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Guidelines to Consider in Marketing Books
Using Email Advertisement Campaigns

For an upstart author with limited resources, marketing the book by email ad campaign can be inexpensive and time saving, aside from being rewarding and profitable, if the author concerned will just carefully observe the following e-mailer guidelines:

1) Email Subject Line

Be careful in editing your email's subject line, for this is one of the most sensitive and
problematic areas when it comes to anti-spam filtering software. Mentioning the name or
even email of your recipient(s) is an indication that you have little regard for their
privacy, even in an online setting. The best way to avoid any risk is to adopt a
professional-sounding title that does not use any attention-getting or catchy words.


    * Don't use ALL CAPS
    * Don't use the particular word "free"
    * Don't leave too much empty, white spaces using the space bar
    * Don't mention the name or email of the recipient(s)
    * Don't mention any date or time schedule

2) Subject Line Capitalization

Words inside an email subject line should not be capitalized to avoid problems with spam
3) Spam-like Content

An email may not be sent properly if it contains spam-like content, so the author should
refrain from using phrases that may appear as spam-like to email spam filters. Sentences
like "Click here!" or "Once in a lifetime opportunity!" or simply
exaggerating with too many exclamation points (!) can hit the sensitive triggers of many
of the popular e-mail spam filters.


    * Avoid using the phrase "Click Here!"
    * Avoid using exclamation points

4) Text-Based Is Better

While emails can be either HTML-based or text-based, make your emails as text-based. The
obvious reason is that if you want to increase the spam safety and accessibility of your
email, text-based email ad is the safest solution. This means that even if you choose to
go the somewhat complex HTML route option, make sure that you format and layout the email
content to make it appear that it was in fact a text-based one. Do not send your
HTML-based e-mail without a text-delivery option. If your email is in HTML and it doesn't
automatically switch to text-format for those readers who can't receive HTML, it will get
filtered out.


    * Avoid sending HTML-based e-mail without a text-delivery option

5) Attachments

Attachments often carry viruses, so they are usually filtered out proactively. If you send
a book email ad with an attachment, it is a burden to expect from the readers to further
run the attachment through a virus protection program. Thus, it is discouraged.


    * Never send an email ad campaign containing an attachment

6) BCC

In maximizing the distribution of the book email ad to the most number of recipients, an
author might be tempted to send that email ad using Bcc distribution to more than a few
recipients. As a conscious and circumspect author, you should avoid this practice. If you
use lots and lots of recipients inside the Bcc field, it is very likely that the email
will be marked as spam.


    * Don't send Bcc lines to several recipients simultaneously

7) Color Use

Refrain from using colored texts to send your ad message across, for it generally sends a
wrong signal to the recipient(s). Black remains the most legible color on your screen,
while a red emphasis is highly correlated with tricky marketing schemes and spam email.
Other colors like blue or green should be avoided at all costs. So, do not change the
default color settings of your email to avoid a non-send.


    * Don't change the color of your email background

8) E-mail File Size

Regarding email file size, keep the email size between 20KB and 50KB. Be also aware that a
majority of spam emails weigh-in at less than 20KB most of the time.


    * Keep your email size within the 20KB-50KB size range


    * Never send an email that is more than 50KB in size

9) Bad HTML Code

When it comes to text preparation and encoding, refrain from creating emails by utilizing
bad HTML code generated by popular tools such as Microsoft Word. Nevertheless, if you are
really predisposed to create your book e-mail ad in Microsoft Word , then save it as HTML;
however, you should be aware that the code generated by MS Word and other tools may be
very "unorthodox," and this is one thing that e-mail spam filters really do not


    * Refrain from creating emails using bad HTML codes

10) Images

Regarding the use of images, their use should be avoided inside the email in place of
text. Just keep your message simple and direct to make an impression on your email
recipient(s). Using images creates a mistaken impression that the author is merely
"showcasing" his book with dazzling, mesmerizing visuals just to sell.


    * Don't use images inside the e-mail in place of the text

12) Virus Free

Do ensure that your computer is virus-free or malware-free. Of course, you don't want to
inadvertently send out a virus-infected email ad from your machine, together with your own
email address and name prominently featured. Make sure that you purchase and install an
authentic, reputable, and efficient anti-virus software from an OEM (original equipment
manufacturer) to be safe.


    * Purchase a reliable anti-virus software for your computer


    * Avoid sending email messages that are virus infected

Limited marketing resources notwithstanding, a wise, pragmatic, and efficient author is
one who has already identified his particular target demographic market, is convinced that
"opt-in email sends" can be an effective and potent tool in marketing his book,
and believes in the power of "word of mouth" to make excellent sales returns from
the book promotional campaign thru email ads. Indeed, in today's cutting edge world of
IT-empowered ad dissemination, an author can rely on and make optimal use of this very
convenient option for his book marketing campaign. For they are all a click-send distance

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