Yes, I know. Everyone and their mother (except mine) writes a newsletter. There are quite a few good ones that offer marketing, book reviews, writing, and saving the planet tips. They are all valuable.
Reasons to sign-up for my newsletter:
1- Most of the followers of this blog are on an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed handled by WordPress. While it’s possible to manually add your name to an email list, I’d never add anyone unless they gave me permission.
2- The current MailChimp newsletter subscription box is the only way to get permission. (On the right side above the teal button or if you are on a mobile device, the sign-up is at the bottom). When you sign up, I know you trust me with your inbox, and more importantly, you trust me with your time and attention.
3- Sharing news about my upcoming book (June 2023) will be easier. We can discuss why I wrote this specific book, answer questions, and link to podcasts or interviews about the book’s subjects and themes.
4- When the time gets closer for the book’s debut, the cover reveal, pre-orders, giveaways, and Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs) will be announced first in the newsletter.
5- I enjoy sharing inspiring writing, poetry, and links with other readers and don’t want to lose communication with you all.
6- A newsletter is one connection I can make with readers that aren’t part of a Facebook, Twitter, or other social media algorithm that decides what to show to whom.
7- The email list is mine, and I don’t have to worry about a social media network canceling my account.
The monthly newsletter will be sent on the fourth Saturday of the month.
The blog will still exist, but updates will be sporadic and brief. Pretty much listing the subject of the newsletter.
So, I’m ready to get started with this new venture. Delivery will be on the last Saturday of the month (July 23, 2022).
I hope you will sign up. My friend over at The Story Farmer reviewed my trial newsletter. She sent me the nicest comment:
I really enjoyed the (letter) We Are Made For These Times. Your newsletter is comforting and hopeful.Mikko Cook
And that’s what I intend with the newsletter. To provide a bit of hope. Talk to you soon.