Can you believe we’re already done with the first quarter of the year? The Author Encounter hopes that 2021 is shaping up to be everything you hoped it would be. We realize many people were hoping for this year to have more in-person events and Covid-19 to be completely gone off our radar. However, this is not the case. Even though some events and people have started to meet in person again. We are ecstatic to see people and businesses following the proper precautions and guidelines to have in-person meetings throughout the publishing industry. The Author Encounter has decided to be patient and wait to organize our in-person events when a better outlook on covid-19 has been reached.
The first quarter of 2021 started off with the release of Ex Libris issue 02 . It that issue was early access to all of our events for the 1st quarter. It was an excellent quarter with Shay Baby’s event An evening with the BJ’s. The Behind the Page Interview with Dan Navarro and our professional development event Authors March Forward. You can catch the replay of some of these events on our Facebook page.
Today we are pleased to announce the launch of the Third issue of our quarterly email newsletter Ex Libris. Our Quarterly newsletter arrives during the first week of every quarter, with dates and events that will happen throughout that quarter.
We strive for our newsletter to allow members and subscribers advance notice of upcoming events that are not only organized by The Author Encounter but also by Supporter Members. Occasionally it will also include features about members or events, plus highlights about new authors and other members. With these early dates, we hope to give subscribers inside access to what we have been researching, organizing, and planning. We hope this will be a welcome addition to your inbox and encourage you to subscribe.
We are dedicated to increasing visibility for authors and building engagement with readers. That is why we feel reaching out through email with pertinent information is a great way to connect. Our goal with this newsletter is to give early access and information. That will help both our members and subscribers to better connect with each other and our events. We feel once per quarter is a great way to give people information without adding to anyone’s already overfilled inbox.
As with most things that we do, we also view our newsletter as an excellent opportunity to learn and try out new innovations. It is exciting to assess how our members are engaging with and using the newsletter. Thus, we welcome feedback and seek to improve with each issue. It is through this ongoing learning that we look to gain more knowledge, insight, and ideas that we will pass along to our current and future members.