I am contacting you today because I would love your help in spreading the word about my latest eBook release “XX.” This is currently available on amazon for just $0.99!
I would love it if you could share this giveaway with your readers, and also if you share about “XX” on your blog you can also enter to win the $50 amazon gift card!
Below is the link to the giveaway post where entries will be taken (this post will go live on 11/17):
[deleted] You can learn more about “XX” on amazon here: [deleted]
I do appreciate any help you can give in helping me spread the word about my eBook “XX” and the giveaway!
- The email isn’t personally addressed, indicating that this is a blanket message sent to any email address she could find (and the author is female);
- The writer didn't introduce herself;
- There is no reference to how she came into contact with me or whether we have had any previous contact (I’m pretty sure we haven’t. And if we had some prior connection, she would be best to mention it to jog my aging memory);
- There is nothing about how or got my email address (I assume through www.christianreads.blogspot.com, but could equally have been through any number of websites I have commented on);
- I live in New Zealand. Sending an email like this when I haven’t specifically signed up to receive emails from you is actually illegal. Personal emails are fine, but unsolicited messages are illegal (not that I’m going to report her. That would be more hassle than it was worth).
- I live in New Zealand (still). There is no such date as 11/17. It’s 17 November, November 17 or 17/11/2012 (again, make the message personal to the recipient. This might be getting nit-picky, but she’s asking a favour. Make it easy for me to say yes);
- I don’t know anything about this product beyond the title. No blurb, no offer of a copy to peruse for myself, no publicity information, nothing. I’m expected to promote it for her without even knowing if it’s any good;
- The message not relevant to what I actually publish on my review site, which is reviews of books I’ve read, not free publicity for unknown authors;
- There is nothing about how this might benefit me (or my blog readers, Twitter followers etc);
- There is nothing about why I might want to help her (apart from the bribe of a chance to win a $50 Amazon voucher);
- The link she provided for entering the draw for the Amazon voucher doesn’t go live until 17 November (another three days, considering she means 17 November in the US). So I’m expected to do something for her, then trawl back through my emails to find the link to enter the draw);
- Too many exclamation marks. It might be exciting to you, but you’ve got to make it exciting to the reader.
I just read your Amazon review of Godspeed: Making Christ's Mission Your Own by Britt Merrick and appreciated your insight and candor.
My name is Ken Hensley and I recently published a short ebook on leadership called "Leading with Heart: Faith-Filled Thoughts on Leadership." Being a leader is not easy, especially if you want to do it right. My hope in writing this ebook is that the reader will be encouraged and inspired to put their best effort into being a good leader.
Below is a link where you can download a free PDF of the book. If you are willing to write a review at Amazon, that would be great! [deleted]
Thanks for your consideration!