Example of a sales letter for a financial self-help book

GUIDELINES

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SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

We're happy to announce that we have just given the go signal for the release of our book ?Urban Finances ? The Secrets to Financial Success.? This excellent and extremely helpful book covers numerous topics that will help you attain wealth and economic stability in our rapidly changing times.

This self-help book has been compiled and written by financial experts, bankers, economists, and social experts such as Mark Ramsey, Mina Lorie, and billionaire Michael Reeves.

If you order a copy of this book today, we will include a $50 gift certificate that you can use at Platts Bookshop.

We're all going through stressful times regarding our finances. Get the help you need to stay on the right track from ?Urban Finances ? The Secrets to Financial Success?. You're making a small investment for numerous future returns. Get in touch with us for your copy at 333-3333.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Example of a sales letter for a financial self-help book.

Further things to consider when writing direct marketing letters to consumers

Further things to consider when writing direct marketing letters to consumers

Direct Marketing Letters

Direct marketing letters are letters written to persuade the recipients to purchase products or services in the absence of salespersons. If drafted correctly, direct marketing letters can be one of the most effective marketing tools for your business. They have been used by businesses to cut the cost of advertising and to inform their loyal customers about discounts and special offers. In most cases, they usually advertise single service or product line, especially one that is considered to generate great profit to the business. Direct marketing letters allow you to reach prospective customers and generate business.

Direct marketing letters should be sweet and to the point. Begin the letter with a provocative idea that captures the recipient's attention and makes him/her want to keep reading. Clearly state the top benefits of the product or service you are selling, giving practical and real life examples. If necessary, include testimonials from customers who have used the product or service. Write in a conversational style and use short paragraphs. Use an active voice too and interesting phrases that encourage the recipient to continue reading. Conclude the letter with a strong statement or argument that compels the recipient to respond or take the necessary action.

Letters to Consumers

Letters to consumers are letters sent to people who purchase goods and services in retail for their own use. These could be response letters from companies to respond to claims, requests, or queries from consumers. They could also be inform letters to notify consumers of the best products on the market or about the termination of a previously offered service. Letters to consumers are formal and are usually printed on the company letterhead. Depending on the issue and the nature of the content, the letters can be addressed to specific people or generalized for all consumers.

Letters to consumers usually follow all the rules of formal letters. First, the senders' and the recipients' addresses must be well stated and placed properly in the letter. Then, the subject of the letter must be clearly stated so that the recipient can quickly know what the letter is about even before he/she reads it. When it comes to the content, be concise but thoroughly discuss the subject. Mention any action the recipient is supposed to take and why this is important. If there are any enclosures, explain them briefly in the letter. Close the letter with your name, signature, and job title.

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