Mailchimp for Writers and Authors (free video series!)

I wanted to make a quick video about how to use Mailchimp to setup your email optins, autoresponders and signup forms; instead I talked for three hours about email marketing.

So here’s a free crash course video series on setting up Mailchimp and using it to build a list, and how to engage that list with great content, and how to use the list to sell more books.

If you find these videos useful, please share this page!

#1: setting up a list / setting up confirmation emails and signup forms

#2: adding pages and signup boxes to your site and books

#3: sending out email campaigns

#4: automation, autoresponders and email sequences


If you don’t have Mailchimp yet you can sign up here.

You might also want to check out this post:

20 Badass opt-in bribe ideas writers can use to get people to sign up to their email list

About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors build profitable publishing platforms. Find me
  • Tim Smith

    Derek~ I am setting up a free website on WordPress. Will I be able to upgrade seamlessly later, or is it better to go ahead and and do so now (with the domain name and all)? Also, I want to sign up with mailchimp, but they no longer accept e-mail domains ending in gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc. because of the spam factor. Since WordPress does not offer e-mail, where did you get yours and was it easy to intergrate with WordPress? Thanks for the plethora of information you provide. ~Tim

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