Monday, September 13, 2021

Your Audience Is Waiting for You ... via @makeyourmarkps

Yooooo, Motown Writers Network


If you're like me, you ain't got time to beat around the bush. As you probably already know, I'm a self-publishing and author branding coach, and I help people like you build profitable brands, get consistent book sales, and position themselves for full-time authorpreneurship. In a gist ...


And today, I will be sharing with you 3 reasons why you should build a ready-to-buy audience before your next (or first) book launch.


But before I do, I gotta remind you about my free live training tomorrow: HOW TO BUILD AN AUDIENCE BEFORE YOU LAUNCH. I'm hosting the training live inside the Savvy Author Society free Facebook group, and I would love to see you there!




As a member of the Savvy Author Society you already have access to the training tomorrow. If you miss it live, you can always catch the replay. 


We had our first live training session last week: Five Reasons to Stop Selling Your Book, and it was bananas! You can catch the replay for that one, too. Just CLICK HERE.


Anyway ... More importantly, today, I will be helping you make a solid decision of whether you want to have readers begging to buy your book when it drops or, instead, spend your time waving your book around to random people who don't care about it, begging them to buy it ... 


The thing is, profitable self-publishing is NOT suitable for everyone. That's the truth. 


I know of so many authors who were excited about launching their books and wanted to hit bestseller lists, sell thousands of books, and really make an impact  ... but they never got anywhere because they didn't dig deep enough to truly understand why building an audience BEFORE you launch is so important.


After being in these indie streets for a while now and helping dozens of self-published authors, I've come up with the main reasons why anyone who wants to be a full-time authorpreneur must build their audience before launching. And it may not be what you imagined, Sylvia!


#1: Because nobody cares about your book, so they won't buy it just because you asked. It's your job to make them care, but not about your book, about your brand. And they will buy the book and all the others because you took the time to connect them with your brand first!


#2: It's more front-loaded work, but it makes selling sooooo much easier in the end. Yes, you have to do some consistent work and put some systems in place to build an audience of target readers on multiple platforms. Yes, there's a lot of prep work to do, but having an audience of ready-to-buy readers gives you permission to sell effortlessly! No more begging! 


#3: Because, as a self-published author, you are a business, and any successful business knows that you must know and grow your audience in order to have long-term, sustainable success. What good is launching if you  don't have anyone to launch to? Not good at all ...

What about you? Do any of these reasons resonate with you?

I want you to get real clear on the reason(s) behind why you want to be an author and self-publish your book. Let's skip all the superficial reasons. I want you to dig deep to truly figure out why you want to get your book into readers' hands.


You may realize at the end of the day that creating a profitable author brand so you can position yourself to be a full-time authorpreneur ain't for you, and that's okay. But if you know that you're all the way 'bout this authorpreneur life, and you're willing to do what it takes, I'm here to walk this journey with you! 


And we can start with my free Audience Builder training tomorrow inside the Savvy Author Society free Facebook group. Just CLICK HERE to RSVP.


So let me know… what's your personal WHY for wanting to to get your book(s) into readers' hands and be a successful self-published author?


Why are YOU interested in self-publishing? Why would YOU like to achieve those big, audacious author goals? 


I don't think that it's a coincidence that you're here. Hit reply and let me know… 



Your Indie Friend, 



P.S. When you're ready, here are three ways my team and I can help you begin your transformation into a successful authorpreneur:


1. Apply for The Savvy Self-Publisher group coaching program, and get access to a free private training that will teach you my proven framework for creating a long-term sustainable career as an authorpreneur.

Apply here:


2. Get my mini workshop bundle, 1K IN 30 DAYS for Authors to learn how to build a marketable Instagram author page and get 1,000 target reader followers in 30 days for just $37. Click here to get it now:






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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Thank You! ๐Ÿ’œfrom Author Sylvia Hubbard and the Michigan Literary Network๐Ÿ“š

Good afternoon,

I wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you for your support to my literary endeavors and the Michigan Literary Network (also Motown Writers Network) as a reader or as a writer or both! 

