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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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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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#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

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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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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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Be sure to tune into "BIZ TALK w/D’Andre" this Wednesday @ 6pm! WSG AwardWinning BestSelling Author, International Speaker, Blogger, Mompreneur, Encourager, Founder of MotownWriters.com & CEO of HubBooks.biz, SYLVIA HUBBARD

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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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October

National Book Month

1 – International Coffee Day (because, you know, so many great authors are fueled by coffee)

6 – Mad Hatter Day

11 – Myth and Legends Day

13-19 – Teen Read Week

16 – Dictionary Day

20 – National Day of Writing

20-26 – Friends of Libraries Week

27 – National Tell a Story Day in Scotland and the U.K.

 

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September

Library Card Sign Up Month

Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month

4 – Newspaper Carrier Day

6 – Read a Book Day

8 – International Literacy Day

22 – Hobbit Day

22 – Dear Diary Day

22-28 – Banned Books Week

25 – National Comic Book Day

 

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August

2 – National Coloring Book Day

9 – Book Lover’s Day

10 – Love Your Bookshop Day

18 – Bad Poetry Day

21 – Poet’s Day

31 – We Love Memoirs Day

 

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July

Read an Almanac Month

3/4/5/6 – National Tom Sawyer Days

13 – Isaac Babel’s birthday

18 – 23 Hemingway Days

30 – Paperback Book Day (they were first introduced on this day in 1935)

 

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June

LGBT Book Month

10 – Ball Point Pen Day

12 – Anne Frank’s birthday (she received her diary on her birthday)

16 – Bloomsday (Leopold Bloom is the fictional protagonist and hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses )

22 – Octavia Butler’s birthday

23 – National Columnists Day

23 – The first typewriter patent was awarded in 1868

 

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May

Audio Book Appreciation Month

Get Caught Reading Month

2 – Harry Potter Day

4 – Free Comic Book Day – first Saturday in May

9 – Peter Pan Day

12 -18 – Reading is Fun Week

12 – Limerick Day

 

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April

National Poetry Month

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Month

2 – International Children’s Book Day

2 – Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday

4 – School Librarian Day

7 – 13 – Library Week

11 – National Library Worker’s Day

12 – Beverly Cleary’s birthday

13 – Scrabble Day

15 – Rubber Eraser Day

16 – National Librarian Day

16 – National Bookmobile Day

18 – Celebrate Teen Literature Day

18 – Newspaper Columnists Day

23 – Shakespeare’s birthday

23 – World Book Day

24 – On this day in 1800, the U.S. Congress approved purchasing books to start the Library of Congress.

27 – Independent Bookstore Day

27 – Tell a Story Day

28 – Great Poetry Reading Day

29-May 5 – Children’s Book Week

30 – Children’s Book Day

 

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March

2 – Read Across America Day

2 – Dr. Seuss Day

3-9 – Return Borrowed Books Week

3-9 – Read an E-book Week

4 – National Grammar Day

5 – World Book Day

16 – Freedom of Information Day

 

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