Jessie: In New Hampshire where autumn has well adn truly arrived.
Last week I attended a conference for novelists down in Florida. There is a lot to think about and I left with a head crammed full of possibilities and things to ponder. One of the workshops that I attended was on the subject of newsletters.
I must admit, rather shamefacedly, that I do not currently have a newsletter. I have meant to put one together, told myself I should put one together, added it to my projects list and agonized thoroughly over the lack of one. But somehow, I have never seemed to have managed it. The workshop presenter convinced me it was time to change all that.
Apparently, a newsletter is not all that difficult to produce and according to the presenter readers actually truly love to find them in their email inboxes. she made the entire thing seem like fun instead of like something overwhelming and tedious. Which brings me to the point of this post. I could use a little help from all of you.
I would love to know which sorts of things you like to hear from writers when you subscribe to a newsletter. I’d love to know how frequently you like to receive such things. I’d like to know if you value notifications about upcoming releases, author appearances, exclusive content available only to newsletter subscribers, or newsy tidbits and behind-the-scenes information about what went into the books that you like to read.
I also would love to grow the numbers of people interested in receiving the inaugural issue of my newsletter. I do have a sign-up link for one on my website and have added it here should any of you be interested in signing up.
Readers, I’d love to hear the answers to the questions above. Writers, do you send out a newsletter?