Author: Jennifer Mattern

  • Targeting and Pitching Bloggers: With Pro Blogger Darren Rowse

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 17, 2014
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    This post is the second in a two-part series with Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net. This was originally published on May 6, 2008 on my now-retired public relations blog, NakedPR.com. That blog is being completely dismantled while I re-evaluate plans for the brand, with key content being preserved on other blogs I own. While this post was originally written for a target […]
  • Quick Tips: Prepare Early for a Successful New Year

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 16, 2014
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    The New Year will be here before you know it, and there's no time like the present to prepare for it. Recently I shared three things to do this December to close out the current year. For this week's quick tips, let's expand upon that with some easy things you can do now that will have you ready to hit […]
  • Bloggers vs Journalists: With Pro Blogger, Darren Rowse

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 15, 2014
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    This post is the first in a two-part series with Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net. This was originally published on May 1, 2008 on my now-retired public relations blog, NakedPR.com. That blog is being completely dismantled while I re-evaluate plans for the brand, with key content being preserved on other blogs I own. While this post was originally written for a […]
  • Get 40% Off My Marketing Boot Camp E-book This Holiday Season

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 14, 2014
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    Just a quick announcement: If you haven't gotten your copy of my e-book, The 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers, yet, now would be a great time. I'm running a sale through the holidays, offering 40% off the usual price. That means you can get it for just $5.97. To get the discounted price, enter code HOLIDAYS on the order […]
  • Out With the Old, In With the New: A Year-end Check-in and 2015 Writing Goals

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 11, 2014
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    The year is almost over, and that means it's time to evaluate progress and set goals for the New Year. So today I'd like to share an example with a follow-up from my previous progress check-in and also some new goals for my writing business in 2015. 2014 Year-End Check-In This year was very good in some ways. But in […]
  • Answers to Your Blogging Questions

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 10, 2014
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    Episode four of the All Indie Writers Podcast was released last week, and the show notes were published today. This episode was a special Q&A feature covering blogging-related questions submitted by members of the community. Questions for this episode were submitted by Anne Wayman, KeriLynn Engel, and Emily Fowler as entries for episode two's e-book giveaway. In this podcast episode, the […]
  • Reader Question: When English Isn’t Your First Language

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 3, 2014
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    Today I'd like to tackle a reader question from Evgeni Puzankov related to selling writing to English-language publications when English isn't your first language. Can you do so successfully? "The question that plagues me throughout my adult life is whether one can actually make it in anglophone writing biz, while not being a native. I'm Russian and still live here. […]
  • Quick Tips: 3 Things to Do This December

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 2, 2014
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    The end of the year is right around the corner. Are you ready? While you might be itching to take some time off over the holidays, December can also be a busy time for work. Freelance clients often order more to use up the current year's budget. You're probably at the end of the fiscal year for your writing or publishing […]
  • “Pay What You Can” Sale on My Marketing Boot Camp E-book, This Week Only

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 24, 2014
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    I decided to try something new over the holiday weekend, and I'm kicking it off a bit early. I'm letting you decide how much you want to pay for my e-book, the 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers.  This special offer will run through Cyber Monday, ending at midnight on Tuesday, December 1st. What Does This Mean? Simply put, you set the […]
  • Authors Attack: Dealing With Negative Book Reviewers

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 21, 2014
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      In the third episode of the All Indie Writers Podcast, I'm joined by Princess Jones. We chat about extreme cases of authors behaving badly by attacking negative book reviewers. And we offer tips on how you can deal with negative book reviews more tactfully (hint: there is almost never an appropriate time for you to take on a reviewer). You can […]