"Sharing with Writers" is from the desks of Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER (USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004" and an Irwin Award winner) and THE FRUGAL EDITOR, winner of USA Book News Best Book award and Reader Views Literary Award, and her writing friends. Writing friends. That's YOU.
It is a place where you'll find writing and promotion tips and where you can share your own writing sucesses with other writers.
Newsletter Dated: 9/23/2008 9:12:20 AM
Subject: [SharingwithWriters]Specical Notice: Pulitzer Scam
Forgive this letter in its most causal of forms. As you may remember, I am on vacation. Still, I thought this was important enough to pass on to you. It was sent to me by publisher Glenda Ivey, Jada Press (http://jadapromotion.com). No I haven't taken the time to check it out (heck, I'm on a cruise ship!), but I trust Glenda and her source (The Southern Review). So here it is:
Scam artists in Nigeria have apparently gotten on to the idea that authors are a soft touch. They are sending notices that you have won or are being considered for a Pulitzer. Do not (repeat not) click through, pay any money or otherwise be fooled by this.
Short and sweet, huh?
Next letter will be out in October when I get back!
Happy writing, promoting and, yes, editing, too!
Carolyn Howard - Johnson