Author Newsletters

There’s something about the end of the calendar year that makes me want to review and revise every detail in the hope of making the end result better. One of the things I’ve been thinking about is my monthly newsletter. I’ve been trying some new ideas and have some more in the works, but today, I’m asking you for some feedback.

What do you like to read in author newsletters?

Or, maybe more accurately, what compels you to open author newsletters?

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixIn my newsletter right now, you’ll find new releases, with their description, cover and buy links. You’ll find upcoming releases, either in cover reveals or when there’s a pre-order available. I’ve noticed that you like free downloadable samples from my online store, so I’ll be doing those for every book in future. I give you a heads-up on book sales and promotions, as well as giveaways and contests. I also offer discounts in my newsletter for my online store on print and digital books. I’ve added a monthly print book giveaway here on the blog, and that will be in the newsletter each month. (This month’s giveaway is a signed copy of The Crusader’s Handfast. Here’s the post where you can comment to enter.) You have the option as a newsletter subscriber to choose to receive all my news, news on my paranormal romances, news on my contemporary romances or news on my medieval romances. (If you haven’t done this, you can change your preferences.)

If you haven’t subscribed to Knights, Dragons and Heroes, you can do that right here.

What else would you like to see? I’ve created a poll today to gather up your answers and plot my course. These polls only allow you to choose one answer, so please pick the most compelling one. If you have another suggestion – or if there’s another serious contender – please add it in the comments. The whole point of the newsletter is that it should be interesting to readers, so I’d really appreciate your input.

Thank you in advance!