Watched the whole Self Publishing month of really useful webinars from JW and definitely want to explore the self pub route.
My author website is taking shape in my head at present. I liked Harry's idea of offering a freebie to people to encourage them to sign up to a mailing list. I'm writing a novella which is a prequel to a series and introduces the main characters (when they first met, relationships began, etc.) and hints at what follows in the series. I'm working to make it a complete short novel with a plot, etc.
My question is about timing and content of a 'sign up' freebie. If book one hasn't been published but I want to gather subscribers and followers before then, would a prequel fit the bill as a giveaway? After all, no-one knows anything about the series or characters or enough about them to care about them at this stage.
Any opinions or suggestions please?