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Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Ja 11/11/11 – 11/12/11

Conference Details

Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Jam


Nov 11 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Veteran’s Day) Free to Public
Virgil Carr Cultural Center
311 E Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226Networking, Poetry Performances & More!

7:30pm – 10:30pm Passion Fruit Poetry $20
must be 18 or over
Tickets available soon!

Nov 12 – 8am to 4pm
Virgil Carr Cultural Center
311 E Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226

Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops, Literary Kidzone, Author & Expert Panels, Social Media Coach Sessions, Manuscript Critiques, Awards Presentations & More!
(Schedule is Tentative)All donations made go to support The Detroit Impact Youth Center and Library. Contact us for more information or make a monetary donation by clicking here.

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Kerrytown BookFest is coming up in September http://ping.fm/YQbfk

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Kerrytown BookFest is coming up in September




The Michigan Center for the Book will have a table at the Kerrytown BookFest in September (25th I think) and I have heard that the following authors will be there. More will be announced I’m sure along with the programming for the day. Take a look at www.kerrytownbookfest.org to see what’s happening. Last year’s event was a great chance to scope out authors for your library and to enjoy activities for all ages. The organizers did a great job.


Kerrytown BookFest Authors:

Louise Penny

Stefanie Pintoff

Maureen Jennings

Tasha Alexander

Brian Freeman

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What’s New at the Center for the Book

The 2011 grants have been announced! We have funded 11 literary events in public libraries across the state for a total of $3,840. The events range from family literacy programs, to author visits (my favorite) to county wide reading programs. Take a look at our web site to see more details.


We have two new members! Ironwood Carnegie Library and Adrian Public Library have both joined the Center for the Book. We are pleased to welcome them both!


The Letters about Literature deadline has passed and we are hard at work reading the letters. Winners will be announced in April.





About Me


I am the Michigan Center for the Book coordinator at the Library of Michigan. If you would like to have your event listed, please send email to reishk@michigan.gov. Please post comments if you are familiar with an author’s presentations!


Visit our website for featured authors!

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Want to make your nonfiction book a bestseller? via @pamperry

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“How To Make Your Book A Bestseller

Even If You’re A Marketing Novice”

Discover How From An Author Who Made Her Book An Amazon, Barnes & Noble and New York Times Bestseller

On Wednesday, August 31st, you’re invited to a free 90-minute webinar (or telephone seminar) and hear Steve Harrison, publisher of Reporter Connection, Book Marketing Update and Radio-TV Interview Report (RTIR) interview author Peggy McColl about the simple blueprint she’s developed to quickly make many books bestsellers at practically zero cost.

You’ll hear how Peggy catapulted her own book to the Amazon, Barnes & Noble and New York Times Bestseller Lists.

This free webinar (or teleseminar) is being offered at two times on Wednesday, August 31st: either 2:00 pm Eastern (11:00 am Pacific) OR 7:00 pm Eastern (4:00 pm Pacific)

To register for this call — which is free except for

your normal long distance charges — go here now:


On this free 90-minute webinar (or teleseminar) you’ll discover:

Peggy’s ingenious yet simple, five-step blueprint any author can use to make their book a bestseller at almost no cost. How she’s used the formula to make numerous books bestsellers and how one author usedherformula to sell 6,828 ebooks for $27 each without spending a dime on advertising — yes, that’s $184,256.00 in sales! Why her method works for all types of books, fiction or non-fiction, regardless of subject including self-published, POD, ebooks, newly-published or even those that have been out for years. How Peggy uses blogs and social media to sell books including how she got coverage on the Huffington Post as well as why you need a Facebook page just for your book (and how to use it effectively). Case histories of several authors who’ve hit the bestseller lists using this approach. Big mistakes almost all publishers make selling books on Amazon. and MUCH more!

Again, To register for this call — which is free except for

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