Apr 05, 2022
In Our Still
It is intended for quick communication, and it succeeds-you can send a message and receive a reply sometimes within a couple of minutes, and expectations are that a reply will be received within a couple of days at the longest. Frequently, however, I've heard authors complain about not getting responses-from literary agents, publishers (not just traditional but subsidy or print-on-demand publishers), printers, publicists, journalists, and others involved in the book email list publishing world. Not receiving a response to your email message, whether or not you are an author, usually results from one of three reasons: The intended recipient never received the email. (The message might have been deleted as spam or your provider may have failed to send it). In this case, it's fine to follow-up with a second email after a few days to make sure your message was received. You might also use the "request confirmation" feature so you know the recipient received the message even if he or she isn't able to reply at the moment. The intended recipient is too busy or "out of the office" and can't respond right away. Busy might include being swamped with emails-it's not uncommon for people to receive 100 or more a day, and even if most are junk, it takes a lot of time to filter them despite all the tools to help; or the person may be on vacation, in which case the person should have set up an "out of the office" email response for you to receive if your business is important to him or her.