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Old 09-27-2005, 12:55 PM
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Frank, Just finished your book Eastern Tides. That is some very good writing and reading. Thanks for sharing your life on the striper surf.Now let me get out and build my life story on the striper surf. The fall run is on its way.
Thanks for the story Paul
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:18 PM
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No problem, Paul. I wrote it for the likes of you, for guys who lust over the squid stink and salt spray the striper surf offers. We are all brothers and sisters.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:13 PM
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Frank, Thanks for the kind words. I love the striper surf and the stink of squid on my hands. LOL Fish On
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Old 09-30-2005, 03:47 PM
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I just mailed out two copies in hardcover form. For the couple of bucks more, it is way better to have the keepable form in hardcover with its tasteful jacket. On the other hand, you can't blame people for staying a little closer to the vest when they don't know if they are going to like the book or not. ($14.95 Vs $22.95) Anyway, these sales open the last case of hardcovers remaining in the civilized world. I wish I had another Eastern Tides in me.
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:43 PM
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Another eastern tides would be great. How about writing about things that have happened since the commerical hey-day. I think Eastern Tides sets that up well and I'm sure you could make it more of a how-to book at the same time. Although I know you said you are skeptical about your future involvement in the book business.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:44 AM
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Yes, Rockport, you have it kind of right. I have two book projects going but I am not horsed about either of them. As a result, I don't do enough on either to get anywhere. Bad expereinces here and there, flagging enthusiasm, all kind of have the effect of a husband coming home ahead of schedule. Maybe after the migration and protein acquisition period of autumn, I'll settle down. When you are a prima-flippin-donna there are more issues. I do kind of miss the smell of burnt powda in the mornin'.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:47 PM
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More Books!
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:25 AM
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More readers!
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:20 AM
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Frank, I have only two of your books (enjoyed both), but if it takes poking you with a stick to get you to generate more....poke, poke...
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:56 PM
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I am waiting for one on stories on bridge fishing.

How do you know you aren't getting lots of additional readers. Copies of your books are probably getting passed around from one reader to another. I know I have done that in the past.
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Old 10-20-2005, 02:00 PM
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still think a book of your old sws articals would be great.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:14 PM
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Thanks, Joe. That has been mentioned but I have a lot of doubts. Something about that rubbs me the wrong way. Of course, it would be soooo easy.
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I just got a case of Eastern tides in hardcover. The publisher had some returns and since it came out in paperback the hardcovers have been about gone. Anyway, I'm back into handling the hardcover as well as the paper.
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I have the hardcover, signed by Mr Smarty himself . I have seen the softcover version in bookstores. For the couple extra bucks, I would grab the hardcover edition. Much nicer version!
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:16 PM
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I agree that hard cover is better but truth is that the book publishers have already learned that coming out later in paper creates a spurt in sales. Rightfully, a lot of anglers have learned to distrust books and most, assuming they ever cared, have never even bought and read a fishing book. (I think for some buying and reading a book is viewed as beneath them.) Sometimes a book can be a dog and that turns a lot of people off. Paper is cheaper and thus less of a risk for the consumer. My publisher says that he has some book sellers who won't handle paperbacks, an apparent niche market.
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