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Michigan Authors: Sign up for #MotownWriters Blogging Challenge for September 2017 #amblogging

We all need help in blogging. I’m an avid blogger. I love to blog, but I sometimes need that inspiration and encouragement from others.

So I want to bring first a 4-week blogging challenge starting September 1st.

Just 4 times a month you can go to your blog and post out a message, answer the question, meet the challenge.

4 times

That’s it.

So even if you don’t blog, it’ll be good to just try.

Now usually in a blogging challenge, you have to wait for that week in order to get what the challenge is, but I’m like I’m going to help you in advance and as the challenges are release come back and post your link so others can come visit and see what you did. Continue reading

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[New post] Managing ARC Reviewers via @IndiesUnlimited #motownwriters

Managing ARC Reviewers

by Administrators

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by Chris Leippi

There comes a point in every self-pubber’s journey to the bestseller charts when they realize it’s time to launch their books with some reviews already in place. Those reviews will help boost sales by instilling confidence in readers that your book is worthy of their money and time. On top of that, many major book promotion websites require a minimum number of reviews in order for them to consider featuring it. If you want to start booking these, you’ll need those reviews!

But, how do bestselling authors go about managing all of those reviewers? Are they sending out hundreds of copies, hoping that a small percentage of them will follow through and review? Or, are they keeping track of each individual who requests a copy and following up with them until they write their review? Read more of this post

Administrators | July 9, 2017 at 5:00 am | Tags: BookfunnelBooksprout | URL: http://wp.me/p1WnN1-iun
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Meet&greet other mystery/suspense/crime writers @ the 1st Michigan Sisters/Misters in Crime Event on July29, 2pmAunt Agatha’s #AnnArbor via @MI_SinC

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Meet-and-greet other mystery/suspense/crime writers at the first Michigan Sisters/Misters in Crime event on July 292:00-4:00, at Aunt Agatha’s mystery bookstore in Ann Arbor.
 

A panel, consisting of a mystery author, an investigator, and a district court judge, will discuss “Bad Guys/Gals.”

 

Open to everyone interested in the genre. Space is limited. The opportunity to sign up for this free event, coming soon!
 

Email us at:Michigansinc@gmail.com for more information. Find us on Facebook and Twitter; @MI_SinC.

See more information and subscribe to more events at:

http://buff.ly/2qyo7Y0 

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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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#MotownWriters Article: The Importance of Categories and Keywords for Your Books on KDP via @IndiesUnlimited

The Importance of Categories and Keywords for Your Books on KDP

by Melinda Clayton

dealing with book keywords on amazon headache-1557865_960_720I hate keywords. “Use keywords,” they say, for your blog post, your KDP book, your website, your AMS ads. Figuring out which keywords to use is harder for me than writing the actual post/book/ad. But I’m learning.

An example:  the other day while checking the Amazon rank of one of my books after a sale, I noticed something odd. The rank in three different categories was showing. The first one was: Read more of this post

Melinda Clayton | July 18, 2017 at 5:00 am | URL: http://wp.me/p1WnN1-ivM
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#MotownWriters Real Artists Don’t Starve. Creativity And Money With Jeff Goins #Video #YouTube

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New Resource Page for Authors Whose Publishers Close Doors via @IndiesUnlimited

New Resource Page for Authors Whose Publishers Close Doors

by K.S. Brooks

lost and confused author from pixabay upset-534103_960_720Authors who have never self-published can be at a loss for what to do with their works if their publisher closes its doors. But, never fear! Indies Unlimited is here to guide you through what do to if that happens to you. (Man, that’s a lot of dope rhyming, isn’t it?)

There are a lot of other “publishers” and “service providers” who are offering “packages” to authors whose publishers have closed their doors. Don’t be surprised if you receive an email that goes something like, “Dear Author, we noticed that [Insert Publisher Name] is no longer in business, and we’d love to provide you with our services to get you back in print…” It’s like they have a list of authors published by those houses, and are contacting them all in hopes of making money off them, isn’t it?

