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How to Create an Instagram Content Plan for Your Business

Do you want to improve your organic Instagram content? Looking for an Instagram content marketing guide to follow? In this article, you’ll find out how to plan, create, and optimize Instagram content for your business. #1: How to Establish a Content Theme for Your Instagram Profile The first step to running a successful Instagram account


How to Get More Social Media Engagement on Any Platform

Want to improve your engagement on social media? Wondering how to keep the conversation going with your followers? In this article, you’ll discover how to get your audience to engage with your social media posts, videos, and live videos. The 3 Rules of Social Media Engagement Before jumping into the tips, let’s make sure you’ve



How to Get More Social Media Engagement on Any Platform #socialmedia

How to Develop Superfans Who Gladly Evangelize for You

Do you want to create superfans for your business? Wondering how to develop the kind of connected community that can elevate your brand? To explore how to develop superfans who will gladly evangelize anything for you and your business, I interview Pat Flynn on the Social Media Marketing Podcast


13 Ways to Use a Book Award for Marketing

By Sandra Beckwith

When one of indie kid lit author Cat Michaels’ books wins an award, she doesn’t just pose for a grip and grin at the awards banquet. Michaels, who has won four book awards in the past two years, makes sure her audience hears the good news, too.

For example, when her Sweet T and the Turtle Team was named the best environment category book for children by the Literary Classics Book Awards, Michaels documented her week at the organization’s conference and awards festivities through photos. The marketing-savvy writer turned the images into social media shares, a blog post, and even a video.

Winning is good, but it’s not enough


Self #Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter… The Bible for Self Publishers! #MustHave. Also @MarkCoker #Smashwords Resource

Just as promised from my last Periscope where we talked about paperback printing of a book, here is the Self Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter (RIP).

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Also someone mentioned they were having problems with their ebook formatting. I didn’t want to get off topic, but just check out the formatting guide from Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords and the most awesome guy I know. (Not just because he gives me nice royalty checks every 3 months either) LOL

Smashwords Style Guide – How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 1) Kindle Edition

(if you download it ON SMASHWORDS as a epub on your Android the Google store will open it right in your GoogleBooks Secton after the download is complete. Really cool)

Subscribe to my youtube channel if you missed the broadcast live or didn’t catch the replay.

Here’s more products that I offer as well

Author Starters Guide 

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Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback

Price: $20.00 USD



In this book you’ll find:

  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
    • Book Review Listings
    • African American Book Clubs
    • Book Blogger Listings
    • U.S. Public Library Listings




mini-guide-toselfpublishingw-freeresourceMini-Guide to Self Publishing – download

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Price: 0.00 USD




How2eBook&Market/BookBlog101/EngagingReaders Presentations

Three presentations to help authors publish and market their content on the Internet.
Files include a video 3 PDF Resources and 3 PowerPoint presentations.
Once you download the zip file, open and look for the file titled “Start Here.”
Happy Learning!

Price: 10.00 USD


21st Century Marketing For Authors Bundle w/Resource & Bonus!


21st Century Marketing for Authors gives beginning engagement tips and thorough knowledge of how to present yourself and your website in today’s world. Learn how to take the old and make it new, but what not to do anymore or what doesn’t work.

After The Book Marketing in the 21st Century – This is a basic resource sheet with links that are mentioned in the pdf and video.

The 21st Century Marketing video can be seen on YouTube for FREE at





This is a paperback ONLY with valuable resources for $5. 

Blogging 101 for Authors w/Resource Sheets



A beginner’s guide for Authors to learn how to blog. Grab the video from our YouTube channel and then follow along with the powerpoint. Also, includes 5 pages for resources sheets with links.

Price: $8.00 USD



Literary Empowerment Coaching Service

Are you frustrated and just need quick questions to all your eBook needs without breaking your bank?
Sylvia Hubbard has been in the eBook industry since 2000 and can become your eBook whisperer. Called an author’s best friend, she has spoken in the United States and Canada on Ebook Writing Publishing and Marketing. Let her spend a little time helping you get to your eBook Literary goals! For $75 dollars you will receive ONE HOUR of coaching and answers to your questions.

Price: $75.00 USD


The Deluxe Social Media Package will help readers and authors conquer the World Wide Web one day at a time. With Links, Resources and Powerpoint Presentations, participants can learn how to find ways to share their passion on the Internet and make money at the same time.

