16 comments on “Building Your Author Platform: Your Email List/Newsletter
  1. Amazing post! I know this is a topic a lot of us aspiring authors wonder about. I may look at setting one up in the next few months. Very helpful information and sage advice as always!

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    • Thanks, Amanda! I’m glad you found it useful! Feel free to hit me up if you have any other questions and/or need help as you start your newsletter (though I imagine you’re a clever enough cookie to handle it on your own!).

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  2. This is really interesting and ties in with what I’ve been hearing from other sources. My only problem is that I don’t blog often enough, so I figured that it would be best to wait until my second book is ready for release (which should be any decade now), to give me a reason to contact people.

    However, you’ve given me a different perspective on it. Much to consider…

    Thanks, Kate.

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  3. Ula says:

    How timely! I just launched sign ups for my mailing list yesterday. I’d been debating about it for a long while, and thought that I’ll do it once I have my book published, but then I realized I would be missing a lot of action beforehand.

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  4. […] it is your best marketing tool as an author. For more on why you need an email list, read this post. Make sure to include a link or widget to allow readers to sign up for your newsletter. If they […]


  5. Galit Balli says:

    Great tips Kate. Such a wonderful post 🙂 Mine is still a bit delayed, but I hope to start it by the mid of April.

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  6. Fia Essen says:

    Reblogged this on Fia Essen and commented:
    Excellent advice from the lovely Kate M. Colby. All you scribblers out there, this is for you!

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  7. […] Places to use your long biography: author website, blog, as a welcome email in your author newsletter […]


  8. […] for more. Your social media is your gateway drug, beyond which lies your author website and your email newsletter — the latter of which is your best sales tool of […]


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