EPISODE 2: How to build a mailing list if you don't have any readers?

Welcome to the Rage Against the Manuscript podcast. Join me – bestselling indie author Steff Green – as we talk author newsletters and mailing lists – when to start, what to say, how often to say it, and why you don't have to worry if you've only got 20 readers. Listen on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

In this episode:

  • Why I believe perfectionism is procrastination – the ultimate enemy of getting shit done. 
  • Why sending a newsletter to 20 fans is awesome, and you should do it more often.
  • How publishing is shouting into the void – and how you can get the void to shout back.
  • How to get started on your newsletter RIGHT NOW – a no-bullshit plan.
  • What you should test and change in order to get your newsletter humming.
  • Why 200 true fans are better than 2000 subscribers any day.

    "So much of publishing in the early days is yelling into the void. It can feel disheartening. You’ll yell and yell and your voice gets sore and you think fuck what’s even the point? This is when people give up. Don't give up now."

    Steff Green

    Author of How to Rock Self-Publishing.

    If you've got a question you want to ask me about self-publishing or writing or building a career as an author, head over to the Rage Against the Manuscript FB group or email me steff@rageagainstthemanuscript.com and I’ll talk about it on a future episode. Happy writing! 


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