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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Newsletter Launch Insecurity / IWSG + Giveaway


The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a safe place for insecure writers of all kinds.


Happy IWSG Day! :)

I am co-hosting today and thrilled to be able to bring you something a little extra....

I have decided to start a monthly newsletter. This decision wasn't an easy one. I hear all the time that authors should have one BUT I don't have as many readers as some of you do, so I've been waiting for a good time to start one. I think that time is now. I have four eBooks published (all short stories/novellas) and I hope to be coming out with my first print book next year. So why not now?

The only thing is I'm afraid no one will sign up because, as I said, I don't have that many readers. So I am going to bribe you to sign up. Yes, really. :P Everyone who signs up between now and September 28th will be eligible to win a $10 Amazon eGift card.

In my newsletter you'll find writing tips, tidbits about my books/characters, special excerpts, and even an occasional recipe. Plus much more! Each one will be different and it won't be all about me. It'll be about YOU.



STEP 1: Looks like the form I had up wasn't working, so please follow this link to a sign up form: Chrys' Chronicles Sign up Form 

STEP 2: Enter the giveaway:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can also invite someone to sign up for my newsletter to get extra points. You can do this once a day to the end of the giveaway, but I will be checking to make sure your friend really did sign up.

*Make sure to check for the confirmation email! :)


THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!



QUESTIONS: Do you have a newsletter? Why or why not?


190 comments:

  1. Great post Chrys, hope I signed up correctly.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Check for a confirmation email and approve it. If you entered giveaway, I can manually add you to my newsletter in case it doesn't go through.

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  2. Canny use of opportunities, well done! And good luck with the newsletter (yes, I signed up),
    Angie :)

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  3. I've signed up :)! I've been wondering about doing a newsletter for a while, though in all honesty I don't think it's the right time for me yet. But I'll definitely consider one in the future. Good luck! I'm looking forward to reading it :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! I hope you do consider one in the future. :)

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  4. ah, a giveaway for people to sign up for your newsletter. excellent!
    i have one, but i can only manage quarterly and it's attached to my "newsletter" blog... too much to keep up with - ah!
    happy hump day, hostess!

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    1. Thanks! :) I thought it would be too much to keep up with, so I planned out ideas for the rest of the year for my newsletter.

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  5. I don't have a newsletter at the moment, but am thinking of doing something like that. I've signed up to yours, partly to steal all your ideas and partly because of the bribe!

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    1. Thank you for signing up, Patsy! Bribes are good, huh? And please, steal away. ;)

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  6. Ooops, I said that last bit out loud, didn't I?

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  7. Congratulations! I have a weekly newsletter but it is related to work and since this blog is semi-anonymous, I don't link the two.

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    1. Thank you, Sage! I had no idea you had a newsletter.

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  8. Put the link everywhere - on your blog, on your website, in your email signature, add it as the task on your Facebook page, use it as a task in Rafflecopters - you get the idea. Oh! And provide it as a link in the back of your e-books. (I even typed out mine as a web address in the back of my paperback.) The goal is not just to get subscribers, but to target subscribers who read the genre you write.

    Thanks for co-hosting. :)
    IWSG #119 until Alex culls the list again.

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    1. I have. :D I added it to my blog at the top as a page and in the sidebar and did the same on my website. I just have to add it to Facebook and email signature.

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  9. Now is a good time to start a newsletter. Wish I'd done one, but I still might for the IWSG.
    Thanks for co-hosting today.

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    1. Oh, an IWSG newsletter sounds awesome. You can even get people to pitch in with a little tidbit/paragraph here and there to fill in space.

      You're very welcome! :)

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  10. Hi,
    I don't have a newsletter and like you, didn't think it was worth it because I don't have that many readers, but I have to admit I am reconsidering and might set one up.
    All the best with yours and I've signed up, not because I want to win but because I want to see yours succeed.
    Shalom,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. We just have to wait for the right time. :)

      Thank you so much, Pat!

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  11. I signed up. And I think it's great that you started one. I've been working on mine and not only has it grown, but it really helped my last book launch. Best of luck!

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    1. That's awesome! And thank you for signing up, TB! :)

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  12. I don't have a newlsetter. I think blogging, writing, editing and social media are enough for me right now. I'm not opposed to doing one in the future. Good for you for starting one!!

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    1. Yes, those are certainly enough. I like to plan ahead, though, so I have ideas for my newsletter for the rest of the year.

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  13. I signed up! Bribery can get you everywhere. :D
    I usually don't sign up for newsletters, especially if it's just the same stuff you can read on a person's blog, but yours sounds really cool!
    Thanks for co-hosting!

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    1. Bribery is grand! :D

      I am definitely going to do different things with my newsletter.

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  14. You didn't have to bribe me, Chrys. LOL I have a newsletter. It started slow with just a couple of subscribers, but it's growing. I keep reminding myself it's like Facebook & Twitter. A couple of followers at a time. Be patient. :)

    Thanks for co-hosting this month.

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    1. Yup, everything takes so much time to grow. The thing is...I'm not always patient. :P Thank you for signing up!

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  15. Can't wait to read your newsletter!

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  16. Writing a newsletter is a big commitment. You go, Grrl. Looking forward to receiving yours. BTW, IF I do a newsletter, do you use Mail Chimp or another program to sign up for the newsletter and to email them? Thanks for co hosting!!

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    1. Thanks! I signed up with Vertical Response because they are free up until you reach 1,000 subscribers. And then they have payment plans you can choose from.

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  17. I don't have a newsletter but it's something I should maybe start considering. Good luck with yours! :)

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  18. I am so technologically challenged, it's all I can, at this point, to keep my blog going. I love authors newsletters, that way I am kept informed of all they are up to. Good luck. :-)
    fundinmental

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! I love author newsletters too! I've signed up for so many.

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  19. I just signed up! :) I do have a newsletter. It's tough gaining subscribers, but I see that many writers offer free books or prizes to entice them. Thank you for co-hosting today.

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    1. Thank you so much! I know about your newsletter because I'm signed up for it. :)

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  20. I'll sign up for your newsletter. I had one years ago when my five book series was being released and it was a lot of fun.

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  21. Yay! I started one of those a while back. Which reminds me, I really need to send out an update. It's only been about 6 months...but hey, I've got a darn good excuse.

    So you won Writerly Wednesday, and I totally need to send you an email. Coming soon...

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    1. Yup, I had signed up for yours too and I noticed that I hadn't received one in a while.

      Really? I did? Wow! Thank you!! :D

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  22. Congrats on starting one. I've thought about it, but then that would just be something else I'd get locked into doing. Do enough now.

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    1. You post every single day on your blog. I do think that's enough. :)

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  23. I've heard of how important it is for writers to have their own email/newsletter sign up forms. But I haven'the set one up either, because of the same reason as you. I don't have enough readers. So I'll just wait until I have a few more books out before I create one...I've signed up for your newsletter too ��

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    1. Thank you so much for signing up! When the time comes, you know I'll sign up for yours. :)

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  24. So long as you have content ready to go, and can see your way through the first few months, I think a newsletter is a great idea. It keeps an existing audience connected, and may help engage a new one - especially with a bribe involved. :)

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    1. I have things planned for my newsletter for the rest of the year. :)

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  25. I don't have a newsletter, because I'm not convinced it would be of great benefit with the relatively small audience I've got going, but I certainly could be wrong. I'll just stick to blogging for now.

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  26. Bribing is always a good thing, Chrys. Especially with free stuff. That and food. Thanks for co-hosting. I'm signed up!

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  27. Answer to the question. No, do not have a newsletter. I'm sure I have even fewer readers than you do. Even a self-published short stories to my blog get little to no attention, so a newsletter, in my case, would likely be pointless.
    However, I did sign up for yours and excited to receive it. You always have such great information. I thank you.

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    1. Thank you for signing up! :D

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    2. Okay, so I probably have a dumb question. Where exactly are you co-hosting? Or what does that mean exactly? I didn't see you post on another blog. Or maybe I missed it.

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    3. I'm co-hosting Insecure Writer Support Group Day which means I one of a few people who hops around visiting the participants on the linky list and commenting on their IWSG posts.

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  28. I hear repeatedly from published authors to have a newsletter. In particular, if you write for adults (I write YA). Four ebooks sounds like a great start! And have that newsletter sign up link in the back matter of each of your books. You probably know that, but the easier you make it for people, the more names will sign up. Good luck!

    Here is my August IWSG post. It's the second post on my blog today because my Pitch Wars mentor bio needs to stay at the top. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Stephsco! I'm not self-published so I won't be able to add my signup link to my published eBooks, but I certainly will be able to add it to the end of my bio in my future eBooks. :)

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  29. Signed up and entered; hope it "took." Looking forward to reading your newsletter :) No newsletter here, I think if I did one now it would be all about birds.

    betty

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    1. I can see you with the giveaway. If it didn't take with the newsletter, I can manually add you. Thank you so much for signing up!

