Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You Gotta Respect That!

One thing I respect is the truth,
Even when the truth is something I don't necessarily want to hear, I appreciate it,
This morning I was floating around cyberspace and I saw someone's response to someone else,
Continually sending them information about their book...
I am paraphrasing here but it went something like this;
'You have sent me this info several times and if anything having you continually send it will probably cause me not to buy your book...' Enuf said...I smiled because it had been addressed directly to the person and was on point and kindly stated...
I learned that lesson a long time ago...
I had joined this group, was an active participant, but periodically, myself and others would send out book blurbs, etc...
One woman, ineloquently said,
"I am not interested in your books, if I were I would simply read it at the bottom of your email..."
I took that to heart, another writer asked me if I were offended and I told her absolutely not,
I told her I appreciated the honesty and would remember the advice...because I know for myself that bombarding me with something doesn't make me purchase anything...so why should I expect different from anyone else...
And I love it when people just say it,
A couple of years ago when I started blogging,
Someone posted a huge advertisement on my blog,
They didn't comment or anything, simply advertised,
I sent them an email, telling them I was going to delete it,
Because while I didn't mind a bit of information at a minimum a response to the post,
Would have been a bit more subtle...
They thanked me and told me they respected the fact that I told them why I deleted it,
Obviously, they had been getting deleted all over the place...
I told him that I try to treat folks as I would have them treat me,
I want to be told if I break an unwritten rule,
Or color outside the lines,
Just tell me and you have my word,
It won't happen again...

LOVE PEACE BLESSINGS!
angelia
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5 comments:

Poetic Genesis said...

Good post!

I've had to do this with a few people, but put a disclaimer on my shelfari page because it was getting out of hand...lol

Angelia... said...

Thanks Babe,
I know...at first people are just eager...but after a while they should see it isn't working...

Smooches!
angelia

Linda Moses said...

Good post. When you know better you should do better.

'Cilla said...

I have found that in online groups, new writters expect, that you have become familar with automatically expect you to purchase their book simply because of the group affliation. I told one author that I had to have some interest in the book (she wrote Lesbian Romance) she was very offended but It was not a subject I was interested in. Oh Well....

Angelia... said...

Thanks Linda,
'Cilla, new writers do expect a lot of things, if they didn't expect to sell books they probably wouldn't join the groups...that is why so many drop out...

angelia