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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 02:56:51 AM »
I don't think so. I think you have to buy the e-book online at Amazon. I think their World-Wide Literary-Info Cartel is the only way for me to get 4 bucks on the royalty.
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2015, 10:48:05 AM »
I see the ratings have went up again. I take it a spike in sales has occurred? this is when Bobby tries to tell people his book is # what ever on Amazon. the ranking system is sort of skewed IMO.
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2015, 04:23:14 PM »
I'll have to check. More sales?  Yippee!!!
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2015, 04:31:58 PM »
I don't know for sure, but I seen a jump in the ranking...that usually means a spike.  :o
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2015, 09:09:57 PM »
No updates Bruce?
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2015, 03:37:55 PM »
Thanks for asking, Shut. Here's an overview of what's been happening.

A few days ago I went to a book signing by Jon Ronson. He's the Brit author who is quite celebrated, and was on the Jon Stewart show a week ago - all to discuss his new book on public shaming, cyber bullying and the like. He is also the author of The Men Who Stare at Goats, which I cite in DB Cooper and the FBI. Jon and I spoke briefly, and I was surprised that he had never heard of the DB Cooper case, but he gave me his email address to send him a file copy. He was very supportive of my work, too!

Upon 377's suggestion, I will be sending out the chapter on Al Di as a free-standing article to local pubs, such as Seattle Magazine, the Parachutist, and whatever else I can find. I'll even send a copy to the Seattle desk of the NY Times - never can tell...

I've also been researching how to print up a few hard-copy books. the so-called "author editions." Third Place Books in Seattle will do that, but they want three-hundred bucks for the set-up. Ug. To print at a regular publisher I'll need my own ISBN numbers and they cost a few hundred as well, so I'll chip away on that as soon as my e-book editor is paid in full.

I want to have hard-copy books in hand before I hit the speaker trail, such as libraries, Rotaries, etc.

But I will be sending out press releases shortly to area pubs. That's one of the next TTD - Things To Do!

I've also fielded a few enquiries from film companies and videographers. The conversation starts favorably, but then fades from view; not sure why.

Also continuing to send out queries and sample chapters to literary agents. I'm still looking at going the traditional route as it gives me better distribution and promotion.

As for stats, I've sold 22 copies, and four copies were read through the Amazon lending library. I raised the cost to $9.99, which is par with GG's Skyjack.

I'll be sure to post more Updates here in the future!
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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2015, 11:13:20 PM »
I'm preparing to get the ball rolling on your video if you are still interested in one?
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2015, 11:54:14 PM »
Start contacting radio shows, especially the late night guys and the paranormal shows.
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2015, 02:48:20 AM »
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I'm preparing to get the ball rolling on your video if you are still interested in one?


Let's Roll!
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2015, 09:02:44 AM »
Why not try contacting Fitzsimmons, and Clyde Lewis. Coast to Coast am etc.
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2015, 09:42:49 AM »
A lot of you probably missed this interview Bruce did in September of 2013 about his up and coming book.

 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2015, 04:28:18 PM »
Thanks, Shut!  I had forgotten about this interview. Danny Schechter is a great guy.
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2015, 04:32:13 PM »
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Why not try contacting Fitzsimmons, and Clyde Lewis. Coast to Coast am etc.

I had forgotten Fitz. Will do. Clyde and C2C have been unresponsive in the past, but I will give them another opportunity....(smile).

Did I mention here that I spoke with Jon Ronson this week at Third Place Books in Seattle?  He's the author of Men Who Stare at Goats, and is cited in my book. He told me that he had never heard about DB Cooper, but now he wants to read up on it and gave me his email address to send him a copy. So, things are slowly happening.

Oops. Repeated info.
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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2015, 11:12:24 PM »
I just learned that the guy who interviewed me in 2013, Danny Schechter, died last month from pancreatic cancer. RIP, Danny. He was an award-winning producer and journalist with CNN for many years, and was with an Indie organization known as PRN when we spoke. He was 72.
 

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Re: Book Discussion About DB Cooper
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2015, 11:13:22 PM »
Spoke with Clyde yesterday. He sounded supportive, and thought he could get me on a show in a few months.