Ronald S. Barak's Blog (6)

Your Call Is Very ImporatntTo Us

“We’re about out of time.”  Yeah, and “your call is very important to us.”  Sure it is. Know any doctors like that, maybe (or maybe not) driven there by Obamacare and the insurance industry? Know any political leaders like that, driven there by…their own greed?

Those who would try to sell you a bill of goods on how great Obamacare is focus on how many millions more are insured today–and why those who enacted it should be re-elected in 2012, and forever after– by those millions.  Who…

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Added by Ronald S. Barak on August 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Putting On the Ritz…and Pretenses

Perhaps outquoted only by Winston Churchill, the undisputed champion, Thomas Jefferson is nevertheless a very close second.  One of his more famous remarks, certainly still apt today, was an admonition to we the people to “prevent the government from wasting [the] labors of [we] the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” (emphasis added)

Have you noticed all the media pictures of our political “leaders” yesterday and today, happy, smiling, patting…

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Added by Ronald S. Barak on August 4, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

Am I The Only…One (A “Bestseller!”)?

Reading is fun. Writing is super-fun. But, even better than writing is being read.

Which leads to the subject of today’s blog (as the wife and I make ready to participate in our first writing conference this week, ThrillerFest, put on by International Thriller Writers every year in New York–of course, the wife never needs an excuse to make at least one pilgrimage a year to (the shops of) New York):

Is it…

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Added by Ronald S. Barak on August 1, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ah, Yes…But What Exactly Is A Bestseller?

Have you ever asked, what exactly makes a book a bestseller?  Or, perhaps otherwise put, exactly what’s in a bestseller?

You know, ALL those books out there, one after another, that CLAIM to be…a bestseller.  This bestseller.  That bestseller.

I recently put that question to Sheridan Simove, best selling author of What Every Man Thinks Apart From Sex, a “novel” the content of which consists of–and only of– 200 BLANK…

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Added by Ronald S. Barak on July 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I was interviewed recently by professional writer/blogger Gina McKnight, who does monthly interviews with authors. It was a fun experience. If any of you would like to read the interview, here it is!…

I was interviewed recently by professional writer/blogger Gina McKnight, who does monthly interviews with authors. It was a fun experience. If any of you would like to read the interview, here it is!

An Interview With Renown Writer Ronald S. Barak

Author of A Season For Redemption

 

 

Welcome, Ron, to…

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Added by Ronald S. Barak on July 28, 2011 at 12:59am — No Comments

Author Marketing Online

Introduction

It’s no secret that every author today has to market. Even the most successful authors today are marketing, big time, one way or another. The most successful may have publicists and marketing consultants helping them, but they all are getting down in the trenches as well. Not yet an established, branded bestseller? Then you may be the only one doing your marketing, but someone sure has to be doing it! It might not be as much fun (at least…

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Added by Ronald S. Barak on July 27, 2011 at 1:50am — No Comments

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