How about a Christmas present for me? It won’t cost you more than a moment and very little effort. I’m asking all you FABULOUS people out there for a re-blog of this post (flatter them p 148 of How to Win Friends and Influence People).

You see I have been trying to build up my email list like, well forever. Everyone I know has thousands and thousands and thousands of names and I’ve struggled to reach even a limited number – (you may sigh here).  Now I know the fake news going around that the Big A is about to go bust is nonsense and that we will only be able to sell our books all by ourselves, but I do see it’s a very good idea to have a healthy mail list a little larger than your friends and family – and I have a very small family. I’m fed up with sending dozens of copies of my newsletter to DH and myself over and over again.  He’s now threatening to unsubscribe!

I am sending out my Christmas newsletter on Saturday, December 23rd and my subscribers will get a free copy of:


Amie African Adventure which has done really well and won lots of awards from individual readers and international awards and 173 reviews (unless some have gone AWOL while I type this!)

And that’s not all. Subscribers will be able to download Part 2 of The very Worst Riding School in the World – which is only available from my newsletter and will NEVER be on general sale.

WRS Kindle Cover book 2 (1)

Part 1 is available free on the Big A and wide and is also free so you can grab that short read if you have got this far.


And that’s not all!!  (Amazing isn’t it?)

There are now 12 chapters of the Amie back stories and these build up month by month to download for free.

Amie Back Story v2.1

Sam, Amie’s spoilt brat of a sister, is taking her first overseas holiday with boyfriend Gerri and they are getting into all sorts of trouble in Spain – he’s landed in jail and she’s spent several hours in the lift between floors. The other character who features is Ben, who was Amie’s cameraman in book 1, she meets up with him in book 2 and he plays a huge part in book 5 which is still in progress.  DH has designed this lovely cover for the backstories.

Oh, and before I forget there is also a bit of rubbish blurb from me and if you would like me to feature your book, then let me know by this Friday morning (it takes me hours to sort out the techie stuff on MailChimp).  I’m not sure whose twisted mind designed it all but if you know who it is, advise them to steer clear.  So I think my newsletter is really good value and it only goes out once a month, twice at most. OK, I’ve finished groveling now and it only remains to wish you all a Wonderful Christmas with friends and family or a good book (preferably mine 🙂 )  and a Happy, Healthy and Brilliant 2018.  With love from Lucinda.


35 thoughts on “I JUST CAN’T GET IT LARGER!

  1. Oh, Lucinda, I’m trailing way behind on the mailing list numbers. I got some through a shared Rafflecopter and it was ages before I actually sent out a newsletter. And even longer before I sent a second one announcing the publication of my short stories (at 99p) at which point half of them unsubscribed. I’m going to have to think seriously about building a list – and about what to write in a newsletter.
    Hope you have a happy Christmas 🙂

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    • Mary, I’m trying to learn all this marketing stuff but there is so much conflicting advice out there! Never put out a newsletter longer than the info you could write on the bottom of a postage stamp, people don’t have time to read these days v send out long, newsy newsletters full of news, jokes, other authors and competitions for millions of free books. Then we have the never bother your subscribers with emails more often than once a month v send one out at least once a week or they will forget who you are.
      Honestly, I’m floundering trying to do the right thing!

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  2. I know the struggle of finding and audience. It’s exhausting sometimes. But seems like your wish has come true 😉
    One advice: You should probably remove the last image to avoid copyright lawsuits.

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  3. You crack me up! I don’t have a list – I hate annoying people. It’s bad enough using FB and Twitter – people expect it over there, but clogging other people’s mail boxes is not for me.


    • I agree Frank, and in many ways I prefer my blog as I get feedback from people and can talk to them. I don’t get many emailing me from my newsletter, but all the big marketers say you have to have one and I can see why. I get lots of newsletters and am very tempted to unsub from some, but then I remember that phrase we were taught as kids – ‘do unto others … So I don’t read them – but mine, of course, are worth reading as I have the monthly serial.

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  4. Giving a helping hand to benefit another person only requires CARING. It’s a shame that so many have a difficult time seeing beyond their own needs/wants. I wish you much success on the path you’ve chosen.

    Although my blog site is designed to show hidden truths behind health and REALISTIC pathways to changing one’s lifestyle to achieving a desirable quality of life, I will gladly reblog your post.


  5. Hello ,

    I saw your tweets about animals and thought I will check your website. I really like it!

    I love pets! I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male).
    Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He is like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Keep up the good work with your blog.



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