I was thinking about how embarrassing it is to have several bestselling books and yet still have such a crappy subscriber rate to my blog. Obviously I’m doing something wrong.
I want to fix that so I can reach more people without relying 100% on Amazon or ads.
A friend suggested just asking folks to subscribe and giving them something in return.
Honesty? That CANNOT WORK.
But he seemed pretty convinced, so here goes. I have this great book called The Short Years. It’s very funny and I’d tell you what it’s about but it’s about all sorts of things and also not really about anything. Okay, it’s about a very smart guy trying to teach his kid something. But before you go off and start saying, “Bah, I only like sci fi” or whatever, consider that it is free, that you get it by subscribing to a blog you’re already checking out, and that, well, you read this far and it isn’t sci fi, right? Pretty low risk on your part, if you ask me.
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My readers are basically people who would not usually read what I write.
And also people who love what I write. By that I mean, I have a terrific reader who only reads romance – and my stuff (which is usually not romance.) I have a reader who never reads comedies except for my comedies. I have an erotica reader who – you get the idea. My stuff isn’t erotica and she reads it. And by the way, try to market to a group like that. They don’t like my stuff’s genres, but they like my stuff.
And so will you.
When you subscribe, (by clicking “Follow” on the menu bar, or clicking Contact Me here https://savvystories.wordpress.com/474-2/ ) you’ll get all sorts of handy tips that all writers need to know, and if you’re just a regular reader – a beloved, money spending, book buying reader – you will enjoy the inside scoop on how the books you like come into being. Plus you’ll all get special notices when a deal is going to happen, previews of upcoming books, access to other authors, and a lot more.
That’s a lot of value for just subscribing. And since, as a valued subscriber, you can send me writer-oriented questions that are bugging you, I will get answers for you. Probably.
So in effect, it’s like you are driving this school bus! (Keep both hands on the wheel, bub.)
I’ll come to my senses eventually, but right now have at it. SUBSCRIBE and enjoy The Short Years as my gift to you.
And drop me a line at the CONTACT ME button and say hi. If you have a blog, I’ll check it out and tweet about it to some my 11,000+ followers. I live to serve. Yeah, you might wanna subscribe before you try to cash in on that offer though. Just sayin.’
Did you subscribe yet? Get going!
Dan Alatorre is the author of several bestsellers and the hilarious upcoming novel “Poggibonsi” – yeah, we know. We’re trying to convince him to change that title – check out his other works here http://www.amazon.com/Dan-Alatorre/e/B00EUX7HEU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1425128559&sr=1-1 and check back often for interesting stuff.