VanDoren wrote:I receive
Should say "I take"
your email address from communications, business card, or pubic displayed information indicating that you are open to receiving emails.
The mere fact that I have an email address that you can find doesn't indicate that I'm "open to receiving emails". I make it available to select communities, such as the Genii Forum, to enable participation in those communities. Given that you have only this post, you aren't really a member of the group, and it should be painfully obvious that the email address isn't there for your commercial purposes.
As far as my book is concerned. It is amazing how a person is condemned before knowing the content of his/her writings.
No one has condemned you. I made a very specific observation and gave the reason for so doing. If I'm wrong -- if your booklet is not related to Losander's work, or is not taking advantage of the reputation and goodwill he has built -- then no doubt your satisfied customers will point out the error of my ways and I'll stand chastised off to the side while you sell a bunch of them.
Okay, that didn't happen.
Seriously, why does one need to read a book to form a negative opinion of it? I don't need to watch "Honey Boo Boo" to decide it would be a waste of my time.