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Readers used to unreachable
In the past, a typical novel reader either ordered your novel from Amazon or some other online retailer or downloaded it for their eReader. Either way, you might not have ever known who they were, what they thought of your novel, or even if they actually read it.
While readers have always been the most sought-after entities in an author’s world, they have remained largely unreachable. Not even publishers were privy to who purchased the book they sold in bulk to retailers. All that changed when the gatekeepers died.
Now readers are reachable online and offline thanks to the advent of email list providers like Aweber (aff link), ConvertKit (aff link), and Mailchimp. A great many authors still shy away from embracing these technologies for fear they will become nothing more than an information marketer. [Read more…]