( and author)
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 think in some cases the book might be older and therefore no longer a valid address, or they are just really busy and gets lots of emails.
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.
Originally posted by Mohan Panigrahi:
1. Please dont call him bastard. I respect him very much.
I agree. Tom, keep your political ranting and raving out of this forum!
Abe Lincoln said, �If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I�d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.� I guess Abe's improving tools somewhere along the communications line.
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.
"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.
Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
[QBOh, but he certainly was a teetotal bastard.[/QB]
Actually his(Lincoln) mother,Nancy Hanks Lincoln was a bastard child
Topic is getting hijacked...
Originally posted by Ray Marsh:
I corresponded with Solveig Haugland regarding her book "J2EE 1.4: The Big Picture" She actually responded rather quickly, was helpful and very nice.
I won her book
But never recieved the book after almost a month
So,I can not say anything about Solveig Haugland
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.
Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
The only way to get the author's attention is put a subject of
"Check in mail"
If I got an email subjected "Check in Mail," it would be the first email I deleted. I don't really get many checks in the mail.