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Promotions Assignments Week #3– Helping you to work as an author… Take the one week Challenge #mmm

We’re rocking into week 3 really understanding what it takes to be an author and we’re pushing ourselves to be up for the challenge.

If you’re just joining us, you can find past assignments here:

Promo Challenge #1 can be found by clicking here

Promo Challenge #2 can be found by clicking here

This basis of this ENTIRE challenge is

  1. Build or strengthen your author platforms
  2. Create Readership/Build SEO
  3. Sell Books

To actually get to the FOURTH one, you MUST do one and two and three. This all to help you learn to Work as an Author! In the video today, you’ll see how doing challenge one and two pulls assignments for week three together.

Now get your notebook, a piece of paper or your calendar out and watch the video. Ask questions in the comments

You can turn your assignments in the comments (leave links for blogs and for pictures of where it’s posted) or join us at the Facebook Motown Writers group and turn your assignment in at our comment section of the video.

For people who complete all four author challenges the top three will receive an author planner with one hour consultation. If you’re behind there’s still time to catch up. Promo Challenge #1 can be found by clicking here

Monday (2 parter)

  • Targeting readers – describe your perfect reader
  • Working on Website – consist of 4 pages (home, about, product/services, contact)
    • Don’t forget to add newsletters, social media links (from week#2 assignment), sharing elements, forms

Note/Word of Advice: WordPress.com or org, but Shopify, square and some even use Wix, but SEO isn’t as prevalent.

Wednesday (3 parter)

  1. Book or Writer Graphic Promo – requirements: must have a link in the graphic. You can use Bookbrush.com or Canva.com
  2. Blog Post: “Editing – lovie it or hate it?” Please include the #mwn hashtag or tag me at @sylviahubbard1 on Twitter, YouTube or Instagram. You can submit your blog post as text, audio or video. If you do it as text, please include a picture to chop up the text and also make sure you add a byline (your bio).
  3. Get a feature on a blog. (If you don’t do #2 you can do #3 or do #3 as extra credit) Links to help.

Friday 

  1. Create a plan to reach your readers
    10 things you will do by the end of the year to reach your readers

Related Links 

Canva.com | Bookbrush.com | AuthorCentral.Amazon.com |

WordPress.com

I look forward to seeing what you offer and what you are doing. Also leave your ask me anything question in the comments! Share this with other authors and writing groups.

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#MotownWriters Authors Promotions Assignments – Helping you to work as an author… Take the one week Challenge #mmm

We all need that kick in the pants or just get one book sold for the week to inspire us to keep going.

#MotownWriters is starting a small authors promotions group. It’ll get complicated as we grow, but for now, we’re starting small and helping you to be a better writer by helping each other as well.

Are you ready to take the challenge?

First, make sure you subscribe to updates on this website, click here. 

Second, if you aren’t a member on FB to get the 9am weekly updates on Sunday and ask any questions, join now. Click here

Third, get your calendar out and watch the video.

Fourth, in the comments below, let us know you’re taking the challenge.

Now let’s get ready to do this!

 

Here are the weekly assignments as discussed in the video:

Monday: #MondayBlog (suggested topic) Why I wrote my book or Why do I write (post on your blog to send out on monday)

Wednesday: Create a promotional graphic for your book or just your blog (if you don’t have a book). Go to Canva.com or Bookbrush.com. They’re free. Send out to Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with the hashtag #WritersWednesday and then describe how your writing makes readers feel or copy/paste a review of someone talking about your writing.

Friday: Grab an Interview or Interview someone. A Cheat is in the video, but also you can  download the pdf How to grab Podcast Interviews. (click here) You don’t have to have the interview that day, but schedule out an interview for a later date and then come back and let us know.

Post your completed assignment links here or on Motown Writers FB group. http://facebook.com/group/motownwriters

You can use the hashtag #mwn or tag on @sylviahubbard1 on Twitter and Instagram if you’d like me to share throughout the week your accomplishment.

NEXT WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT

I’ll be doing a live on the Facebook group at 9am (mark your calendars) to talk about the results. You have permission to brag. And to get ready for next weeks assignments. We’ll discuss your bio, which we will encourage you to post. (No more than 250 words and in 3rd person please) and also we’ll send out a checklist for your website and social media.

If you really want to get a jump on your August, check out Book buzz post

https://buildbookbuzz.com/awesome-august-occasions-for-authors/

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Thanks so much!

