I've decided to create a separate website dedicated to my writing and I was looking at doing something slightly, slightly, slightly similar to Claudia Christian Hall's "Stories by Claudia" website. I like the idea of all my writing being on one website. What I found interesting about her site is that she now requires a membership. Some of her stuff is still avail to read for free, but any new content for all her stories has to now be accessed through a free--and future (Jan 2016) paid--membership. Now, I realize she's more experienced than me, has written several series, and has quite the following to where she can do this. I'm just starting out--and have yet to start, to be honest--but I actually like the idea of having a membership. Maybe making the first 6 chapters in each book free and then having people sign up to read the remaining content.
Or make the first book in every series free, then have people sign up to read the remaining books in the series.
I write adult romance with sexual content and feel like "If you're really interested and want to read more, then you'll sign up." Now I'm having second thoughts. I'm new at this, after all. Maybe I should wait until I have a lot of readers like Claudia to introduce something like that. My questions to you:
1) Do you offer a membership? Why or why not? What do you think the pros and cons would be?
2) Do you offer a newsletter on your writing page? Why or why not? Is it something I should consider eventually or when I get the new site designed?
3) If you have a site dedicated to your writing, did you create a Facebook account for it? If you have separate sites for your writing, did you create Facebook accounts for each individual story? Is it something I should consider for my own writing site?
I appreciate the input I've received so far with my past posts and look forward to any and all feedback.