PLEASE help write this email message everyone!
I need to write a brief email to be sent to the 232 people on Howard Bloom's contact list. Some of you are great writers and could easily help word this nicely. This is a VERY important project guys. We could easily gain many new members, so please spend some time and help me.Guidelines1.
It needs to have a catchy subject line that doesn't prompt the recipient to delete the email before reading it. Right now I am thinking about something along these lines:Howard Bloom, author of "The Lucifer Principle" and "Global Brain" is inviting you...
These are ALL people that know Howard Blooms name, so it is vital to capitalize on this. The subject line must have his name.2.
The body of the message must be short and sweet. If it is too long people will not read it. Think about when you get long emails from people you don't know.3.
It cannot look like spam. Nothing about the wording can look like an advertisement. We need to try to maximize the number of people that read the email and respond.4.
Howard is going to be our guest in the BookTalk chat room on Thursday, January 2, 2003. This author is paid close to $5000 per appearance, so we should all be happy and honored to have attracted the interest of an author and scientist of this calibre. The email must mention that Howard will be our guest.
Howard Bloom has authorized me to use his name in the email. He fully understands that his name is what will attract the greatest number of respondents. I have given Howard Bloom my word that I will not abuse this list as they are his fans and are of great importance to him.
So there will not be many emails sent to these people. Each must be designed with care. Please help me write this so that we can get this email sent out in the next few days!
Remember - the goal of sending this email is two-fold:
1. Gain many new active members at BookTalk
2. Gain publicity for Howard Bloom
Howard Bloom would like feedback from our group on which one of his books we liked more, "The Lucifer Principle"
or "Global Brain."
Perhaps we could incorporate this into the email?
By the way...go check out our new site as it is being developed at poidesign.com/booktalk/
. I will create a thread to discuss this new site. Please keep this thread exclusively to discuss the email.
Chris O'Connor Edited by: Chris OConnor at: 10/30/05 4:08 pm