Friday, September 17, 2021

Kindle Vella – A New Way To Meet Readers

 


 

If you haven’t heard about Amazon’s new platform - Kindle Vella this summer, I have to believe you’ve been living in a cave.

Late spring Amazon debuted this new platform for readers.  The readers pay for each chapter instead of a whole book.  The author submits chapters, daily, weekly, or monthly.  This isn’t a new concept; a few other platforms offer it.  Amazon decided to get into the game.  They give you 200 tokens for free.  You can read a few books with them before you have to buy more.

I decided to try my hand at creating a book this way.  I visited the site and was surprised to see they had nonfiction books right along with the fiction books.  This was great for me because I wanted to write a new nonfiction book and thought this platform would be perfect for it.

Amazon ask that you commit to ten episodes – chapters.  I thought that shouldn’t be too hard to do.

I outlined my chapters and submitted my first three chapters for Building Your Readership – How To Become A Social Butterfly. 

Then I got crickets for the first week. 

I decided to up my promotion game and created a few Tic Tok and IG Reels videos to see if I could get in front of some readers. 

The next week I got a few readers.

I will admit that it’s hard-to-get people over to look at the episodes because it’s a new platform and you know how we are about new platforms.  However, I’m going to continue promoting and writing my episodes until I reach my 10-episode goal.

If you haven’t stopped by Kindle Vella, I highly recommend you go check it out.  There are some interesting stories on the platform.  You might surprise yourself and find something you like.

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Have you tried Kindle Vella as a reader or writer?

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Book Of The Day - BLUE THUNDER AND THE FLOWER by Karen Kay




He rescued her from danger. Then she stole his heart.

 

Working as a trick rider for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, Blue Thunder of the Lakota Nation joins forces with two Assiniboine warriors in their mission to stop a hidden enemy who means to destroy the American Indian people. As a child, he’d witnessed the massacre of his friends and family, including the girl, Sweet Flower, whom he'd vowed to marry. The loss has left him with a burning ache and a prejudice against the white man. So how can he fall for a woman like Marci Fox?

 

Something terrible happened to Marci when she was a child; something that keeps her from remembering her early life. She jumps at the chance to travel from England to New York with her friends working with the Wild West show. But a last minute hitch means the only way to get there is to pretend she’s married to Blue Thunder. Her attraction to him is deep, yet something stands in the way of true happiness—the ghosts from his past and his commitment to a mission that could get him killed.

 

But soon, Blue Thunder and his friends must discover who the true enemy is and stop his evil plans before he can harm more of their people. Could uncovering the treachery get Blue Thunder killed? And, even if he survives the threat, can Blue Thunder and Marci overcome their past and discover the sweet flower of true love?

 

Warning: A sensuous romance that might stir one's heart to look for, discover and ignite a soul-stirring, forever love.



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Monday, August 16, 2021

Book Pick Of The Week - August 16, 2021

 


 


Love Slipped In

by W. Parks Brigham

 

Melvin Fowler and Senitra Winn attended the same high school. With Senitra being a couple of years older, they ran in two different cliques. That didn’t stop Melvin from making a nuisance of himself, especially with the older girls. He was one of those jocks that thought he was all of that…

 

Ten years later they meet at Allanville’s Diamond Lounge and had a wonderful evening. Along the way they formed a strong friendship that resulted in them becoming best friends. Then she did a dumb and stupid thing, like develop feelings for fine azz Melvin Fowler. Uh-uhn, chestnut caramel skin tone, bearded face that she knew was soft to the touch, sexy dark whiskey-colored hooded eyes, pug nose, even that was cute, and inviting kissable lips. So, can you blame her? Anywhoo, they crossed the line and what do you think happened next? He did a disappearing act putting her deep in her feelings. Mmm-uhm, it’s cool, she thought until she found out about that little receipt!

 

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The Billionaire's Proposal by Natalie Dunbar

What happens when the Cinderella of the finance world meets Prince Charming? Billionaire, Carson MacDonald offers finance wiz Aubrey Merrill a partnership to run a company he's purchased. When the partnership turns steamy, and the prince tarnishes his crown, can they find a way to forever?

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The Underside of Hope

by Yvonne (Bonni) Hooks


After months of charming attention from Carl Henderson, Ruby Ellis surrenders to her heart and accepts his marriage proposal. Love has not been fair to Ruby after a failed marriage. But she is willing to embrace this illusive emotion one more time. With renewed hope, she is ready to take the vow till death do us part.