๐Ÿ’œFor Both that makes you extra special! ๐Ÿ“š

I also want to make sure that I'm meeting your needs. Please take 1 minute to answer the following questions for me. You may choose either the reader questions or the writer questions.


===>What's the biggest challenge that you face when it comes to reading? time? diversity? interest?

===>What Reading trinkets do you wish authors offered more? 

===>What types of genres do you wish I would explore more? 

===>Last fiction book you read by me?

===>Are you subscribed to Sylvia Hubbard's blog update?


===>What kind of writing assistance do you wish you could have? 

===>What kind of promotion training do you need?

===>What is the biggest challenge that you face when it comes to promoting your book now?

===>Have you been featured on Motown Writers Network Website?

Just reply back to this message and let me know.

Looking forward to serving you better.

Talk soon,

Sylvia Hubbard

Suspense/Romance Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

#TuesdayTips: Make sure your website is #mobile ready! #booksellingtechniques | #21CenturyAuthorMarketing

Practical advice for authors who are looking to market their books

mobile ready website

Make sure your site is Mobile ready. 

Over 80% of consumers in the world reach online through mobile devices. Don't make it difficult for someone with a phone, tablet or other mobile device pull up your site because you choose not to incorporate a mobile platform. Imagine all the book business you could be losing because you wanted to be flashy?

Extra tips:

  • Stay away from large images on the front page
  • Too much javascript that doesn't incorporate well in mobile
  • Slow loading sites
  • Bad linkage. (Check you links every quarter to make sure everything is good)

Grab more tips in the 21st Century Marketing for authors 

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

You're invited to #MotownWriters @Meetup Saturday July10th 10am on our Facebook Group [Virtual]

Our guest speaker would be Kimberberly BatchelorDavis

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About this author

Kimberly Batchelor Davis has been in love with books since she was a child. Who would've known that
God would bless her with the gift of writing; however he did, and she was reminded of that on September
11, 2001 after the devastating attacks on America. Kimberly's desire to write was renewed. Kimberly
fervently believes that "We live by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7.) It reminds us to continue to
put our faith in God instead of ourselves. She realized that something was missing from her life; it was
writing. She says: "I had to have a purpose and it wasn't just about making money, I had to give back
in some way—I just didn't know how." Since then, she has not looked back. She lives by this in creating
stories that have shared experiences and which inspire or cause people to think about situations in a
different way. Recently, she released two children's books "Rose and the Enchanted Seven" and "Look,
Daddy! There's a Bunny. Kimberly released "Escape to Paradise: Book 1, 2 and 3", the exciting, fictional
romantic trilogy book series.

Kimberly is a contributing writer for Date Night Magazine and Pandem Magazine. She has been featured
on the Brand-New Mommy and the Bougie Black Girl blogs where she discusses her bout of depression,
motherhood and writing. She has published articles with Saved magazine and Mi Estilo, an online
Hispanic magazine. Kimberly speaks professionally on issues that she's passionate about, which include
motherhood, literacy, community civic engagement and writing. Presently, she is the host of the Kim B.
Davis Show which is featured on, Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher and she is the Lifestyle
Editor for the Michael Van Tull Show and Community Highlights with Missionary Hattie Humphrey on
Detroit Praise Network and BlogTalk Radio. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
from Wayne State University.


The link for books is or check out her Amazon store at

Subscribe to the The Kim B. Davis Show

Shows drop on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Her show is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, and Stitcher

Lifestyle Editor on The Michael Van Tull Show and Community Highlights with Missionary Hattie Humphrey

(Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

To contact Kimberly Batchelor Davis, BatchelorDavis Group, please visit and .

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Going Live (abruptly) with my readers in the Facebook group! Got burning questions about my books? Join me today at 1:45pm See you soon

Today, June29th, at 1:450 pm

Replay will be available on Youtube and Instagram later on this week

What we're going to talk about: (so i won't lose track)

  • What I write & Intro
  • Why I never did a live
  • Current WIP
    • A little bit about Beck
    • WiPs to come
  • Publishing projects
    • Essence's Divinity – Part 2 – August
    • The Trouble With Gabrielle – September
  • What's available upcoming
    • Beck on Vella sometime in July
    • Free Dreams of Reality July 1st through 5th


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Grosse Pointe Theatre's Ten-Minute #Playwriting Workshop Series starts July 2021 - Registration Now Open, All Welcome #michlit Metro #Detroit

MEDIA CONTACT: Patricia A. Ellis, 313-410-3417 |

Grosse Pointe Theatre's Playwriting Workshops will teach the art of storytelling

Workshops prepare authors for the upcoming ten-minute play festival competition.

