Quick question. I received an email from someone purporting to be from Borders, inquiring about my new novel, "Currents: Every Life Leaves an Imprint" (ISBN 0974944548) and wanting to get one copy of the title. This person asked if it was ok to fax a purchase order to me. The reply email address looked valid, but the message was very short and did not include a signature line---so I'm suspicious if this is simply an attempt to validate my email address for spamming, or to get my fax number.
As I am sure you all do, I get lots of bogus emails everyday, so I tend to be a bit cautious about these things.
Also, the "To:" field contained the person's name followed by "IPT (B0133)." Has anyone seen this before?
Any insight or suggestions is welcome. I will most likely contact Borders online "customer care" to see if they can confirm whether it's on the up-and-up.
Of course my dilemma is lost opportunity if I do not respond to what might well be a valid request :-(
I recently had some statewide PR on my book, so it's possible someone in the "biz" took notice!