to help #MotownWriters authors

Everyone needs a little help. Get your net month promo together.

Hashtag #MotownWriters #michlit #MichiganReaders in your promo or tag @sylviahubbard1 on Instagram or Twitter so we can share!


Library Card Sign Up Month

Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month

4 – Newspaper Carrier Day

6 – Read a Book Day

8 – International Literacy Day

22 – Hobbit Day

22 – Dear Diary Day

22-28 – Banned Books Week

25 – National Comic Book Day


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21st Century Marketing For Authors (paperback only) $5 #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit Grab your copy now!

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The best guide you’ll have in understanding & navigating book marketing in the 21st Century

Available only to order as a paperback


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  • Marketing – Learn Effective tips & tricks needed to navigate and sell books
  • Promoting – Promotional Materials, Analytics, and offline promotion strategies
  • Social Media – What & How to do? Which one do I do? When do I do it?

Bonus: Offline Book Selling Techniques | Press Release Techniques | Marketing Checklist | Resources & Links to Reviews, Bookstore, Libraries, Book Bloggers, AA Bookclubs, Book Review

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Grab your #Michigan Author Starter Book today $20 Everything you need to start your writing publishing and marketing journey, but was afraid to ask #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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  • Six Month Writing Plan
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#Detroit’s Trinity International Film Festival AUGUST 14-18, 2019 @MMarshalle @TrinityInterna4 #dettrinity #filmfestival

Detroit’s Trinity International Film Festival (#trinity13)

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Downtown YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre


DETROIT, Michigan 48226


AUGUST 14-18, 2019



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

VIP Reception

Alumni Night

Opening Night Film(s)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Midday Movies

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies

Friday, August 16, 2019 (2 Locations)

YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Midday Movies

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies

Saturday, August 17, 2019 (1 Location)

YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Midday Movies

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Evening Movies


Sunday, August 18, 2019 (1 Location)

YMCA Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Midday Movies

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trinity Film Honors

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Word of the Day: Apotheosis #motownwriters

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Ancient Greek

The best point in something’s development


A perfect example


The act of raising someone to a divine level

Examples of Apotheosis in a sentence

“Her work with lab rats is the apotheosis of cancer research in the scientific community.”

“He is the apotheosis of kindness, treating everyone with dignity and respect.”

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