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Promotions Assignments Week #2– Helping you to work as an author… Take the one week Challenge #mmm

And you’re back! Oh you’re just joining us.

Promo Challenge #1 can be found by clicking here

This basis of this challenge is

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

To actually get to the third one, you MUST do one and two. This all to help you learn to Work as an Author!

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)

  1. Work on your bio – requirements: Your bio should be written in third person and no more than 150 word.
    • Extra Credit: post your updated bio to your website and social media. (You will have to shorten it even more for Twitter and Instagram, but if you haven’t updated it recently, most likely it still needs to be done).
  2. Find or get Free item – Get a free item online or offline to gift. Not just bookmarks but something more like a free read they can download or a treat like a personalize pen, candle, coffee or tea cup

Wednesday (2 parter)

  1. Book or Writer Graphic Promo – requirements: must have a link in the graphic
  2. Blog Post: What did you work on this year to better your literary career? 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).

Friday 

  1. Gather Links. Get the direct links to your:
    • Website homepage
    • your product page or book page
  2. Social Media Links: Facebook (personal, pages, groups), Twitter, Instagram (personal & business page), Linkedin, Youtube.
    • Extra Credit: Newsletter Link, Amazon Author Page, Bookbub and/or Goodread page.

Related Links 

Canva.com | Bookbrush.com | AuthorCentral.Amazon.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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#WritersWednesday #MotownWriters Author Feature S.L Jackson via @TCOHHdotORG #michiganwriters #michlit

Name of Author: S.L Jackson

Name of Book:Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

Author Website| Buy Book |

Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

About this author:

S.L Jackson is an debut urban fantasy author from Inkster Michigan who chose to put his creativity to the test by writing an novella about animals in a jungle underworld.

 

Where are you from?

SL: Inkster, Mi

Tell us your latest news?

SL: Recently released my debut novella “Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

When and why did you begin writing?

SL: I began writing early in my life about 4 th grade for a creative writing assignment.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

SL: Since 4 th grade

What inspired you to write your first book?

SL: I was inspired to write my book due to the facts I couldn’t get the character’s out of my head for

decades.

Do you have a specific writing style?

SL: I don’t think I’ve discovered my writing style yet, but this novella is a “urban fantasy.

How did you come up with the title?

SL: I came up with the title based on the story being about animals in their natural habitat.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

SL: Yes, loyalty, family, honor and respect.

How much of the book is realistic?

SL: It’s an urban fantasy, however the realness in the love all the character’s share with each other.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

SL: Some experiences are based on the way my family came together.

What books have most influenced your life most?

SL: The autobiography of Malcom X, and anything written by Donald Goines.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

SL: I’d say Donald Goines

What book are you reading now?

SL: The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

SL: Too many to name and I don’t want to forget anyone.

What are your current projects?

SL: Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

SL: So far everyone I’ve came across.

Do you see writing as a career?

SL: Yes, I see writing as a career.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

SL: I wouldn’t change anything about my current book.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

SL: I’ve always had an interest in writing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

SL: I don’t find anything challenging about writing I just like to let it flow.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

SL: Donald Goines is my favorite; he paints a vivid picture with all his writings.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

SL: Not as of now.

Who designed the covers?

SL: Michael Corvin

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

SL: Learning the actual business of publishing books.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

SL: I learned that there is no set way to ensure book sales.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

SL: Write and never stop.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

SL: RESPECT URBAN AUTHORS (#respecturbanauthors)

Connect with this author

Author Website: www.linktr.ee/sljackson

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/sljackson0522

Twitter Link: @tcohhdotorg

IG: @sljackson3

Author Website| Buy Book |

Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

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New Indie Bookshop opened in Michigan Owosso Books and Beans  #bookstore #indie #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

Owosso Books & Beans
108 N Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867
facebook.com/OwossoBooks/

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New Indie Bookshop opened in Michigan The Bluestocking Bookshop  #bookstore #indie #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

The Bluestocking Bookshop 
501 Butternut Drive #1
Holland, MI 49424
bluestockingbookshop.com

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New Indie Bookshop opened in Michigan #bookstore #indie #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

2 Dandelions Bookshop
209 W. Main, Suite #105
Brighton, MI 48116
2dandelionsbookshop.com

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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!

February

Love your Library Month

1 – Read Aloud Day

2 – Take Your Child to the Library Day

3-9 – Children’s Authors & Illustrator Week

14 – Library Lover’s Day

26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day

 

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Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America 2020 Booksellers’ Best Award Contest DUE 1/6/20

We want our contest to be more representative of all romance writers, so we want as many authors as possible to be aware of and have the opportunity to enter our contest, judged by booksellers and librarians.

 

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2020 Booksellers’ Best Award

A Published Authors’ Contest

Sponsored by GDRWA

Co-Chairs: Celia Mulder & Deby Henneman

ENTER CONTEST HERE

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Detroit’s Affordable Editor via @AuthorCKBrooke #motownwriters #ad

C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.

http://bit.ly/DetroitEdits

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Detroit’s Affordable Editor via @AuthorCKBrooke #motownwriters #ad

C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.

http://bit.ly/DetroitEdits

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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!

December

Read a New book Month

1 – Sherlock Holmes Day

10 – Dewey Decimal System Day

16 – Jane Austen’s birthday

21 – Crossword Puzzle Day

21 – Celebrate Short Fiction Day

24 – Jolabokaflod, Iceland’s Yule Book Flood

 

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New independent bookstore opens in Brighton part of ‘resurgence’

 

 

Two Brighton kindergarten teachers did their research and decided it would be the perfect time to open a bookstore in downtown Brighton.

2 Dandelions Bookshop is Brighton’s only independent bookstore. It is open at 209 W. Main Street, Suite 105, and the owners are celebrating a grand opening Friday through Sunday.

Co-owners Jeanne Blazo and Jeri Kay Thomas say the market is right for opening an independent bookstore, even though larger brick-and-mortar retailers have struggled to compete with online shopping and e-readers.

 

https://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/brighton/2019/10/09/new-independent-bookstore-open-brighton-mi-2-dandelions-bookshop-jeanne-blazo-jeri-kay-thomas/3917734002/ via @livingstondaily

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Detroit’s Affordable Editor via @AuthorCKBrooke #motownwriters #ad

C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.

http://bit.ly/DetroitEdits

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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!

November

National Novel Writing Month

Picture Book Month

National Family Literacy Month

1 – National Family Literacy

1 – Author’s Day

2 – Book Lovers Day

6 – National Nonfiction Day

15 – I Love to Write Day

18 – High-Five a Librarian Day

 

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Detroit’s Affordable Editor via @AuthorCKBrooke #motownwriters #ad

C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.

http://bit.ly/DetroitEdits

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