A publishing company wants a form letter written to address the following scenario.
An author has written and printed a lengthy manuscript (i.e. book) and submitted it to a publisher hoping to get it published.
The publisher has decided not to publish the author’s work and has directed the writing of a letter breaking this news in a respectful, professional manner.
The publisher believes the topic of the book is interesting, but the actual contents are not publishable, due to insufficient research on the part of the author, as well as certain style issues that reflect the author’s inexperience as a writer.
The publisher has begun to read the author’s regular blog (on the same topic as the manuscript) and wants to encourage the author to continue writing in the blog.
The publisher believes that one day the author will be able to get published, if s/he continues to blog regularly and carefully.
In order to complete this assignment, then, you must do the following for the textbook scenario:
Find the correct address and such information for Thompson Rivers University to use in your letter; and
Compose a formal business letter written from the university president to the applicants being rejected expressing the university chairperson’s news as outlined in the textbook scenario.
If you choose the alternate scenario, then, you must do the following:
Select a real publisher and find the correct address and such information to use in your letter; and
Compose a formal business letter written from the publisher to the author being rejected expressing the publisher’s news as outlined above.
In either scenario, it will be crucial for you to gently reject the addressee(s) without giving offense and to give a sense of hope without promising future success.