Saturday, 21 July 2018

TAKE THE SURVEY AND WIN

Author Brenda Mohammed Books
Readers, have you read any of my books?
I am doing a survey and would love your honest opinion.
One of you can win a FREE BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE.

1) Please comment and tell me! Which of my books you have read.
2) Who is your favorite character from my books?
3) Do you have any questions about my books?
4) Have you read all of my books? If not, check them out now on AMAZON
5) Tell me one thing that you liked about my books!
6) Which book's ending did you like the most?
7) Tell me a book that you couldn't put down at all!
8) What are the three things that you expect to feel when reading my books?
9) If you were to recommend one of my books to someone who didn't know me, which would you choose?
10) Which book boyfriend did you like the most from my books?
11) Do you have a favorite quote from one of my books?
12) Which of my book covers do you like the most?
13) Which of my books do you want to see as a movie?

Author Brenda Mohammed

Author Brenda Mohammed Books

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Why do I Write




Why do I Write?

I have been asked this question numerous times.
My answers have varied over time because it is a question I sometimes also ask myself.
My first response is that I write to entertain readers.
Secondly, every book that I write can teach the reader something.
I do not write for intellectuals.
However, intellectuals can also learn from the books I write, because except for my science fiction books, I write about true life events though in some cases they are fictionalized.
I started writing after my retirement from Banking and Insurance and my bout with Cancer.
The first book I wrote was a Memoir 'I am Cancer Free.'
My reason for writing that book was to tell others who may be affected by that dreaded disease that cancer does not have to be a death sentence.
It was my hope that after reading about my experience they will feel encouraged to take the required steps as I did, to fight the disease.
Since then I have written eighteen books in multi-genres.

a. Six fascinating memoirs.
A reviewer said, "These memoirs are engaging and provide a glimpse of life few of us have seen.
Both history and geography combined with the author's positive outlook bring her stories to life."

b. A five book science fiction series.
In a futuristic world, despite advanced technology and modern scientific methods, human nature never changes.
Greed, the desire to control, and to have power can cause individuals to use science to harm others.
The trend towards vigilante justice can exacerbate as newer generations become bolder, braver, and more educated.
Such was the case on the fictitious island of Gosh in the year 2036.
One man used science coupled with his authoritative position to seek revenge for something he could not forgive and forget.
c. Two children's books.
These stories teach children Geography, Cultures, and love for pets.

d. Four books of short stories.
These short stories all deal with human nature.
There are many lessons to learn from each one.

e. One self-help book on How to Write for Success

My writing journey has not been easy.
In fact, it is difficult spending several hours producing books which remain on the shelves of Amazon and Create Space for weeks without sales.
The books have received good reviews but I am not satisfied that they are getting enough visibility.
I have several Facebook pages for each genre and I have also joined several Facebook groups to promote my books.
I maintain a social media presence on the major sites like Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest, MeWe, and others.
The competition is overwhelming.
I am also constantly bombarded by several persons claiming to be'experts'with several writing courses and webinars.
I waste valuable time checking out some of these courses.
Having said all that, I am not giving up.
I continue to revise my books regularly, update book covers, and keep writing new stories.
Some of my books have received awards, and others have gained five-star reviews and seals from Readers Favorite.
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Monday, 16 July 2018

Today I just want to Count my Blessings.


Last night before I went to bed I was feeling discouraged.
It was for something very minor I may add.
I felt I was not getting enough reviews for my books although I have given away many books FREE.
I was thinking of quitting writing.
And then I thought I had no reason to be discouraged.
My life has been blessed with many wonderful opportunities.
My career in banking, though difficult at times, was a total success.
After retiring from Banking I moved into the Insurance arena and that too was a total success.
Four years ago I started writing books.
So far I have written eighteen books and they are all on AMAZON.
Some have won awards.
My life has been good but what has made it better is my family.
When I count my blessings, I count my husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, relatives, and friends.
I cherish the memories we shared and I have referred to many wonderful times we spent together in my memoirs.
To me, Success is not what I have achieved.
Success is what my offspring have achieved.
And they have achieved much that I am proud of.
Today I just want to count my many blessings.

What better way than to share this song with my readers.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Refrain:
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
*Count your many blessings, see what God has done.
[*And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.]

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—*money cannot buy [*wealth can never buy]
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Advantages of getting a Free Readers Favorite Review for your book


Advantages of getting a Free Readers Favorite Review for your Book.

1. First of all, the review is FREE of charge.
2. A Review Page is made for your book where you can also add other reviews which you collect from Amazon or other places and on which friends and Facebook fans can comment.
Here is an example of a Readers Favorite Page. CLICK HERE

3. Your review is posted on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest pages.
You will notice they create a special sentence with #hashtags for each of your social posts to help them get noticed.
You may want to include the hashtag they created for your book title in your future social posts to link them to your review and help build a trend for your book.

4. Each Review comes with a Press Release which you can use to advertise your books

5. Only 4 and 5-star reviews are posted.
If your book does not get a 4 star or 5-star review, a review page will not be done.
However, if the book gets a five-star review you get a five-star seal to place on the cover of your book.

6. Your Review is announced to 500,000 libraries, bookstores, and schools across America
Each month they announce the reviews they completed that month to 115,000 libraries, 85,000 bookstores and 300,000 schools (elementary through high school) nationwide.
They use a white-listed email company that professionally maintains these lists to ensure they are current and accurate.
This powerful mailing can not only lead to sales and recognition, but schools and libraries can request donation copies from your Review Page for even more exposure and reviews.

