Spam just in that made me cough up my muffin. Bonus points for “qualified ghost-writers” and for the fact that I got this from the (still-unsecured) linux kernel version announce mailing list.

From: Subject: My visit to BookExpo America 2005 (New York)
Date: May 10, 2005 2:05:23 AM PDT
To: unlisted-recipients:;

I apologize for intruding into your busy schedule. Please allow me to introduce ourselves to you.

We are a professional outsourcing partner for all book and journal-related work, including book-writing and typesetting
services ([url]). Located in India, we cater to both organizations as well as individuals.

Our range of services include, but are not limited to:
Book Writing (using qualified ghost-writers)
e-Books Creation (including MobiPocket)
Proofreading and Copy-Editing
Formatting, Pre-Press and Typesetting (in FrameMaker, QuarkXPress, InDesign etc)
Scanning and OCR (for re-prints, archives etc)
Translation (all major languages)

Many companies are now outsourcing their work to India. Not only do they achieve substantial cost savings, but the
availability of a large number of professionally trained personnel also ensures a high quality of work. We can serve you
efficiently and cost effectively, and deliver as per your customized needs.

We are one of the leading Indian organizations in our field, and serve many international organizations. For accomplishing
jobs with us, a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals work at our state-of-the-art facilities located in New
Delhi, India.

We understand the basic international business processes and ensure that all projects undertaken by us are completed within the stipulated time period with complete confidentiality, accuracy, and quality.

For your first project you do not need to pay us a deposit. You can make the entire payment after receiving satisfactory
delivery of service.

If you are interested in cutting your current costs to at least half, increasing your profit margins without compromising
on the quality and turn-around time, then please do get back to us. We will be glad to send you a most competitive business proposal.

I shall be at the BOOKEXPO AMERICA 2005, New York (3rd-5th June) and would be most happy to meet you there and personally discuss your requirements. If so, I would be obliged if you can kindly grant me a prior appointment at the fair.


Dhiraj Aggarwal

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