I received an email today that sort of confused me ... It's from Josh Brody, co-founder of a site called Booklr which I hadn't heard of before. I looked it up, and apparently it's brand new (it was launched in May). From what I understand, you self-publish an ebook for free and the site distributes it to a bunch of different retailers. It looks cool if you're interested in self-publishing, but I don't know if I'm going to take that route. I've been querying agents for a little more than a year and it hasn't worked out yet, and self-publishing is kind of a last resort for me. But, I don't know.
Anyway, what confused me about the email was, Mr. Brody claimed to be curious about the status of my book and asked if I had time to speak this week. I don't understand why someone from a self-publishing site would want to speak to me––just to promote the website? From what I've researched the website seems legitimate and not a scam, although it's hard to tell since it's so new. I'm just wondering if anyone else has received an email from them or spoken to them, because I'm not sure whether to reply or not. Thanks!