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Subject: Complaint Department
To: vince @ emery.com
TO: VINCE EMERY
RE: HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS ON THE INTERNET
Dear Mr. Emery:
I am very sorry to have to register this complaint about your
book. I was halfway through reading it when I suddenly realized
the book was such a valuable asset that I could no longer
keep it in my house.
I now keep the book at my bank in a safe deposit box.
Unfortunately, this means I can only access the book during
banking hours. This is really frustrating because your book is
the most fact-filled and comprehensive source of doing business
on the Internet I have been able to find (and believe me I've
Please do not write any more books as I only have a very small
safe deposit box (besides the people in the bank are starting to
look at me suspiciously because of my frequent visits to the
Yours in humor,
"I love your book. It has become my 'Internet Bible.' Thank you for writing it."
Robert Freeman, Manager, Electronic Commerce, Xerox Corporation
"I had to write to tell you how fantastic your book is. I am in the startup phase of a new business,
specializing in Web site design & programming and Internet marketing & public relations. A personal
copy of this book will be issued to each of my salespeople on their first day on the
job. They will then be tested on its contents during training. I consider it the 'Bible' of
real business facts relating to the Internet. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing
a book for business people rather than techies."
Shari Peterson, Webster Group International, St. Louis, Missouri
"An excellent book that explains this entire process."
Bruce S. Keiffer, President, National Card Systems, Inc.
"An excellent book! I especially appreciate your coverage of secure transactions and digital
money, a seemingly obvious subject that has been overlooked by every other Internet business
book I have seen."
"I would like to say that your book is GREAT! I spent 6 hours in the bookstore comparing and reading
different Internet business books, but could not find any that came even close to your book."
"Just read your How to Grow Your Business on the Internet and I liked it very much. You're
the only one (out of the 12 other marketing Internet books I've read) that shows a genuine
expertise. Definitely the best book out there: In my bibliography, I rate it a 96."
Dan Dunne, Ph.D., Torrance, California
"Thanks for your help and common sense. My Web site should be more effective because of your book's
Ken Jackson, Jackson & Associates
"Thank you so very much for your book How to Grow Your Business on the Internet. It has been so very helpful in my
pursuit of publishing on the Web. Many of your concepts have greatly influenced my Web design,
and the results have been outstanding!"
D.T. Bagley, Internet Marketing Systems
"Three cheers! Three cheers! How to Grow Your Business on the Internet is absolutely
wonderful! I have been writing my own curricula for several years, and yours is so good, I want
to burn all of mine! Thanks again for a wonderful resource."
Wendy Hooks Bannon, University of Pittsburgh
"Your book is by far the best text I've read in the area. The book has given me many pointers,
unlike others that are obviously written by people who know nothing."
Dave Bowen, Sunderland University
"I read it cover to cover twice. I think it is a great book and it will help our directory on the
Internet succeed. Your book is the single most important tool I have used to begin this project."
John Kerzman, Joss Worldwide
"I found your book an excellent reference and sent a copy to my mother, who is in the
more traditional end of the advertising business and knows little about computers and less
about the Internet. She has shown some sections to her boss and they are both impressed." Rob Maggio
"I read your book in one sitting. It took all day yesterday. I finished at 1:50 a.m. I have never done
this with any how-to book in my life." Gary North
"I just bought your book and I was extremely pleased with it. I have been Internet marketing
since April and had to laugh at some of the mistakes I could have avoided if I had read the
T.J. Quesnel, Due North Marketing
"The book is an absolute and total peach. We are in the planning stages of setting up our Web
presence, and it is if God heard what we needed and dropped your book in my hands. It is the
most down-to-earth, practical guide there is."
Larry Rood, Gryphon House, Inc.
"What a terrific book you've written. If really focuses on the business issues, and it makes
what is highly complex easy to understand. Lots and lots of common sense." Dodge Johnson, Educational Consultant
"Thank you for writing this bookit is one of the best pieces of common-sense business literature
that we have seen."
Aaron Goldwater and Catherine Hansen, Brisbane on the Net, Queensland
"I have not yet finished your book but it has been of immense value to me. I cannot thank you enough!
I am attempting to set up a Web server and it has been extremely useful. I really appreciated the
Internet site references you included. Thanks again. Your book is outstanding" [Italics his.]
"Just a line to say I think the book is fantastic. I have just set up the family business site. I don't think
it compares with some of the companies in your book, but it is a darned sight better than it would
have been without it."
Steve Nichols, The FineArt Company, Norwich, England
"Thank you for writing a book that I could relate to and that was not written by a technical guru.
Your book has inspired me and our company to get our own home page and email system going. Your
book has been a great help."
Rich Crabtree, Dodd Technical
"I am truly enjoying your book. It is extremely readable, making things quite easy to understand
(even for me). If my endeavors are successful, I'll be sure to mention your book at my Nobel Prize
Many thanks for your excellent book. We have our site going now and I'm sure the immense amount
of clear and specific information will help us use our pages effectively. An exceptional book,
by far the most useful."
Michael Linehan, Model Mugging of BC
"A million thanks for writing How to Grow Your Business on the Internet. I'm through seven chapters
and it really gave me a confidence booster."
"Just wanted to take a minute and drop you a personal note. This past
weekend I purchased a copy of your book. What a delightful piece of work... I have reviewed a number of books on the Internet over the past few months.
I purchase resource books and various pubs for reference and in connection
with working with my client/customers. Your book is by far one of the most resourceful publications that I have
reviewed. It is lively, comical and quite informative and it goes
much further than just the basic everyday books coming out that
focus on the Internet."
