So, people, especially if you are academics, how do you feel about getting emails that go like follows,
Dear Professor Bulochkina,
I’m writing to let you know that my new book titled Xxx came out last month. Here are the links if you are interested.
I’m seeing some people do it and I’m not sure what the etiquette is. Should I do it for my new book?
I have to be honest: I LOVE getting such emails (and please consider sending one to me the next time you release something.) I find it very useful to get them because I like knowing what’s being published. Plus, I’m always happy that things are happening, people are getting published, etc.
But we all know I can’t be trusted to guess what the majority likes and responds to. Will people think I’m an idiot if I send out such an email? Would you do it?