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.