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Authors: Swallow Your Pride and Work Book Signing Events

 

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”  —Stephen King

By D.S. Edwards
Guest Blogger

When most people think of a book signing, they picture John Grisham sitting at a table in Barnes & Noble with a line of people waiting, literary treasure in hand and looks of anticipation on their faces.

While this is an accurate picture in the world of traditional publishing, it’s not necessarily what a book signing looks like in the world of Indie. Before I go further and give you some tips on becoming a known author, I want you to close your eyes, reach deep down into your soul, find that lump of pride all authors carry around, pull it out, chew on it for a minute and swallow it.

Now that we have officially gotten over ourselves, and removed our biggest obstacle, we can begin the journey to becoming a successful author. I’ll give you some ideas by sharing my own journey.

read more; https://publicityhound.com/blog/book-signing-events

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#MotownWriters: Do you know what a book publicist does?

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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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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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#MotownWriters Members! Get a Consultation for only $97 with @TMarieMedia. ($150 Value) Limited Amt & Expires July 31st. Hurry! Grab you spot now!

If you missed an incredible second Saturday with PR Specialist Taquinda Johnson! 

She gave us great notes, but she also offered a special consultation for three fortunate Motown Writers’ Members.

Get a PR consultation for only $97. This is $150 Value. 

Grab your consultation now.

This is a limited offer and only a limited amount will be given this price. 

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Get a Consultation for only $97 with @TMarieMedia. ($150 Value) Limited Amt & Expires July 31st. Hurry! Grab you spot now!

If you missed an incredible second Saturday with PR Specialist Taquinda Johnson! 

She gave us great notes, but she also offered a special consultation for three fortunate Motown Writers’ Members.

Get a PR consultation for only $97. This is $150 Value. 

Grab your consultation now.

This is a limited offer and only a limited amount will be given this price. 

www.tmariepr.com

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Get a Consultation for only $97 with @TMarieMedia. ($150 Value) Limited Amt & Expires July 31st. Hurry! Grab you spot now!

If you missed an incredible second Saturday with PR Specialist Taquinda Johnson! 

She gave us great notes, but she also offered a special consultation for three fortunate Motown Writers’ Members.

Get a PR consultation for only $97. This is $150 Value. 

Grab your consultation now.

This is a limited offer and only a limited amount will be given this price. 

www.tmariepr.com

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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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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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#Motownwriters: Free at the time of post from @Amazon. Writing, Marketing and Publishing ebooks #fatop

I usually post this in the Motown Writers Group on Facebook because it looks so pretty there but I decided to post it here to also give subscribers a chance to “get lit!” Literally!

The links are free at the time of post and I found the links about ten minutes prior to posting so I hope at the time you receive this you opened the email in time enough for you to grab the books before they are not free anymore.

For that I’m sorry but that’s why I say Free at the time of post

 

Here’s the list for this morning: 

Blogging Full Time Income + FREE SOFTWARE by Sandhiya S https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07262VSN8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_iQtmzbVPVDPJ4 via @amazon

Memoir Writing 101: 10 Steps to Crafting a Compelling Memoir (Memoir Network … https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010BQQWKO/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_OXtmzbQB80W0Z via @amazon

The Power of Free on Amazon Kindle – Harness the power of free promotions to … https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DFTQKHU/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_YXtmzb3QGZVD1 via @amazon

Write Faster Today: Writing Habits That Destroy Writer’s Block by Emma Fisher https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07234SY3D/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_DZtmzbMHBAAWN via @amazon

The Divine Guide to Creating a Daily Writing Practice by Pernille Norregaard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BU4IAM4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_5ZtmzbQY09MXX via @amazon

Blog Tours are Cake: An easy guide to organizing a book blog tour by Danielle… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS5EITC/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_D1tmzbVGB3KAT via @amazon

 

THE BRIGHT BOOK IDEA: The string of book ideas that sell better than anything… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IA4DU50/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_q2tmzbZ28AJRC via @amazon

Blogging: How To Start A Profitable Blog: A Guide To Create Content That Rock… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZVE2G8E/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_v4tmzbTDBXY90 via @amazon

 

enjoy…

And you can always check out my author page on Amazon at:

http://amazon.com/author/sylviahubbard

ATTENTION- Readers and Michigan Authors:

And if you have an Amazon page please click the link below to add your author page and if you’re a reader click the link below to check out Michigan Amazon authors

http://motownwriters.com/amazonauthorpage

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Can You Market Your Book For 5 Minutes A Day? #motownwriters

What if I told you that you can market your book for just five minutes a day and be successful at selling more books, branding your name, and getting out your message?

From a handful. I would get the response:  “That’s too much time.”  They fear book marketing. But for the vast majority, they’d likely respond:  “That’s not possible.”

Well, after reading through a new book, 5-Minute Book Marketing for Authors: Easy and Effective Ways to Market Your Book Every Single Day by Penny Sansevieri, you will feel not only is it possible, but necessary.

The book is written in short, easy-to-follow chapters that ease even novice authors and first-time book marketers into the process of making themselves a little famous.

Sansevieri, who has penned 16 books, runs a marketing company, and teaches publishing and marketing at NYU, claims:  “This book is set-up so that you can do only 5-minute incremental work, but it also includes instructions for when you are ready to dig deeper and spend more time.”

So what goodies does she offer on the quick that can instantly ramp up a writer into a smooth-talking book promoter? She has chapters on the following:

read more: http://bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com/2017/05/can-you-market-your-book-for-5-minutes.html

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“Write What You Know” is Not Good Writing Advice #motownwriters

You’ve heard it before: Write what you know.|

I wonder what you think of that, because, frankly, I don’t think much. I’ve been known to pooh-pooh it as well-meaning but ultimately second-rate advice. It’s reassuring to hear, and probably reassuring to say, but I believe it misdirects beginning writers and costs them time. It cost me time. If I could tap myself on the shoulder—my younger self, setting out across seven states to start my MFA—I’d say, “Be careful with that one; it’s not what you think.”

So what is it? An instruction, a rubric, a dictum? Rummage around in your thesaurus a little, and you might land on “Adage: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.” To the left and right of this you’ll find axiom, aphorism, platitude, maxim, and even apophthegm, a doozy from the Greek apophthengesthai, meaning to speak out, that spins you around and shoves you right where you started, back at maxim and aphorism again. Write what you know is all of these. It is simultaneously broad and narrow; it sounds universal and trustworthy, and is therefore easily mistaken for a magic pill.

read more ; http://lithub.com/write-what-you-know-is-not-good-writing-advice/

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Promo checklist

Going through several promoting articles I started to build a checklist.

Beginnings would love this and intermediate can use this list as reminders.

Advance people?

Just share it or make special articles about your promoting checklists.

Checklist when publishing books

1. Make a great book cover
2. Edit your book well
3. Create a good description of book
4. Complete Amazon Author Page
5. Announce on all social media
6. Encourage reviews
7. Do a book trailer & video promos
8. Become an Amazon Affiliate
9. Get promo material for your book
10.Create a hashtag for book
Bonus:
11. Check out AmazonAuthorInsights.com
12. Blog – a least once a week

What is your promotion to do lists?  Comment below

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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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