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#Motownwriters: Independent Bookstores in #Michigan

I just found a great resource for independent bookstores in Michigan and I couldn’t be more excited.

You know in my quest to be all things Michigan, this is a valuable find.

https://www.newpages.com/independent-bookstores/michigan-bookstores

They also have a list of all Independent bookstores in the United States as well.

https://www.newpages.com/independent-bookstores

You’re welcome!

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Metro Detroit Libraries Listings

List of libraries in the Metro Detroit area. If there are any missing please add only those too comments. If you would like other information, please contact us. An ultimate list of all libraries in Michigan can be found here:

http://www.publiclibraries.com/michigan.htm

Ann Arbor District Library:

  • Downtown: 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
  • Malletts Creek: 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Traverwood: 3333 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • West Branch: 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Pittsfield: 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Auburn Hills Public Library:

  • 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326

Birmingham, Baldwin Public Library:

  • 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009

Canton Public Library:

  • 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188

Clinton Macomb Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
  • South Branch: 35679 South Gratiot, Clinton Twp., MI 48035
  • North Branch: 16800 24 Mile, Macomb Twp., MI 48042

Dearborn Public Library:

  • Henry Ford Centennial Library: 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Bryant Branch: 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
  • Esper Branch: 12929 West Warren, Dearborn, MI 48126

Detroit Public Library:

  • Main: 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
  • 22 Other locations to serve you!
  • Detroit Detroit Public Library – Bowen 3648 West Vernor Highway 48216 (313) 481-1540
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Campbell 8733 W. Vernor 48209 (313) 481-1550
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chandler Park 12800 Harper Avenue 48213 (313) 481-1560
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chaney 16101 Grand River Avenue 48227 (313) 481-1570
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chase 17731 West Seven Mile Road 48235 (313) 481-1580
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Conely 4600 Martin Street 48210 (313) 481-1590
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Douglass Branch For Specialized Services 3666 Grand River Avenue 48208 (313) 481-1700
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Duffield 2507 West Grand Boulevard 48208 (313) 481-1710
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Edison 18400 Joy Road 48228
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Elmwood Park 550 Chene Street 48207 (313) 481-1732
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Franklin 13651 East Mcnichols Road 48205 (313) 481-1740
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Hubbard 12929 West Mcnichols Road 48235 (313) 481-1750
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Jefferson 12350 East Outer Drive 48224 (313) 481-1760
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Knapp 13330 Conant Street 48212 (313) 481-1770
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Mark Twain Annex 4741 Iroquis Street 48214 (313) 481-1790
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Montieth 14100 Kercheval Street 48215 (313) 481-1800
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Municipal Reference Library 5201 Woodward Avenue 48202 (313) 833-1440
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – National Automotive History Collection 121 Gratiot 48226 (313) 481-1862
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Parkman 1766 Oakman Boulevard 48238 (313) 481-1810
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Redford 21200 Grand River 48219 (313) 481-1820
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Sherwood Forest 7117 West Seven Mile Road 48221 (313) 481-1840
    Detroit Detroit Public Library – Skillman 121 Gratiot Avenue 48226 (313) 481-1850

 

Eastpointe Eastpointe Memorial Library 15875 Oak Avenue 48021 (586) 445-5096

Ferndale Library:

  • 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220

Farmington Community Library:

  • Main Branch: 32737 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • Farmington Branch:  23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI 48335

Flint Public Library:

  • 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503, (810) 232-7111
  • Flint Beecher Vera B. Rison Library 1386 West Coldwater Road (810) 789-2800
    Flint Cody Branch Library 3519 Fenton Road (810) 238-5822
    Flint Flint Township-Mccarty Library 2071 South Graham Road (810) 732-9150
    Flint Genesee District Library 48504 (810) 732-5570
    Flint Genesee Valley Demonstration Location 3517 South Linden Road (810) 732-1822
    Flint North Flint Library 5005 Cloverlawn Drive (810) 785-9879
    Flint West Flint Library 3601 Beecher Road (810) 238-3637

 

Garden City Garden City Public Library 31735 Maplewood Street 48135 (734) 793-1830

Grosse Pointe Public Library:

  • Central (Farms): 10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313) 343-2074
  • Ewald: 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
  • Woods: 20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, (313) 343-2072
Grosse Pointe Park Grosse Pointe Park Public Library 15430 Kercheval Street (313) 343-2071
Hamtramck Hamtramck Public Library 2360 Caniff Avenue 48212 (313) 365-7050
Harper Woods Harper Woods Public Library 19601 Harper Avenue 48225 (313) 343-2575
Hazel Park Hazel Park Memorial Library 123 East Nine Mile Road 48030 (248) 546-4095

Independence Township Library:

  • 6495 Clarkson Td., Clarkston, MI 48346

Lapeer District Library:

  • 201 Village West Dr. S., Lapeer, MI 48446
  • Lapeer Elba Branch Library 5508 Davison Road (810) 653-7200
    Lapeer Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library 921 West Nepessing Street (810) 664-697
  • 4 other Locations to Serve you!

