I learned a lot of things at last month’s RWA conference. I went to craft workshops about developing characters, plotting workshops about planning out your twists and turns, promotion workshops about, well, promotion.
I’m not going to lie. Promotion is not my favorite part of this job. But in the end, my goal is for people to read and enjoy my books, so if they never find out about them, that means I’m not doing my job.
Which leads us to the point of this post: a newsletter. At the workshops I attended, a lot of people offered a lot of different advice about how to get the word out about your books, but the single, most consistent message I got was: Have A Newsletter.
So I’m starting one, and to kick it off, I’m offering a giveaway of one $25 gift card for either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner’s choice. To enter, all you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter,sometime between now and next Monday. (You can unsubscribe at any time after the winner has been selected, but it may make me cry. Your choice.) If you have already subscribed, you can still enter by leaving a comment below asking to be included, but you MUST be a subscriber to my newsletter at the time of the drawing in order to be eligible. If more than 50 new people subscribe, I’ll throw in a second prize for a $10 gift card.
Please note that I hate, hate, hate spam, so I promise never to send any. It’ll just be the occasional heads up when I have a new release or something else really earth-shaking to share – probably only a handful of messages a year.
Subscribe to Jeanette’s Newsletter:
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Thanks for reading and subscribing. I’ll announce the winner next week. Best of luck!
The fine print: Winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator. Entrants will include anyone who subscribes to the list between 3:00 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013 and 11:59 pm on Monday, August 12, 2013, as well as previous list subscribers who leave a comment requesting to be included. Entrants may unsubscribe at any time after the winner is selected, but must be a current subscriber at the time of the drawing in order to be included. Winner will be announced on this site and will be contacted via email. If winner does not respond within a week, winner forfeits his/her prize.
Look forward to receiving your newsletter!
Thanks for noticing the technical glitch and letting me know about it. Working on it as we speak!
I’m already a subscriber! Include me please and pick me! pick me! 🙂
Gotcha! You’re on my entry list.
I don’t see where we can submit our info for the newsletter. I see where I fill out name/email but no submit button
Right you are! Stupid technical glitches. Please either use the form in the top right corner of this page, or go to http://eepurl.com/Dnm01 while I figure that silly button issue out!
I’m already subscribed. I’d love to win though. Great idea!
Thanks for the support! I’ll be sure to include you in the drawing.
I’m already a subscriber but would love to be included. Thanks!
Gotcha! Thanks so much!
You got it!! Now I need to get my hands on your books so I can promo them on my blog!! I am so happy for you. I didn’t even know you had been published until a couple months ago. I took a Twitter break so I missed the announcement.
Thank you!!! Your blog looks great, by the way!
Words escape me for the moment, I’m so proud of all you’re doing with your writing. I kind of want to pull out my pom poms and do a little cheer for you, but that would just be horribly embarrassing. For both of us.
You are the best. And I would love to see you in your naughty nurse costume with pompoms 🙂
OOOOOHHHH. Hi. I like free stuff. I like erotica. I like novels. I like my author friends when they do all of the above. And then they let me know about it. And I am so overwhelmed by all the recs and authors and stories and novels and giveaways. But I think my next goal is to attend conventions and events and be in the community instead of just watching and reading.. and reviewing. Or maybe go into publishing and editing or agenting. (but have no clue what I am doing but know I love it) So Hi… and I see Kimpy so big ol sloppy kisses and hugs for my ladies… in a straight, gay or human nature… just take it.. with a pinch to the bum and a tickle for giggles.
Being an involved reader/writer is completely overwhelming, but so rewarding. Thanks for the support, and hugs and kisses back.
Love the idea of a newsletter. Thanks for keeping your readers informed!
Thanks for reading!
I always love receiving newsletters.
Thanks to everyone who entered! Sadly, we were just shy of the 50 new subscriber goal, so I’m only giving away one gift card today, but there will be more giveaways in the future. For now, I just picked the winner of the $25 gift card using the number generator at Random.org, and the lucky subscriber is….drumroll…SuperAsh! I’ll be in touch right away with your prize.