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BONUS IDEAS THAT HELP YOU SELL BOOKS BY CASEY DEMCHAK #motownwriters

Posted by Guest Post | Nov 18, 2021 | BlogMARKETING – MEMBERS ONLYNonfiction Book Marketing | 

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Bonus Ideas That Help You Sell Books by Casey Demchak

I’m a huge believer in selling books by offering your audience tons of value.

If you combine giving value with telling readers in everyday language how they’ll benefit from reading your book… you’ll never have to use a “cheesy sales pitch” to motivate them to buy.

It’s a basic formula – communicate reader benefits + offer big-time value = more books sales.

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LAST WEEK TO ENTER: Black River Chapbook Competition

:: The Black River Chapbook Competition ::
Deadline: May 31, 2022 
About the Prize & How to Enter

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of poems or prose (including fiction, creative non-fiction, lyric essay, and prose hybrid manuscripts). Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length. The winner will receive $500 and publication. Recent winners include: Nancy Reddy, Amy Sayre Baptista, Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier, Alan Chazaro, Christopher Locke, Veronica Montes, Danielle Rose, Ashanti Anderson, SJ Sindu, Gaia Rajan, and Lucy Wainger. Entry deadline for the Spring Competition:May 31, 2022 Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions and payment of the entry fee ($17) exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. All entries are read without identifying information by our panel of judges and editors. 

Visit us online for complete submission guidelines. Submissions are accepted via Submittable now through May 31. We look forward to reading your work!Kit Frick
Senior Editor, Chapbook Series
Black Lawrence Press
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3 Ways To Improve Your Poetry In Under Ten Minutes ǀ Writer’s Relief #motownwriters

by Blog Editor | Mar 24, 2022 | Poems | 0 comments

3 Ways To Improve Your Poetry In Under Ten Minutes ǀ Writer’s Relief

Writing good poetry takes dedication, many attempts, some rewrites, and of course, time. But not every poetry exercise or lesson needs to take hours. In fact, the experts at Writer’s Relief know a few great ways to improve your poetry that take less than ten minutes! When you want to give your poetry a quick, effective boost, try one of these methods.

Ways To Improve Your Poetry In Under Ten Minutes

Pretend Performance

Imagine you’re on stage reading your poetry at an open mic night or poetry slam. Hearing how your poetry sounds instead of silently reading it to yourself offers a whole new perspective, and it’s a technique every poet should use during the revision process. After you’ve edited and refined your poem, find a quiet spot and read it aloud to yourself. Do it a few times, too, and at different speeds. Notice where you trip up or where the wording sounds awkward, and mark those spots. Now you know which lines need a little extra work! Bonus: You may enjoy the experience of reading your poetry aloud so much that you sign up for your next local open mic night!

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Fiction Writer’s Block Kit to help boost creativity and help you to get to writing

Three books I would recommend to help you fight writers block and get you to start writing are as followed

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I found these books to be great to help with boosting my creativity efforts when I hit brick walls in my story

I hope they can help you.

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HOW TO LEVERAGE “PIGGYBACK MARKETING” TO SELL MORE BOOKS! BY CASEY DEMCHAK #motownwriters

Posted by Guest Post | Nov 25, 2021 | BlogMARKETING – MEMBERS ONLYNonfiction Book Marketing | 


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In my last video I gave you simple ideas for creating enticing bonuses you can give away during your book promotion campaigns.

In this week’s book marketing copy training video… I’m going to teach you about an often-overlooked promotion strategy that allows you to put your free bonuses to work for you.

The strategy is called piggyback marketing.

In a nutshell, piggyback marketing involves planning a special promotion for your book that is tied to a current news or cultural event that you know will get media attention.

It’s a clever little strategy, and you can discover how to leverage it to gain new fans and sell more books by watching this week’s video…

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[articles] 3 POWERFUL Ways To Profit From Your BLOG… Starting TODAY!

Cyberspace has a NEW marketing tool, even though they’ve been around for quite some time, yet, ONLY recently have been recognized as a Powerful communication tool for Internet marketers.

If you’ve been following the latest Internet marketing trends like I have, then you’ve definitely heard of them.

What’s this new marketing tool I’m taking about that every Serious marketer should have in place?

BLOGS! …(A.K.A. Web-Log).

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Now, just for those of you who aren’t quite sure what a BLOG is, here’s a quick definition:

A BLOG(A.K.A. Web-Log) is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating(usually on a daily to weekly basis) a blog is called “Blogging” and someone who keeps a Blog is a “Blogger”.

There you have it, quick and to the point.

If you want to read up more about “Blogs”, here’s a link to an article I wrote earlier that goes more in depth.

http://www.internetwondersezine.com/blogsexplained.htm

Okay. For the rest of this article I want to focus on how ONE can $$Profit$$ from having there own Blog.