Well, don’t do it. Don’t spend a penny on it. Remember, when it comes to publishers: if you have to pay, run away. Publishers are supposed to make their money from readers, not writers. Learn how to spot a scam hereRead more of this post

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MY PARTNER DOESN’T USE BOOKMARKS AND IT STRESSES ME OUT #BookRiot #motownwriters

Founder’s Note: She is not alone. I nearly died when my beau bent a page. As if he were killing a small child. loved this article. Please enjoy!

My partner and I have been together, more or less, for fourteen years. In that time, I have learned all sorts of odd things about him– some of which are charming, some of which are kind of gross (because ew, boys), and some of which are probably pretty normal. However, only one of his weird idiosyncrasies stresses me the eff out: the man doesn’t use bookmarks. Ever.


I don’t mean that he avoids fancy, expensive magnetic bookmarks or tries to avoid free advertising for the local indie bookstore by refusing their giveaway bookmarks at the register. I don’t even mean that he refuses to dog ear his pages or won’t soil a book by using a discarded receipt or business card in his novel. I mean exactly what I say: the man doesn’t use anything as a bookmark. Ever.

His logic is kind of sound, I guess.

Read more: http://bookriot.com/2017/06/15/my-partner-doesnt-use-bookmarks-and-it-stresses-me-out/

 

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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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#Motownwriters: What is your biggest marketing fear this month? What marketing challenges have you overcome?

Take your fears to the next level and use them to gain more book sales and achieve more literary goals!

https://www.e-junkie.com/ejm/hubbooks

Comment now about your book fears this month or leave your marketing challenges you’ve overcome to teach others!

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What is your literary challenge for the month? #marketing #writing #reading #publishing

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I’m always available to answer questions for you because it may be the questions millions of other authors are trying to get answer and the answer we come up with could help not only you, but others as well.

If you’d like just a private consultation, click here. 

Now, HOW CAN I HELP YOU?  (Leave your response in the comments) 

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#motownwriters @meetup notes and comments and links wsg @tmariemedia

To find out abt speaker go to 

Www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

To get the powerpoint, here it is…

https://motownwriters.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/motown-writers-saved-and-successful-7-steps-to-kick-start-pr.pptx
Heres the pdf

https://motownwriters.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/motown-writers-saved-and-successful-7-steps-to-kick-start-pr1.pdf 
I’ll add notes later….


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Be a #Beautiful Host Today! Fill out this form to qualify! Spaces and Dates are filling up fast!

Would you like to be a Beautiful Book Blogger (host author, feature book or review book on your website) or host the author in an offline appearance (speaking engagement, keynote appearance, author…

Source: Be a #Beautiful Host Today! Fill out this form to qualify! Spaces and Dates are filling up fast!

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#MotownWriters @Meetup July8th @DetroitLibrary (Main) 10am! #Writers #Authors #Books #Michigan #Detroit wsg @TMarieMedia

7 Steps to KickStart Yr PR effort!

RSVP https://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/240616281/

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#MotownWriters: The Pros & Cons of Self-Publishing Your Fiction via Kristen Kieffer

Not sure which publishing path you should pursue? Learn all about the pros and cons of self-publishing in this installment of the fiction publishing series hosted by Kristen Kieffer over at Well-Storied.com.


As with much of anything, there are both advantages and dis
advantages to self-publishing your fiction.

A few weeks back, we covered the pros and cons of pursuing a traditional book dealas a means of publishing your fiction and building a career in writing. Today, we’re flipping the tables and discussing the very same for self-publishing!

Do you think self-publishing might be the right choice for your fiction?

If you haven’t already, I recommend first checking out the other self-publishing articles in our publishing series before getting started with today’s breakdown. You can find these articles here and here.

All caught up? Fantastic. Let’s jump straight into the pros & cons of self-publishing today!

Read the full article: https://www.well-storied.com/blog/the-pros-and-con…

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