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In this update to a 2011 post, I cover the importance of diversifying your income streams as an indie author by selling ancillary products. There are also several examples given that you can consider whether you focus on writing fiction or nonfiction. 

Do you sell ancillary products? What kind?
Are you earning as much as you want to from your indie published books? Many authors aren't happy with their sluggish sales. And when they come to me with marketing questions hoping to improve their situation, I often ask two questions: What does your marketing plan include? What other revenue streams have you set up around your book's brand? If you're still working …
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Are you tired of paying for expensive courses and coaching sessions that might not even help you build the freelance writing career you want? Check out this post from +Lori Widmer​ before spending another cent. She features 33 FREE resources that can teach you about running your freelance business, finding new clients, and more.
What's on the iPod: Late July by Shakey Graves It's been a productive week so far. I've managed to write five articles for one client (complete with interviews, so I had to be efficient about it) and two blog posts for an...
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Thank you very much for sharing. I'm interested in doing resume writing and I found a free lecture about it so I'm going to check it out!
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Never assume foreign companies can't afford to hire native English speaking writers from Western countries. If do you, you'll miss out on great gigs.
Find out why you should pursue international freelance writing clients and why they might be willing to spend more on native English speakers than you think
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This is my review of AutoCrit, an online editing tool for fiction authors. Find out what I liked about it, what the one problem I came across was, and what other suggestions I had for making it even better. Short story: I'm a fan. :)
Some authors love the revision process. Some, not so much. I fall in the latter group. But if there's one thing I dislike more than working on revisions, it's the idea of automating the process with software. Revisions aren't only about spelling and grammar. They're also about improving the flow of a story and making better word choices, even if …
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I don't post a lot of e-book recommendations, but this is one I think a lot of writers can benefit from.
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You've written the perfect press release for your book's launch. So don't make common distribution mistakes that will get your release ignored. Here are some tips on doing press release distribution right.
Get book launch press release distribution tips for indie authors from professional writer and former PR consultant, Jennifer Mattern.
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Just passing along some information about a writing contest that might be of interest to authors (and me promoting a writing contest is quite rare). What do you think of this one?
Learn more about the 2015 Publish or Perish writing contest from Brigantine Media, where authors can land a book publishing contract.
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I'm developing another Scrivener template. This one is for mystery writers, and it's loosely based on the one I created for my private projects. I'd like to know what you want to see in a template like this. Check out the image for a preview of what I plan to feature -- the current Binder view. Help me make this a more comprehensive tool. Thanks!
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That section is specifically for murder mysteries and will feature links to resources where authors can learn more about specific murder weapons and methods. I can add a more generic research section for other mystery types, but I probably won't link to many resources -- it'll simply be a section to record notes on costumes, other crime types, or whatever else is unique to each book. 

On a side note, the template is tentatively scheduled for release tomorrow (Wednesday). <-- [Update: I take that back. It's taking a bit longer than anticipated, and is being bumped until next week.]
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New to podcasts? These ten podcasts for writers can help you grow your freelance writing business, run a more successful blog, become a better writer, and sell more books.
Listen to these 10 podcasts for writers to get tips on writing, editing, publishing, blogging, and freelancing.
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The latest episode of the All Indie Writers Podcast is up. It covers some branding basics for freelance writers, authors, and bloggers, tackles a reader question about using book excerpts for promotion, and highlights one of my favorite tools for coming up with domain name ideas for your writer brand.
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Not sure how Pinterest can help you as a writer? These three resources will teach and inspire you.
While it might sound strange, one of the best social networks for writers might also be the most visually oriented. Yes, I'm talking about Pinterest. Even though Pinterest doesn't revolve around your writing itself, it offers a lot of opportunities bloggers and authors, in particular, shouldn't pass up. So in this week's "weekend reading" roundup, let's take a look at a few …
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Get tips on writing a better book launch press release. Or post yours to the All Indie Writers forum and put my PR experience to work for you with a free critique! 
Write a better book launch press release with these tips from a professional writer and former PR consultant. Plus, get feedback on your book press release.
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