You've got a publishing deadline looming, but someone wants to chat? Let them know you're not unfriendly, just pressed for time and stressed out of your mind. (Or maybe you ARE unfriendly. No judgment here.)
"Buy my book." Ah, that greatest and most distant hope of every mad writer who's clawed their way out of the querying trenches and into the new hellscape of publication. PLEASE JUST BUY OUR WORK. Our sales stats need your help, reader friends. You're our only hope.
As a famous white-dude author once said... Wait, I can't tell you exactly what he said because his estate has the quote trademarked and they really love cease and desist letters. But his name rhymed with Bemingway and he advised writers to scribble out those rough drafts while intoxicated, then revise them after sobering up. One Mad Writer recommends whiskey and coffee to reach the desired mindsets for each task. Cheers!