As a reader, I want to know when you have a new book coming out. If I want any more information, if I want to find you on Facebook or Twitter and hang out with you, I’ll find you. I don’t want you coming to me and invading my mailbox. Sorry, love you. This is why I generally don’t subscribe, and why I get really annoyed when sites and people won’t let me in without giving up my addy. I walk away with a bad taste in my mouth. Probably has something to do with that bull…
I’m sure I’m not the only person whose inbox is way too full already. Heaven forbid I take a day or two off because then I have hundreds of emails to plough through.
Before I go any further, I’m not saying authors shouldn’t do newsletters or that readers shouldn’t subscribe, I’m just saying it’s not for everyone and I wish people would stop saying it’s a requirement. It’s not.
I admire those who crank out cool content every month. Me? I don’t have that much to say. You wouldn’t want to read it anyway.
What about you? Do rush out and subscribe to every author’s newsletter? Do you read them?