Dear Ms Snark,
I recently received a rejection letter from XYZ Publishing a full ten months after I sent them a query. Naturally the requisite word, unfortunately was in the text, just before the specious pep talk to keep me from commiting suicide. Anyway a lot of water has passed under the bridge since March 13, 2006. My book has been picked up by an e-publisher, been e-published and has received three very favorable reviews.
My question is this: Should I write back and say their rejection letter is ancient history and include copies of the reviews, since I retained print rights.
From their perspective nothing has changed; your book is the same, and the print market is the same. Unless the reviews are from Michiko, Stephen King or someone of that ilk, they won't drive sales and editors pay scant attention to them.