• 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 […]
  • All Indie Writers: New Design, Newsletter, and Other Updates

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 17, 2014
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    As of late last night, All Indie Writers is sporting a new look. And I hope you like it. Today I'd like to go over a few key site updates to make sure you can still find everything you're used to. New Look, Same Basic Layout The new look for All Indie Writers was built on the same theme as the […]
  • Podcast E-book Giveaway Results

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 11, 2014
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    In episode two of the All Indie Writers Podcast, I put up a copy of Alicia Rades' new e-book for a giveaway. Anyone sending me a question about blogging to be answered in a future podcast episode would be entered in a drawing, and one person would win a copy. I promised the results would be posted today, so here […]
  • Princess Jones to Guest Co-Host the All Indie Writers Podcast

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 10, 2014
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    Just a quick announcement: Princess Jones will be my first guest co-host on the All Indie Writers Podcast, co-hosting the third episode scheduled for Thursday, November 20th. As mentioned in the first episode (listen below if you missed it), I'll bring on occasional guest co-hosts for casual, frank discussions rather than taking the traditional route of bringing on interview subjects. […]
  • Ask a Blogging Question. Win an E-book.

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 6, 2014
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    Episode two of the All Indie Writers Podcast is now live. You can check out the show notes at AllIndieWriters.com/podcast/2/. In this episode, I'm running a giveaway for a free copy of Alicia Rades' The Beginner's Guide to Writing Quality Online Content.  To enter, all you have to do is ask a blogging-related question for me to tackle in a future […]
  • 4 Free Tools for NaNoWriMo Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 3, 2014
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    It's that time again! NaNoWriMo kicked off over the weekend, and writers everywhere are challenging themselves to write novels of at least 50k words during November. I'm taking part again, and like last year I'll document my progress here at All Indie Writers (you can keep an eye on my word count progress in the sidebar, and I'll occasionally post […]
  • Win 50 Signed Horror Books!

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 29, 2014
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    I'm taking a short break from our book marketing series today to share a little more information about the HorrorSelfies.com campaign from The Horror Writers Association. (Disclosure: I was involved with the campaign and built the site for it.) What I didn't mention in my previous post is that by submitting your very own horror selfies promoting literacy and the […]
  • Check Out The New All Indie Writers Podcast

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 27, 2014
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    If you're not a member of the All Indie Writers Community (and it's free, so register if you haven't), you would have missed the soft launch of the new All Indie Writers Podcast this past Thursday. But after a few technical snafus, everything is finally good to go and the podcast has officially launched! Check out the first episode.   Here's […]
  • Quick Tip: Build Relationships With Reviewers Well Before Your Book Launch

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 21, 2014
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    When you try to land reviews for your new book, the last thing you want is to be just another random new author reviewers have never heard of. Yet it's not uncommon for authors, and especially indie authors, to wait until the last minute to think about book reviews. So for this week's quick tip, let's make sure you don't […]
  • 71 Tools and Tactics for Your Book Marketing Plan

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 20, 2014
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    In my recent book marketing plan series I shared a book marketing plan outline. One element of that outline involved marketing and PR tactics to support your larger promotional strategy. These are the specific things you'll do to promote your book and your visibility as an author. While I'm working on a short e-book covering basic book marketing and PR […]