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Call for NE Storytellers by KAN BOOKS #michlit #motownwriters


Call for NE Storytellersby kanbooksDon’t miss your chance to nominate or become a Historic North End Storyteller! 
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Grab the Motown Writers Author Content Calendar for the upcoming month and get signed up for a new one every month!

Through out the year one of the complaints by members is they never know what to post.

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Pitch Literary Agents: Michigan Writing Workshop on February 4-5

Happy New Year! Brian Klems here, co-coordinator of Writing Day Workshops. If you are getting this, you’ve attended a Michigan Writing Workshop in the past, or inquired about it — thank you! We hope everyone is safe and doing OK in these trying times.

As many of you have probably heard, we’re again hosting all our spring and summer 2022 events online, including our Michigan Writing Workshop, which takes place on February 4-5.

This is just a quick touch base to tell you about the event.

To register: If you want to sign up for any of the online writers conferences, all you have to do is email me back and let me know. That’s it. At that point, I will reach out in a new email and send you registration & payment info.

REASONS TO ATTEND AN ONLINE
WRITERS CONFERENCE:

1. Easy way to advance your career and stay safe.

No further explanation needed. Stay safe during COVID times! You get classes and critiques and agent pitches — it’s all online and easy and smooth. We have done about 30 online writers conferences in 2021 and 2022, and they have gotten excellent feedback.

2. All the day’s classes are recorded, so you will get all of these recorded classes (and more *bonus* pre-recorded classes) emailed to you after the event for further viewing — i.e., you do not have to watch the classes live if you don’t want to!

Now, with an online event, you get access to all the day’s recorded classes after the weekend and can watch them as much as you want for up to 6 months. This is very cool. We will also throw in at least 10 more free pre-recorded bonus classes on the side as extra elements.

For the Michigan event (February 4-5), we will have 10 classes total. The classes are listed online on the website, and that link will also show you the free bonus classes you will get on the side. Again, do not worry at all if you cannot get to a computer and watch live classes at any of those times. All classes are recorded and sent out to you afterward. All is well. This new format allows us the most security in making sure the classes are all awesome and recorded well. You can ask questions during any session, and our policy is that no question goes unanswered. If you miss a live session and watch the recording afterward, we will still get your question to the teacher after the event for a reply.

3. We have TONS (30+ per event) of new additional literary agents you can pitch!

When some literary agents heard we were now doing online events and they could take pitches via phone or Skype or Zoom, they reached out and wanted to be part of these events. That means we have oodles of new additional literary agents for you to check out, if you like. We have more than 30 agents taking pitches as part of the Michigan a event:

https://michiganwritingworkshop.com/agents-in-attendance/

It is amazing that so many additional literary agents wanted to join these events digitally. Take advantage of this opportunity!

If you sign up, we will explain, in the week prior to the event, how pitches with each individual agent will work. Each agent will have their own individual way they want you to contact them. Many will do Zoom or Skype. We will email out directions on how to contact each agent so you have them all in one, easy-to-access document. Then everyone will get a separate email with all your pitch times.

4. We are still taking sign-ups. Thank you for considering to spread the word.

Attendees don’t have to be local. They can be anywhere. If you mention the event to anyone, please also mention the large group of new agents.

Thanks, all. We are happy to answer questions. Thank you for considering this online weekend conference. Again, to reiterate the new awesome aspects — you will be getting live classes, many pre-recorded bonus pre-recorded speeches, and there are now 30+ attending literary agents (!) to choose from. Thank you for considering the 2022 MICHWW. Our hope is to bring back in-person events next year.

Again, to register: All you have to do is email me back and let me know which conference you’re interested in. That’s it. Then I will reach out in a new email and send you registration & payment info.