I’m going to list three ways that I think are the Best and most Powerful ways to get the most out of your Blog.

So, with that said, let’s go to Profit Tactic #1.

Profit Tactic #1. Writing “Articles”.

Writing “Articles” are a very Powerful way to profit from your Blog.

There are many reasons why “Articles” are valuable to your Blog, but, for the purpose of this article I’m going to give you the most important part, and that’s your “Resource Box” at the end of your article.

Your “Resource Box” is like a classified ad and holds critical information about You, your websites and what you have to offer them after they’ve read your article.

The links within your “Resource Box” could lead to your own Product or Service you have to offer, or they could lead to a Affiliate Product related to the content of your article.

This is a great way to give them something of “Value”, which is the information within the article, and a great way to get them to take action by way of getting them to click on one of the links within your “Resource Box”.

That’s “Profit Tactic #1”.

Profit Tactic #2. Writing “Product Reviews”.

Writing “Product Reviews” is a great way to profit from your Blog simply because they allow you to Soft-Sell your potential customer by way of giving them your personal opinion on the product you are recommending and then providing them with a link if they wish to look into it further, instead of throwing a Sales Pitch at them.

Nobody likes to be sold, but, offering them your insight on a Product and/or Service that could help solve the problem they’re dealing with is yet another great way to profit from your Blog and make you look like a Hero.

That’s “Profit Tactic #2”.

Profit Tactic #3. “Text Ad” Programs.

“Text Ad Programs” like Affiliate Power Ads or Google Adsense are yet Another great way to profit from your Blog.

I’ve listed these two “Text Ad” programs for a reason, One is a Pay-Per-Click(Google Adsense) and shows related ads to the content on that particular webpage and the other one(Affiliate Power Ads) makes You up to $60 to $100 dollars in commissions on a single click.

Here are the links for you to check them out further if you wish.

Google Adsense —
http://www.internetwondersezine.com/googleads.htm

Affiliate Power Ads —
http://www.internetwondersezine.com/powerads.htm

They are both FREE to join and only take you minutes to set-up depending on your experience.

Here’s an example of how mine looks if you were to set-up your Blog through Blogger.com — http://www.blogger.com with both of these programs. http://theiwe.blogspot.com

The great thing is… they’ll be displayed on every page of your Blog when you make a post.

I also provided a link below that shows you How-To set this up “Step-By-Step”, making it Easy for you to get started.

http://www.internetwondersezine.com/help.htm

Now, I’m sure there are many other ways to $$Profit$$ from your Blog, but these ones in my mind are the most Powerful.

Well… there you have it, “3 POWERFUL Ways To Profit From Your BLOG… Starting TODAY!”.

If you haven’t started a BLOG, maybe it’s time you considered it since NOW you have some incentive.

I truly hope this article helped you realize the $$Profit$$ potential your Blog could have and how you can start incorporating it… Starting TODAY!

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Mid Michigan Gospel Fest – August 12th-14th 2022 – Call for vendors

Mid Michigan Gospel Fest is an annual festival that brings families and communities together for a wholesome experience great for kids and adults alike. Every year we work hard to bring great live music, rides, games, activities, ministries and vendors for the public to enjoy. This year we are even working on an Author Alley to help promote writers! It began in Potterville, MI and will be continuing in Charlotte, MI at the Eaton County Fairgrounds August 12th-14th 2022. This is a Christian based event in which our ultimate goal is to glorify God and share the message of love and redemption with all willing to hear it!

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Have you tried Story Origin? Promotion tool to increase readership, create collaborations with other authors & content creation goals

Company Description: A marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

https://storyoriginapp.com/

Looking for new readers? Trying to create reader magnets? Collaborate with authors, stay on your campaign creation goals?

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7 EASY WAYS TO SAVE TIME BLOGGING DURING 2022 BY ROGER C. PARKER #motownwriters

Posted by Guest Post | Dec 7, 2021 | BlogNonfiction Book MarketingWEBSITES, BLOGS, SOCIAL MEDIA – MEMBERS ONLYWebsites, Blogs, Social Media for Authors | 

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The start of 2022 offers an opportunity reflect on your your experiences blogging during the current year and identify possible ways to save time blogging during the coming year. Start by asking: “What were the lessons and takeaways you learned while blogging during the previous year?”

Many bloggers might immediately respond “blogging took a lot more time than I had expected!” If you spent more time blogging than you would have liked, it’s time to explore 7 ways you can save time blogging during 2022. This might help you free up time you can devote to other marketing tasks (like writing a book).

Below are 7 easy ways you can not only create more efficient blog post during 2022, but you can save time writing, self-editing, and promoting your blog posts. The following ideas are easy because they don’t require a lot of learning or execution time. They’re practical because they have proven their value over time.



