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I have sent emails many times to authors of different books given on books (introducton, preface etc) but no one ever replied. I thik those emails are really fake and no one bothers to even check them.
Originally posted by Alfred Harre: I have sent emails many times to authors of different books given on books (introducton, preface etc) but no one ever replied. I thik those emails are really fake and no one bothers to even check them.
Try snail mail. If I look through my junk email folder and see names I don't recognise ( either people or companies ) I dont' read them and I'm sure I'm not alone.
I sent an email to Abraham Lincoln and the bastard never wrote back!
1. Please dont call him bastard. I respect him very much. confused: And authors are not presidents ( some presidents may be authors though ). If an author is not interested to receive email, why put it in preface at first place.
2. I would suggest writing your subjects as [Question on ] Book Title to help them see that it is not a junk mail.
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Originally posted by Jason Menard: Exhaustive research on my part has determined that Lincoln's parents were married when he was born, so while it may or may not be that he was a bastard, he was certainly not a total bastard.
Oh, but he certainly was a teetotal bastard.
Joined: Jan 13, 2004
The only way to get the author's attention is put a subject of
"Check in mail" which has sufficient ambiguity to keep the senders' conscience clear but at the same time is guaranteed to have the author read the e-mail.
Be sure to NOT use the correct spelling of Cheque.
The chances are that the authors get large amounts of email and if the question is too complex/obscure/off topic or they are simply very busy they don't reply. Sometimes I end up replying because the email is actually very long and interesting and I decide I should really give it some time and never get around to it, rather than whippinig off a quick reply to a simpler question.
I once wrote to John Muchow (Core J2me) asking for his help in coding.I used the header he had specified on his website for traning purposes. I got very quick reply and he was very helpful. I guess all unrecoginized emailz end up in a junk mail folder.
Joined: Dec 01, 2003
I wrote to John Carnell his co-author Rob Harrop and their technical reviewer Jan Machacek asking a question form their book Pro Jakarta Struts but none of them replied :roll:
Originally posted by Muzammil Hussain: I wrote to John Carnell his co-author Rob Harrop and their technical reviewer Jan Machacek asking a question form their book Pro Jakarta Struts but none of them replied :roll:
Hmm, John is exactly the person who I had emailed and he responded very quickly. Very nice guy, and a good writer too.