My friend, M. L. Rigdon/Julia Donner just spent time setting up a newsletter with mailchimp. She sent out the first one, and I enjoyed reading it. I’d link it here, but I can’t find the link. (Hint, hint, Mary Lou, if you’d like to put it in a comment for us). I’ve seen more and more writers offering newsletters. Do any of you? I started one a long time ago, but fizzled. I just couldn’t figure out what a reader would want to hear from me. I already have this blog and a webpage and an author Facebook page. I thought that was probably more than most people would want to bother with.
I read that authors often provide something free for people who read their newsletters. I wrote many free stories for my webpage. And I had lots of visitors. I don’t have the time to do that now, but I’m putting up excerpts. And thank you to the people who still visit my page!
So, I’m asking: what makes newsletters better than other author sites? Are they more fun to write? Do readers enjoy them more? I’m curious.
I finally turned in my first mystery for Kensington and I’m working on my second one. They won’t come out until 2018, so if I wanted to start a newsletter, I have plenty of time to play with ideas, etc. How often do you send a newsletter? How do you make it special?
Thanks for any feedback! And happy writing!
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