- The opening should be a formal one.
- Paragraph 1 introduces yourself by telling the recipient who you are and what you do.
- Paragraph 2 is about why you’re talking.
- Paragraph 3 gives your contact details.
Signing off by wishing them well, thanking them for their time, and using a formal valediction is the conclusion.
I have eight years of experience in design for corporate and non-profit organizations. I am a fan of ABC Organization’s work in the charity sector and I have heard great things about how you operate. Get writing tips straight to your inbox when you subscribe to our newsletter.
If you do not know them well or they are an authority figure, use a salutation that is appropriate to your relationship with the recipient. Paragraph 3 gives the contact details of the person you are introducing so the recipient can get in touch with them. Sign off with a friendly message and good wishes for the professional contact you know well.
I want to let you know that I know you are working on a new project and that I have contact details for you. The recent Live Life campaign was designed by Cath, who is an experienced designer.
She is a pleasure to work with and always delivers great results, so I think she would be a good contact for you. If you are writing to introduce yourself or someone else, you want to make it easy for the recipient.
The person you are writing to may be busy, so keep your letter short and to the point. A bad business letter can make a bad first impression.
A traditionally published author makes 5– 20% royalties on print books, 25% on Ebooks and 10% on audiobooks.
Average book authors do not make a lot of money. A typical book author makes less than the minimum wage. You get an advance and 10% royalties on net profit from each book. You would need to sell at least 4,000 copies to break even on a $5,000 advance for a $25 book.
According to the results of the survey, the median pay for full-time writers was $20,300 in 2017, and that number decreased to $6,080 when part-time writers were considered. Since 2009, the figure has dropped 42 percent.
The average first time author is expected to earn around $10,000 for their book. There isn’t much left after you pay your agent and invest in promotion.