Next month promotions ideas to help #MotownWriters authors

Everyone needs a little help. Get your net month promo together.

Hashtag #MotownWriters #michlit #MichiganReaders in your promo or tag @sylviahubbard1 on Instagram or Twitter so we can share!


LGBT Book Month

10 – Ball Point Pen Day

12 – Anne Frank’s birthday (she received her diary on her birthday)

16 – Bloomsday (Leopold Bloom is the fictional protagonist and hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses )

22 – Octavia Butler’s birthday

23 – National Columnists Day

23 – The first typewriter patent was awarded in 1868


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MotownWriters – Michigan Kidlit Advocate: Bridget and the Books @bridgetnbooks #MichLit #MichiganBlogger via @scbwimi

Michigan Kidlit Advocate: Bridget and the Books


Bridget and the Books is a popular blog run by a Michigan elementary school student, Bridget, and supervised by her mom, Melissa. I’m not sure how I first discovered the blog, but I think it came from several directions at once, including a librarian’s recommendation and this Detroit News article. And then I was delighted when Bridget herself showed up at Book Beat’s 35th-anniversary party this summer. She stopped at every table and asked each of the authors to sign the back of her t-shirt. She was still there hours later with her arms full of books. I was even more delighted when Bridget and Melissa later emailed me to request an author interview. Now it’s my chance to turn the tables and interview them. Introducing Bridget and the Books!

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Happy Halloween! Michigan Blogger Feature @ #MotownWriters w/Liz Parker, Books I Think You Should Read @yesnodetroit

This feature is still new to us and I thank all the bloggers for their patience as we push out the wonderful interviews you’ve submitted. If you’re a blogger interested in highlighting your blog on our website, please contact us.

If you’re an author and would like to contact this blogger for a review or feature please read this interview and then visit their website to see what their submission guidelines are before approaching them.

Without further ado, please meet the wonderful Liz Parker, Blogger at “Books I Think You Should Read“.

Liz Parker earned a BA in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Michigan, and shortly after that started her book blog, Books I Think You Should Read, as well as a lifestyle blog, Yes/No Detroit. By day, she’s an associate editor for a B2B magazine about snack foods, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, seeing movies, and traveling.
What is the name of your blog?
Books I Think You Should Read
What is the website address?
When did your love for reading start?
At a young age, I believe. My mom has said that I would start reading anything I could get my hands on, including the phone book and the newspaper.
How long have you been book blogging?
Since August 2009
What made you want to start blogging about books?
I’ve always been a voracious reader, so I figured I could put some of my thoughts about the books I read online, in a public forum.
What book genres are your favorite?
Fiction, especially YA and dystopian.
Do you always finish a book, even when you’re not enjoying it?
Usually yes, because it’s for a review. There have been a few e-galleys that I’ve started and then stopped, though, if I can’t get into it.
Where do you usually post your reviews other than your website?
Goodreads and sometimes Amazon.
How often do you post to your book blog?
I try to post once every 1-2 weeks, depending on when I finish a book.
Do you still yourself book blogging in five years?
Social media links here:
Most importantly, don’t forget to visit her blog at:
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