While I am revising my first draft of my book, I am researching publishers, agents, and advice for writers.
One frequent piece of writerly advice is to have a newsletter. To clarify, a newsletter subscription list is different from an email subscription to a blog. Subscribing to a blog, like you can do from my sidebar, just means you get an email copy of a new blog post here. A newsletter can contain a variety of other information.
I’ve seen some agents place more importance on an author’s email list than anything else. The prevailing wisdom is that newsletter subscribers have voluntarily given you their email addresses and thus are the most interested in your book or blog.
This surprised me because I don’t subscribe to many newsletters myself. So I wanted to see how other readers felt. I created a survey at Survey Monkey about writer’s newsletters, and I’d like to invite you to take the survey. Please answer from the standpoint of a reader, not as a writer; what you like to receive and read, not what you’ve read writers ought to do.
I’ll keep the survey open for a week, then I’ll let you know the results in a future blog post.
Your participation will help me know whether this is something I should pursue. Thanks so much!
Took the survey. I only subscribe to one newsletter and I enjoy that one. I usually don’t for others unless it is of personal interest to me.
Thanks, Melanie! I only subscribe to a very few – one comes out quarterly and the rest less than that.
Headed that way now to take your survey!
(But just to let you know, I first saw this from you on Twitter, but when I clicked on it, it kept sending me to “URL Shortener” instead of the survey.)
Oh no! Thanks for letting me know – I’ll see if I can fix it.
You fixed it!
Or Twitter straightened itself out. 🙂 Online stuff is never totally reliable. ha.
took your survey! I have a couple fave authors whom I read online.
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Took the survey.
Thank you, Susan.
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