May 11, 2016 by Stephen Bentley
This short post first appeared on my author website –
Expat in Bacolod is the name of my blog.
The idea always was, and still is, to separate my blog from this my author website. This site is primarily intended to showcase my books.
My blogging activities are concentrated over at Expat in Bacolod. Yet, there are a number of overlaps. Those overlaps have led me to merge my subscriber lists.
Instead of having two lists as before, I now have merged them into one list. To be frank, it makes sense and saves a lot of time.
What does it mean for you?
Nothing. You have to do nothing. If you subscribed to this list here you will start to receive my blog’s weekly newsletter. It is a digest of the previous weeks’s articles. They are varied! So, I am sure you will find something of interest.
You will still be notified of publication updates as I am aware that is why most of you subscribed here. You will still be eligible for the competition to win a FREE signed copy of my forthcoming book “Undercover: Operation Julie- The Inside Story.”
You will also receive an email informing you of these changes as will the existing blog subscribers.
Update on my Undercover book?
It is in the final editing stage. That is to say self-editing. It still remains to be professionally edited and I have arranged for a professional to do just that.
There may be a delay in publication. A literary agent has shown interest in the book and she is trying to interest a publisher. I will wait to see how that pans out before I revert to my original plan of self-publishing.
I publish it here as a courtesy to my existing Expat in Bacolod blog subscribers. It keeps you in the loop and explains why you will all shortly be receiving an email about this.
Thanks to all you subscribers!
It also occurred to me that because of different lists and different subscription mechanisms that some subscribers were missing out on the FREE eBooks.
101 best Websites Not Only For Writers was the freebie here and What Is It Really Like To Be An Undercover Cop was the freebie on the author website.
Now that I have merged the two lists you will all, new and existing subscribers, be able to download them both in one single download. So, if any of you missed out then use the download button below to get your own personal copy.
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Please note that any downloads by non-subscribers will result in your email address being entered on to my mailing list. In the event of existing subscribers using this button, I will endeavor to avoid duplication of your email address.
These changes have been brought about by a learning process. In the past 12 months I have learned a lot about blogging.
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