Why Do You Follow an Author?

Good news, Squiders! We got our novel off to the editor, so if all goes well, it should be out in the world around the beginning of the summer.

Woo! Onwards. One of my goals for the year is to get an email mailing list going. (I mean, I have one, but get it actually going going.) The Internet and marketing books/etc. tell me this is the best way to interact with readers, but I find myself at a bit of a loss, because I don’t follow a lot of authors myself, and so I don’t really know what entices people to follow authors. And I also don’t know what exactly you guys would get out of an email versus a post here at the blog. So I thought I’d do some polls, and if you have any insights about why you would subscribe to an author’s mailing list (or mine specifically), please let me know in the comments.

The survey is here. I’d really appreciate a moment of your time.

How are you doing, Squiders? Anything you’d like to see more (or less) of this year here at ye olde blog?


2 responses to this post.

  1. It seems like everyone is doing a mailing list these days. I avoid it, because it feels kind of spammy to me. I subscribed to a couple, because they are friends. Maybe they need numbers to attract a publisher, so I can serve as a “box top” in that regard.

    I follow their blogs, and get gobs of info from them that way. It’s my preferred method.


    • Yeah, everything is mailing list this, mailing this that. I don’t know a lot of people who are just biting to join mailing lists, though.


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