Because of requests/comments from those on the blog, I have added an auto-response to all queries I receive. The response says the following:
Thank you so much for querying BookEnds. Your query has been received and I look forward to reading it.
Please note that I do reply to every query and make an attempt to do so within 4 weeks of receiving it.
If you haven’t received my response in 6 weeks please assume that either your query or my reply was lost and feel free to re-query.
I’ve always been skeptical of doing something like this and I have no idea why. I guess part of me feared that it would only result in a ton of responses that say something like, “Thanks. I look forward to hearing from you.” Well, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. One author Tweeted to tell me how much she appreciated it, but other than that, nothing. No extra work for me, and hopefully this will help calm frazzled nerves.
So thank you, blog readers.