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Five Ways to Grow Your Newsletter with Sarina Dorie

May 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Five Ways to Grow Your Newsletter from Zero to Thousands in a Year with Sarina Dorie

For five years, Sarina Dorie’s newsletter was stuck at two hundred. Despite teaching at conferences, giving away free books at reader events, participating in author readings, blog tours, and begging friends to join, few people signed up. And fewer actually read her newsletter. Getting readers by word of mouth was not working.

When Sarina took a friend’s marketing advice, her newsletter skyrocketed to two thousand. From there, it kept going up. Tardy Bells and Witches Spells reached #1 on Amazon multiple times, she found reviewers more easily, superfans volunteered to help her proofread books, people were willing to read the book individually and buy it again in a series bundle, and best of all, people who were not her mother emailed her to tell her they liked her books. When she got to 15,000 subscribers, it was time to “scrub” the list. She trimmed it down to the most devoted readers, found superfans, and ARC readers. Best of all, she started to make money when she had readers to inform about her newest release.

Come to this workshop to find out how YOU can sell more books and build fans before your book is even released. We will be meeting online on Wednesday, May 4th, from 7:00-8:30 PM. Zoom information is below.

About Sarina Dorie

Sarina Dorie (www.sarinadorie.com) is an author of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, humor, horror, and mystery. She has sold three novels to traditional publishers, self-published about 80 books, sold over 190 short stories and articles to magazines, and has won numerous awards for humor and romance. Sarina has worked as an English, art, and belly dance teacher; a copy editor and writer at a digital advertising agency; and teaches people how to self-publish their books. She went to school to be an illustrator and loves getting to design her own cover art and art for others. When not writing, she likes chocolate and sleep. She never gets enough of either. 

First place winner of Golden Rose RWA Award, Golden Claddagh RWA Award, Allasso Humor Award, and Penn Cove Literary Award. Author of over 190 short stories published in markets like Analog, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Abyss and Apex, and Cosmos. Sarina Dorie’s steampunk series, THE MEMORY THIEF and her cozy mystery series WOMBY’S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD WITCHES, along with over 80 other novels, can be purchased on Amazon.


How to Join Us

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkf-GvrzguGNWk8PX0TEEnxgcHMPux9YZN

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. On the day of the meeting, you must log in to Zoom.us with your Zoom account, then click the link in your email. You have to have a (free) Zoom account to participate online.

About your chapter

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!


May 4, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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