- “Shameless self-promotion” implies there is something to be ashamed of and that doesn’t exactly encourage his audience to open it. I doubt even his mother opens it.
- It gives no indication of what the receiver might find within the e-mail, much less how one might benefit from the information therein.
- There is no variety, no reason to be tempted to see what’s happening in that author’s life this week than there was the last time we opened the mail, which was maybe a year ago.
- Though sometimes repetition in marketing is a good thing, this feels just plain lazy.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .