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About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWISTED STORYTELLERS TACKLE RACE AND RACISM, APRIL 21 #Detroit #MichLit via @twistedtellers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Twisted Storytellers Tackle Race and Racism

 

Friday, April 21st

 

DETROIT, MI –– The Secret Society of Twisted StorytellersⓇ will tackle race and racism with five storytellers who will tell true, personal stories live onstage. The award-winning, monthly event has received outstanding reviews and has been recognized for its artistic and cultural contribution to Detroit,

“Storytelling is a way for people to learn more about themselves and each other,” says Juanita Moore, president of the Charles H. Wright Museum, which hosts the events. “People coming to these shows experience a feeling of life, growth and excitement through connecting, and that deserves a place to be showcased.”

“I ain’t seen nothing like it,” says Dick Gregory. “Stay in touch with the storytellers. It can heal.”

The Society’s next event “Race” will take place Friday, April 21st, 8PM at The Wright Museum, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. Rev. David Alexander Bullock, radio host, Frank Joyce, writer/activist, Lucia Kellerman-Eggert, graphic designer, Mayowa Lisa Reynolds, educator and Stewart Shevin, film editor will tell true, personal stories on the theme.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted StorytellersⓇ

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers has a mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community by providing an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.

Tickets: $20 online, $25 @door. For info, tickets and to watch videos, visit www.twistedstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037.

 

Media Contact:

Satori Shakoor at 313-744-6037 or via email societyforstorytelling@gmail.com

 

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FREE Workshop: Video for Small Business Introduction to Social Video via The #Detroit Script Writers @Meetup

Video for Small Business 

Introduction to Social Video

 
Combining social media with video to educate, entertain, and enhance brand awareness
 
April 20, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Grand River Workplace
19120 Grand River 
Detroit, MI   48223
 
Space is limited
Call 313-566-4615 to register or
Email April@AmethystMediaProductions.com
 
 
 
Can’t join us? 
Check out our monthly meetup at:

The Detroit Script Writers Group Meeting

  • April
  • Sudhaunshu Shrikant Purohit
  • Kim
  • Carol Fluker
  • Arnaud Trambouze
  • Brittanee
  • MC
To Support inspire and facilitate the process of writing a screenplay. Learn more
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6 Quick-Fire Steps to a Killer Content Strategy for Your Book Launch 

Content is the lifeblood of your entire launch campaign. It plays a crucial role in your success as an author, so it’s definitely not something you should overlook.

If you’ve been following our book launch series, you might be balking at the thought of doing any more work, but your content strategy doesn’t need to be complicated. This is a launch after all—not an entire marketing plan for your writing career

Read more…

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37 Top Book Awards for Authors in 2017

The Book Publicist

Book Awards for Authors

Enter Book Award Contests and Become an Award Winning Author in 2017!

By Scott Lorenz

Westwind Communications

“Do book awards matter?”  YES!!

As a book publicist I can assure you they absolutely do matter! One client won several awards and was contacted by two movie producers about her Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Fiction novel.  Another one of my clients won the prestigious Los Angeles Book Festival award. That then led to a flurry of media interest, which subsequently led to a major New York agent deciding to represent the book and pitch it to all the major publishing houses. This author, needless to say, was happy he decided to enter.

You win awards you sell more products.  Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon

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Recently a business book client won a major award which caused CNN to reach out to request the book.

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All BOOKED Up hosted by #MichLit Authors: @traceethewriter & @HEugeneWrites May 6th 1-4pm

 
All Booked UP hosted by Twin Pens founders, H. Eugene and Tracee Boyd.

This is going to be a BOOK LOVERS event. it will take place in Southfield, MI and will showcase authors of all genres and their wonderful books. There will also be raffles, food, drinks, jewelry, and wellness vendors all under one roof.

Authors spend hours, days, weeks, months, and years to bring their books to market. Often, fans of their work are limited to meeting and engaging with them due to having few events, such as this. Come on out and support your favorite author and add a few more to that list.

General admission is $1.00. The event will take place in room 115

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#MotownWriters: The Art of Juggling by #MichLit Author @SylviaJordan

There is a lot of talk these days about work-life balance, and no wonder.  Cultural and technological shifts – not to mention economic need – has us running around like proverbial hamsters on the wheel. 

Humanity seems more stressed than ever before, and the marketplace has responded with a plethora of books, lectures and modalities on how we can balance our obligations with fun in order to maintain our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Sylvia Jordan’s The Art of Juggling: The Successful Women’s Guide to Balancing Life is a refreshing, no-holds-barred take on life balance.  She does not rely on the popular lingo of the day, but uses plain language – and a healthy dose of tough love – to demonstrate how we can lead very full but efficient, purposeful and joyous lives.

