Maybe. I hope.
Yesterday, I spent an afternoon struggling with getting this thing set up, trying two different services on for size (MailChimp and Mad Mimi), and digging the wrinkle-of-confusion between my eyebrows ever deeper. Technological stuff? Web design? HTML? I might as well be an amoeba trying to understand algebra. I can’t even format a manucript in Word.
Even with templates, MailChimp is beyond me. The site’s just too confusing for my poor, magic-addled brain.
It ain’t happening. We’re going with the more user-friendly Mad Mimi, at least until MailChimp becomes vastly more cost-effective.*
Why a newsletter, you ask, and why would you want to subscribe? Because I have fun stuff to share! Newsletter subscribers will be the first to receive news on upcoming releases, will have access to sneak-peeks not available anywhere else (even here, sorry!), price promotions, invites to cover reveals, contests, bonus content and more.
Newsletters will only come out three or four times a year, plus a bonus mailing a few weeks before a book launch featuring said previews, etc. I don’t want to spam, I just want to connect and offer some extra value to friends, family and everyone else who’s been kind enough to show interest in my work.
So… shall we try this? I promise nothing. This link might not take you to a sign-up form at all.
Did I do it right? More importantly, did I spell my own name correctly?
If you want to find out, and join in on the fun, click here (or up there) and add your name and e-mail address. It’s that simple!
For you, anyway. *grumble grumble*
So tell me: What would you like to see in a newsletter? What would make you excited to open an e-mail? What would make you want to delete one without reading?
*Cost footnote: This would happen around 10,000 subscribers. I have trouble imagining getting to that number, so it’s not an issue for now.