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

Authors in Business; 5 Elements to Selling a Book in a Book store

Hello Readers!

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Did you know there are five elements that sell your book when you aren’t around? They do this selling when you aren’t able to say, “Hey! This is a good book. Buy it!”

When a reader is in the store, do you ever wonder what exactly gets them to purchase your book amongst the hundreds of other books in the store if they didn’t come in to buy your book intentionally? Let me tell you what it is.

  1. The cover/The title. This grabs the readers attention immediately if they don’t know you. If they did, it would be your name alone but the first thing to grab a readers attention is the cover and/or title.
  2. Now that they have the book in their hands, they are flipping it over and reading the synopsis. You’ve reached step two. Good job on having an eye catching cover.
  3. The next element to sell your book is the first line, maybe even the first paragraph. If the reader has time to open the book and read the first line, you are more than half way there to getting this reader to buy your book. If you sell them on the first line or paragraph, then the reader is headed to step four.
  4. The price. There’s really nothing you can do about this step. If the price is right and their want for the book is great enough, they will buy it.
  5. The last two steps go together so technically there’s six but most of the time readers stop at five. It’s the bio. If your bio is on your book as it should be, the bio should sell them. If this is a series or you’ve written quite a few books in the genre or been around for some time or simply are a new author all of this should be in your bio and they should be interested enough to want to buy it. Now after they’ve done all of this, most readers, like myself, go online and google the author. They look for websites, social media pages, amazon author pages and more. And this should seal the deal in purchasing your book.

This is why it is so important for authors to have every one of these elements well put together because you just never know what is going to cause the reader to buy your book.

Tune in next Wednesday when I discuss the these five elements and apply them to purchasing a book online.

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

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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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How to Tuesday; How to Create the Perfect Pre Release Package

Hello Readers,

book-launchGetting ready to release a book is one of the most exciting things as an author. It doesn’t matter if you’ve released a book before or not, releasing your 100thbook compared to your 20this all the same. It’s like having a new baby even when you already have two.  So, when it comes to getting ready to release a book, it’s always a lot of fun.

There are so many fun things you can do to get ready for the release, book tours, blog tours, cover reveals, pre reviews etc. So how can you create the perfect pre-release package? Let’s discuss.

The first thing to sort out is what exactly you want to surround this release. Do you think doing a cover reveal will be more exciting for your book? Is your cover so captivating that people will want to purchase your book off the cover alone? Do a cover reveal.

What about a book tour? Are readers going to flock to you off your reading and presence that they will want to purchase your book for that reason alone? Do you have a good following? This might be the right move for you.

Blog tours are basically the same thing as a book tour, but from the comfort of your own home. Are you trying to gain new followers? Schedule a blog tour.

But, scheduling events is just the icing on the cake. Simple organizing and being prepared for the release goes a long away. Here are a few things you need to make sure are set in motion before the book releases.

  • Has the book been through several rounds of editing
  • Have you updated your website about your coming book
  • Are all social media platforms ready for the book you’ve been promoting since you’ve been writing
  • Have you created logos and graphics to help promote.
  • Is the cover finished
  • Has the synopsis been created
  • Is your bio updated
  • Have you started contacting the media about your release
  • Have you created a release date
  • Most importantly, have you budgeted for this release

If you can put together good events to surround your book and then put together a well-organized list to prepare for the release, you are well on your way to having the perfect pre-release package.

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

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Motivational Monday; Organization to Stay on Task

Hello Readers and Happy Monday!

maxresdefaultOrganizing is very fun…to certain people. I, for one, love to organize and see things put into order. For me, organizing helps me stay on trask.

If you are like many people in today’s society, you struggle with staying on task. With so many things holding our attention, it’s hard to stay on task that’s why I suggest organizing to help you stay on task.

Lists are a great way to stay on task. If you have a list next to you, you are more than likely to glance at the list periodically to see what you have coming up next than to mentally wonder off on to something else.

You can also keep a timer or clock. Give yourself a deadline to work on one thing and one thing only.

Distraction free environment. If where you are working at is distraction free, you are more likely to stay on task.

These three things can help you stay on task and get the job done.

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

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Upcoming Workshop: Characters and Outline Workshop

Hello Readers!

IMG_6244Are you struggling with your plot and characters? Get the assistance you need in this three day workshop to create well developed characters and create a compelling and organized story.

In this workshop, attendees will have two assignments they will receive that will help them create their characters and their plots. They will have several lessons that will assist in some of the hurdles authors face when trying to write a story. Tips and advice will be given throughout the workshop to assist. Daily participation in our Facebook group is required.

Sign up today for this workshop! 

Course starts on September 27th, 2019 and ends on September 29th, 2019

Price $45

-Your Literary Mentor
Dominique8

Workshop Discount!

Hello Readers!

PRICE DROP!!!!!

For the next four people, I’m taking $25 OFF the sign up price for the Help me Create a Page Turning Novel Workshop. Don’t miss out. Only four spots available!

Welcome to the Help Me Create a Page Turning Novel Workshop. In this course, writers will be taken through a four week course that will walk them through the steps to write a novel. At the end of the course, writers will be ready to write their next best seller. The workshop helps the writer get their ideas from their head on to paper so that they can prepare for the organization of their story. 

The course starts on September 1st, 2019 ending on September 24th, 2019. 

Writers will also join a Facebook group to interact with the other writers, networking and discussing various topics. Get the help you need in starting and finishing your novel!

Sign up today!

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique