Monday, 4 February 2013

Petunia J L’amor…

Here’s what I think, take it or leave it. If you want a fellow writer to do something for you and you send them an email asking them to do this and that and the other thing, I believe it’s probably a good idea to actually personally address the author in question by name at the start of the email and then rabbit on with what you want and not add them in as part of a group or list of people to use. Sure, sure, copy and paste the email twenty or thirty times to all the different authors but do it individually.

Dear Imelda Bliss-Bottom Snodgrass,

I have this amazing book that I wrote with my own lily white hands and I want you to promo it for me because it’s so damn good and I want sales.

Petunia J L’amor

That I’d respond to. But a generic ‘I want this from you and email me back’? Er, no. Yeah, time is short and you want to promo stuff but where the hell did basic etiquette go? Or as writers is it that we don’t give a crap because we want what we want? I like ballsy people but I also like manners.