Ken Fews, Jr., Ken Fews World Enterprises
"FYI, by way of customer research, I first flipped through your
book, browsed a bit, spotted the 'expand' line, signed on, and
got into your new section on the Pentium bug. Reading the copies
of the Nicely and Groves email gave me the same kind of feeling
I got watching Neal Armstrong step onto the moon... like I was there,
seeing history happen. Thanks for writing the book, and introducing me to the concept
of an 'expandable book'."
"Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you I thought your new book was
absolutely fabulous. I've read about ten books on the Internet and must say
yours is the by far the most informative to starter up organizations like
myself. As a business person first, graphic designer second,
I really appreciated the case studies and marketing tips.
I'm about 1/2 way through and am looking forward to correctly marketing my
services on the Net. Thanks for jump starting my brain!"
"Your book is great! It seems that I have every page highlighted with important information."
"I have been immersed in your book since buying it on a recent trip to Denver. Totally stimulated by the reading, the book has about a thousand yellow highlight marks in it. Thanks for all the info, it is a super book."
"I read your book with great interest, happy to decide not to highlight the parts I thought were important because I would've highlighted the whole book. I think
it is the best book I've ever read about the subject. Congratulations."
Luis Carlos Arvizu, Bristol and West Building Society
"Your book played a huge part in my business. The information in your book gave me the resources to apply for a
gaming license, and it worked. I acquired the first ever gaming license in British Columbia to be used on
the Internet. I read your book every chance I get. There is so much useful stuff in it I can find a different topic to research
every day. This book is my bible. Thank you once again for writing this book."
Tom Beadman, ExportBC
"I absolutely love your book. I stayed up all night reading it. I think you appreciate the marketing potential of the
Internet better than anyone I've seen."
"I recently went to Oxford Bookstore in Atlanta looking for a good book about marketing on the Internet. I found about nine
books on the subject, but I chose yours because it was written from a 'businessman's' point of view and not by some techno/generation X dweeb. Thank you."
Coleman's Music Industry and Radio Biz Links
"I think it is GREAT!!! I have and will continue to recommend your book to everyone who wants to learn more about how to
grow their business on the Internet."
Jonathan Dwoskin, MetroGuide
"Thanks so much for a great, no-nonsense (well, OK, a little nonsense) book! Worth its weight in gold."
Larry Daniele, Companion Software
"I read your book How to Grow Your Business on the Internet this summer. It helped me launch a new business. Thanks."
Richard G. Elieff, IntelliPro Software, Inc.
"I greatly enjoy your book and recommend it frequently to budding webmasters."
Steve Epstein, Marketing Manager, Internet Direct
"Great book! I just finished your book for the second time, and I love it."
"Thanks for your incredible book. I started trying to market on the Net a year ago. After trying several advertising options, I dismissed the Internet as a marketing medium.
Basically, I failed miserably in my marketing/advertising on the Internet. About six months ago I picked up your
book on a recommendation from a friend. I read it and started applying your tips and strategies to my Internet
marketing. That started an upward journey and I've never looked back. Thank you for changing the course of my
business and my life."
Scott Haines, Haines Publishing Company
"your book is the first book I have read for 2 years (never any time!). It has caused us to change our whole direction
and given us confidence in what is an awe-inspiring future. Thank you."
Simon James, managing Director, MicroBoss
"I just ordered eight more copies of How to Grow Your Business on the Internet. I plan on giving one to each member
of my staff, because they keep asking me questions that are already answered so clearly in the book. I have not found a more useful book on the subject."
Peter Johnson, CEO, GreenJungle
"Just read your book. Wow, it's just great for folks starting out with their own Web site. I bought your book on a recent trip to Manila and read it non-stop on the plane coming
home. A great investment full of top ideas and tips!"
Kee, KBS Media
"I read your great book translated into Korean. I read the book through the whole night. The next morning, I could not do anything
because of thinking about the near future. I had to do something. But I did not know what I had to do because I had not used a computer, or the
Internet, or even clicked a mouse. As a matter of fact, in South Korea, it is almost impossible for a man
age 41 who does not know anything about computers to do something on the Internet. I bought a computer with a modem.
Finally, I launched a site on the Web. If my page is useful, it was made by the power of How to Grow Your Business
on the Internet. I will never forget How to Grow Your Business on the Internet. And will always put the Bible
of the Net world on my right side."
Sander Lee, Sander's BestWare Previewer
"I read your book in one sitting. It took all day yesterday. I finished at 1:50 a.m. I have never done this
with any how-to book in my life."
"Just finished your book yesterday and wished to say how much I enjoyed it; found it interesting, and potentially useful. it was also entertaining, because
it was well-written, and a little humor goes a long way in works such as that."
"I have just finished reading How to Grow Your Business on the Internet and want to tell you how great a book it is and how it has been of help to me. you have packed this book with so many good tips and resources
that I use it like a Bible."
Stephen M. Rudberg, Designs On-Line
"I am reading through your book at present and cannot put it down. Excellent work."
Colin Steele-Perkins, Shore-to-Shore Marketing
"Thanks for writing How to Grow Your Business on the Internet. I found good advice on almost every page."
Owen Tierney, Books Unlimited
"I would like to say that your book is GREAT! I spent 6 hours in the bookstore comparing and reading different Internet business books, but could not find any that came even close to your book."
"I'm halfway through your book and had to stop to drop you a note. By far, this is the most informative computer/Internet related book I have ever read! You turn complicated
issues into easy to understand, non-technobabble English."
Jeffrey Rosen, UFONET
"My overall impression of your book How to Grow Your Business on the Internet is WOW ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! and WOW ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !"