I’ve gotten some feedback on this newsletter [2017-08-15]

I’ve been getting a lot of constructive feedback on both my website and this newsletter and I’ve been thinking about it.

The most common thing I get is that things are confusing. My site says I’m a cyberpunk author, and it has some of my writing, but it mostly seems focused on teaching writing business and marketing.

Plus, then there’s old game design stuff and people are grabbing the free GDD template but they don’t care about writing.

People aren’t totally sure of what I do because of this. I’m going in too many different directions.

It is true that I work on a lot of different things and I have a lot of plans, but everything needs to be separate so that it’s not confusing. Here’s the plan for the future:

  • GarrettMickley.com – was where I showcase my cyberpunk writing, will transition to be an information hub for all of my projects.
  • Approaching Utopia – a cyberpunk fiction open source world building project (not yet launched).
  • TheCodex.co – a cyberpunk non-fiction podcast/news/opinion publication (not yet launched).
  • MarketYourWriting.com – a site that will teach how to market writing (not yet launched).
  • Various short and long stories.
  • Various games, large and small.

From here on out, this newsletter will be focused on a general update of everything I’m working on. As each thing launches in the future, I’ll be sure to mention it here and you will be able to add yourself to that particular project’s mailing list as well.

That’s all I’ve got for you this week 🙂

P.S. don’t forget Acorns wants to give you $255 this month. Click here to find out more.

My First Biggest Regret In Life – Not Getting Started Sooner

I want to share a little story with you about how I used to not be happy, and what I’ve done to change that. Maybe it’ll resonate with you. Anybody that knows me will probably tell you I love to talk about myself, but honestly: I’m sharing this with you because I hope it will help you get to where you want to be in life.

I used to not be motivated. When I was in early college (2006-2007), my days looked like this:

  • Wake up at 8:30 AM
  • Be at work by 9:00 AM (literally rolled out of bed, got dressed, grabbed a Pop-Tart and walked out the door)
  • Work until 5:00 PM
  • Eat dinner at 5:30 PM
  • At college by 6:30 PM
  • Home by 10:00 PM
  • World of Warcraft until 2:00 or 3:00 AM
  • Weekends would be constant WoW, all weekend.
  • Rinse, repeat.

Then, when I got a full-time job at a digital marketing firm (where I learned the beginnings of the stuff I’m teaching you now), it looked like this:

  • Work 9-6
  • Go home and play video games and/or watch Netflix until I went to bed.
  • Weekends I would go out and party all weekend.
  • Rinse, repeat.

Pretty much the same thing. Most of my young adult life I had no motivation to do anything other than work the minimum amount of time I needed to, and then go home and play video games and/or watch Netflix. When I was going to college for my AA, I was only going just to please my family.

It’s not that I was really into video games or any specific TV shows it was that I just had no motivation to do anything else.

But one day I realized “I am not happy. This is not the life I want to live.” So, I started doing research. I started looking into other things in life. I got some self-help books and read some self-help blogs.

I started to assess what wasn’t making me happy. I started to look into what I thought would make me happy.

Then, I started making a list. The goal was to start trying everything on this list of things that could make me happy.

One thing at a time.

But I still didn’t want to do it. I had built a pretty nice life, I thought. I was making enough money that all of my bills were paid, all of my partying was covered, and I could buy any video game and/or system that I wanted. Yet, I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t willing to get off my lazy ass and do something about it.

I had to make a conscious choice to be motivated.

I still remember sitting there in the office and thinking “I can’t do this anymore.” I forced myself to be motivated and started working on side projects. I started making money using what I knew about digital marketing. My boss encouraged me to use the tools we had to help my side projects grow, as long as I was working on it in my free time and not on-the-clock.

But after a year of that, I still found myself unhappy with those side projects. I wrote my 2 weeks’ notice on the clock and finished out my day. I went home and re-read the email multiple times. I hit send around 10:00 PM.

The next day I went and took out student loans and went back to college. I was going to study video game design.

Even then, I wasn’t super motivated. I took on some contract work and finished out my degree over the next couple years.

It wasn’t until I ended up back at that marketing company for a little while that I noticed a pattern: I was going to repeat this my whole life. I was never going to be happy. I had to force myself to be motivated. I had to build it into a habit.

