How I Gather Information
I build my mailing list in two major ways – giveaways and people who join via my VIP Club signup. Giveaways may be run under any platform and include, but are not limited to, BookFunnel.com, InstaFreebie.com, or Rafflecopter.com. If you join one of my giveaways, you’ll also be joining my mailing list, or what I like to call my VIP Club. Being 100% honest and transparent, I hold giveaways to help build my fan base and try to offer prizes that are reader-oriented – Kindles, Amazon Gift Cards, signed paperback or eBook copies – you know . . . stuff readers like. Granted, some of the prizes can be used for things other than books, but it is my hope that those joining the giveaway are also showing an interest in my books.
My Policy on Entering My Contests
With that being said, don’t be ticked off at me because you start getting emails from me if you didn’t want to receive them. My giveaways clearly state who and what email lists you’re joining when you sign up, so the messages I’m sending to you are not SPAM. SPAM is defined as “irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients.” My giveaways are about my books and reading, and the emails I’m sending are about the same thing, which means they are not irrelevant or inappropriate. If you no longer want to receive my newsletter, just unsubscribe. Actually, if you don’t want to be on my mailing list, don’t join the giveaway. It’s a simple as that.
However, joining my mailing list affords you free short stories, flash fiction, graphics for your computer and smartphones, which have themes related to my books, and notifications of members-only gifts, giveaways, events and, of course, news and teasers about my books – already published and new releases. The newsletter is a lot of fun to be a part of. So don’t knock it right away. Sit back and enjoy the freebies!
My Policy on Your Privacy
Your information is important to me! I WILL NOT sell it to anyone else, nor will I give my list away to anyone. I will share with you sales and giveaways from my fellow authors and may have invitations for you to sign up for their lists. But my author pals will never get your email address or personal information directly from me without your permission. I will use your personal information only to contact you about me and my books and such related items mentioned above. Remember, you can unsubscribe at any time.
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If you think I need to add something to this policy page OR if you have any questions, please use my online contact form to send me a message or use the social media links to contact me.
Last Updated May 2018