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Marketing a New Book Release: 9 Tips You HAVE to See #motownwriters

Marketing a New Book Release: 9 Tips You HAVE to See

Over the past 10 years, I’ve written more than 40 books and learned countless lessons along the way. I’m both traditionally and self-published, which is one of many factors that can affect marketing possibilities. Readers also react differently between genres — or even between books or series by the same author. Testing is critical, and things can change.

My top nine list below contains the tactics that consistently deliver the best results for me when marketing a new book release. If you feel overwhelmed, remember: All marketing is optional, so please only do what you have time, money, and energy for, and experiment to see what works the best for you.

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#Motownwriters Word of the Day: Muggle #wotd

WORD OF THE DAY
Muggle
MUH-ɡəl
Part of speech: noun
Origin: British English, 1990s
1

A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill.

Examples of Muggle in a sentence

“We joked that my dad was a muggle in the kitchen because everything turned out burnt.”

“I’m quite a muggle when it comes to any sport.”

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Journals make great gifts 🎁for readers and Writers | Support local author, Sage Spelling and give the #giftofwriting ✍@SSpellingAuthor 📚#motownwriters #michiganauthors

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#Motownwriters Word of the Day: Trichromatic #wotd

WORD OF THE DAY
Trichromatic
tri-kro-MAD-ik
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Greek, early 17th century
1

Having or using three colors.

2

Having normal color vision, which is sensitive to all three primary colors.

Examples of Trichromatic in a sentence

“Have you noticed that most flags are trichromatic?”

“My brother is colorblind, but I’m lucky to be trichromatic.”

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SAVE THE DATE : @RochWriters 📝 and @RHPLibrary 📚 for the virtual #AuthorFair starting #SmallBusinessSaturday, Nov28th-29th 👀💜 with wsg #MotownWriters @SylviaHubbard1 🍂📔✨🌟

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Join us online for the second annual Author Fair with Rochester Hills Public Library and Rochester Writers. Nearly thirty local authors will be featured in recorded interviews that will debut on RHPL’s YouTube channel on Small Business Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29. 

Beginning Monday, November 30, the library will release each interview independently on its social media channels, including YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. The interviews will feature a Q/A with the selected authors, as well as links to their social media channels and websites. Authors may read from their books or offer a creative interpretation of their published materials. 

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These authors cover a variety of genres and are both traditionally and self-published. PLEASE NOTE: The YouTube links will not be live until Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29. \

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#Motownwriters Word of the Day: Dada #wotd

WORD OF THE DAY
Dada
DAH-dah
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, 1916
1

An early-20th-century international movement in art, literature, music, and film, repudiating and mocking artistic and social conventions and emphasizing the illogical and absurd.

Examples of Dada in a sentence

“I didn’t understand Dada art until I visited the Marcel Duchamp exhibition.”

“The Italian film festival had many Dada-inspired entries.”

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Are you ready to discover Everyday Ethics and Equity by Michigan Author, Gwendolyn Forrest #michlit #Motownwriters

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Everyday Ethics and Equity: The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem employs critical thinking and self-analysis, to help you define your worldview on contemporary ethical issues affecting you and the
broader society. Rooted in the proposition that existence validates the individual’s worth, it is especially relevant in these times of COVID 19, economic insecurity and social unrest. Available at
Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.

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#MondayReads Excerpt @ #MotownWriters with The Kokuran II: In Full Blossom by @Jordin_Mack |📚 Shedding Innocence to find strength 💪

Astrid sheds her innocence and confronts her past which triggers her darker side showing her Kokuran strength.

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About Book:

In this second installment, The Kokuran II, the saga of Astrid continues as she embarks on the winding roads of life, filled with more drama including a new love, more deception and betrayal, an untimely death, and a suspicious murder. And just when Astrid thinks that things can’t get any worse, past demons resurface and threaten to shatter her life unless she destroys them first. In the midst of her battles, Astrid blossoms and reveals her darker side, showing the world the true nature of her Kokuran strength.