Motivation is a habit you can adopt as a part of your life.

Eventually, I moved to a different marketing company. Then, I did marketing and public relations at a non-profit for a while as Communications Director, which is where I’m at now. All the while I have been hustling on my side projects. I would try one thing for a few months. Decided I didn’t like it, moved on to the next thing on the list. I would go back and try some things a second time.

I forced myself to keep working at it. I forced myself to keep searching for what made me happy.

It turns out, what really made me happy was writing. Coincidentally, I figured that out in 3rd grade when I was 9 years old. It was that long ago that I had decided I wanted to be a writer.

Now that I know what I want to do, I need to make sure I keep the momentum going. I need to be motivated to get to a point of doing that full time, on my own, without my day job supporting me. That’s what I’m working on right now.

So what’s the big regret? That I didn’t get started sooner. If I had just stuck with writing from the beginning I would be a lot further along than I am right now. But, I didn’t know that was what I wanted to do. I was trying lots of different things.

If I had started trying those things sooner, I would have come to the conclusion sooner. I just wish I had started sooner. I wish I had done more to try different things and I wish I had forced myself to be more motivated. And I wish I hadn’t given up on some things so quickly when I felt stuck.

I will continue to build on my habit of being motivated and just kept trudging along. Day in and day out.

The thing is, it mostly doesn’t seem like work anymore. I’m much happier working on my side stuff and I’m having fun. Writing is what I love to do.

And now, here I am. I’ve never been happier, and it’s because I turned motivation into a habit and I am building the life I want to live.

Of course, having loving and supportive people around me is important to that success. I always say: you are the sum of the five people you surround yourself with. Surround yourself with people who are like what you want to be, and you’ll be surprised how much that rubs off on you. We’ll talk about that in the future 😉

Want $250 for doing practically nothing?

I just found out that Acorns, the set-and-forget investing app, is giving away $200 + $5 for every referral you make this month (August 2017). Plus, they’ll give you (and me) an extra $5 if you sign up through my referral link (if you don’t already have an account).

I’m going to show you how to get your free money:

Step 1: Get an Acorns Account

If you already have one, skip this step.

Click here to sign up for an account through my referral link.

Step 2: Find your referral link

Once you’re logged in, there’s a link in the left side navigation. Click that and it will take you to a page with your referral link.

Step 3: Share the referral link

Here’s how I do it:

  1. Text message everyone you know who might be interested and just ask if they’re interested. Don’t send the link yet. Just say something like “Hey, we’ve discussed getting started in investing before but we didn’t know how to do it. If I found a way to easily get started investing, would you be interested?” When they say yes, send them back something like “This app does all the heavy lifting for us, and it only costs $1 per month. Plus they’ll give us each $5 for free if you sign up through my link: [your referral link]”. If they say no, just thank them for their time and don’t bring it up again.
  2. Repeat this process on Facebook.
  3. Repeat this process on Twitter.
  4. Send out an email like this one to your followers.
  5. Be sure to tell them all about the bonus $200 this month!

You only need 10 people to sign up to get the bonus $200, so: the $5 from me, plus the $50 from 10 people, plus the $200 bonus = free $255.

It’s not a multi-level marketing scheme. It’s just a referral bonus. Plus, it’s money going into your investment account. Watch it grow.

And let’s not forget the real reason we’re here: to grow our revenue. Don’t forget to check out Acorns’ other features such as auto-round up and recurring investments. Set your investment on autopilot.

What is Acorns?

Acorns is a “micro-investing” app that basically sets up an investment portfolio for you on auto-pilot. You can set it up to start growing your wealth and never touch it again until you’re ready to withdrawal (which you can do at any time). Every dollar you invest is automatically diversified across 7,000 stocks and bonds to help improve your return while reducing risk.

It only costs $1/month until you have over $5000, then it’s just 0.25% per year. At that point, it’s so far less than what you’re making in interest you won’t even notice it.

I invested a lot into this a couple years ago and when I needed it, I was able to withdrawal and use the money immediately. Now, I’m back in a position that I’m investing again.

Things to keep in mind about investing:

  • It goes up and down over time…don’t stress about it.
  • The longer you keep it in there, the more of a chance you have of making a return on your investment.
  • Average of 10 years is usually around 11%+ (last I read)
  • According to President Donald Trump’s Twitter (take that as you will), the stock market is just getting better and better. Now’s the time to invest.