Isn’t it funny how life can progress along smoothly and the future look so bright? Then in a fleeting moment, things can tumble out of control and nothing may ever be the same again. So it was when Ruby was involved in a horrific incident with life changing implications. Carl’s faith would be tested beyond what he believed he could bear. He prayed for a miracle and received it. But sometimes the answer we get doesn’t fully address the problem we have.


Does Carl have a right to ask for a second miracle, restoration? While holding on to the slim cord of hope, can Carl envision there will ever be another season on the horizon?


The Underside of Hope centers around an unplanned journey that will test Carl and Ruby’s trust, faith and destiny. For through it all, they learn the lessons of unconditional love.

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Finding Joy In The Journey Volume 2

by Various Authors

Have you Ever found it hard to find Joy Amid life’s trials and adversities? Well, you are not alone! Ninety phenomenal coauthors give real talk about love and healing in “Finding Joy in the Journey VOL 2”. Providing Tips and Tools for Healthy Ways to NAVIGATE THROUGH ANY DIFFICULT SITUATION

In her 12th Anthology, Finding Joy in the Journey Vol 2., Vernessa Blackwell brings together 90 authors from around the world who share their personal stories. Through these stories each author demonstrates that while education, money and professional achievement can certainly play a role, true JOY goes deeper than material possessions and accomplishments. Every journey is unique-no two people’s journeys will be exactly alike, but we can learn from each other. Get ready to laugh and cry, sometimes all on the same page!

After reading this book you will walk away feeling inspired to find joy in your journey and power through obstacles you may encounter along the way.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Are You Ready To Create Your Email List?

 

 


Your email is your #1 promotion tool for your book promotion.

If you are promoting without one, you are re-inventing the promotion wheel with each book.

Join the Email Boot Camp and get on the path to building your readership.

 

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Did You Miss The Book Brag - Catch The Replay In The Group




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Weekend Reads - July 18





Love Slipped In by W. Parks Brigham


Melvin Fowler and Senitra Winn attended the same high school. With Senitra being a couple of years older, they ran in two different cliques. That didn’t stop Melvin from making a nuisance of himself, especially with the older girls. He was one of those jocks that thought he was all of that…


Ten years later they meet at Allanville’s Diamond Lounge and had a wonderful evening. Along the way they formed a strong friendship that resulted in them becoming best friends. Then she did a dumb and stupid thing, like develop feelings for fine azz Melvin Fowler. 


Uh-uhn, chestnut caramel skin tone, bearded face that she knew was soft to the touch, sexy dark whiskey-colored hooded eyes, pug nose, even that was cute, and inviting kissable lips. 


So, can you blame her? Anywhoo, they crossed the line and what do you think happened next? He did a disappearing act putting her deep in her feelings. Mmm-uhm, it’s cool, she thought until she found out about that little receipt!


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The Heart of a Woman  By Onedia N Gage PH.D.


How do you earn the heart of a woman? What is on her heart? How do you learn what is in her heart? What makes her heart leap? Or retreat? What is it that makes her heart beat? What makes it stop? What is the inspiration of her heart’s excitement? What makes her heart stall? What keeps her heart at peace? What drives her heart to retaliate?

 

How do you measure the depth of her heart? How do you measure the width of her heart? How do you measure the capacity of her heart?

The Heart of a Woman gives you some insight into her heart and her ways.

 

The Heart of a Woman is delicate and coy.

 

The Heart of a Woman is fierce and ferocious.

 

The Heart of a Woman is tender and lovable.

 

The Heart of a Woman is dedicated and loyal.

 

The Heart of a Woman is committed and resourceful.

 

The Heart of a Woman

 

The Depth of Her Spirit


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The Long Shadow by Phyllis Wheeler

 

Aunt Trudy never wanted kids. Now that she’s Richie’s guardian, she makes his life miserable. Richie just wants to escape, so he seeks refuge in the deep Missouri woods he loves so much.

 

Suddenly it’s not summer, but late fall. How did that happen? Did the trucker who just gave him a ride somehow whisk him back fifty years in time?

 

The woods aren’t for Richie the haven they used to be. After a freak storm, he finds himself at the mercy of Morris, a mysterious black man who also calls the woods home. Is Morris a savior? Or someone to fear?


