by Steve 2.0
For quite a few years now - since before this blog started in fact - I've been publishing a monthly email newsletter called E-Writer.
People could subscribe via my personal homepage, and though I've never really marketed it particularly, it attracted over 1200 subscribers.
Nothing is forever, though, and this year I decided it was time for a change. The whole concept of a monthly email newsletter was starting to look a little outdated. And with the massive growth of social media these days, people have many other ways to stay connected with me if they wish.
So I decided to "retire" my E-Writer newsletter and in its place create E-Writer Updates. This will be run as a mailing list and I will send out shorter items as and when I have something specific to share.
This should have the big advantage that subscribers will find out about time-specific offers and opportunities almost immediately, instead of waiting up to a month, when the information may no longer be relevant. And it means you will get the info in bite-sized portions, rather than in one lengthy monthly mailout.
For various reasons the mailing service I used previously - Your Mailing List Provider - isn't best suited to this format, so I decided to set up E-Writer Updates on the top professional mailing list service, Aweber. It's going to cost a little more money, but I think it will be worth it in the long run.
If you'd like to see a couple of Updates I've sent out so far, here's one from earlier this week and one from today. I'm still feeling my way with Aweber, obviously, so I'm not trying anything too fancy just yet!
If you would like to subscribe to my new E-Writer Updates service, just enter your details in the subscribe box below.
You may like to note that as a little bribe - sorry, reward - for new subscribers, I'm giving away a free copy of my report "How to Plot Your Novel or Screenplay" in PDF format. Download information will be shown automatically when you confirm your subscription.
I hope very much you will choose to subscribe to my new service. I plan to share writing-related news, market info, reviews, special offers, useful resources/links, and so on, along with some more personal stuff about my writing (and non-writing) life and the occasional glimmer of humour.
I won't be cluttering your inbox with spam, but do plan to try and share useful information up to two or three times a week. Obviously, though, if you find it's not for you, there will be an unsubscribe link at the foot of every issue.
If you have any comments or questions about E-Writer Updates, as ever, please feel free to post them below.