August 11, 2006

Hello Planet Wavers!
I'm writing to extend a big thank you for reading our newsletter and being a part of the Planet Waves Community. If you're on this list, you're receiving a comp subscription.

I think we're the only Net service that gives away a membership to anyone who asks, and it's one of our favorite things about doing business in the current, rather competitive environment. Complimentary subscriptions are an important part of our business plan, it's always been our vision as a company to share what we create.

Secretly, we hope our example gets other services to offer comps, but so far after four years, we have not heard of one.

We appreciate you sticking around, reading what we put out, and not letting the wobbles in the economy get between us.
With that said, we'd like to give you the opportunity to become a paying subscriber of Planet Waves, if you feel you can do so. Or, if you want to. Note -- if not, don't worry. We love sending you our editions. We both benefit from you being around. Eric is a writer, and you know how they are, they just want people to read their stuff, and have enough cash to cover sandwiches, coffee, rent and typewriter ribbons.

If yes, if you happen to be able to pitch in, that would be fabulous. We'll do this for any dollar amount you choose. Is $10 affordable? Great, we'll set you up for a year. Is $249 the right amount? That's awesome, we'll still set you up for a year with access to the Eros area. How about $4.26? Or $23.89? That works too! If you hadn't noticed, we're really flexible, Cirque du Soleil has secretly wanted us to try out for one of their productions for years.
Just give me a call at (206) 567-4455, or troll free within the U.S. at 877-453-8265 and I'll set it up. Or if you'd prefer to have me call you, respond to this email with your phone number, time zone and a good time to reach you. (Please note, if there's more than a 10 hour gap between my time zone and yours, I might need to negotiate a call time that we're both awake and at least mildly coherent).
If this is not the time right now, no worries, you're still part of our team and we love ya. You can help, if you want, by posting our links, sending your friends, sending in your feedback, sharing ideas, or just having fun at Planet Waves.
Keep reading, keep smiling, we're very happy to have you here.

Yours truly,

Chelsea Bottinelli