Book Tweep - there's a sucker born every minute

I got an email from an outfit called Book Tweep.

We saw your book "The Night She Disappeared" at Amazon. We would like to help you in the Promotional efforts of "The Night She Disappeared" to boost the number of sales and ranking. We will act as an extra helping hand in marketing your book so that you can get more time to write your next one. You can check our website and discuss your promotion queries and your Book Sales target. For more info just visit our website and write to us.

Hey, for only $14.99 a month you can promote your self-published book through three Twitter accounts that spew endless tweets that I doubt are ever seen and that have a suspect number of followers.

The tweets are along these lines: "Emotional struggles and deep friendships play."

Another red flag for me is the poorly written web site.

How it works?


  • The cost of our book promotion service is $14.99 per month for a single book or a series.

  • You will get one promotional tweet from our each twitter account.

  • We will tweet from 3 twitter accounts so you will get 3 promotional tweets per day.

  • In month total 90 promotional tweets per month for your book at the cost of $14.99 per month to our more than 250,000 followers/readers.

  • In addition to it we will also permanently list your book on our site(1000 to 1500 per day visitors).

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(Anonymous)
i just received the identical email.
I just received the same email for one of my books.
(Anonymous)
I keep receiving these notes, but I haven't replied. I'm not sure how helpful it would be to be part of their tweet, and how do I know there are 1500 visitors per day? My books are not self published, so perhaps Book Tweet would do better to connect with my publishers and arrange to promote the books through that connection. I'm a newbie writer, and I don't know much about promotion. Does anyone else know more about this company? I don't want to throw money away, but I would like to give my work broader visibility.
Re: I just received the same email for one of my books.
You would totally be throwing your money away. I can guarantee you that.
Book Tweep
(Anonymous)
Here's what they keep sending me:

Zorpia would like to:
View your email address
View your basic profile info
Manage your contacts

A button says: Allow.

I haven't allowed, and won't.