Thanks,
Brian Klems
Co-coordinator
Michigan Writing Workshop
https://michiganwritingworkshop.com/

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Grab your copy of From Book to Bestseller: The Savvy Author’s Guide to Book Promotion, Smart Branding, and Long-term Success from Penny Sansevieri @Bookgal #motownwriters

Happy New YearGET YOUR BOOK NOW

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 2022 is gong to be an exciting year filled with awesome new episodes and amazing promotions, so make sure to tune in!  Click the show title to download and listen to an episode right now: Minisode: Your Love/Hate Relationship with Your Content EditorHow a Publisher Can Kill Your SuccessMinisode: Are Covid-focused Books a Good Idea?Creating (and sticking to!) a Book Marketing Plan in the New Year Minisode: Red Flags We Look For and You Should Avoid Don’t miss out – plan to participate, we really want to hear from you! 
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 Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU. She was named one of the top influencers of 2019 by New York Metropolitan Magazine.

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MotownWriters Meetup Notes 2021 – 2022

Notes are listed if the presenters allows. Otherwise you’ll have to contact the presenter for those notes.

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Most Meetup notes in PowerPoint or a pdf. The initial sheet only has a link to August and September. 

October, November and December of 2021 is in the versions you’ll have to select. Upcoming year of 2021 will be also there.

You’ll also get Canva templates to help you promote and our popular book checklist.

If you want for free just put in 0.00, but if you’d like to make a kind donation to help our network strengthen, thank you. We appreciate any and all donations given. 

Some of them demand a charge for a very low fee, but only because there were researched well, with links and to help our literary network.

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Be a Bestseller with @Emmadhesi 📚✍🏿 #writerswednesday

Do you aspire to write your book in 2022?

Then why not sign up for the Be A Bestseller 3.0 – Structure Your Story for Success interview series?

My friend, Emma Dhesi, has brought together 20+ writers, creatives, and educators for this complimentary training series on ways to structure your stories, develop plot twists and manage your projects, rejuvenating both your writing and your energy.

And you can access it all by clicking here: https://emmadhesi.lpages.co/be-a-bestseller-3-0/

Is it possible to write your book in only a few writing sessions a week?

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But is it as easy as some people make it sound?

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And it’s downright impossible if you never get started!

So join this expert panel of writers, coaches and editors on how to pull together wonderful stories and develop characters that sparkle.

Whether it be literary, psychological thriller, epic fantasy, Western romance or anything in between, this series has something for you.

This multi-day event lets you in on strategies and tips, insights and experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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It’s 2022 which can mean new beginnings! Become the author YOU want and need to be! #2022vision #bookpromo #authorassistant

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I wanted to let you know about some of our products and services that can help you get a jump start on your writing, publishing and marketing goals!It doesn’t just have to be at the beginning of the year for you to make a new beginning. It just has to be NOW! RIGHT NOW

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It’s time for January Content Calendar to help you build platform and sell books!

We’re helping our members get eyes on their book and sell their products.

Each Month You Can get A Content Calendar for yourself where you are able to plan out your days specific to your book and genre.

For the beginner to intermediate in trying to create their author platform, or trying to build consistency but need the content.

Every month you can receive the content suggestions needed in order to help you bring in viewers and build your audience and reach.

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Complimentary Webinar: 8 Essential Tasks to Complete Before You Publish Your Book from @NonfictionAssoc

Hi Sylvia, Sylvia,

We are excited to bring you a free webinar covering essential tasks you need to complete before you publish your book. Join us for this live event and bring your questions for Q&A with guest presenter Carla King.

Event Date: January 2, 2022
Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET
Event will last up to 75 minutes
Can’t make the live event? Recordings will be sent to all who register!

Register for the Publishing Webinar

Don’t Forget to Register for the Publishing Master Course!
The Book Publishing Master Course starts January 11th. If you’re planning to publish a book in the coming year, for yourself or for clients, this course will introduce you to publishing industry standards while helping you avoid mistakes many new authors and publishers make. Plus, it’s going to be a lot of fun!

More details are below or you can get more information here

I hope to see many of you there!

Take good care,

Stephanie
CEO, Nonfiction Authors Association

The Nonfiction Authors Association is thrilled to announce the new Book Publishing Master Course and Professional Certification Program, delivered by guest instructor Carla King.

