So I got emailed by Inkitt. It was a gmail address that didn’t contain the name of the company. Just ‘I am a Marketing Manager at a publishing company.’ But it did have a name and a promise that ‘If you win we’ll spend a minimum of $6000 on your book marketing to get
‘Jen Air: Frontier of Forever’ into the top 50 on Amazon’ which after a couple searches allowed to deduce it was them. Frontier of Forever incidentally is a silly Star Trek themed novella and not something I’d ever spend that much on advertising.
I expect the reason the email didn’t say who they were may be that Inkitt gained a bit of a bad reputation for spamming reddit and other forums with their contests. They stopped that, and now I guess are just sending random emails. Writers also have a lot of concerns about their contract, fearing they might be a scam or something akin to a vanity publisher. I don’t know what to make of them, other than that I’m not really interested anyway.