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Integrity Art Fairs – Author Tables now available!

CONTACT:

Mark Loeb Integrity Shows Office 313 486 2666 Mobile 734 216 3958 Po Box 21667 Detroit, MI 48221 mark@integrityshows.comFax 866 735 2293

We had great response to our authors tents at the art fairs and would love to host you in 2022.  We find that art lovers are book lovers so it is a natural fit. By having a group tent for authors we are able to keep fees very low, while also featuring enough authors that we can bring in people specifically looking for books.

As always we have a low rate for new authors and a very reasonable rate for experienced writers (with three or more books).

Details and application –   is.gd/authortent

Please consider joining us.  You can see last years participants at each of the art fair websites.

I’m happy to discuss the shows.

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#MotownWriters @Meetup w/ Olivia Gaines @ogaines – Topic : Journaling Your Writing Life. #amwriting 📚✍🏾💜📝

About Topic: Join USA Today Bestselling and Emma Award Winning Author Olivia Gaines for an hour of creative fun with journaling. Tips, tools and techniques to use journaling in your writing life to plot, plan, or work through ideas. How to use a journal to take care of your inner muse. Learn journaling techniques to keep you on track for project deadlines

Virtually @ http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

TIME: 10am EST | DATE: 5/14/2022

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Hello and welcome to May, your month of enough. This month it is time to say enough of looking for links, files, papers and more, so here is a five-day challenge to organize your #authorlife. Here is my Mayl #freebie.

https://bit.ly/3MGp7ne

about author:

Olivia is a USA Today Best Selling, Emma Award, and multiple award-winning author who loves a good laugh coupled with some steam, mixed in with a man and woman finding their way past the words of “I love you.” An author of contemporary romances, she writes heartwarming stories of blossoming relationships filled with heart and humor. The Technicians, The Blakemore Files, and the Modern Mail Order Brides, are one clicks for thousands of readers. 

When Olivia is not writing, she enjoys quilting, playing Scrabble online against other word lovers and spending time with her family. She is an avid world traveler who writes many of the locations into her stories. Most of the time she can be found sitting quietly with pen and paper plotting more adventures in love.

Newest Release – Blind Seed

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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit | bring your literary challenges and success, announcements, news and network with members

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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8 WAYS TO COLLABORATE WITH FELLOW AUTHORS FOR BOOK PROMOTION AND BUSINESS SUPPORT ON YOUR WRITER JOURNEY #motownwriters

Posted by Stephanie Chandler | Dec 2, 2021 | BlogBusiness Side of AuthorshipNonfiction Book MarketingOther Nonfiction Topics | 

Being a writer can be a lonely profession, even if it’s just your part-time side gig. Unless your partner or best friend have also written books, they aren’t likely to understand how challenging the entire process can be. From inception of manuscript to book publication to promotion and beyond, becoming an author can be a complex journey.

The good news is there are many writers who are traversing the same path you are, and they feel just as overwhelmed as you do. Following are ways to connect with writers and adopt strategies to support each other along the way.

https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/8-ways-to-collaborate-with-fellow-authors-for-book-promotion-and-business-support-on-your-w

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#MotownWriters @Meetup w/ Olivia Gaines @ogaines – Topic : Journaling Your Writing Life. #amwriting 📚✍🏾💜📝

About Topic: Join USA Today Bestselling and Emma Award Winning Author Olivia Gaines for an hour of creative fun with journaling. Tips, tools and techniques to use journaling in your writing life to plot, plan, or work through ideas. How to use a journal to take care of your inner muse. Learn journaling techniques to keep you on track for project deadlines

Virtually @ http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

TIME: 10am EST | DATE: 5/14/2022

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Need Writing Software? Give Living Writer a Trial.

Hello and welcome to May, your month of enough. This month it is time to say enough of looking for links, files, papers and more, so here is a five-day challenge to organize your #authorlife. Here is my Mayl #freebie.

https://bit.ly/3MGp7ne

about author:

Olivia is a USA Today Best Selling, Emma Award, and multiple award-winning author who loves a good laugh coupled with some steam, mixed in with a man and woman finding their way past the words of “I love you.” An author of contemporary romances, she writes heartwarming stories of blossoming relationships filled with heart and humor. The Technicians, The Blakemore Files, and the Modern Mail Order Brides, are one clicks for thousands of readers. 

When Olivia is not writing, she enjoys quilting, playing Scrabble online against other word lovers and spending time with her family. She is an avid world traveler who writes many of the locations into her stories. Most of the time she can be found sitting quietly with pen and paper plotting more adventures in love.

Newest Release – Blind Seed

for more literary news, updates and giveaways – Subscribe

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