I’ve been getting spammed with emails lately from an awful book promotion service called Booktweep.
We saw your book “The Pursuit: A Fox and O’Hare Novel” at Amazon. We would like to help you in the Promotional efforts of “The Pursuit: A Fox and O’Hare Novel” to boost the number of sales and ranking. We will act as an extra helping hand in marketing your book so that you can get more time to write your next one. You can check our website and discuss your promotion queries and your Book Sales target. For more info just visit our website and write to us. Our website is https://booktweep.com/product/
So I took a look at the Booktweep website. It’s a mess. Basically, you pay them $14.99 a month and they will send out terrible twitter ads about your book. Here are three examples of their work:
I sent the promotional visionaries at Booktweep this note:
Here’s some advice for you on your promotional efforts.
1. Research the authors you are contacting. If you had looked into me, you’d know that THE PURSUIT hit #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists on its debut four weeks ago and that we don’t need your tweet help.
2. Hire someone familiar with the English language to write your twitter ads. The ads you are running now humiliate you and your clients.
3. Hire someone familiar with the English language to write your website. It’s embarrassing and unprofessional to have phrases like this as subject headings on your website:
Why to choose Booktweep?
How it works?
So, why to wait ?
(FYI, the correct phrasing is: Why choose Booktweep? and How does it work? and So why wait?)
In addition to those inept headings, you have phrases like this:
5.8 Millions Tweet Impressions
15.7 Thousands Profile visits of @Ebookjunction
Million and Thousand do not need to be plural. Someone familiar with English would know better.
I could go on and on. Why would anyone pay you to promote their work when you do such an awful, sloppy job?
6 thoughts on “The Mail I Get: Booktweep Edition”
Frankly, I’m amazed you still spend time and effort setting straight such obvious con artists, except that it gives you another opportunity to write an excellent article on how unscrupulous people try to profit from authors by offering bogus services.
And worst of all… (shudder)… THEY USE COMIC SANS.
Foolishly and desperate for impressions and clicks, I paid them and now can’t contact them for a refund! Their contact software does not work! They accepted my payment through P.D Marketing and they will not respond either. Stay far, far away from these crooks!
I also received a “saw your book on Amazon” email from Booktweep. I found your article when I thought I would look into it a bit. I found it very helpful. Thank you.
I always check out any offers as they all appear to be scams these days. Your article is the first I read. Thank you.