Look, if you don’t want to invest, just get your $255 and withdrawal it in a month. I don’t recommend that…but you can do it if you want to. Either way, you’re getting free money.

How An Editor Can Improve Your Writing

The other day I got a text from my friend Eric.

Eric: Do you want grammar notes on something you posted? You have a comma splice in that status about Prime Day. That comma should be a period.

He was referring to an email I had sent out that was also on Facebook and Twitter. The conversation continued, and apparently, I was feeling snarky that day:

Garrett: It’s a newsletter not a thesis paper

Eric: No offense, but the only reason I brought it up is because it’s a newsletter that you’re using to try and make money. Grammar is important for that. At least to me. It looks sloppy and that’s a false impression because you’re not sloppy with your work.

I had two email headlines being A/B tested:

  • What Amazon Prime Day means for writers and readers
  • It’s Amazon Prime Day, how can that benefit you as a writer and reader?

The second one, the one with the comma splice, had 36.4% open rate. The other one had a 9.1% open rate.

Of course, that could have nothing to do with the grammar. Despite the splice, it may just be a really well-written title.

Regardless, Eric is right. People who are looking for writers and editors may not know grammar well enough to catch that, but what if some do? What if I missed an opportunity to be hired by one of my favorite publishers or game studios because they saw that title and decided I wasn’t a good enough writer?

Everything we share should radiate professionalism.

I’ve got a few confessions to make:

  1. I’m pretty bad at comma splices, I do it all the time.
  2. I’m not 100% sure I know how to use a semi-colon.
  3. I’m generally not good at editing my own work (but great at editing others’).

If I want to edit something well, I need to write it ahead of time and come back to it much later. If I try to edit shortly after writing, I miss a lot of things. It’s because I’m too close to the work still. We’re in the honeymoon phase.

It might be the same for you.

That’s why I recommend doing two things:

  1. Self-edit your work a few days after writing.
  2. Get an editor to look at your work.

Hiring an editor can get expensive very quickly, especially if you’re creating content on a weekly basis. When you’re just starting out, it’s fine to self-edit your work. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to separate the emotion from the piece. Don’t edit when you’re still on the honeymoon with your art.

I also recommend this (mostly) free tool called Grammarly. It will point out a lot of things that need correcting. It’s more powerful than just a regular spell check. You can do a lot with the free version, but if you’re serious about your writing business, you’ll want to pick up the paid version.

Grammarly in action.

Click here to check out Grammarly for free.

If you’re just getting started building a business with writing, just use what free tools you have access to and self-edit. Once you start making money, it’s a good idea to invest back into yourself and upgrade Grammarly, as well as hire an editor when you reach that point.

Editors do more than just check Grammar. They’ll be able to tell you what flows and what doesn’t. They’ll be able to make suggestions on better ways to word what you’re saying. They’ll also be able to tell you where information is lacking, or maybe you’re giving too much information.

There are many benefits to hiring an editor, so when you can: it’s going to improve your career.

Quick Take-Aways:

  • Don’t self-edit to soon after writing.
  • Use Grammarly.
  • Hire an editor as soon as you can afford it.

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Email Marketing for Writers

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase the service through my link, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

What is email marketing?

Email marketing is, in the most basic definition, using email to get people to purchase something from you. That could be hiring you as a writer, or an editor, or maybe purchasing one or more of your books.

Everyone complains that they get way too many emails every day, but email marketing is still the best way to reach your clients and fans.

If you’re selling writing services, you can use email marketing to build trust and authority while warming up new and potential clients to purchase your services.

If you just want to sell books, it’s a great way to get people interested in reading your work and purchasing from you.

The most important part of email marketing is that you’re already in their mailbox. That’s the proverbial “a foot in the door“. And unlike Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms, you don’t have to worry about that going away. Not that those networks are going anywhere soon, but…would you buy stock in MySpace right now? How about Friendster? Sometimes sites lose popularity or go out of business.

Your email list will never go out of business. Unless they unsubscribe or close their email account altogether, you will always have your foot in that door.

Why email marketing works for writers.

