I know, it’s more than 10 already. I started with 10, but I kept talking to authors and the list grew.
By the way, this list is primarily for novelists, as non-fiction authors have a lot more they can write about.
Tip #1 – Keep it short. It takes an average reader 3 minutes to read just 400 words.
Tip #2 – Give more than you ask for, especially when you only have a few books to sell.
10+ things you can put in your author emails
- five books ‘like yours’ (by keeping it short, you can refresh your list periodically)
- a favorite book your readers would love that you just read
- your book updates (in the ps if you’re a slow-ish writer)
- a funny story that’s genre related
- news about a fellow genre author
- when and where you’ll be speaking/zooming
- poll your readers
- ask for help. “Do you know a mortician you can introduce me to?”
- cover poll – “Which of these two do you like best?”
- cover reveal
- free short story or flash fiction piece (must be related to your book or series)
- free chapter of your future book
- deleted scene / director’s cut scene (only if your books are popular already, and it must NOT change the story)
- links to articles your readers would find interesting – Thanks, Gladys!
Do you have a new one or want to comment on this list?
Your idea might make the blog post, and someday, the book!