blogger payola?

Unsolicited email becomes fodder for blog post — learn from their mistake.

From my email inbox:

Dear eclectic librarian,

My name is **** and I am the webmaster of the book price comparison site: **********.com . Recently we released a new redesigned site and we thought it might be interesting to you:

http://www.**********.com is a free service of finding the best price on books among the major online stores. Our real time price comparison can help you save as much as 60% from the retail price. At ********** you can look for the cheapest price on new & used books, and also compare the price on a purchase of several books together.

I will appreciate if you can post a comment on your eclectic librarian blog about our service, to inform your readers about this useful and free service.

We understand the effort that is involved in our request, and would like to offer you a small gift in return:

Please choose one of the books from the Price Nobel Winner Orhan Pamuk: “Snow” or “My name is Red” and we will be glad to send it to you.
Just reply to this e- mail with your chosen book and your shipping address and we will send the book to you.(Don’t forget to write us your feedbacks, too).

This offer is not connected to posting our site on your blog but we will be very happy if you will write about us!

I hope that you find the service interesting. If you have any queries or you’d like more information, kindly contact me.

Sincerely,

**** ******
Webmaster
****@**********.com
www.**********.com

Thanks, but no thanks. I don’t blog for bribes.

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