Upcoming Workshop; The Organization to Fiction Writing

Hello Readers!!

normal_The_Organization_of_Fiction_Writing_Workshop-1In this workshop we will break down each section in your book. The beginning, the middle, the climax, the preparation for the ending and then the ending. We will discuss prologues and epilogues. This course is five weeks. You will be able to start and complete your novel during this one on one workshop.

Everything is online and all assignments are broken down into five weeks. So pace yourself and have fun while writing your book.

Writers will also join a Facebook group to interact with the other writers, networking and discussing various topics. Let’s start and finish your novel this year!

This course starts on October 28th, 2019 and ends on November 29th, 2019.

Reserve your spot today!

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

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Authors in Business; 4 Elements to Selling a Book Online

Hello Readers!

I-Wrote-A-BookSo last week on Wednesday I wrote a blog about the five elements to selling a book in a book store. Today I want to talk about the four elements of selling a book online.

If you missed the blog last week, check it out here.

So the question is what makes a person buy a book when they go into a book store. What makes someone pick your book over the hundreds of books that are in the store if they didn’t have the intentions of buying your book?

When we go to an online store such as Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, Amazon or iBooks, we browse in different genres, look for our favorite titles but most times, there are new releases advertised on the home page. Books that are on sale or books that are relevant to your resent searches.

So what are the four elements to selling a book online? Let’s take a look.

  1. It’s going to be the cover/title. That’s for sure. No matter where any reader is, it’s going to be the cover and title that gets the readers attention.
  2. The reader is then going to click on the cover and read the synopsis. The synopsis should be error free and detailed enough to sell the book after the cover.
  3. If the synopsis is good enough for their liking, they are then going to the reviews. Now this can’t be done in a book store, however, readers who are browsing online are going to read the reviews. This is why you want to promote readers to leave reviews. Reviews are extremely important. They can sell your book.
  4. After readers read the reviews and are sold they will do one of two things. They will either download the sample or download the book. 

So in the elements of selling a book online, there are only four but the elements are mostly the same. Make sure the cover can sell. Make sure the synopsis can sell. Make sure readers are leaving reviews. Sell them with the first paragraph or chapter of the book. And if a reader decides to go outside of the book store or the online store, make sure your website sells them. Make sure your social media sites and bios sell you and your work. Cross all your “T’s” and dot all of your “I’s”.

Sell your books in any way you can. All elements are important.

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

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Become a VIP Client 50% Discount

Hello Readers!

DMP has a sale going on this week. Our VIP package is 50% off this week and it ends tomorrow!

Becoming a VIP client allows you to customize the services we offer to fit your needs. This subscription is on a month to month bases and can be stopped at anytime.

Subscribers can pick between any 3-4 services to be provided to them once a month.

Such as:

Synopsis editing/writing

Bio editing/writing

Manuscript critiquing

Story organization

Target marketing

Publication progress

Writing coach

Media kits

Press release creation

Writing/web content

And more!

If you think this might be something you’re interested in, contact us today!

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

How to Tuesday; How to Create a Landing Page

Hello readers!!

3594980022A landing page is a page where your readers, followers will land after they’ve clicked your link. Creating a landing page is extremely easy however, understanding why you should have one is the tricky part.

When we are asking for directions to a destination, we are hoping that the person giving the directions will give us point A and point B directions. Sometimes those directions come A.1 and A.2 and A.3. 1-3 is unnecessary. We just want to know what to do to specifically get there. This is exactly how your readers and followers feel.

If you are advertising your book, and you are giving away a discount or something and you want your readers to get there, you don’t want them to be stopped along the way. You want them to have clear instructions on what to do to receive the item. This is where a landing page comes into play.

You should have a link or page that is the final place the reader or follower needs to go to get to what they need. It’s as simple as that. When they click your link, it should tell them exactly what you were advertising. They shouldn’t get a ‘wait there’s more’ message. If you are giving them a free book, take them to the free book page so all they have to do is grab it.

So how do you create a landing page?

Simple (but first there’s more)

Your social media cannot be a landing page unless all you want them to do is to follow you on that social media page. Social media will cause people to go searching and we don’t want this when it comes to landing pages.

So, you need to make sure your landing page is coming from your website. You will create a separate page that’s all about what you are offering or what you want the reader or follower to do. On this page it should only include a sign up or purchase link or anything that’s hardly anything else you want them to do.

The goal for a landing page is for the reader or follower to simply land…and do nothing else.

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominque L. Watson

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Motivational Monday; Coming out of your Comfort Zone to get Motivated

Hello Readers! And Happy Monday!

images-2Coming out of your comfort zone can cause anxiety for a lot of people. If you are anything like me, you are a person of habit. You get the same thing from your favorite ice cream store. You get the same toppings on your pizza. You drink your coffee the same way every morning. So, when it comes to coming out of your comfort zone, it’s hard.

But I encourage you to come out of your comfort zone and try something new. If you are stuck and need to be motivated, come out of your comfort zone. This will for sure motivate you to get back into doing what you love and you never know, you might find something new that you love.

Don’t sit around waiting to get motivated…get out there and find something to be motivated about.

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

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Upcoming Workshop: Boost your Business with a Book

Hello Readers!

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Join in a five day workshop that will help you write a book surrounding your business.

This five day workshop is $85 for the entire five days. It provides step by step information on how to write a book that surrounds your business.

This course touches on topics that encourage you to write a book surrounding your business and why this can be a great profit and promotion for your services and business. It also teaches about target market, marketing and organization to help you create the best product for your business.

Students will join a Facebook Group that requires participation that allows you to talk with other students as well as have discussions about the days lessons.  Homework assignments are included and are daily.

This workshop is the best start in getting you to write a best selling book to surround your business and services. Sign up today!!

Authors in Business; Hashtags

Hello Readers!

I came across this app a few weeks ago that really caught my attention. It’s called Hashtag Expert for IG.

If you are anything like me you have a hard time thinking of hashtags to include with your social media posts. I will sit there and sit there trying to figure out what I want to say to make this post, like every other post, stand out and grab attention. So while I was in the App Store, for iPhone, I came across the Hashtag Expert for IG.

It allows you to try it for one week. Then you have to pay to use the app. It’s $19.99 for a year. You type in a word then it generates hashtags for you to use in your post. It copies it then you head on over to the social media of your choice and you paste it. Simple as that. It takes the guess work out of hashtags!

I think it’s definitely worth having for Authors in Business when promoting in Social Media.

Check your AppStore to download!

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique