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No need to respond. Just wanted to say thank you for a great story and your Business Common Sense emails. Your work is read and appreciated. Book Pirates of an Amateur Web Sleuth was excellent. I remember years ago, a friend wanted to get even with someone that screwed him. He went to a magazine newsstand and to one of those racks at the grocery store, and picked up three each of every magazine subscription form he could find. At magazine retail locations, the little 4” by 6” postcards are all over the place, having fallen out of the magazines. He printed up labels of the offending party’s address, prepared over 200 postcards and mailed them. I laughed, because that person is probably still on everybody’s junk list, along with receiving hundreds of unwanted magazines each month. Unfortunately, the magazine publishers got hurt with the loss of a few magazines each, but the offender must have been inundated with mail.
Thanx for writing. Many years ago my old Army colleague, Calvin (Bud) Trillin, wrote a piece I think in The New Yorker bitching about magazine blow-ins and suggested readers send the cards back to the magazines sans order but thanking them for making the offer. This would cost them reply postage money but generate zero subscriptions. I was so pissed off, I suggested to my readers of WHO’S MAILING WHAT! that they take all the blow-ins they could find from Conde Nast magazines (of which The New Yorker is one) and write, “Calvin Trillin says hello,” and drop them in the mail. It caused enuff of a stir that a son of Si Newhouse called me and asked me to quit.
Could you explain this ‘work-for-hire’ agrement that you brought up in this issue — Thanks
—Wendell A. Clark