What sets Jordan apart from other experts is her willingness to tell the unvarnished the truth – juggling takes mental discipline, not only when our pins are in the air, but when we are choosing those pins. It begins with an honest assessment of our lives as they currently are.

Do we lack the time to go back to school, volunteer at a charity or fulfill some other goal we have? While this many seem to be the case, an examination of our routine will likely reveal that a portion of each day is spent on burdens that are not ours to carry.

Chock full of practical advice and a-ha! moments, The Art of Juggling encourages us to get clear on what matters most. Becoming an expert juggler is not about that “superwoman” label often bandied about, but about understanding that we have the capability and the right to achieve and maintain everything life has to offer.

 

 

What I found most compelling with Jordan’s telling of her own mother’s story. What greater juggling act can there be than raising nine children?

Her book is a must-read!  Get the book on Amazon or at www.SylviaJordan.com

Grab your copy now! 

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FREE Workshop: Video for Small Business Introduction to Social Video via The #Detroit Script Writers @Meetup

Video for Small Business 

Introduction to Social Video

 
Combining social media with video to educate, entertain, and enhance brand awareness
 
April 20, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Grand River Workplace
19120 Grand River 
Detroit, MI   48223
 
Space is limited
Call 313-566-4615 to register or
Email April@AmethystMediaProductions.com
 
 
 
Can’t join us? 
Check out our monthly meetup at:

The Detroit Script Writers Group Meeting

  • April
  • Sudhaunshu Shrikant Purohit
  • Kim
  • Carol Fluker
  • Arnaud Trambouze
  • Brittanee
  • MC
To Support inspire and facilitate the process of writing a screenplay. Learn more
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#MarketingMonday w/@PamPerry: What Is Branding and a Brand Promise? #bookpromo #ammarketing

820d9-pamperry-731603What is Branding?

Many people think that having a logo, tagline, great photos, and maybe a website, blog and Facebook page is all they need to set up their brand. NOT!

However, brand, as we know it today is not a logo. A logo is the tangible identity of a company in the market. Logos can be emblems, signs or symbols designed to portray the image of a company. So you see a logo (which is essentially a piece of art) is not a brand. However, it is integral to the brand.

By branding – you are creating a PERCEIVED image – SO you must distinguish yourself, your book or your organization from others who do similar stuff or offer similar products.

The most critical part: KNOWING WHAT YOUR BRAND STANDS FOR!

What is your brand promise? Who do people say YOU ARE? Are they confused? Are you?

Said another way, branding is a way you can:

• Affirm your value to the market place

• Highlight your unique selling point

• Establish your reputation and create a loyal “fan” base

• Attract your core target audience and garner customers

It takes a long time build up substantial “brand equity” – don’t destroy it because you have a new idea. Stick with your logo, tagline and other elements you have set in place. You want to get to the point with your brand so that it is embedded into the subconscious minds of your audience.

When it is in the psyche of consumers, they will automatically connect a phrase or photo with you. When you hear a name – you get a mental picture or think of a quality. If I say, TD Jakes or Oprah – you have an idea of what to expect from those “brand names.” They are famous, true, but they are also a brand. And a brand translates in business into dollars. That’s the bottom line.

A good example is the “Just do it” campaign. That phrase and “swoosh” logo are their brand. Whether their shoes are better than others – well, that’s how you see it. But regardless, you’ll pay a premium price for their shoes because they’ve branded themselves that way.

Branding in business is about building an empire. What does your brand say about you? You can gage by checking sales figures. That is a good indication of how well your brand is doing.

What will bad branding do? NOTHING. Meaning you be invisible! NO action. No reaction! FLAT!

And there’s nothing worst than that in the marketplace. A BRAND MAKES YOU STAND OUT!

Your visibility gives you credibility.

Ministry marketing pioneer, Award-winning social media strategist and PR Coach Pam Perry helps African American Christian authors 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.” For a free MP3 of “What Every Author Should Know,” go to http://www.PamPerryPR.com. She offers help through her private mentorship program at http://www.PamPerryMentoring.com

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What is your literary challenge for the month? #marketing #writing #reading #publishing #April

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I’m always available to answer questions for you because it may be the questions millions of other authors are trying to get answer and the answer we come up with could help not only you, but others as well.

If you’d like just a private consultation, click here. 

