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Great new book about what happens in a Courtroom.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Jan 24, 2010.

Harlan Ellison on the concept intellectual property should be free. What do you think?
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Bob replied to minervaK's discussion give up and start something else, or keep plugging?
"I must agree...get a beta reader that is a writer. Readers read but cannot put a finger on why they like or dislike scenes or novels. Writers when doing a beta read, read with a writer's eye. The writer can see the weaknesses and strength…"
Jul 7, 2011
Bob replied to Benoit AKoa's discussion Mysteries are best in the first or third omniscient voice?
"Up until my current WIP, I was Third Person limited. This WIP is 1st person, a PI story that has been fun and has received the best comments from beta readers by far. As to head hopping - I haven't found many authors who can do it…"
Jul 21, 2010
Bob replied to Christine Hammar's discussion A question
"In most cases, the blurb on the back cover is created by the publisher's marketing team. They write to sell. We write to tell a story. They are much better at that sort of promotion than most authors. If your talking about writing a cover…"
Jun 8, 2010
Bob replied to Jason Lewis / Garrett Alexander's discussion Character Building?
"My character and his environment (Miami) are tightly coupled. The settings are elements to support the plot lines and the plot lines are woven together to form a smooth flowing story that culminates in crisis. Now - I have an established character…"
Jun 8, 2010
Bob replied to Thomas Grant Bruso's discussion Advances and Royalties
"The book potential dictates the format. It is not always a hardcover first. The big payback against investment is the hardcover, but a mid-list author may only see a trade format (the large paperback) or the book may be released in paperback only…"
Jun 8, 2010
Bob replied to Jude Hardin's discussion Marketing Question
"I have operated a chain of "brick and mortar" book stores for over 25 years. In that time, I have used every marketing tool available and many more off beat from my imagination. The proof is in the product. A good product sells on its own…"
May 30, 2010
Bob replied to Jude Hardin's discussion Marketing Question
"People are suspitious of FREE. The comic book industry has Free Comic Book Day the first saturday of May every year. We promote that and set up at local events to draw more people to the stores. I'm amazed when the people want to pay for the…"
May 30, 2010
Camille LaGuire and Bob are now friends
May 26, 2010

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Operate bookstores
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Books And Authors I Like:
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Lee Child
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All the Harrison Ford and Will Smith Movies
Cold Case
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At 2:43am on March 6, 2009, CJ West said…
Thanks Bob. I'm glad you enjoyed Taking Stock.

That was actually the first book I ever wrote. I published Sin and Vengeance first because pre-readers were raving about it. Then I went back and rewrote Taking Stock from scratch. It turned out to be a much stronger book in the end, but I'm still partial to Sin and Vengeance.

Thanks for reading and thanks for your note. It's great to hear that you enjoyed my work!
At 6:04pm on February 27, 2009, Jon Jordan said…

I tell you, we are thrilled to hit five years, but there were times we had doubts.
Selling books, writing books, writing about books, it's not for people who want to drive a Porshe. But we really love what we do.

Did you read the new Lee Child yet? It's his best one yet.
At 1:04am on February 24, 2009, Sheila English said…
Hi Bob! We actually have a program for booksellers where we help you get video on your site for no cost to you. Let me know if you're interested.

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At 5:42pm on February 23, 2009, Oak Tree Press said…
Thanks, Bob. Good to meet you.
At 12:54am on November 3, 2008, JackBludis said…
Verdict is still out on LIFE ON MARS for me too, but it looks promising.

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