Although I use it and do get updates from Amazon, and prefer it to signing up to mailing lists from individual authors, it does seem as if it's still a work in progress.
I followed myself and I did get an email from Amazon when I released a new book. So it does seem to work.Betsy the Quilter said:Although I use it and do get updates from Amazon, and prefer it to signing up to mailing lists from individual authors, it does seem as if it's still a work in progress.
Excellent point.chrisanthropic said:I don't think people recommend mailing lists over it because it doesn't work, but because a list you control is better than one Amazon does simply for the fact that Amazon can change its mind at any time and then your list could disappear.
I think the point here is that we have no control over whether it's good, bad, or indifferent. No control is bad. Seeing as we can't affect what Amazon does or doesn't do with it, most of us choose to do something that we DO have control over.CJAnderson said:So IF Amazon does it right then it's a good thing for all us?
In order for Amazon to do it right, they'd have to give me complete control of their promotional emails. I don't see that happening. And it isn't needed. I already have that with my mailing list.CJAnderson said:So IF Amazon does it right then it's a good thing for all us?
What?!?!? Wherefore this mailing list number inflation? I thought the target was 1k and I've just passed that so I thought I could go and retire to the Happy Sunshine Home For Slightly Inadequate Writers without having to worry about it any more.Mark E. Cooper said:This is why 10k mailing lists are touted as a goal.
30 days late? I would report it to Amazon pleaseSteven Hardesty said:I think of the service as an additional, nice-to-have and not a mailing list substitute. But it's a frustration, all right - I signed up to follow myself to see how the system works and was alerted 30 days after I'd published a new book. Not good.