Whether you want to publish your own books or help clients through the publishing process for their books, this course will help you:

  • Understand the paths to publishing: Self-publish on your own, hire a hybrid publisher, work with a small press, use a distribution partner, or get a literary agent and land a traditional book deal.
  • Create realistic book production and launch timelines that make time for editing, cover and interior design, getting book reviews, and pre-launch activities.
  • Publish professionally with industry standard book cover and interior design, front and back matter, headers and footers, tables of contents, and indexes for both print and ebooks.
  • Set up an official publishing business with an LLC and publisher name, a business plan, and a sales and distribution strategy.
  • Avoid legal headaches by learning general guidelines about fair use vs. copyrighted materials, quotes and song lyrics, taxes and permits, trademarks, scams, pen names, libel, slander, and contracts.
  • Register your book: ISBN (Industry Standard Book Number), LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number), PCN (Pre-assigned Control Number), and copyright registration with the US government.
  • Find and work with critique partners, peer reviewers, and beta readers to prove your book’s value, get a head start on editing, and make them a part of your book marketing street team.
  • Choose how to get your book into online and bricks-and-mortar stores with Ingram, Smashwords, Draft2Digital, PublishDrive, and/or by uploading your book directly to Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and other stores.
  • Produce professional books that meet publishing industry standards.
Meet Your Instructor: Carla King

Carla King has been known as “the Self-Publishing Queen” since 2008. That year, she committed to documenting the evolution of independent publishing services, tools, and processes for authors eager to bypass the cumbersome traditional agented book deal. She is the founder of Misadventures Media, which is the home of her Self-Pub Boot Camp online courses, Destination Published author coaching, and the Author Friendly Podcast. She is a multi-book author of memoir and how-to books and, just like you, struggled to find reliable, affordable, and professional publishing solutions.

Carla has spoken at hundreds of events to help writers become authors through the ever changing world of writing and publishing. She has helped authors with blogging, journalism, storytelling on social media platforms, and creating their own professionally published books. Since she self-published her first book in 1994, Carla has turned down multiple offers by agents and traditional publishing companies, including for her Self-Publishing Guide for Independent Authors, which is now in its fifth edition.

A technical writer by trade, Carla started her dream career as a travel writer after living and working in France. Just like you, she sought assistance to learn the craft and business of writing, authorship, and publishing by trial and error. She balances her work as a travel and memoir writer with her publishing work, which keeps her needs as an author at top of mind. She will show you how to avoid the many mistakes author-publishers make and help you publish professionally.

Interested in Becoming a Certified Book Publishing Professional?

Certification is an OPTIONAL add-on to the Book Publishing Master Course.

If you’re a book coach, ghostwriter, editor, designer, virtual or author assistant, or want to build a career in one of these fields, this certification program is for you.

Here’s how it works:

You will take an online quiz following each course module. Once you pass all quizzes with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive the following:

  • A one-year listing in our online directory of Book Publishing Consultants OR our directory of Virtual Assistants for Authors, which will be promoted to our community year-round. We expect your listing will generate more than enough business opportunities to justify the cost of this program. ($297 value for listing)
  • Written interview with you featured in our blog and shared across our social media networks, highlighting the services you offer.
  • Frame-worthy gold foil-accented certificate mailed to US participants. International participants receive a printable version.
  • Exclusive Certified Book Publishing Professional logo, a digital asset you can post on your website and in related marketing collateral. This endorsement from the Nonfiction Authors Association is meant to set a standard in our industry, making you a founding member of this program.
  • Access to an exclusive database of content available only to graduates of this program, including digital templates you can customize with your own logo and use with your clients.
  • Invitation to join our private Facebook group available only to Certified Book Publishing Professionals, providing ongoing support for your business journey.
Course Schedule
This 6-week course begins January 11 and runs through February 15th. Live course sessions are held by Zoom on Tuesdays beginning at 10am PT / 1pm ET and last up to 90-minutes.
Attending this course can help ensure you produce high-quality books that meet and exceed publishing industry standards so you can reach and exceed your goals!
If you’re ready to get serious about publishing, this course is for you.
Authority and VIP members: Visit your member dashboard for a special discount code.
Learn more and register for the Book Publishing Master Course
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Contact Chela for manual membership payment processing or membership renewal (or join here). Chela also manages the Nonfiction Book Awards program and manual registration for the Nonfiction Writers Conference.