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  30. I'm sure you will get tons of subscribers. Your posts are always great so the newsletter will be the same, no doubt. I don't have one and admire you for taking the plunge and doing it!

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  31. Ha ha - I really understand that newsletter insecurity! Great idea to offer a gift card with a deadline. Thanks for hosting this month.

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  32. Signed up! I can't wait to hear about your books. :D Thanks for co-hosting this month.

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  33. Great stuff, I'm sure you'll get subscribers as I will sign up too. All the best with everything!

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    1. Thank you, Blogoratti! I appreciate it!

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  34. I haven't used Rafflecopter before? Do you like it?

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    1. It's pretty easy. I couldn't buy the more advanced option but this simple one was good with what I needed to do.

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  35. Go for it! I don't have one- I share your insecurities, and I also just do not have time right now - but I think it's a great idea :)

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  36. I don't have one though I've heard it is a good thing to have. Good luck with yours. I think you'll have more readers than you expect because you always have good advice.
    Susan Says

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I appreciate what you said. :)

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  37. Good luck on the newsletter! It's more than I can handle right now, but in the future maybe I'll create a flash fiction "newsletter" or "signup" to announce whenever I have a new piece of fiction up on my blog. We'll see what the future holds....

    Tanya Miranda - Writer, Dreamer, Intergalactic Superhero

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  38. I think I already signed up, Chrys. However, I'll do it again because my mind isn't firing on all synapsis these days. Good luck.

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    1. I see that you're signed up. Thank you so much, C Lee!

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  39. All signed up—no bribe needed ;) Best of luck with it and thanks for being a host!!!

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  40. I have a newsletter - with three subscribers - so not sure where I went wrong. So two lucky people got the first lot of freebies and then I ran dry. Don't be like me and give up after a poor response... well in fact, by the comments, you have done brilliantly. Oh, and I signed up.

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    1. Thank you, Roland! Maybe you can try it again. I'll sign up. I see the best thing to do is to announce it everywhere and have forms for them to sign up everywhere also.

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  41. I signed up, hopefully successfully. I didn't see any special page or message after I hit enter, so I'm hoping it still went through.

    Good luck with your newsletter. I may start one once I've begun selling decently, though it doesn't make much sense to start one now, when I haven't sold anything since November.

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    1. I hope it did too. Check for a confirmation email. Thank you!

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  42. Good luck, Chris! I haven't the time to wrestle a newsletter into my schedule yet. Thanks for co-hosting IWSG this month

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  43. Question: why is it important for authors to have a newsletter if they have a blog and twitter and facebook page? Wouldn't it be redundant?

    But good luck! :)

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    1. Haha! You would think so. But not many readers come to blogs. Mostly just bloggers and other writers come to mine. So this newsletter will hopefully reach more readers and I can share a lot more than I would on Twitter or on FB.

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  44. Good luck! I look forward to reading your newsletter. Haven't done one yet myself. Trying to drive traffic to my blog. Appreciate you checking it out and sharing.
    www.tayloranne.net

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  45. Thanks for co-hosting today...
    I do have a newsletter. I think it's important if you're going to put effort into it. As Madilyn states "why is it important for authors to have a newsletter if they have a blog ...Wouldn't it be redundant?"
    I think that's what's important. A newsletter that repeats the same info seen on a blog is pointless. My newsletter, unlike yours, is all about me, but in a conversational way. I'm sharing things I think my followers might like- things I like. I also seek involvment from them by posing question to short fiction and offering a poll and giveaway. When done right, they are great ways to connect.
    Good luck with yours; can't wait to get my first issue.

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    1. That's a good idea for a newsletter.

      Thank you! :)

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  46. Thanks for co-hosting Chrys!

    I don't think I'd do a newsletter, even if I had a bigger readership and more projects, but that's just me! I'm sure you'll have different things to add to newsletter and your blog. Me, not so much.

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    1. The only thing that my newsletter will have in common with my blog is a list of a few good posts from the previous month and a writing tip. Other than that, I will be adding new/different content. More stuff for readers.

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  47. Nice, and yes, I've signed up. If nothing else, I'll learn all about it from you, wish I had enough fans clamoring for such. But then again, just more work. LOL Trade off, right???

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    1. Thank you, Yolanda! Well, none of my fans have asked for a newsletter but they may never so I'm jumping ahead with it anyway. :)

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  48. My first question (Why you might need one) was answered before I scrolled down the extensive comment list to 'reply'! I'd say you certainly have the following you hope for and just imagine how many more you'll have! Second question: if you'll be "sharing much more" than on twitter and FB, will it be censored? Ha! Kidding, Luv:-) I look forward to your newsletter!

