I had this email exchange today. This exchange is verbatim, I haven’t corrected or changed any of the spellings, grammar, etc:
Dear Mr Goldberg
I was wondering since you published a few books do you know any good traditional publsihing companies? I translated my father’s book and I am looking for a publsihing company. Please let me know.
I replied that there are many publishing companies, but that she’d be better off finding an agent first. She responded as follows:
Dear mr. goldberg
if it’s not a problem can you please give me the names of some traditional publishing companeis you contatcted with.
So I sent her a list of publishing companies. And she replied:
Dear Mr Golberg,
I am sorry to bother you thrid time in one day. I was wondering if any of those publishing companeis will agree to at elast conscider my manuscript can I tell them that you refered me to them or you don;t want me to? Do you know if you are going to be on any book signings in IL soon? Thank You