Posts tagged with ‘e-books’

  • Same-Day Delivery, Book Buying Habits, and Indie Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 14, 2014
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    The other day I was reading an article about Google working with Barnes and Noble to offer same-day delivery of books in a few locations. It's no secret that Amazon is also keen on making same-day delivery a reality for more shoppers. And it got me wondering. How might the rise of same-day deliveries affect book buying habits, and how […]
  • Amazon Tries to Manipulate Indie Authors in Hachette Dispute

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 9, 2014
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    Warning: If you have a problem with profanity, this post isn't for you. For any of my readers who are sick and tired of hearing about the Amazon-Hachette e-book pricing bullshit, let me start with an apology. I'm sorry for bringing that topic here. I'm sick of it too. I've tried to stay out of the issue thus far because […]
  • The 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp 2nd Edition: Now Available

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 5, 2014
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    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 […]
  • Why I Still Love E-junkie for E-book Sales From My Websites

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 23, 2014
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    In traditional e-book publishing, authors sell their e-books predominantly on their own websites (mostly in .pdf format, although you aren't limited by that). Despite changes in the publishing world and Amazon's perceived takeover attempt of all things e-publishing, selling your e-books on your own site can still be important. That's especially true when you have an existing author platform with a built-in […]
  • Announcing BusyAuthors.com: A Book Marketing Resource for Busy Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 22, 2014
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    Just a quick announcement today: I launched a new resource for authors at BusyAuthors.com. The site currently contains a book marketing blog, and it will serve as the home for a new Busy Author's Guide e-book series covering book marketing and author PR strategies for busy authors. Who BusyAuthors.com is For If you've ever wished you could spend more time writing […]
  • Why Clients Hire Ghostwriters

    By Yo Prinzel on December 6, 2013
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    In order to get contracts signed and have a strong working relationship with ghostwriting clients, you have to understand why people are out there looking for ghostwriters. If you don't, you're going to rely on assumptions that can result in lost gigs and rocky working relationships. To give you a starting place, here are five examples of reasons that clients […]
  • Repeat Clients: The Key to a Successful Ghostwriting Business

    By Yo Prinzel on November 15, 2013
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    Repeat business is, in my opinion, the secret to a successful ghostwriting career. There are two reasons for this: 1. When you’re ghostwriting, you may find that you get fewer referrals since most clients don’t tell other professionals that they used your services. 2. With lengthier projects, you may not be able to take on as many clients at one […]
  • Thanksgiving E-book Specials for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 15, 2012
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    We're kicking off Thanksgiving a little bit early this year with two special e-book offers for freelance writers. It's our way of saying thank you for being an All Freelance Writing reader. You can find the details and discount codes below. The last day for these sales is Thanksgiving Day -- November 22, 2012. Web Writer's Guide & 30 Day […]
  • Zoe Winters on E-book Pricing: Does Low-balling Attract the Wrong Kind of Reader?

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 16, 2011
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    As an e-book publisher should your rankings be based on your low-ball rates or on the merit of your work? Coming from the traditional side of e-book publishing, I'm a fan of the latter. I believe in premium pricing when you put out quality work. And I believe in letting your individual market help determine your rates -- not Amazon […]
  • PDF Engines and Copyright Infringement: How to Stop Them

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 21, 2011
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    There's a not-so-new copyright infringement threat that seems to be becoming even more prevalent these days -- so-called PDF search engines. In the last two weeks alone I received notification that three of these sites were publishing my content without a license or permission. What's happening? Well, these sites purport to be about helping you find .pdf files. First of […]