One of the reasons they receive such a good response from this mailing is because they have a Book Donation program that allows these nonprofit organizations to request free books from our authors, which makes their monthly mailing a free resource for great new books!
The smaller bookstores on their list are always looking for fresh new books to liven up their shelves, and often contact authors about stocking their books.
But this mailing doesn’t just help you for the one month you are in it, the email reminds the recipient that most of our authors participate in the Book Donation program and encourages them to look through their website for more books they may be interested in.

Although this service can normally cost hundreds of dollars, they are offering it free of charge with your review.
It does not matter which of their review services you use (free or Express), you just need to receive a 4 or 5-star review.
Once they have created a Review Page for you on their site you will be scheduled for the following month’s announcement email.
There is nothing you need to do or pay. It is all automatic and free.

Due to the large volume of reviews, they do each month, it is not possible to list each new book in the email, instead, they list the genre the book can be found in.
The recipient can use the link to view all the new books in the genres they are interested in.
All their genre categories list the newest books first, to make it easier for regular visitors to the site looking for new books.
To visit their genre lists, just click any of the genres under the search bar on top of any page on Readers Favorite Website.

Here are my READERS FAVORITE REVIEW PAGES:

Memoirs of Dr. Andrew M. Khan
How to Write for Success
Zeeka Chronicles
Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy

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Friday, 6 July 2018

The value of a Free Kindle Promotion

Was a Free Kindle Promotion for my self-help book worth it?
Although the book only received 98 downloads in the five-day period it was FREE on Amazon, it shot to No 2 in Publishing and Books.
It cost me nothing and I achieved want I wanted for the book, although the high ranking was temporary.
I did not have to pay BookBub or other advertising sites any exorbitant sums.
I guess that not many authors need help with writing and publishing and that is probably the reason for the few downloads.
That is a good sign.
In 2016 when I did a Free Kindle Promotion for My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living the book received 750 downloads.
I did not get one review for the book but it reached No 1 in Memoirs.
I did get value, therefore.
I will continue to do other Kindle Promotions as the end result is always satisfying.
The price of How to Write for Success reverts to $2.99 from Saturday 7th July.
To those who downloaded the book, I look forward to receiving some reviews.
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Friday, 29 June 2018

Free Kindle Promotion for Book - How to Write for Success

In celebration of Indie Authors Day, I am giving away the book, How to Write for Success, for a limited time on all Amazon stores worldwide.
The book is a recipient of a five-star review from Readers Favorite.
It will be Free from Monday, July 2, 2018, 12:00 AM PDT to Friday, July 6, 2018, 11:59 PM PDT.
Do not miss it.
DOWNLOAD HERE

ABOUT THE BOOK

Valuable nuggets of truth for new and aspiring authors.
In 'How to Write for Success: Best Writing Advice I Received.' the author shares with new and aspiring authors valuable nuggets of truth.
Using her own experiences she focuses on the essentials of writing a book to which readers will gravitate.
The book covers plotting, writing dialogue, narrative, building a story world, choosing a book title, writing the blurb, what an author should do before and after publishing, choosing categories, creating an author brand, book marketing, and most of all how to get sales and reviews.
As a Bonus, she shows how you can achieve recognition in an author's world and become successful.
You can become a best-selling author.
You can become an award-winning author.
The book teaches skills to achieve your dreams and goals.
There is a segment on frequently asked questions with answers, that no aspiring author would want to miss.
Seasoned authors can also learn something from this book.
Be proud to be an Author.

FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS FAVORITE

Reviewed by Darin Godby for Readers' Favorite, Five Stars.
Author Brenda Mohammed gives the reader valuable nuggets of truth to use within their own writing career in How To Write For Success.
There is a brief introduction listing the various books the author has written and her ability to encompass different types of literature.
The purpose of this book is to show readers that the author has a passion to help other readers fulfill their lifelong dream of writing their own book.
I really appreciated the personal stories on how the author writes her own material and how important research is, even before one begins to write.
She also lists several Facebook groups she has joined to help promote both her material and herself as an author.
One of the best statements I appreciated within this book is: "A book description is your sales pages.
It will sell your book.
Make sure it is engaging and can turn a browse into a buy."
This is great and valuable information for a writer to understand.
There is also listed the importance of copyrighting the material, getting an ISBN number, etc.
Whoever gets the ISBN number is considered the publisher.
The author has the choice of getting their own or letting the publisher get it for them.
Pre-orders are very important to an author.
Creating excitement before the book is even printed is huge.
There are also many listed things that one can do following publication.
Branding yourself is also very important.
People must know about you and your material, how to find it and consider reading it.
I really enjoyed all the links provided in the e-book, allowing the reader to go to various publishers, writing aids, Facebook groups, etc.
This is an asset to any writer at any level, given the detailed information, but for the beginner, it is a must-have!

This is a Limited Time offer.

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living



What is a Life Worth Living?

This reviewer puts it in the following words:

Interesting read!

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

MY LIFE AS A BANKER

Although the title of the book I was prepared to read was about the author’s life as a banker, this book is so much more.
It a memoir written in journal accounting as the author takes the reader on the journey almost from birth to adulthood.
Throughout there are various scenarios of life on the island of Trinidad, where the story is set.
I’ve visited several of the islands in the Caribbean; however, Trinidad is not one of them.
Maybe one day.
But after reading several of the author’s books some set in Trinidad, I feel as if I’ve visited the place in person, so vivid the descriptions.
The other thing that needs pointing out about this accounting is the way the author took the reader to work with her, from her first job to her movement up the corporate ladder, and her ultimate position as a Bank manager.
There are lots of brief descriptions of her family life, being courted by her husband and the wonderful ceremony of her wedding.
This book has a bit of everything and will keep the reader’s interest until the end.
Very interesting read!

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