After a week of making an effort to build my Twitter network, I’ve added 234 people to the list I created called Book Lovers. I’ve had about fifty of those people follow me and had nice conversations with about a dozen of them. I’ve not pushed my books, yet. My total number of followers is 2718.
My Henry Wood Detective page on FB has grown to 141 “likes”. This isn’t a huge number, but it keeps creeping up. I put up a post on the page asking if anyone else is interested in beta reading Secret Doors: The Challenge.
A friend from high school that I haven’t seen since we graduated said she would give it a read. It is nice to get another reader, but it is even better to chat with an old friend. It made my day.
I also figured out how to put a sign-up for the newsletter on the FB page. This was a bit of a triumph. I thought it would be hard, but MailChimp has an easy system to make it happen. To be honest, I didn’t even know if it was possible before today. I just thought, hey, I should see if I can put a sign up on my FB page. It would be cool.
As it is, it isn’t incredibly cool, but I’m glad it’s there nonetheless. The more I work on the newsletter, the more I am having thoughts about different ways to go with it.
This is where I’d like to get your thoughts.
- Is it better to have one newsletter for all my books or break it into multiple sign-up lists so that readers who are only interested in one of the genres just get news about that?
- Should I also make a FB page for Secret Doors?
- If I did two lists, or three (one for thrillers), then should I write a short story for the YA fans, as a free give away, just like I did with Analysis of a Serial Killer?
I’ve gone back and forth on these questions for most of the day. I would love to hear your thoughts.