Oh, I’d LOVE to say it’s because I have a new book coming out. And eventually I will (one way or another), but just not soon (at least soon in the publishing way of things). Instead I’ve decided that once I read one of those new-to-me books I got free from conventions, the ones I talked about on a previous post about reading once a month, I will give it away. That should equate to 12 books over the year, right? So 12 chances to win. But the only way you can have a chance to win one of those books is to be a subscriber to my newsletter, because that’s where I’ll tell you how to enter (provided you live in the USA—I have to do some investigating of shipping costs before I include international subscribers. Sucks, I know, but I don’t want to break my bank account!).
Will this get me more subscribers? Will this get them to open my newsletters? We shall see. I currently have 292 subscribers with an average 33% open rate. I’d like to get that number up. Heck, I’d like to get BOTH numbers up. But at any rate, it will help get my name out there more often so people won’t forget little ol’ me, and get me on the road to being consistent sending out my newsletter. Which means I should have added that to the goals I listed on Monday, so I will now:
6) SEND OUT A NEWSLETTER AT THE END OF EACH MONTH.
Guess that means the first one will go out January 31. If you would like to receive my newsletter, sign up HERE. And don’t be surprised if I post reminders from time to time. If I can’t use this blog to sell me, then what good is it, right?
Yesterday I took the Christmas decorations down and had one casualty. L My 1993 Hallmark ornament bit the dust. I only had 4 more ornaments to take down, too. Guess I was getting too careless seeing the end in sight. This isn’t the first time I damaged an ornament, but the first to be rendered unusable (I was able to fix the 2003 Steelers ornament I dropped a few years back). Oh well, not much I can do about it.
In the past this might have bothered me more. Now? **shrug** No one pays much attention to my tree anyway, so I doubt anyone (but me) will miss it.
So… Do you get author newsletters? If so, do you open them? I know that’s a crazy question, because you subscribe, so why wouldn’t you open it? But many people don’t. What causes you to open it? I subscribe to a few author newsletters (some are friends, some I’m a fan) and I do open them and read them. I don’t enter their contests, because I don’t want to compete with their readers. Besides, I don’t need their swag or any more free books. I’m sure I’ll get tons more at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention and Rust City Book Con this year. More giveaway stuff!
Happy Friday! Go Steelers!