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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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Episode 10 of the All Indie Writers Podcast is now up. This one tackles author blogging (why you want an author blog, why you shouldn't use a free WordPress.com account, how you can save a bit of time blogging, and some author blog post ideas). I also address a community question about whether or not freelance writers should "fake it 'til they make it."
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In this guest post for +Alicia Rades I tackle the issue of freelance writer platforms, why you should build one, and how you can begin doing that. You can also find an audio post version and SlideShare supplement here:

Audio - https://soundcloud.com/jennmattern/writer-platform

SlideShare - http://www.slideshare.net/jennifermattern/what-is-a-freelance-writer-platform-and-do-i-need-one
Find out what a freelance writer platform is, how it can benefit your freelance writing career, and how you can start building your writer platform today.
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Where do you tend to spend most of your book marketing budget? Could you sell more books by re-prioritizing your promotional tools?
As an indie author, where should you spend your book marketing budget? On paid reviews? Cover designs? Hiring a book publicist?
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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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An All Indie Writers reader looks for some guidance on setting her fees.
An All Indie Writers reader asks, how much should freelance writers charge? Get tips on setting freelance writing fees.
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A common book marketing mistake is not knowing how to announce a book launch. Don't get caught up in the "here's my grand accomplishment" mindset and forget that your book's launch is really about your readers. Because really, most people don't care that you wrote a book. You have to make them care by showing them what's in it for them.
Here's a quick tip for new authors: nobody cares that you wrote a book. So stop issuing generic book launch announcements. Here's what to do instead.
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Do you know any freelance writers who spend more time making excuses than making progress? Have you ever found yourself making excuses when your freelance writing career isn't going as planned? The first step in stopping the excuses is recognizing them. Here are five of the most common (and stupid) excuses freelance writers make.
Are you guilty of these common excuses freelance writers make for failing to meet their goals? Find out why these freelance writing excuses are nonsense.
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It's not a perfect solution, but if you want to quickly export an organized group of blog posts from WordPress (such as to create an e-book or report), the Anthologize plugin might help.
Learn how the Anthologize WordPress plugin can help you turn your blog posts into an e-book.
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