So, I did just like I said, today’s Black Friday and I sent a note out to my email subscribers announcing the start of my book giveaway. I previewed it by sending it to myself, and off it went.
And then I promptly got a response back from one of my readers saying that they got garbage – a paragraph of text, and then nothing. No mention of book, no links, no nothing.
When I got my actual copy (I am, of course, subscribed to my own list for just these purposes :)), I got the same junk.
I’ve contacted the support people for the list server asking what the heck. Unfortunately this means that, at least for now, I’ve got to cancel the giveaway. I have no idea when I’ll be able to generate a functional email.
I completely understand if people signed up specifically for the giveaway and now want to unsubscribe. I can see how this would sound like a scam for collecting email addresses, but it’s not.
Sorry for the inconvenience. My timing was pretty lousy, of course, trying something on such as weird semi-holiday. Oh, well. Lesson learned.