When someone visits your website, they’re not committing to anything. They’re just a passerby, seeing what there is to see. A tourist. They’re reading your content, and hopefully enjoying it, but they’re only a back button press away from never seeing your website ever again. That’s one decision, one click, less than one second that you could lose a potential fan.

This is something we want to avoid as much as possible. We want them to hire us or buy our books, and they won’t make a purchse until they trust us. They have to trust we will do a good job if they hire us. They have to trust that they will be entertained when they purchase our book. They won’t trust us until we’ve proven we know how to write well. For most people, that’s going to take more than just one visit to one page on your website. We want them coming back.

Email is the best way to get them to come back.

Once you’re in their inbox, there’s a lot of opportunities to get them to come back to your website and purchase your services or products.

If you’re looking to get clients to hire you, I recommend you provide content more on the educational side. This will build trust. I generally don’t recommend offering discounts, but if that’s something you want to do in your business, email is the way to get that information to repeat customers, or people who were just on the fence and want to give you a shot.

If you’re selling books, send them some free content. Teasers, short stories, or maybe some background info on the world or characters. You have an excellent opportunity here to provide content beyond the stories you’ve already created. Get your fans immersed in the worlds you have created.

Choosing an email newsletter provider.

There are a lot of different email marketing providers out there so it can be very intimidating to pick one when you first start taking a look at them all. This is particularly true when you don’t really know anything about email marketing.

You don’t want to just run with your regular email service, like gmail, and CC or BCC everyone. That’s going to cause a lot of headaches. Running a newsletter manually may also be not allowed by the email service provider. While we’re talking about it, it’s also a bad idea to use a gmail as a professional email. Get a website and get a firstname@yourwebsite.com email address.

My main piece of advice here is that you get what you pay for, most of the time.

For example, I used to use MailChimp. MailChimp is free, but I find it difficult to use and not user-friendly at all. For someone new to email marketing or digital marketing, you might find it even more difficult to figure out. I know this because it’s the first service I used.

Personally, I use and recommend ConvertKit. It’s not free, but it is an affordable investment if you take your writing business seriously.

ConvertKit is great because it’s super easy to use and has really great automation features. I’m a huge fan of automation becuase I don’t like to have to do things more than once. It’s also usefull for setting up automatic income.

Who doesn’t want to make money while they sleep? Smart email marketing with automation can get you there quicker than you may think.

One of my favorite features is Sequences, which I used to create a cool welcome email sequence that actually generates some revenue. With some tweaks, it’ll make even more revenue in the near future. You can check it out by signing up for my email list here:

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ConvertKit is my recommendation for any writer who takes their writing business seriously. Whether you’re looking to get hired to write, or you want to sell your books, this is the service I use and recommend.

I’ll even get you started by giving you the template I use for my initial welcome email.

Your welcome email.

The welcome email is the first email that someone receives after signing up. It’s extremely important because it’s where you get to make a good first-email-impression. Obviously, you’ve already made some sort of first-impression with the subscriber because they’ve already decided they trust you enough to give you their email address. Now, you need to make another first impression with your emails so that they don’t regret it and unsubscribe. Losing subscribers is no fun.

I’ve set up a template you can follow with explanations of each step:

  1. Start with welcoming them to the email list, and reminding them why they signed up. Sometimes people forget.
  2. If you offered some sort of bonus for signing up, like a free story, give them a link to download it.
  3. Tell them a little about yourself. Why you’re qualified to be sending them newsletters, who you’ve written for, and any features you’ve been in.
  4. What they can expect from future newsletters. Talk about what kind of content you send and how frequently (hint: you should be sending valuable content at least once a week).
  5. Tell them about other places they can follow you such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  6. Ask them a question. You’ll need to make sure whatever email service you’re using allows replies. If you’re teaching something through your blog and newsletter (which you should be), this is a good time to ask people what they’re struggling with so you can get ideas for new content to write (or, if it’s something you’ve already written, reply back to them with a link!).

Using that template will get you started with a good welcome email. You can always tweak it as time goes by.

Then, you need to set up your email service to send the welcome email automatically. I set my welcome email to come an hour after they sign up.

Setting up automations.

I have a firm belief that if you have to do something more than once, you should automate it. Luckily, your email newsletter service most likely offers some level of automation.