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Excerpt:

“Dreams have no expiration date.” I’ve heard those words several times throughout my life and simply ignored them. Then a few years ago, someone said them to me again; but that time they resonated with me. And here I am today, pursuing my creative and entrepreneurial endeavors, pushing the limits to become my bigger, better and badder self. This is not a static journey but one that will be defined over time. It’s never to late to start living your dreams…

About This Author

I’m a native Detroiter, raised amidst the harsh conditions of inner-city urban life where I saw the worst of dark times and the best of bright times. I went on to attend college, embarked on a career in Corporate America. Then one day, I was reflecting on how I used to enjoy the art of writing. So I decided to stop thinking about it and start writing again. It is the trilogy of my experiences in urban, academia and corporate life that provide the unique style in my literary expression, culminating in my debut novel, The Kokuran

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Be Your OWN Publicist via @pamperry #motownwriters

Expert Author Pam Perry

When marketing make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read. -Leo Burnett, advertising legend

I saw the PR person rise up out of a lot of people during a recent national Talk Show host contest. People were tooting their “OWN” horn and getting eyeballs to their video audition. And racking in votes! I saw one contestant with more than three million votes. That’s a lot of exposure!

Some took it a bit further and leveraged their audition to get media coverage. They wrote a press release, called their local news station or local newspaper – and BAM – they got a media hit. Not front page story, but some traditional media exposure none the less.

What was their “hook” that led to the media interest? Basic “local guy/girl goes for the big time.” People love to cheer for the underdog and are always fans of folks from their hometown.

It was cute human interest story – nice video and sound bite. Great plug for the national show (the station was a local affiliate.)

Hey, whether they win or lose, they got folks buzzing about them. They got their “15 minutes of fame.” And the TV station got folks tuning in watching the new national TV show which led into their early evening news program. Public Relations (PR) is great when it’s a win-win for everyone!

Which is what people want, right? Publicity is about amplifying your message to the masses – typically through radio, TV or print. But in today’s digital world, by increasing your online presence through social media you can be your own publicist. You could have the next “viral” video sensation by having your YouTube video viewed by millions.

And you know happens when you are a top video on YouTube? You hit the radar of the media. CNN regularly features the top YouTube videos on their program – and print reporters search the web looking for what’s hot. So can you be found? Are you ready for Oprah?

Here’s a few tips to get your PR Mojo Moving:

1. Have a solid brand. Make sure your stuff is tight and right. From your logo, to your tagline, to your website URL, to your professional email (no Gmail, AOL or Yahoo, please!), to your email signature, to your photo and other graphics. Have everything matching – and make sure nothing is random.

2. Position yourself as an expert. One of the quickest ways to do this is to write a book. Even if you don’t become a best-selling author, you would have instant credibility. Write columns for local newspapers or magazines in your niche. Do your own seminars. Host an event where you give out awards to leaders in your field. Have tons of testimonials on your website. Be seen at the right conferences talking/connecting with the right people. Capture that on video or in photos. Post on your website and social media sites. Nothing is random, in PR, every move is strategic and deliberate.

3. Craft and distribute news releases regularly. Just make sure that are newsworthy. Submit them online to the free (or inexpensive) press release distribution services like PR Web, BlackPR, ChristianPR Group or prnewswire. Make sure you have a great press kit and/or news room on your website.

4. Get to know the media. Understand different media outlets. Subscribe to services like PitchRate, HARO or ReporterConnect to get regular emails from media folks looking for sources for stories they are working on. This is the best way for a “newbie” to land in the Wall Street Journal or Good House Keeping.

By using PR effectively you can accelerate your sales and quickly make you a household name. The first step is the most important – making sure your “BRAND ready” and that your brand delivers on its promise. That’s the bottom line.

Ministry marketing pioneer, Award-winning social media strategist and PR Coach Pam Perry helps authors and speakers garner publicity and leverage online strategies. As a 20-year PR veteran, she is also the co-author of “Synergy Energy: How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business and Brand Your Ministry.” Head over to http://www.PamPerryPR.com and get more free tips. She offers help through her private mentorship program at http://www.PamPerryMentoring.com

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#MotownWriters feature: #Detroit Native @Jordan_Mack Paranormal Urban Romance Author 📚❤

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About author:

I’m a native Detroiter, raised amidst the harsh conditions of inner-city urban life where I saw the worst of dark times and the best of bright times. I went on to attend college, embarked on a career in Corporate America. Then one day, I was reflecting on how I used to enjoy the art of writing. So I decided to stop thinking about it and start writing again. It is the trilogy of my experiences in urban, academia and corporate life that provide the unique style in my literary expression, culminating in my debut novel, The Kokuran.

Author Website | More Books By this Author

Author Website | More Books By this Author

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