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    1. LOL! My newsletter will be PG-13. :P

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  49. New letters are a great way to keep readers who like your books informed of new releases and events. You definitely want one, and a little bribe never hurt. Thanks for co-hosting.

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    1. Everyone loves a good bribe, right? ;)

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  50. That bribe was enough for me to sign up. Good work! BTW, thanks for co-hosting this months IWSG.

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  51. Newsletters are fun! I signed up, but I'm still waiting on the confirmation email.

    Looking forward to a monthly installment, and Thanks for co-hosting!

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I know those confirmation emails take a little bit of time to pop up. If anything, I can manually add you if you're subscription isn't confirmed by the time my first newsletter goes out.

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  52. Thanks for co-hosting today, I signed up, I have a newsletter, but do not sent it out often, for now 2 to 3 times a year, but when I have something I will send it out more regularly, I just haven't thought of anything interesting enough to engage people to do it more often YET, but I will,

    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

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    1. Thank you so much for signing up! :)

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  53. I've contemplated starting a newsletter, but I'm not sure how many people would subscribe. This is a good idea!

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  54. Get Nick Stephenson's free videos on getting your first 10K readers. It's all about building your mailing list. I used many of his suggestions and more than tripled my mailing list in the last 5 months.

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  55. I don't think I'll ever to a newsletter... Good luck!

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  56. I just signed up, Chrys! First, thanks for co-hosting this month's IWSG!! Much appreciated by all. Second, sorry for being MIA for the past few weeks. I haven't been feeling well. I'm sure I missed a TON of good stuff, since I haven't been online much AT ALL. Miss ya, love ya and can't wait to catch up with what's been going on with you. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs. Eva

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    1. Thank you so much for signing up, Eva! And no worries about being MIA. It happens. But I'm glad you're back. :)

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  57. I love author news letters, you don't need to bribe me :P besides don't give the prize to me, no Amazon where I live.

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    1. No Amazon where you live? That stinks!

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  58. So funny! I was told the same thing. I've just started a newsletter, too. Best of luck with yours!
    Heather

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      Thank you for being a co-host!
      Heather M. Gardner

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  59. I signed up. Thanks for co-hosting! :)

    I've been running my newsletter for over a year now. It hasn't made a huge difference for sales, but it's a good way to reach readers (especially with Facebook pages not being as effective).

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    1. Thanks a bunch for signing up, Emma!

      I figured it wouldn't do much for sales...seems like the only thing that helps with sales is word of mouth.

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  60. I wouldn't know what to write in a Newsletter, but I hear that's all the rage. I signed up. Good Luck!

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    1. Thank you for signing up, Cathrina!

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  61. I think a newsletter is always good and why not? Nope I don't have a newsletter but I will sign up for yours:)

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  62. I was late in starting a newsletter. I believe I started early this year, when I had a few books already published. I wanted to keep in touch with readers and share my latest book news. I do it monthly. I used to be afraid that it would take too long to write one, but it's easier than I thought it would be.

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    1. I also thought it would take too much time to write/create one, but you're right it's fast and easy. :)

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  63. Hi, Chrys.

    I just signed up! Looking forward to reading about all your endeavors. All the best with your newsletter and may your writing touch us all... which it will.

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  64. I don't have a newsletter but have been thinking about starting one. Like you said, though, I'm afraid no one would sign up. Oh, well, I'd be the only one that knew. :) On my way to sign up for yours.
    Thanks for co hosting today.

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    1. Oh, I think you'd be surprised at how many people would sign up for yours, Beverly.

      Thanks! :)

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  65. How exciting! I've been toying with the idea of doing a newsletter...I don't know if I have enough fans to justify it. Mostly I don't know if kids would sign up for it!

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    1. You don't think you have enough fans? Then I probably have fewer fans than I think. :P

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  66. Good luck to you! I signed up, but didn't enter the giveaway. I hope you get more signups than you expected. Some day I'll have to do a newsletter, but not now. I don't think they're quite so useful for short story authors. Thanks for co-hosting!

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    1. Thank you for signing up, Shannon! If that day comes, I'd love to get your newsletter. :)

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  67. Hi, Chrys! Nope. Don't have a newsletter. Been thinking of having that. Might do it next time.

    Thanks for co-hosting!

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  68. Congrats on the newsletter and great idea to bribe us :)

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  69. Cool idea! :D Good luck to everyone. :)

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  70. I don't have a newsletter because I don't have a readership for it yet. I hope you get lots of signups. :-)

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  71. Good idea, Chrys!
    Lots of writers talk about the importance of a newsletter.
    Off to sign up for yours.
    Thanks for co-hosting the IWSG this month!