Your Moderator

Sylvia Hubbard

 

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FAQ: I’m looking for a publisher… #motownwriters

Frequently, I get asked questions and I thought instead of just answering them personally, I’m going to just post them here on the Motown Writers Network blog. (Plus, it gives me time to blog about something).

So here is the question of the morning.

And here is my best answer:

Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publishing http://amzn.to/1Bre5XQ

I chose this book because most experts, agents and authors I’ve talked to or heard speak always say this is the best…

The second place that is the reliable…

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#MotownWriters 21st Century Guide to Marketing March 18, 25 & April 8

 

WCCCD – Northwest Campus, Outer Drive/Southfield, Detroit
Book Marketing 101 – Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 8
For more information, go to www.detroitliterarynetwork.com

 

Event Details

 

#MotownLit #PubU #Detroit WCCCD-NW campus.Earn Credits while learning to Publish! #MWN

YOU CAN RSVP HERE, BUT PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER OFFICIALLY FOR CLASS ON WCCCD WEBSITE OR CLICK HERE TO START REGISTRATION NOW!

It’s been years in the making. One of my goals as founder of Motown Writers Network was to have a school where people can go to get education about publishing their work independently.

In collaboration with Wayne County Community College Northwest Campus, I’m proud to say Motown Writers will now be able to offer courses in Writing, Publishing and Marketing. I’m awesomely excited about this opportunity to be able to teach, but also be able to offer college credit to my participants.

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YOU CAN RSVP HERE, BUT PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER OFFICIALLY FOR CLASS ON WCCCD WEBSITE OR CLICK HERE TO START REGISTRATION NOW!

You can take each course separately or all three. It’s really up to you, but students who complete all three courses will receive:

  • A certificate of completion from Motown Writers Network
  • A Platinum marketing package from HubBooks (worth $100 in online services)
  • Bronze Sponsorship w/vendor table included @ The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference 2014
    (value $75)
  • Two Hours of private consultation about their book project w/Sylvia Hubbard

Winter classes will be available soon on WCCCD Northwest Campus website and sign up at the campus itself.

Subscribe to this site for updates and please share this information with other writers. We would love for this opportunity be available for years to come.

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YOU CAN RSVP HERE, BUT PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER OFFICIALLY FOR CLASS ON WCCCD WEBSITE OR CLICK HERE TO START REGISTRATION NOW!

How to Register

How/when can I register?
Remember that some of our Continuing Education (CE) courses begin after the regular semester start date. For CE classes with a later start date, registration is ongoing throughout the semester.
•       Walk-In Registration deadline: Seven days prior to the first class meeting.
•       Mail-In Registration deadline: Please mail the form at least 10 business days prior to the beginning of class. The form must be processed seven days prior to the first class meeting.
•       Fax-In Registration deadline: Seven days prior to the first class meeting.
•       Online Registration: Seven days prior to the first class meeting. First time registers, please visit one of our convenient campus locations.

What registration form do I need to complete if I register on campus?
The Continuing Education registration form is located inside the CE Schedule book for that semester. You can also obtain the form from a Campus Registration office or it can be downloaded from our CE link under “Forms” CE Course Registration Form.

Do I have to pay at the time of registration?
Yes, the District does not accept cash. Students may opt to pay by money order, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or ATM debit transfer. The District Bookstores provide money orders for a nominal fee. It is recommended that the student review the cost of fees in the class schedule before registering.

Note:   ALL RETURNING STUDENTS WHO HAVE AN OUTSTANDING BALANCE MUST PAY 100% OF THEIR OUTSTANDING BALANCE OR MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE THEY CAN REGISTER FOR THE CURRENT SEMESTER.

What is the last day to register?
Due to the limited seating capacity, we encourage you to register seven (7) business days prior to the start of the class.

Register Now!

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#MotownLit #PubU #Detroit WCCCD-NW campus.Earn Credits while learning to Publish! #MWN

It’s been years in the making. One of my goals as founder of Motown Writers Network was to have a school where people can go to get education about publishing their work independently.

In collaboration with Wayne County Community College Northwest Campus, I’m proud to say Motown Writers will now be able to offer courses in Writing, Publishing and Marketing. I’m awesomely excited about this opportunity to be able to teach, but also be able to offer college credit to my participants. Continue reading

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