AUTHOR here,Well, no.
Sorry for the impersonal email but, I just copied and pasted all my 'contacts.' The purpose of the email is to announce that my first novel has just been published!! It's an e-book for now, the publisher says the paperback will be on the shelves sometime in October. You can find it right now on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com or even as an iBook. Just put my name or the title (TITLE) and it'll pop right up.
And, if you do read it and think it's good, please consider writing a review and then, tell ALL YOUR contacts!
Instead I'm going to block you on my gmail account and post a rant about ineffective promotion.
This is textbook ineffective.
For starters, I have no clue who you are.
I assume I get these from people who've queried me, and my name got added to their address book. A lot of email programs do that (add to your address book) automatically. It's something you want to be aware of.
Except a Savvy Author knows that "send all" is the kiss of death in any kind of promotion.
If you're not going to personalize your email (which you should but I'll fight that battle another day) at the very least you should send a form email to subgroups of your address book: friends/family; fellow writers; people in your address book you can't remember but they must be important if they're there, right?
Look at each name? Do you know that person? If you do it's ok to send an email. And by "know" I mean something other than a form email passing on your book.
If you do NOT know the person, why is their name in your address book?
You then target the email to why they are in your address book:
Dear Felix Buttonweezer,
We met at the Flash Fiction and French Fry Eating Contest at Coney Island.
My book is being published. You can find it here.
Dear Colin Smith,
We met when we were in the kale fields of Carkoon.
My book is being published. You can find it here
Dear Janet Reid,
We corresponded when you rejected my novel that's now being published.
Boy, don't you feel stupid.
Notice that none of those have a request to spam YOUR friends.
And none of them ask for a review.
Promotion is hard work, and it takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to get out there and do it. Short cuts like these are just plain stupid. Don't do it.