I used to have a professional newsletter. You know...one of those you pay to use? It was fine for awhile, but in order to "get my money's worth" out of it, I sent out newsletters every new release, and every other happening. I am pretty sure most of the folks on my mailing list simply pressed the "delete" button. So when it expired, I didn't renew.
But I do think that having a newsletter is important, if only to let fans and pals in on new things that are happening in our lives. So I have created a simple e-mail format Newsletter...no bells and whistles...no tracking of "clicks", and I will send out my "new" newsletter just one time. After that, if fans and pals want to check out new release contests, important happenings, etc., they can come to my website and/or my blogs and simply click the "News" link. That way, I won't be sending out e-mails every few weeks, and you won't have to delete them every few weeks. LOL!
Plus, I promise not to promote the same books over and over and over ad nauseum. In fact, there will only be book promo in the news if I have a special contest, or if I have a new release coming out. Otherwise, my newsletter will be full of plain old gossip, silliness, and an occasional free read.
Thanks so much for being here for me when I needed you. Those of you who have left kind comments, given me advice when needed, and ignored me totally when I ranted and whined have been a god-send to me. Thank you.