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Check out upcoming events for readers and writers in our Michigan Literary Network @Meetup #MichLit #MotownWriters #MotownLit

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Check out upcoming events for readers and writers in our Michigan Literary Network @Meetup

Join our group there to be reminded of events and our discussion board as well.

We’ll love to have you!

If you have a writing group or big literary event, please contact us to be added to our calendar!

www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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ALERT: AUTHORS!! Don’t break the bank on editing. @AuthorCKBrooke #amediting


Get affordable, professional, quality flat-rate editing, just $175 for 20,000 words. That’s it.

Plus, I don’t just copy-edit for grammar and spelling, but analyze content (POV, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.) to bring your manuscript to publication/submission-ready quality. Visit http://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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Daily Writing Links – 2 April 2017

Writers Write

  1. Writing Article – 4 Reasons To Use Dramatic Irony In Your Story
  2. Daily Writing Comic – Sign Of The Times
  3. We Need More Poetry
  4. Daily Writing Prompt
  5. Daily Writing Quote – Sharon Olds
  6. Words We Like

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What Every Author Should Know About the Social Side of Book Launches #motownwriters

The reclusive, brooding author writing in the shadows no longer exists. With social networking now being a crucial skill for every writer—especially an indie, his seclusion has impaired his ability to grow an audience organically and market his books effectively. He is unknown and irrelevant.

If you’re on this path, do yourself a favor and turn back quickly

http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/what-every-author-should-know-about-the-social-side-of-book-launches/

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10 Ways First-Time Writers Can Get Noticed on Social Media

K. D. Dowdall

Writer’s Digest, Emily Sweet, Guest Column, March 8, 2017

The changing literary and book publishing landscape makes it difficult for new authors to breakout. A plethora of new distribution formats, especially focused on self-publishing, opens brand new avenues for writers to get noticed, but also makes it incredibly easy to get lost in the sea of content. Unless you have a pre-existing social platform or public profile that extends beyond the world of books, “discoverability” can be a very elusive thing and it can be nearly impossible to get noticed on social media.

The changing literary and book publishing landscape makes it difficult for new authors to breakout. A plethora of new distribution formats, especially focused on self-publishing, opens brand new avenues for writers to get noticed, but also makes it incredibly easy to get lost in the sea of content. Unless you have a pre-existing social platform or public…

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#MarketingMonday w/@PamPerry: 10 Questions You Must Answer Before You Self-Publish #bookpromo #ammarketing

820d9-pamperry-731603I see so many authors who have this great idea to write a book. They get inspired and lock out the world for three to 12 months and write. Their word flow from their fingertips to the keyboard and after before you know – they have a manuscript.

According to a publishing industry survey, 80 percent of Americans think they should write a book. And only two percent actually finish a manuscript.

So you’ve finished writing the book. Now what?

For more writers, they think it’s about finding right agent or publisher. They then search the internet for agents or publishers and send out query letters. And then the rejections come in. They realize that no one wants to publish them without “proving” they that can publish and market own their book first.

That’s why the self-publishing industry (once called Vanity Press) has flourished! Everyone is a publisher. Traditional publishers want to know if you have real marketability and are willing to take the risk to publish yourself.

To most writers this sounds crazy. They think that it’s their great book traditional publishers want. Not so. They need authors who have a built-in audience. They need authors who know how to sell books.

Bottom line. It’s business – not personal.

But before you write a single word (or before you spend the money getting your book published), review these questions and honestly assess if you are ready to become a best-selling SELF-PUBLISHED author:

1. You have at least $2,500 to $5,000 to invest in the project.

2. Your topic is a topic that is very “marketable” in a book.

3. You regularly support other author events, i.e. book signings and lectures.

4. You frequently visit bookstores, know what the trends are and know (and read) some of the best sellers.

5. You have a website AND a blog to sell/market your book. (You blog regularly and have a following, right?)

6. You’ve published articles or regularly speak/lecture thereby you have an “audience” for your book.

7. You research and read books/magazines on publishing or go to writer’s conferences or are apart of a writer’s group – either online or offline.

8. You know a professional graphic designer, PR Coach, editor and webmaster – or at least know where to hire one.

9. You have a written marketing plan and know how you’re going to sell your book- before you’ve written it.

10. You have at least 10 to 20 hours a week to promote your book and have money for a PR Coach.

If you have answered “yes” to 7 or more of these questions, you are a good candidate to be a successful author. If not, you now have a guideline us to what to do before you start the publishing process.

Ministry marketing pioneer, Award-winning social media strategist and PR Coach Pam Perry helps African American Christian authors 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.” She offers help through her private mentorship program at http://www.PamPerryMentoring.com

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