This month I’m focusing on two big events, the relaunching of Dispatches, my email newsletter and the launching of Counterattack, Book 3 of the Star Saga. Poking around on this site will also reveal another recent change. I updated the theme and now you can see all the menus and images on your phone or tablet. I’m not sure exactly how many users are coming here on their phones, but maybe now more will come.
Dispatches. I’ve changed newsletter providers from MailChimp to ActiveCampaign. What this means for you, the subscriber is that I’ll be able to interact with you easier and even offer more things like free short stories or perhaps an inside look at my model building. Right now you will get a free ebook of Starforgers, Book One of the Star Saga when you join Dispatches. Another improvement I’ve made is in how you get that free ebook onto your device of choice. I’m using a new content delivery system called BookFunnel. BookFunnel makes installing the ebook as simple as can be which means no more Googling how to side load an ebook. Very cool program.
Finally, Counterattack is just about ready to ship. I will be sending out a special email for those interested in getting an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of the ebook for free. My only request is that you leave an honest review on Amazon after you finish reading it. Eventually, ARC readers will have their own club on Dispatches and if you’re wiling to leave reviews, you might never have to buy one of my books again!
Reviews are so much more important to authors than to anyone else selling merchandise on Amazon. Reviews generate sales and they let me get on exclusive email lists like BookBub which can propel me into the hearts and minds of literally thousands of new readers. So if you’re ever wondering what you can do for your author friend, leave a review of their book on Amazon. It will make their day!