– Social Media for Authors & Readers Notes
– Blogging for Authors-Readers 101 Resource Sheet
– How to Grab Interviews using podcasts and Internet online Shows to increase sales

– Links to videos to help Readers and Authors master promotion, writing & marketing

Price: 9.00 USD 











Resources for Writing Publishing & Marketing Volume One 2018

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Resources for the writer and author needing quick links to their pressing questions.

1. Finding Publishers for Traditional Publishing

2. Spreading the word that my book is published

3. 1st Book, Not sure what to do Initially

4. Where should I end the book & how to prepare my manuscript for publishing?

5. Establishing an Author’s Platform and getting started

6. Strategies for increasing my eBook and online book sales

7. How to make time to write my book

8. Best marketing plan for my book

9. How to get book marketing plan to maximize the book’s sales and message



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Guest Post: The Complete Guide to using Facebook to Market your Writing

By Naomi Nakashima

Installing a well-planned and thought out chatbot can invite your audience to engage with your page in a whole new way. Naomi Nakashima goes into detail about the changes to Facebook marketing, including how building a chatbot into your Facebook strategy can help you connect with your audience.

Below is an excerpt from Naomi’s post.

Using Facebook to market your writing is not only relatively easy, but it’s inexpensive and (better yet) it’s effective.



Embed Words in Your Photos for Discovery

By Lee Foster

A writer in the modern era will likely have some relationship with photography, and may decide to get involved in photo creation and marketing as another aspect of creation and monetizing.

We started this discussion in my post, Can You Make (And Even Sell) Your Own Photos?

Followers of Joel’s modern-publishing ecosystem are generally authors and writers developing and selling their books and articles. But what about selling photos? How does that happen if you decide to create and sell your photos?

The short answer is: Your photos get found and licensed because of words correctly embedded in them.

However, what is the process? Moreover, where does the photo need to be on the Internet to get “discovered” by a willing buyer?

Several of you wrote me, “Tell us how this all works.”

Here is a practical example that illustrates the reality.


The Myth of Author Multitasking

By Judith Briles

Do you pride yourself in multitasking? Many do … are you one of them? For decades, multitasking was the mantra for those who wanted to get a lot done. It was believed to be the high achiever’s secret sauce. Something that had to be integrated into your DNA—no matter what.

The question is … should it?

As someone who is a “reformed” multitasker, my reveal is: yup, I got a lot done. But here’s the “but”—sometimes things weren’t as they should have been if I had taken a bit more time AND I was pooped.

Now, those who know me well, know that I sleep less than most—six hours is max for me. I can operate quite well on four and five-hour sleep days. And usually do. And, I’m an early morning person—four and five in the AM is quite common for me to start my day.

This past weekend, my husband said to me as I was working on a couple of chapters for a client on our deck,

“I see how you do this all—you completely tune things out. You are myopic. You get that something is out in the peripheral, trying to get your attention, but until you are done with the task you are working, you ignore it.”

Yup, he was right. That’s me. He was the peripheral that AM and was chewing over a column in the New York Times that he wanted to read to me. Right then.

I ignored him until I finished the chapter I was working on. Then, I gave him my attention, “Tell me what you wanted to say.”

It bugged him that I didn’t drop what I was doing—or at least acknowledge him, give him some kind of OK to continue to talk to me. I didn’t … I needed to complete my other task.

A few years ago, Psychology Today showed that “Multi-tasking is a myth. You are really task-switching, and it’s costing you time.” It added, “If you do a lot of switching in a day, it can add up to a loss of 40% of your productivity.” Holy Moly, that was in 2012. And it’s today as well.

The belief is: When you handle more than one task at a time you save time and you are more productive.

The truth is: Multitaskers can’t and don’t say NO … they are the old reliable of a team, even when the team only consists on one.

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Online Tools for Building Your Author Platform

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As indie authors, so much of our work and efforts go into online marketing, and content on the web. With that in mind, here are some tools (both free and paid) that can help you build your platform and promote your books.

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How to Create and Run an Indie Author Podcast

If you’ve hung around the indie sphere long enough, then the audio boom isn’t news. The question is, are you capitalising on it? Starting an author podcast is work, but it’s good work that will reap benefits for the long term. Author member Holly Lyne is here to teach us how to start an author podcast.

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