Livonia Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154
  • Carl Sandberg Library: 30100 Seven Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152
  • Alfred Noble Library: 32901 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150
  • Vest Pocket Library: 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia, MI 48154

Lyon Township Public Library:

  • 27005 Milford Rd., Couth Lyon, MI 48178

Mount Clemens Public Library:

  • 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Novi Library:

  • 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375

Orion Township Public Library:

  • 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362

Oxford Public Library:

  • 530 Pontiac St., Oxford, MI 48371

Plymouth District Library:

  • 223 South Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170

Pontiac Public Library:

  • 60 E. Pike St., Pontiac, MI  48342
Redford Redford Township District Library 25320 West Six Mile Road 48240 (313) 531-5960
River Rouge River Rouge Public Library 221 Burke Street (313) 843-2040

Rochester Hills Public Library:

  • 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307

Romeo District Library:

  • Graubner: 65821 Van Dyke Rd., Washington, MI  48095
  • Kezar Library: 107 Church St., Romeo, MI 48065
Romulus Romulus Public Library 11121 Wayne Road (734) 942-7589

Royal Oak Public Library:

  • 222 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Shelby Township Library:

  • 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp, MI 48316

Southfield Public Library:

  • 26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

Springfield Township Library:

  • 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350

Sterling Heights Library:

  • 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Troy Public Library:

  • 510 W. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48084

Warren Public Library:

  • Civic Center Library: 1 City Sq. Ste. 100, warren, MI 48093
  • Arthur Miller Branch: 5460 Arden, Suite 303, Warren, MI 48092
  • Maybelle Burnette Branch Library22005 Van Dyke, Warren, MI 48089

Waterford Township Public Library:

  • 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan 48329

West Bloomfield Township Public Library:

  • Main Branch: 4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
  • Westacres Branch: 7321 Commerce Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Westland, William P. Faust Public Library:

  • 6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185

Wyandotte, Bacon Memorial Library:

  • 45 Vinewood St., Wyandotte, MI 48192

 

You can also support Free Little Libraries around various citys. Check out Detroit here. http://detroitlittlelibraries.org/

 

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#MotownWriters: Locally Grown Book Marketing for Indie Authors

 

Book marketing to national media has becomes increasingly competitive. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in how effectively indie authors have been able to leverage their communities and local media.

Don’t get caught up in Amazon ranking and social media schedules.

As an indie author, part of your focus should be local.  Build your brand. Reach new readers. Nurture relationships with super fans that will support you for the long haul.

Establish yourself as a must-follow local indie author if you live in a vibrant, civic-minded part of the country.  Incorporate this into your long-term book marketing plan.

read more: https://www.amarketingexpert.com/book-marketing-locally-grown/

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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“.

Bio: 
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?
Yes!
Social media links here:
Most importantly, don’t forget to visit her blog at:
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#MotownWriters: 199+ Plot, Name, Story, and Other Generators

As any author can tell you, coming up with names and ideas for a story is sometimes more difficult than writing said story. The process of inventing names is a critical first step akin to looking at a blank sheet of paper and trying to find that first word.

I’ve developed on my own method for coming up with names (it’s a variation of the porn star name game) and I have shared a handful of tricks for naming websites.

But those methods won’t work for everyone, and they won’t help you with problems like thinking up the plot for your next novel.

Fortunately, I can help.

One of my ongoing projects are turnkey websites for small publishers (here’s one). I’ve gotten pretty good at thinking up names for the companies, but I still struggle to write original and good quality content for things like the about page, book listings, staff names and descriptions, and so on.

I have not invented as many names and descriptions as your average George RR Martin novel, but I have had to come up with enough names that I went out and found ways to automate the process.

Here are a few of the plot, name, summary, and other text generators websites that I have found useful.

read more” https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/10/22/199-plot-name-story-generators/

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


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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


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For more information visit Creative Expressions at: http://www.latoyamurchison.com/literaryservices

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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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