Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I’ve been told that as a published author I have to have a newsletter. It can be my best friend

I write. I have six published books. I do a website and a blog. I don’t have time to write a newsletter.
Do you want a newsletter from me?

If so, please sign up to my blog and I’ll send a newsletter out to those that subscribe.

If you’d like a newsletter what would you like me to include? Because I don‘t want to clog you email with junk you’ll just delete.

If you’re a reader, do you like newsletters?

If you’re an author do you do a newsletter? What do you include?
I'd love to hear from all of you.


  1. I'm curious about this as well. I have 24 published works. I blog and Facebook and Tweet, etc, but I don't have a newsletter. I've been told it's critical. Yes, as a reader, I don't read other newsletters, so I'm not sure I agree. Would love to see what others think. Thanks for the post!

  2. I don't do a newsletter but I've heard the same. As far as a reader, I hate them. I hate getting them and usually just delete them or end up unsubscribing. It's just more garbage to me.

  3. Thanks for posting Alicia and Melissa. You're both expressing pretty much my feelings. Like Melissa, I usually just delete them.
    Do I want to spend more time putting out a newsletter instead of writing?
    I wish more people would jump in.
    I'd love to hear from some people who have a newsletter and how it works for them.

  4. I have a newsletter called Tantalizing Treasures. Along with my latest release info, I would send a list of blog hops and other contests, like the ones at The Romance Reviews and The Romance Studio. I figured, give people a reason to open the email. Not many blog hops going on these days and frankly, it's getting to be too much work hunting them down. I'm going to revamp my newsletter and not send out contest info, but I still want a reason for people to open it. I agree with Melissa, when I see them I might take a quick look to get ideas for mine, but mostly I delete them. Isn't everyone getting too much email these days? That being said, just sending the newsletter puts your name in readers' inbox. Even if it's short and sweet, they will think of you. Since I don't publish that many books a year, I want to have something to send to my subscribers at least every other month, to remind them I'm still around.

  5. Hmm, good point Naomi. Yes, I usually delete the newsletters, but I do a look at who sent them.
    I'm thinking about it, but I'm still not sure it's worth the extra time. Thanks for sharing why you do a newsletter. I appreciate that.

  6. I thought I'd post where I am after the comments. While it might keep my name out there even if people delete the newsletter, at this point I don't feel it's worth my time. I think there are other ways to get my name out there that might be more effective. So, for now, no newsletter.