Thursday, January 6, 2011

Following the Trend and Reaching Out to Readers

I’ve been putting this off for some time, but as I mentioned the other day, the trend seems to be away from blogs and back toward newsletters. The belief seems to be that real readers are more likely to sign up for a newsletter than what they are to follow a blog. I can believe that most readers would prefer to receive information less frequently and are looking for different information than most of the people who follow author blogs. Most readers aren’t interested in hearing the struggles of getting published or how to outline a story or what the writer is doing to get a character out of one conundrum or another. Readers couldn’t care less about the differences between the POD printing process and the offset printing process.

So, I’ve decided to follow the trend and I am initiating a newsletter that will include none of those things. Instead the primary focus will be on things that I believe people who read books as a hobby will enjoy reading. As I write this, I’m still working on the first edition, but here is what I’m planning:

  • How to Pick a Good Book in Twenty Seconds or Less
  • The Release of Mother Not Wanted
  • Author Spotlight on [author yet to be named]
  • Character Spotlight on Xander X, Private Investigator

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