On Self-Publishing

Harper’s Harpings: Creating A Newsletter

Increasingly, I am seeing advice for Indie Authors to create a mailing list. I know this works because I am on three author’s mailing lists and if they didn’t send me an email that their new book is being released then I wouldn’t see it.

The thing is how do you get people to sign up?

Some authors promise a free eBook, some offer to win a $500 gift card, some offer exclusive updates. Some just want you to subscribe to a newsletter to get the latest information, on the basis that you asked for the information. There are authors that club together and use the same list for all their news.

I started my first newsletter October last year, and haven’t mailed out another one since. That is remiss of me, I should have kept sending them out, regardless if I only have ten subscribers. I plugged the newsletter on every social media site over a few months and I didn’t get much take up.

What do readers want on their newsletter? No clue, I just know what I want to see in a newsletter as a fan girl of my favourite authors. I want to know when they are releasing a new book, plain and simple. Social media can be a busy place and stalking all my favourite authors take a lot of time, having an email drop into my inbox to take all of that away is perfect.

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What are you thoughts and advice?

Thanks for reading