Over the last year I've grown the number of subscribers to my author newsletter significantly and I think it's time to test it's content. What do you want to see in my newsletter? Answer the survey below to go in the draw to win one of two Amazon.com Gift Cards (USD$20). Details of rules and information on the prizes are at the end of this post.
The survey has now closed — thank you everyone for your feedback. I've selected the two winners — congratulations Mahmoud and Diane! They have been sent their Amazon vouchers.
I've included some of the results of the survey below.
I also included an option to provide more freeform suggestions. Below I've summarized the key suggestions that cropped up:
People also left some lovely feedback in this section, which I haven't included here as it feels a little self-congratulatory to post it, but rest assured if you left on of those comments it made me feel great. Thank you
Based on this, I'll be focussing on publishing announcements, editing updates, and some background lore and science for my own writing. I'll include snippets and concept art as well, but this will be less frequent. For other information to include, I'll:
For reference, I have left the rules here for the giveaway I ran as part of the survey.
There are two prizes which will each be awarded to a different winner. They are both Amazon.com eGift Cards to the value of USD$20. The winner must be able to claim eGift Cards from the Amazon.com (US) marketplace. The winner must be able to provide a valid email address where the gift card code can be sent.
The contact details section of this survey is optional. You may complete the survey without providing your name or email address and I will receive your feedback. However, if you do not provide your email address, you will not be eligible for the prize. Any names or email addresses submitted via this survey will ONLY be used to contact the winners. By filling out this survey, you are not subscribing to my email newsletter (but you can do so here).
Note: the survey has been designed using Google Forms. When you fill out the survey, you are submitting the data to the Google Forms site, not my own. The data is captured in my personal Google Forms account and should not be available to any other user. Once the prizes have been awarded, I will delete all contact information submitted from the survey data and only keep the anonymous feedback results.