Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mailing List

Okay, I finally got around to doing what several more notable author friends of mine have been telling me to do for months: Set up a mailing list.

In the world of modern communication, it's surprisingly difficult to be heard. I share links on my Facebook page, only to find Facebook has only shown it to 10% of the people who have subscribed to my page (if you're one of my many fans on there, click on the page just to see what has not shown up in your feed. It'll surprise you). I can post to Google or Pinterest and might have better results as far as people who are fans seeing it, but only if you've liked those pages and happen to be signed on around the time I post there.

Posts here usually do well eventually, but they take time for people to stumble across them. Even though I let all of the other social media outlets I'm on know when I've posted, I still have people tell me they missed an update.

The answer, according to some of my friends who've done this longer than I have, is the mailing list. I send occasional updates (likely no more than once or twice a month) to your email, and you get to control whether you see it or not. I don't know about you, but I'm rather fond of deciding what I want to see and what I don't, so I certainly like the concept better.

Given that the next few months may be a bit more interesting, now seemed like the time to get this going. I've seen the initial art for book two, and it's good. You'll want to see it, and if you're signed up for the mailing list you'll be among the first to get that chance once Greg completes his work. I've also got a second short story in the editing stage and of course, we're only a few months away from the release date of The Glacier of Gods and Monsters.

Interested? Of course you are. If you look right over there ------> You'll see a box to sign up. I won't spam you, or sell any of the info collected. It'll just be there so that you and I can keep better in touch with what's coming out. So sign up! I'll be sending out the first message soon. Thanks!


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