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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Got this email earlier. Seriously, do people actually fall for this crap?

From: “Mogoli Angelberg”
Date: 27 March 2012 21:20:02 GMT+01:00
To: hairylemony
Subject: loved your book

Just checked out your book on Smashwords, Chris and you’re so so talented. Do you have any suggestions for a budding writer like me?

What has worked and what hasn’t? Tried FB, Twitter, even book marks. I just don’t want to waste my time on things that don’t work.

I just read a couple EXCELLENT books on it. One was recommended by my friend called “Effortless Marketing”: http://amzn.to/EFFORTLESS I got it cause Mark Coker the Smashwords guy endorsed it and cause it’s free for the next 24 hours anyway. And it was surprisingly really, really good.

Do you have any other books you’d recommend?

If I’d written a book, I might have believed it a tiny little bit. If I was called Chris, I’d believe it even more.

Bloody spammers!


  • Chris Wade
    March 28
    8:49 am

    Funnily enough I got this email last night and my name is Chris. I thought it seemed odd and goggled the name, and where did it bring me? To this blog. Weird to see the email I got exactly as it was up here on the blog. And no I didnt fall for it haha


  • Oh, I got that too. Obviously someone trying to be crafty, but failing categorically.


  • Yep, I got that – three times. I do believe there are writers dumb enough to fall for this scam. The ‘loved your book’ and ‘you’re so talented’ crap is exactly what some people want to hear. And yeah, I got called Chris all three times…


  • Well, I’m a writer and I didn’t get it, not even in my spam! 😉


  • I’m really curious about his friend called Effortless Marketing.

    My suggestion for this budding writer: an English class.


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