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SAMPLE MASS SOLICITATION EMAIL FROM PUBLISHER

Dear [student],

I came to know about your academic paper entitled "[Title]", submitted in 2011, while I was performing research at the University of Minnesota's repository. We are currently planning publications in this subject field and therefore we would be glad to know whether you would be interested in publishing the above mentioned work with us.

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing is a member of an international group having nearly 10 years of experience in the publication of high-quality research works from well-known institutions worldwide. In addition to producing printed scientific books, we also market them worldwide through more than 80,000 booksellers.

Kindly let know if you would be interested in receiving more detailed information in this regard.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
--
Yedisen Ramasamy
Acquisition Editor

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG
Address: Dudweiler Landstraße 99
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
Phone +49 681 3720-310
Fax +49 681 3720-3109
y.ramasamy(at)
lap-publishing.com / www.lap-publishing.com

SAMPLE LIBRARIES RESPONSE

Dear [Student],

As you know, your work is in the University Digital Conservancy (UDC), where it is freely available and open to all. A few publishing companies - who may or may not be trustworthy - have been known to search the UDC and solicit papers en masse by means of a boilerplate email.  If you receive communication from any publisher, you are encouraged to be well-informed before considering an offer.

Please read the information on the website Transforming Scholarly Communication, especially the sections “Choosing a Publisher” https://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/pubpol.phtml and “Author's Rights” https://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/au-rights.phtml. The information on the Scholarly Communication website has been carefully compiled by several librarians at the U of M, and should help you a great deal in your decision-making.

If you have further questions, you can also contact the UDC directors Beth Kaplan (kapla024@umn.edu) and Lisa Johnston (ljohnsto@umn.edu).

Sincerely,

[Librarian]