Member Update Letter
Hello CWW members.
We the admins want to update you on what is going on behind the scenes. Next Friday August 21, 2015. We will send out our first CWW Newsletter. It will have a lot of pertinent info:
reports on recent happenings.
- an update from the founder
- a detailed plan for the upcoming email blast,
- a report from our Treasurer Rikki Strong,
- a preview of things to come
- an introduction to all the team members.
If you want to receive a copy of the newsletter, please register for either free or paid. You can do that here.
Tax Exempt Status
One of the things we MUST do in order to go forward and plan for the future is to receive tax exempt status. This will open up a lot of new avenues for growth. To reach that end, we must be able to show that we are communicating with our members outside of Facebook (Facebook groups are not yet eligible for 501(c)3 status by law) and we must have a complete and accurate member roster. For those reasons we have to send the newsletter to your email and not distribute it on Facebook. That is why we need you to register, even if it just for a free membership.
The date of our first blast to readers will be September 15, 2015 (if you receive the newsletter, you are automatically signed up for the promotional blast as well). We have three categories: Free books, new releases, and specials. Spots for featured books and authors are available for authors on the paid membership side. Send the book link to amazon with the dates it will be free, reduced, or released to email@example.com. The deadline to get information in on the next blast is September 7, 2015. If you have questions, please ask in the comments and look for more detailed info in the newsletter.
Separate Free promotion Samantha Fury and the Christian Indie Authors Network (CIAN) will also be hosting a promotion for free books (perma-free or a free day/weekend) September 18 – 21 that will be open for all CWW members. She’ll start a thread about that later this week.
We are hard at work behind the scenes building our Readers Club website that will launch before September 15th. To learn how you can help our readership–and yours–grow, please look for the article on the Readers Club in next Friday’s newsletter.
A La Carte Options
We are hard at work hammering out the details for offering some services a la carte. A free member will soon be able to pick and choose from a list of paid services and pay for them as needed. However, there will still be some services–such as being a Featured Author (see below) or being part of a critique group–that will not be available a la carte. For a list of all of the paid author services, see the pinned post at the top of this page.
We are excited to announce our first featured Author in Friday’s newsletter. The Featured Author is chosen by the CWW Management team from among those with a paid membership. She will have an interview linked in the promotional blast, and will be prominently featured on the CWW and Readers Club websites, as well as being cross-promoted on the CIAN website.
I know that you all are wishing we could give more details on all this right here and right now but it makes for an even longer post than this one. We hope that you will sign up to receive the newsletter if you have not already. If you have already signed up as a member, you are already on the list!
We appreciate and value each and every member who is growing with us.
Your sisters in Christ,
Jen Gentry, Samantha Fury, and Rikki Strong.