Indie Writers: Building Your Email List

By Mahdijiba (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Mahdijiba (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

There’s a saying: the money is in the list. An email list is the best way to connect to your audience. You can communicate directly, without worrying about how a platform might change, and you can get feedback from your fans and readers.

So how do you build an email list? There’s a lot of great advice out there, but it boils down to a few steps: Continue reading

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New Opportunities for Children’s Writers: Subscription Services

childrenswriter_subscriptionRead my latest article in Children’s Writer Newsletter. It’s about subscription services for children’s ebooks, and it covers some of the freelance opportunities for children’s writers. Here’s an excerpt:

Ebooks are now mainstream, and as more readers use tablets and e-readers, subscription services have become popular. In the children’s book world, startups and well-established companies alike are offering ebooks to parents and children in new and interesting ways. For the children’s writer, this means more opportunities to publish work or get noticed by a new audience.

Read more in the Children’s Writer Newsletter. First issue is free! Click here.