Friday, September 23, 2005

Agents Don't Get It (the Internet, that is)

If you needed any proof that agents do not understand the Internet, I give you Lydia Wills, an agent for the snooty Paradigm Talent Agency in (where else?) Beverly Hills. These people are so exclusive they apparently don't even have a web site. After receiving an electronic press release from me about passing the 50,000th hit mark at Beyond You & Me, she sent me a huffy reply stating "remove my email address from your mailing list immediately."

Lydia, Darling, if you act that way, I'll have to sell your email addy to a REAL Spammer. You'll be getting offers for penis enhancement pills and Rolex replicas by the bushel-load. Same with Alexandra Robbins. She didn't ask me if I wanted to receive her newsletter promoting her new book recently, but asks me to "unsubscribe" her when I send her communications about what I'm doing. So much for "old Blue" spirit.

Ladies, hasn't anyone ever told you about the "twit filter" that allows you to block email addys you don't like?

Employing double standards with restive writers risks having them post your email addresses everywhere, allowing the web crawlers Spammers use chew you up and spit you out to the porn industry. But my mother always told me to be polite, so I won't do that.

But it definitely crossed my mind....


Blogger jay said...

Well, that lady probably deserves to have her Internet address posted all over the Internet, but removing her from your list will probably save a few minutes of your time when sending our press releases when you hit the 100,000 mark. There's not much point in sending out press releases to people who are too narrow-minded and hard-headed to entertain new concepts, anyway.

1:43 AM, September 27, 2005  
Blogger W. S. Cross said...

You are, of course, correct, though the little elfin demon inside me thinks it would still be funny to do it. I got a nasty letter from another Yalie who told me it was "unprofessional" of me to contact her using the alumni database.

Of course, if she'd ever bothered to return the query card I sent her, I wouldn't have continue to write to her.

I am reminded of an incident that I saw at an airport where a passenger lambasted a skycap. I was next in line, and when I stepped up to drop off my suitcase, the skycap told me "that man is going to Chicago, but his luggage is heading to San Diego."

1:59 PM, September 27, 2005  

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