Two weeks ago, I received this email (I've removed the sender's name):I have no idea which of my self-pubbed books she means. I have no idea how one might have been featured in a newsletter I'd never heard of before. Since the sender had said "If you do have any questions. . ." I immediately emailed back and asked, "To which of my books are you referring, and why do you think your readers would be interested?" Never heard back from her.My name’s L--- C------- and I am the editor for ManyBooks.net. I hope you don’t mind me reaching out, but I wanted to say that I saw your book featured in the Book Basset newsletter and I think it would be well received by our readers.
We were wondering if you’d like to be featured in our newsletter? We send out our daily newsletter to over 130,000 subscribers, and if you’re able to book something shortly, we could offer you a feature for just $19 (instead of the usual $25).
If you’re interested, please fill out our discount submission form: http://manybooks.net/get-featured?discount=welcome
For more information visit: http://manybooks.net/promote
If you do have any questions about ManyBooks or being featured in our newsletter, please don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to hearing from you.
I checked the web site, and noticed they featured books by some famous—although deceased—authors. Many of their books seem to be in the public domain, like these classics or these adventure books. The books that authors pay to have promoted are deep within the website where the newsletters are archived—and they only seem to promote ebooks that are free or deeply discounted.
I fail to see how this site's promotional services could benefit authors.