For example, ConvertKit has two different types of automation: the “Sequences” section and the “Automations” section.

I do find it a bit confusing that one is actually called “Automations” and the other is not, but both are forms of automation and you’ll see how in a minute.

Sequences are a series of emails that are automatically sent out at predetermined amounts of time. For example, my welcome sequence has multiple emails that are spread out with a few days in between them.

I’ve also used sequence to create free email courses. The first email goes out immediately after someone subscribes to receive the email course. After that, ConvertKit sends each lesson one day apart from the last email. In ConvertKit, email sequences can be set to be anywhere from hours, to days, to weeks apart. This is handy depending on what you need.

For one of my old email courses, one email asked a question where the user could select one of three options. If they didn’t select an option, they wouldn’t receive the next email. It was required to continue the course. I set up reminders at a week, a month, and six months if they didn’t click one of the options to continue the course.

The Automations section has a lot of features that I will someday write a whole blog post about itself. These features include tagging subscribers, integrating other platforms and services, and more. For the sake of this already pretty long post, I’m only going to discuss tagging subscribers because that’s something I have found great use for.

Tagging subscribers helps you identify which subscribers are interested in what aspects of your business and newsletter. For example, my website and newsletter generally cover two topics: building a writing business, and my personal cyberpunk writing. I also offer writing services, and in the future will offer ways to purchase my writing. In my welcome email, I ask the subscriber:

Do you want to receive news about:

  • Learning to build a writing business
  • My cyberpunk and other writing
  • Both!

And then I set a link on each one that takes them to a separate thank you page with more information about that subject. I use automation to tag which subscribers click on which.

When I’m sending out emails about building a writing business, I will segment those emails to only go to those who clicked on that option (“Both!” doesn’t get a link and is just the default; no need to tag those people). That way, subscribers aren’t getting emails that are irrelevant to their interests, and they’re less likely to unsubscribe in the future.

Getting people to sign up for your newsletter.

Here’s the hard part: getting people to sign up for your email list.

It’s a foot in the door of their private life. Email inboxes are sacred and aren’t just shared all willy-nilly by most people.

However, there are people out there with hundreds of thousands, even millions, of email subscribers. How do they get them? There’s a few techniques marketers use that are tried and true.

First: just ask.

It’s that simple. Open up your phone and flip through the contacts list. Anyone you know on there you think would be interested, ask them. Just shoot them a text that says something like:

“Hey, I’m starting a newsletter for my website where I share my fiction writing, and I thought you might be interested. Can I add you to the list?”

If they say no, thank them and don’t bug them about it. If they say yes, respond with something like:

“Awesome! Excited for you to see what I’ve been working on. What email is best for you?”

Repeat the process with Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and anywhere else you can think of. Anywhere that you have contacts who you think might be interested, just ask them. Don’t waste time on people you know wouldn’t be interested.

The next thing to do is to get all the people who are visiting your site to sign up.

Your email newsletter service should offer some easy copy and paste sign up forms that you can just drop into the code on your website. You’ve already seen an example of this with the ConvertKit one above. Lots of marketers recommend you have a signup in the side-bar (if you have one), one in the header (if you can do it without it obstructing the rest of your header), and one at the bottom of every blog post and page. I prefer to skip the header signup to keep everything a bit cleaner at the top. Instead, I’ll often put a signup higher up in the blog post, if it makes sense to (like in this post). I don’t try to cram one in somewhere that it doesn’t fit, either physically or contextually.

If you’re on WordPress and using ConvertKit, you can actually do this really easily with their WordPress plugin, which is exactly what I use.

You’ll need to go to WordPress and install and activate the ConvertKit plugin, then go to you ConvertKit account and get your API key and API Secret key.

Then, in WordPress under Settings, you’ll find the ConvertKit plugin. Go there and put in your two keys. Click “Save Changes” and it will refresh with a dropdown of your current forms. You can then select which one you want to be the default.

In WordPress, under Appearance, go to Widgets and you can drag and drop the ConvertKit widget into whatever sidebar you want it in.

To have it in the bottom of a post, you can select that option in each individual post, at the bottom of the page below the post text box. It will automatically have the form you set as default, but you can easily change it to another one, or none at all.

This also works with ConvertKit landing pages.

What to send in your brand new email newsletter.