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From Poverty to Principal: A Guide to Promote Equity and Student By Annetha Jones

 

From Poverty to Principal takes you on a journey from Annetha Jones's childhood to adulthood. She shares her strengths, vulnerabilities, and how life events propelled her to promote educational advocacy for Black and Brown students. Through her experiences and deliberate efforts, she transparently imparts her personal and professional strategies to assist students of color to avoid common pitfalls as they navigate the educational system. A retired principal, Jones gained extensive knowledge of the system's inner workings and has been privy to the inequities faced by many students of color.


"I hope what I have learned helps others gain the most from the educational system. We must all work to ensure our students are prepared for the amazing opportunities awaiting them."  


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The Gift 

by Stephanie Williams


Deidra Kessle is the faithful lover of Anthony De Luca. She doesn’t have eyes for anyone else…until Anthony’s gambling buddy, Orlando Rizzo "bumps" into them while they’re having a romantic dinner out.


He’s a bad boy from way back, loud, and somewhat crude. But with a mouth made for kissing and a naughty grin, he sparks something in her that gives her pause.


Anthony notices the way Deidra acts around Orlando. He can’t blame her; Orlando is a sexy man, someone he’s kissed often….as a former lover. However, Deidra is trying too hard to make Orlando, not like her. He’s okay if she wants him. In fact, he wants to encourage it. It’s just what’s been missing in their relationship this past year.


When Anthony must make an impromptu trip to New York for "business" on Deidra’s birthday, she’s upset. However, he tells her he’s leaving a special gift.

Will she open it?


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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

5 Reasons To Join The Social Butterfly Promotion Membership

 

 


One of the hardest parts about book promotion is figuring out what to do to reach your readership.

 

I created the Social Butterfly Membership because I want to help authors become better book promoters.

 

I can't offer promotion training every day, so the membership is my way to do that.

 

Becoming a Social Butterfly is a commitment.  It doesn’t happen overnight.

 

Becoming a Social Butterfly means you have to be ready to kick fear off the couch because you will be doing a lot of things that scare you but you will do it anyway.

 

Becoming a Social Butterfly means you have to be ready to invest in you and your books.

 

Becoming a Social Butterfly is all about implementing.  You can’t get results if you aren’t implementing.

 

Are you ready to become a Social Butterfly?

 

Today I will share with you Five reasons to join the Social Butterfly Promotion membership 

 

#1

 

The membership helps you to get ready for promotion  - this membership is for the new author who is ready to learn about book promotion. Inside the portal are all the videos and workshops I’ve created that focus on getting ready for book promotion are there for you to learn from.  I recommend you schedule your training time for one hour once or twice a week and learn something new.

 

#2

 

Your book launched and you need help to keep it in front of readers.

 

Inside the membership I will give you monthly assignments or challenges to help you stay consistent with your book promotion. No more trying to figure out what to do next.

 

#3

 

You need new ideas to stay consistent with your promotion.

 

Our monthly brainstorming sessions will keep you with fresh ideas to help you with your promotion.  The best part you receive my ideas and your fellow membership members ideas too.

 

#4

 

You want accountability for your promotion.

 

Sometimes we need someone to keep us on track when it comes to our promotion.  The membership will help you stay on top of your book promotion with assignments, monthly meetings and a private FB group to help keep you motivated.

 

#5

 

You want to work with LaShaunda

 

Each month in the brainstorm session you get to pick LaShaunda’s Brain.  Bring those promotion questions and let’s get you on the path to becoming a Social Butterfly.

 

Those are my five reasons to join the Social Butterfly Promotion Membership.

 

I love working with authors excited about their books.  Who show up for the training and start implementing the next day.  They are ready to showcase their wings with the fun promotion ideas we come up with together.

 

I don’t have time for promotion isn’t in their vocabulary.  They know they have to make time because they are serious about building their readership.  They love seeing their royalty checks show the results of their promotion.

 

Does this sound like you?

 

Are you ready to join the membership?

 

The membership is $97 a month.

 

It includes:

 

Access To

 

Social Butterfly Training Portal

 

A Monthly Promotion Brainstorming Chat

 

Monthly Promotion Assignments

 

A Private FB Group

 

Are you ready to become a Social Butterfly?

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