GROSSE POINTE, MI – All playwrights and those interested in becoming one are invited to participate in
Grosse Pointe Theatre's Take Ten Playwriting Workshops, which will be held virtually July – October 2021,
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Registration for the workshop series is
now open. The cost for the four-workshop series is $25. However, the workshops are complimentary for
Grosse Pointe Theatre members, so all participants are welcome to become a GPT member. Membership
information is provided on the registration page. The workshops will teach skills in storytelling through
playwriting, specifically the ten-minute play format. This year's playwriting theme is, "While You Were Out,"
similar to the message slips used in offices and the twists and turns that can happen communicating the
message. The virtual workshop format will make it easy for playwrights from around the state to participate.

By the end of the workshop series, participants should have a finished ten-minute play that they can submit
to Grosse Pointe Theatre's Take Ten, Ten-Minute Play Festival competition. The competition is open to all
playwrights. The workshop series will be a worthwhile educational exercise for newcomers, as well as those
who have experience in playwriting. Play submissions to GPT's playwriting competition will be accepted
through Dec. 31, 2021, and the winning submissions will be performed next spring.

Grosse Pointe Theatre's ten-minute play festival, now in its eighth year, is the brainchild of longtime GPT
member Mary Lou Britton who has been leading this program as its executive producer since it began.

After assuming many technical and administrative responsibilities at GPT through the years, Britton honed-
in on her writing skills creating ten-minute plays. She has written several short plays since. Having spent her
career as an executive communicator and editor, and now playwright, Britton is excited to share her skills
and enthusiasm for playwriting with other playwrights and newcomers. Britton will team-teach the
workshops with Stella Woitulewicz, an actor and theatre buff who got hooked on comedy writing at Second
City Detroit. She has written and co-directed numerous short plays since.

"Playwriting has grown in popularity through the years and it's exciting to see someone take a story idea
and create a plot, characters and a setting that audiences can relate too," said Britton. "Playwriting opens
up another dimension to storytelling, connecting each character's experiences in a believable and
entertaining way – in this case, all in ten minutes! We look forward to working with this year's participants
and seeing their creative process develop into a finished ten-minute play."

For more information on Grosse Pointe Theatre's Take Ten Playwriting Workshops and Ten-Minute Play
Festival, visit Additional questions can be addressed by emailing or by
calling 586-779-8974.

About Grosse Pointe Theatre
Grosse Pointe Theatre, a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is honored to celebrate more
than 72 years of entertaining audiences in southeast Michigan – connecting, creating and inspiring
communities through theatre. For information on virtual and live performances, youth and educational
programs, membership and other ways to get involved or show support, visit or call 313-881- All donations are tax deductible and appreciated.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

#MotownWriters May Featured Author: @ConnorCoyne Grab #Urbantasm, Review, Support, Share #MichLit

Gritty YA Realism with a Dash of Mystery, Fantasy and 90's Nostalgia #Urbantasm
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About book
Urbantasm is a magical teen noir serial novel inspired by the author's experiences growing up in and around Flint, Michigan.

Thirteen-year-old John Bridge's plans include hooking up with an eighth-grade girl and becoming one of the most popular kids at Radcliffe Junior High, but when he steals a pair of strange blue sunglasses from a homeless person, it drops him into the middle of a gang war overwhelming the once-great Rust Belt town of Akawe.

John doesn't understand why the sunglasses are such a big deal, but everything, it seems, is on the table. Perhaps he accidentally offended the Chalks, a white supremacist gang trying to expand across the city. Maybe the feud involves his friend Selby, whose father died under mysterious circumstances. It could even have something to do with O-Sugar, a homegrown drug with the seeming ability to distort space. On the night before school began, a group of teenagers took O-Sugar and leapt to their deaths from an abandoned hospital.