You’ve followed all the instructions above. You signed up for ConvertKit. You set up a welcome email. You’ve even set up some tags to segment your list.

But what do you send?

Updates! Newsletters! Projects you’re working on!

Mostly, just things that are relevant to what you’re working on, that your subscribers would want to see. Keep in mind their preferred content you’ve tagged them to receive.

If you’re using your blog to teach people what you know, which you should be, then definitely send that information out in your emails as well.

One thing to make sure of is that you don’t constantly bombard your subscribers with advertisements of your writing services and/or books. That’s spam, and it’s bad.

Definitely do promote yourself, but don’t over-do it.

When to send out your newsletter.

You need to be sending out newsletters at least once a week. This keeps you on people’s minds and increases your chances of landing new sales.

Studies have shown that the more emails you send, the better your clickthrough rates. It’s important to make sure you don’t spam people, though. That’s a quick way to lose subscribers.

Marketers have been studying time of day and day of week to send out emails and it varies wildly.

CoSchedule compared 10 different studies and found that Tuesday is the best day to send email, and if you send two emails a week, Thursday is the best day for your second email. Wednesday was also a popular day.

As for time of day, they found that 10 A.M. and 11 A.M. are great, as well as anywhere between 8 P.M. and Midnight.

I usually send out my newsletter on Tuesdays, but the time is different each week.

Of course, this all depends on your audience. Your subscribers may operate at a different time. Being that your audience is mostly writers (if you’re teaching writing) and/or fans who read your writing, they could operate at non-normal business hours. But, another industry could have an audience who are mostly day-job people and thus open the most emails between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM.

The best thing to do is to try different days and times to figure out what your audience prefers.

Legal Stuff.

In the USA, according to anti-spam laws called the CAN-SPAM Act, you have to have a valid physical mailing address in your email newsletters. This address doesn’t have to be your home or office. It can be a P.O. Box.

It does have to be an address attributed to you where you can be contacted. You can’t just pick a random gas station address of of Google Maps.

I recommend you don’t use your home address for safety reasons, unless you’ve already put your home address openly on the internet. Generally, that’s not a good idea at all, so if you can take that down and set up an office or P.O. Box, that’ll be a much safer way to do things.

But also, don’t use a fake address. One single email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act can cost you as much as $16,000.

You also need to have an unsubscribe button in the email so that users can easily remove themselves from your list. There are lots of clever tricks some marketers use to confuse people who try to unsubscribe. The best policy is to make it easy. The people who want to unsubscribe aren’t your target audience, anyway, or else they wouldn’t want to unsubscribe.

You’re ready to get started!

That’s what you need to know to get started with email marketing your writing.

Get out there and start collecting newsletter subscribers!

It’s Amazon Prime Day, how can that benefit you as a writer and reader?

Hey,

I’m not one to promote consumerism. I’ve been (slowly) working towards building a minimalist lifestyle and I’m not a huge fan of capitalism (we can talk about that another time), so days like Prime Day and Black Friday don’t align with my ideals.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways they can benefit us. I also wouldn’t ever recommend a product or service if I didn’t truly believe it would bring value to your life. I will never promote something just because I was paid to promote it.

As writers (which naturally makes us also readers), there are some cool things going on with Prime Day that I want to make sure you don’t miss.

First and foremost is the free Prime trial. You get a free month if you sign up through this link. If you don’t like it, cancel before your 30 days is up and you won’t be charged.

It’s worth it though, just for the free Kindle books. Of course there are other benefits like free two day shipping and access to Amazon Prime Video (like Netflix, but with different stuff).

Speaking of Kindle books, that leads me to the other awesome deal that benefits us as writers and readers.

Amazon has put big discounts on various models of their Kindle. Check them out here.

I use the cheapest, original Kindle myself. It was only like $50 when I bought it years ago (probably on a sale, like today). It sits on my bedside table and I use it to read all the time. I actually prefer to buy Kindle books over physical books myself. They’re often cheaper and they don’t take up any space in my home.

That’s all I got for you today! Like I said, I’m not here to promote consumerism — just things I think will be useful to you as a writer and reader. You can see the rest of the Prime deals (non writer and reader specific) here.

Let me know if you got anything cool that I should know about!

-Garrett Mickley
GarrettMickley.com