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  72. I've been thinking about doing a newsletter, but I haven't had the time to do it. Maybe after I get Book 2 out there it'll be time. I signed up for yours. And just for the record, I would have signed up without the bribe. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lori! A few people have said the same thing and I'm very grateful. :)

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  73. Hi Chrys! Thanks for co-hosting IWSG this month and I've just signed up for your newsletter! Kind of reminds me of the deadline I've posted to finish my third book, Time Trials...now that it's out there...I've got to do it! Good luck on your newsletter.

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    1. Thank you for signing up, Terry! I appreciate your support. :) Best of luck to your with finishing your third book. :)

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  75. I had a newsletter, but never had anything to write about so I scrapped it. One day, I'd like to try again, but I keep putting it off because I worry I'll fail again.

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  76. Thanks for co-hosting IWSG Chrys, and congrats on the newsletter. I'm off to sign up!

    VR Barkowski

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  77. Like you're not incredibly busy already, LOL

    Thanks for hosting!

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  78. I signed up for your newsletter. I have everything set up for mine but haven't ever actually sent it out. I really need to work on that. Good for you!
    Good Luck with it and Happy Writing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Doreen! I hope you can send yours out soon. :)

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  79. I'm happy to sign up without the bribery :)

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  80. It baffles me why you'd feel insecure about your newsletter Chrys. You have so much support on the web you'll be inundated with subscribers. Sounds like fun. I will sign up when I finish here. No need to bribe me.

    When I clicked on your name on another blog I was taken to some avatar thingo. Was that supposed to happen?

    Denise :-)

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Denise. Sometimes I feel much farther behind than others in regards to readers/followers.

      On another blog? What blog? I'm not sure...

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  81. Good luck with your newsletter. I look forward to receiving it! Thanks for co-hosting #IWSG!

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  82. I'm signed up for your newsletter, but I would have signed up without the bribe :) I don't have a newsletter, but I know I should. I can't even keep up with blogging right now. One day.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen! I appreciate that. :)

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  83. Ah yes, another thing to ponder... when I finish the book. And find a publisher. Ah...

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  84. I've signed up! And I would have even without the bribe (though Amazon giftcards make the best bribes. Clever you!) I have a monthly mailing list where my blog posts get packed and sent out. And I always doubt if people actually want to hear from me that much. It's a sort of pressure that I want to treat as a challenge to blog on books and pictures/quotes that lift spirits or stir something, so readers look forward to the posts, or at least wouldn't feel sick of my thoughts ... lol. Every time I send one out, I get jittery, and prepare myself for unsubscription. Sometimes one or two unsubscribe, and you've got to take that without feeling too bruised. Anyway, congratulations on setting one up, Chrys!

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    1. Thank you, Claudine! It's nice to know some didn't need/want the bribe. :)

      I do get those emails you send out for your blog. :)

      I know. I have to remind myself that unsubscriptions are normal and will happen no matter what I do.

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  85. I have a monthly catchup newsletter, which I also use to keep peeps informed about my happenings. It's a big ole mare to keep up with though. Loving what you're doing - much more organized than me :)

    shahwharton.com

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  86. Good luck on your new adventure. I decided this year to cut back on time spent on prowling my social media. If in the future I decide to start up a newsletter, I'd make it more personal than an 'advice column.' I've noted on my facebook there is a lot more interest and comments when I include posts about my real life adventures, my failures, my wish lists, etc. I think its about connections with people's hearts, rather than academic stuff. Thanks for co-hosting. Blessings.

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    1. I have noticed the same thing on FB. People like personal statuses. It's hard for me to post a lot of that because I still want it to be related to reading and writing in some way, and don't want it to be too personal.

      Thank you, Feather!

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  87. Congratulations! I hope it goes really well for you!

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  88. I signed up and tweeted to help spread the word! Looks like you have plenty of readers judging by the amount of comments here. I worried about starting a newsletter seeing as I don't exactly release a book each month, but I realise now it's about having creative content, sharing advance news on promotions, maybe some flash pieces. I look forward to seeing what you share!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nick! You are awesome!!! :D

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  89. I signed up! I'm still making the IWSG rounds, thanks for co-hosting this month :)

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  90. Don't be nervous, Chrys! I think that after you write more books, you'll probably be beating them off with a stick! I think newsletters are a great way for authors to stay in touch with their readers. Good luck!

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