Posts tagged with ‘books’

  • Weekend Reading: Books for Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 12, 2015
    This week we're going to do something a little bit different for the Weekend Reading series. Instead of pointing you to a few blog posts, I'd like to share a few recommended books for authors. Some of these are specific to either fiction or nonfiction authors. Others are beneficial no matter what kinds of books you write. These are just […]
  • Reader Question: Grammar, Second Languages, and Book Soundtracks

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 23, 2015
    We have an interesting question for authors this week from an anonymous reader who created a soundtrack for their upcoming book. This is a topic that's been on my mind recently as I was looking into BookTrack and also happened across an Amazon Prime music playlist featuring classical music for reading. While I've used soundtracks to help me write stories, listening to soundtracks […]
  • Win 50 Signed Horror Books!

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 29, 2014
    I'm taking a short break from our book marketing series today to share a little more information about the 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 […]
  • The 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp 2nd Edition: Now Available

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 5, 2014
    If you've been a reader of All Indie Writers (and previously All Freelance Writing) for a while, you know I'm a big fan of what I like to call "query-free freelancing." This is a marketing strategy that takes a different approach than traditional querying to land freelance writing gigs. Instead, it's about doing things that attract clients to you. A big part […]
  • How to Be Better With Your Freelance Writing Income

    By LaToya Irby on May 20, 2013
    Too bad we’re not born knowing how to deal with money. If you had a financial literacy class in high school, you were pretty lucky. For many of us, much of what we know about personal finance we learned from our parents or our own mistakes. It’s not too late to learn those critical lessons you may have missed. Here […]
  • Freelance Writers: How to Prioritize Your Own Projects

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 28, 2010
    I made a comment on Twitter (@queryfreewriter) last week about blog posts. I mentioned how my titles for client blog posts tend to be much better than those for my own sites, and how maybe I should start treating my own projects as I would a client's. Others chimed in with similar sentiments and LaToya thought it would make for […]
  • Bill Frederick on Choosing Blogs to Visit on a Virtual Book Tour

    By Guest on July 30, 2008
    Today I'd like to welcome guest poster, and author of the My Virtual Book Tour Secrets e-book, Bill Frederick. As you may remember, I recently posted about virtual publicity tours. One type of virtual book publicity tour we talked about was the virtual blog tour. In this post, Bill will share with you a formula for choosing blogs worth contacting […]
  • Getting More Mileage from Your Blog

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 28, 2008
    We've talked a lot here about why writers should blog, from using blogs as a marketing tool for your freelance writing services to blogging as an added income stream. Now let's talk about how you can get more from your blog by moving beyond the blog itself. Here are additional income streams / outlets that blogging can potentially lead to […]
  • Writers’ Resources: Nonfiction Book Proposals

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 5, 2007
    Fiction and nonfiction book proposals can be handled a bit differently. These resources are specifically for those of you interested in learning about how to write a book proposal for a nonfiction title that you're planning to pitch to book publishers: Articles on Nonfiction Book Proposals The Bulletproof Nonfiction Book Proposal The Seven Vital Elements of a Successful Nonfiction Book […]