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Let’s rock our writing lives in 2022 ✍🏽📝👍🏽 #MotownWriters

Today, I have a bit of a vulnerable question to ask:

Are you happy with your literary life? It’s okay if your answer is no.

Maybe you’re struggling with doubts and fears that whisper that you aren’t good enough to be a writer. Maybe you want to write but you’re struggling to pick up the pen. Maybe you’re dealing with story issues that have you stuck in creative limbo. Maybe you need that publishing resource that will help you get the edge you need. Perhaps there are marketing how-tos you need?

Or maybe the chaos of this year has simply left you too exhausted to write.

Whatever stands between you and your best writing life, I want to assure you of two key truths:

  1. The struggles you’re experiencing are normal.
  2. You have the power to overcome these struggles.

Resolving literary difficulties isn’t always easy, but rest assured that it can be done — that you, my friend, are capable of building a writing life you love.

Not sure where to start? I’ve got your back. 🙌

Over a year ago, I published The Author’s Starter Guide, an actionable & empowering guide to writing, publishing and marketing success that I complied specifically to help you:

  • Cultivate confidence in knowing your market
  • Develop a writing habit you can actually sustain
  • Improve your publishing ability with links for intentional growth
  • Discover what you (really) want from Marketing your book —and how to get it!

To celebrate the book’s one-year anniversary (and, more importantly, to help you rock your writing life in 2022), I’m hosting a $9.99 sale on the The Author’s Starter Guide until supplies last. 🎉

Not in the US? No worries! I’m hosting similar sales on the Kindle edition of the book in non-US markets. Simply click the link below to be re-directed to the book’s listing in your Amazon marketplace of choice. 👇

Click here to download the book for just $9.99 today

(Note: International friends, please email me for a shipping quote before purchasing. Thank you!)

Have any questions about the sale or whether the book is right for you? Go ahead and hit reply. I’d love to answer any questions you might have.

Now, here’s to rocking our writing lives in 2022✨

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Now, here’s to rocking our writing lives in 2022✨

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Missed the Holiday Gift? 🎄🌟💜Grab the Motown Writers Author Content Calendar for the upcoming month and get signed up for a new one every month!

Through out the year one of the complaints by members is they never know what to post.

I decided to help out by giving you a calendar to push out content every day.

It’s for beginners and intermediates to build consistency and content.

Each month you’ll get something new so make sure you sign up for our blog | CLICK HERE

If you’re already subscribe CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR.

Thanks again for your support to our literary network and tag #MWN when you use this on your social media.

GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR

Each Month You Can get A Content Calendar for yourself where you are able to plan out your days specific to your book and genre.

For the beginner to intermediate in trying to create their author platform, or trying to build consistency but need the content.

Every month you can receive the content suggestions needed in order to help you bring in viewers and build your audience and reach.

If you would like a reminder to receive your month content calendar, please go to

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If you want for free just put in 0.00, but if you’d like to make a kind donation to help our network strengthen, thank you. We appreciate any and all donations given. 

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Grab the Motown Writers Author Content Calendar for the upcoming month and get signed up for a new one every month!

Through out the year one of the complaints by members is they never know what to post.

I decided to help out by giving you a calendar to push out content every day.

It’s for beginners and intermediates to build consistency and content.

Each month you’ll get something new so make sure you sign up for our blog | CLICK HERE

If you’re already subscribe CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR.

Thanks again for your support to our literary network and tag #MWN when you use this on your social media.

GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR

Each Month You Can get A Content Calendar for yourself where you are able to plan out your days specific to your book and genre.

For the beginner to intermediate in trying to create their author platform, or trying to build consistency but need the content.

Every month you can receive the content suggestions needed in order to help you bring in viewers and build your audience and reach.

If you would like a reminder to receive your month content calendar, please go to

www.motownwriters.wordpress.com/subscribe

If you want for free just put in 0.00, but if you’d like to make a kind donation to help our network strengthen, thank you. We appreciate any and all donations given. 

See all products by us now by going to http://gumroad.com/sylviahubbard1

GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR

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#Video: What is Autofiction? | Writing a fictionalized memoir #motownwriters

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