Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Big Apology

A Big Apology!

I'd like to apologize to anyone that signed up for may mailing list over the last few weeks who was expecting some kind of e-mail telling them how to get their free copy of Torn and Thawed Fortunes, but who didn't get any kind of e-mail.

I used a tightly restricted (I'm the only one that can send messages to the group or see the e-mails of the people who've signed up) version group inside of Google Groups to administer my mailing list.

Months ago I started playing around with the idea of using the welcome message inside of Google Groups to provide people who signed up to the mailing list with a coupon code to Smashwords that would allow them to download free copies of both books in whatever format the preferred. I made a note to remind myself to fully test the functionality, but somewhere along the way I lost track of that part of my to-do list and I failed to make sure that the welcome message acted as I'd expected it to.

I've added an instruction page on my blog now explaining to people that they'll need to create/login to their Google Groups account to access the coupon code, but in the meantime I've sent out an e-mail to the entire mailing list providing them with the coupon codes.

Sorry for the mix-up and a big thanks to Kaniah for pointing out to me that the mailing list wasn't quite working as intended.

Hopefully I'll have another status update sometime this month once I've polished off a few other tasks.




  1. How do i sign up for your emailing list? I really want to but can't figure out how....

  2. Hi, Grace.

    In the top right corner of my blog (where it says "Get $10 in free books") there is a white box where you can enter your e-mail address and then click subscribe.

    Let me know if that doesn't get you there ;)


  3. You're most welcome, glad you were able to get them :).


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  5. (This is Brenda's comment reposted so that her e-mail address isn't on it now)

    Hi Dean

    I would love to join your mailing list. However, there is no link as you described in your response to grace. I assume it is because I am using my phone which is my only option for accessing the internet. Could you please add me manually since I am not able to do so? My email is [redacted]. i would greatly appreciate your assistance. I am looking forward to reading more of your work


  6. Hi, Brenda. My mailing list is double opt in, so I can't sign you up directly, but I've sent an invitation to your e-mail address. If you open up the e-mail and click on the link then it should finish signing you up.