Half-way through this year and my beloved father-in-law passed away. This threw my writing schedule off, and in a strange way, made me refocus the order of the books. I moved up a new series, Incarnation. Of course, Chambers is still in process, and then I picked up where I’d left off on Global Deadline, a contemporary romance with action/suspense.
In the process, I began aggressively giving away free ebooks through promotions, primarily to increase readership of new titles. This results in several thousand emails (because the free books requires a sign-up). Then I had another dilemma. What do I put in a newsletter? That begat scouring other author newsletters, which honestly, I don’t even like to receive. So as I figure that part out, I’ve asked my designer to come up with a format that will pop, but on my mind are:
- advance readers/feedback.
Now, I’m most interested in #4, because who wouldn’t want to give comments on book covers and content? I know I would have loved (and would still love) to provide insight in an author’s work. Also, no author I know likes to keep hitting up the same person(s) over and over. It’s called friend fatigue.
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