I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what it takes to make a good newsletter. Is it free stuff, or information on events, or inside information on the latest book? Being a new indie author has its disadvantages in this regard and so I have done quite a bit of research about what goes in to making a great newsletter. I try to put together a feature article, a book deal that I’ve found, any information on my books and events, and a short blurb about one of my books. It’s not always easy to put all this information together, especially when the book deal I have selected runs out and I have to scramble to find another. I prefer to read the books that I recommend because sometimes the book blurb doesn’t really tell you what’s on the inside. I would, at some point, to have subscriber-centered sections in my newsletter, but I think I might have to wait a bit longer for that. I think one of my favorite newsletter features is the reader book reviews. I like to show what actual readers think of my work and see how they describe it. I know professional reviews are highly sought after, and really are necessary if you want to be taken seriously, but I still prefer the reader review. I want to know what the average reader thinks of my books. The art of the Newsletter is still a work in progress for me and I hope that I am headed in the right direction. Just know that I try every month to put together something that will be interesting and informative for my subscribers. Thank you for letting me have a slice of your time and if you are not signed up then please go to www.authormaggiecasteen.com and sign up today!
***UPDATE ON BOOK EVENT: My book event in March was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. When I have more information on when it will be rescheduled, I will post an update.
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A North Carolina author who published her first novel, Killer Deception, in 2020. She doesn't profess to be a professional blogger, just a writer with many thoughts.