Social media is a bit too noisy and expensive to reach all of my friends, fans, and followers reliably. Therefore, I've started a mailing list for release announcements for new audiobooks and fiction books that I've narrated or authored. You can subscribe to it through this link: Jem's Audiobook Releases. It's quick and easy to subscribe and unsubscribe.
Email traffic on this list is going to be fairly low; probably between one and three emails per month, and sometimes none at all. The content is exactly what I post on this site for each new audio book (and novel, though I rarely publish new novels). In fact, the emails are automatically generated from each Web site announcement post.
There's one added extra for list subscribers, though: a separate opt-in for a random drawing to receive a free copy of the newly-released book. The number of available free copies varies from title to title. Each giveaway is a one-time event with a manual opt-in, and each giveaway list is deleted after all of the winners have been notified.
I really, really, really don't want to spam anyone. So there will be no special offers, no sales notifications, no personal blog posts, no political crap -- just release announcements. If I decide to do any of those things someday, they will be on a separate mailing list that you will not be automatically opted into.