It is not easy when you have an author crush. You read a book and after screaming ‘OMG that book did things to me…who wrote this?‘ suddenly you want to know everything about the author, you retweet all their tweets, you bravely fight their corner when someone in the office is criticising their latest book and you daydream about them one day replying to one of your many comments on their Facebook page.
Trying to control yourself when fangirling an author is difficult – if you are currently getting obsessed about a certain author….I feel your literary pain.
Author newsletters are becoming a big thing. You sign up to a author newsletter and they email you regularly with lots of exciting news.
After months of signing up to a LOT of author newsletters and going through a lot of author crushes (I read 4-5 books a week so I am fangirling over some author most weeks….its no wonder my emotions are all over the place!) I now believe a good newsletter can actually work wonders for your author crush.
If the author gets their newsletter right you – the reader – will get a real literary treat. If they get their newsletter wrong…well…that’s another blog post.
Here is what I think makes a good author newsletter.