(email to me, whose name, you may know, is Misty. It only says it every-damn-where on my site...)
I work on the marketing team at redacted and am emailing a couple select bloggers
like you about a free day next wednesday for our newest release, redacted. On 9/5/12, this book will be free on Amazon for eBook readers.
Do you think your readers at redacted would be interested?
Of course, we realize you would want to review the book before talking about it so I’ve
included a press kit which you can download here. redacted
It includes complimentary copies of the book for your reading pleasure. If you’re
interested, we’d love to set up an interview with the Author or get you a few signed
copies of the paperback. Just let us know, whatever you need, we’ll get it.
Love what you’re doing so keep it up.
Oh yeah, I found your email information online at redacted Just wanted to make sure it’s all right.
And sometimes, when that happens, I just chuckle, shake my head in wonder, and walk away.
Sometimes, this happens.
You don't mind if I call you Brad, do you? Even though your email clearly says your name is Brian? 'Cause here's why:
So I must infer from this that you just like attributing names to people that you think they should have, and to you, I guess I'm an Annie.
- My name is not Annie.
- My blog is not "redacted."
- And a quick perusal of the site, redacted, shows the contact for that blog isn't named "Annie" either - it's Lauri.
I've never really felt like an Annie, but I could be wrong.
Anyway, thank you, Brad, for the offer, but I think I'll have to pass.
I know we all get this from time to time. Ashley from Bookish Brunette did a fantastic post on this once,
And what's the best, most-ridiculous one you've ever gotten?
*In case you were wondering, "redacted" is a replacement for sensitive info. Not that the info is sensitive, but the other bloggers info wasn't necessary to this, and I figured, why pull her into it, and I certainly wasn't going to give this guy and his Co. any screentime, yaknow?
***EDITED TO ADD: IF you get this SAME email, I would not recommend clicking on the link in the email OR responding. There is always the potential that it is an info-gathering phishing scam (similar to what Parajunkee talks about here), and as at least one other blogger got the exact same email, chances are it's not just some oaf effing up his job. (Though I guess it could be - a misstep with find and replace, or ann accidental mass email, maybe?)
Be on the safe side, and just delete and move on with your life.