John struggles to untangle these mysteries while adjusting to his new school, even as his parents confront looming unemployment and as his city fractures and burns.

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#MotownWriters Network Featured Author Conner Coyne


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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Authors - Get 1,000 IG followers in 30 DAYS!

If you're an author, you're probably looking for any opportunity to increase your visibility so you can connect with your target readers and, of course, get more book sales.

And if you know like I know, then you know that Instagram can be a gold mine when it comes to building your author brand and getting in front of your audience. 

But … most authors I know are struggling on Instagram.

Picture this: What if you could attract 1,000 Instagram followers who fit perfectly into your target reader niche, are addicted to your content and in love with your author brand in just 30 days, whether your book is launched or not?

Sounds good, right? Well, you don't have to wonder, imagine, wish, or pray for it anymore because Monique D. Mensah with Make Your Mark Publishing Solutions created 1K IN 30 DAYS for Authors to turn that "what if" into "what it is"!

IK IN 30 DAYS for Authors is a one-of-a-kind video workshop bundle to help self-published authors build marketable Instagram platforms and attract 1,000 target reader followers in just 30 days.

And guess what … It's only $37! … for a limited time. 

I didn't stutter; I said $37!

But this discounted price will not last, so CLICK HERE TO GET IT NOW!

With 1K IN 30 DAYS for Authors, you never have to worry about what to post on Instagram to market your author brand or how to get engaged target reader followers. You'll learn how to create addictive content and organically attract 1,000 followers in your target reader niche in just 30 days, before and after your book launch. 

I ain't lying! CLICK HERE to see for yourself. 


  • build a marketable Instagram author page

  • create addictive content to promote your author brand to your target readers.

  • and attract 1,000 followers in your target reader niche in just 30 days by following the same proven strategies my clients and I have used to build our Instagram platforms and grow followers fast.

This workshop bundle is PACKED with:


to teach you step-by-step everything from how to set up your page  to  how  to create valuable content and get followers fast.


Each lesson is accompanied by a PDF fillable workbook to summarize the lesson and help you organize your thoughts.


Use my easy PDF fillable content calendar to create and schedule your Instagram content in batches.


Still not sure what to post? No problem! I provide 30 post prompts for you to customize for your brand to give you a head start.


Every post needs a caption, and I've got you covered with plug-and-play captions for all 30 post prompts. 


Use the daily task checklist and cheat sheets to stay on track with your goal to get 1,000 followers in 30 days.

You know that's a whole lot of value for just $37. GET 1K IN 30 DAYS for Authors HERE now before it goes up to regular price.

If you're an author, it's time to take advantage of this amazing offer, get your IG game up, and get in front of your target readers! So get to clicking THIS LINK to get IK IN 30 DAYS for Authors now to grow your target reader Instagram followers fast!

P.S. In case you scrolled all the way to the bottom: My girl, Monique D. Mensah just launched a new workshop bundle called 1K IN 30 DAYS for Authors to help authors get 1,000 target reader followers in 30 days. It's only $37, but that price will not last for long. So get it today before it's too late. Just CLICK HERE!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Check out 30 Day Book ๐Ÿ“š Blueprint w/Tamara Rasheed wsg @sylviahubbard1 #bookmasterclass #authorinterview #syltips #motownwriters

click here to find out more information |

If you were to suddenly lose your book empire or your business, what would you do in 30 days to become profitable again?

(And that is how the Fearless Marketing For Authors Summit was born!)  

Tamera Rasheed asked 30 speakers to answer that question and help authors to fast track their success over the next 30 days because authors are really afraid to market and promote their books...

What she found shocked me in the most incredible ways!


Join #MotownWriters today at 10am with Shar Halliburton on Facebook to learn how livestreaming can benefit you as a writer

Has your introvert spirit kept you from being great?

Join us this Saturday at 10am in our Facebook group where you'll get your worries soothe and your social media jumping.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shar Halliburton, CEO of Queashar Detroit Publishing, LLC, MSU Spartan, Author, Insurance Agent, Notary and CMU Grad student determined to make my dreams my reality. #qdpllc

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