'Boost'

Matt Gemmell, on the barrage of "republication" emails he receives:

Whenever a piece “hits” like that, I start getting emails – and this has happened for years. The messages from readers are fantastic, no matter whether they’re positive or negative, but it’s the other kind of emails I want to talk about here: the requests for republication.

As my writing — either freelance work or work published here — has grown in popularity, I've noticed a rise in the patronizing, soliciting emails Gemmell talks about. In every case, I just ignore them, and after awhile, these people get the hint that I'm not interested in their "promotion".