Posts tagged with ‘authors’

  • 2 Years to a Book [InfoGraphic]

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 31, 2015
    In this week's "short share," we have a two-year book writing plan from While two years might be an unnecessarily long time for many indie authors these days, I think it's a great plan for new authors -- especially those trying to write their first book alongside a traditional day job. If you find yourself with limited time to […]
  • Authors Attack: Dealing With Negative Book Reviewers

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 21, 2014
      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 […]
  • Quick Tip: Conduct an Author Website Audit

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 19, 2014
    It's not enough to simply have an author website. You need to make sure the website you have actually works for you. It has to reach whatever goals you set for it. And if it's not currently doing that, you should consider making some changes. Not sure if your author website needs work? Conduct a simple website audit to find out. What is a […]
  • Get APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur FREE From BookBaby

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 10, 2014
    Each week I try to release a new freebie developed just for All Indie Writers readers. But this week I want to do something a bit different. I want to pass along an awesome deal that came through to my inbox this morning. If you're thinking about becoming an indie author, no doubt you've heard about APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by […]
  • Be a Book Marketing Hero. Stop Social Media Spam.

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 26, 2014
    As a follow-up to my recent post and infographic, Twitter tips for authors, I'd like to share a resource from another author. Anne R. Allen shared this post with me on Twitter, which she wrote last fall. Social Media Secrets for Authors, Part IV: How Not to Spam I hate spam. You hate spam. We all hate spam. It might […]
  • Weekly Writing Challenge: Make Your Settings More Authentic

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 16, 2007
    This week's writing challenge is for fiction writers, and aimed to help you create more authentic settings for your stories, using a free and easily-accessible tool. My "guy" and I have been thinking about buying a house this coming Spring. Because of that, we've been keeping our eye on the market pretty closely. We're also both interested in older houses […]