Email Management

The email inbox, that all-elusive holy grail of marketers, angry bosses, and funny cat videos. Though the concept of email has waned in recent decades, its importance as an informational portal to self-published authors remains paramount. As such...I send emails :)

Like you, I'm quick to hit that unsubscribe. Moreover, I require quite a bit of convincing before even handing over my private address, just because I know what will happen if everyone with a shiny trinket has me on their list.

In short, I get it. I don't like getting unsolicited emails...and I don't like sending them. The world of self-publishing is a daunting one, however, and if I want readers like you to know about authors like me...well, I have to be the one to tell them!

This section will let you know what to expect, when to expect it, and how often it's heading your way. If all of this sounds reasonable, I would love to introduce you to my series, and the world of Kel Doran!

* By joining us, you'll be entitled to all Mists of Kel Doran series updates and announcements, along with monthly promotions.

Series Updates

~ 4 emails / year

Mists of Kel Doran series updates are the bread and butter of my communication efforts. For lack of a better description, it's what I WANT readers to know about my series. Out of respect for your time, I try to release this information quarterly. I pack these emails with the most pertinent updates, streamlining the way it's delivered so you can get back to what's important to you and your families.

Here's what you can expect in a quarterly series update:

  • New Concept Art

  • Book Trailers

  • Notable Awards

  • Series Progress

  • Release Dates

  • Cover Reveals

  • Series Promotions

Example series update delivery timetable

Critical Announcements

~ 3 emails / year

To supplement my series updates, I will occasionally send out a 'one-off' announcement. As the title suggests, this will be reserved for crucial movements in the Mists of Kel Doran series. These will generally be brief and to the point, but are guaranteed to be exciting for anyone that closely follows my story.

Here's what you can expect in a critical announcement:

  • Book Launch

  • Awards

Example announcement delivery timetable

Promotions

~ 20 emails / year

Self-publishing is hard...as in, one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, things I've ever done. Having gone through it, I like to take the opportunity to help others on the same journey. As a result, around the first Monday of the month, I send out a list of promotions for other authors. In most cases, these promo emails contain lists of free or heavily discounted books in the fantasy or sci-fi genre. These authors range from first-release, to industry heavyweights, but all are offering up their hard work for new readers.

Every once in a while, I will get word of a mid-month promo or a special weekend promo, and send that out to those that have specifically signed up for that list. If you'd like to be included, just let me know!

* By joining this list, you'll receive a few more promotional bundles than those that only subscribe to my series updates.

Example series update delivery timetable

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