HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA? LEE MARVIN POINT BLANK!

Holiday gift ideas hard to come by? Well, consider Lee Marvin Point Blank (LMPB) in any of its 3 available formats — hardcover, paperback or e-book — while they still exist. Despite the fact the book came out six years ago, it is still in print — albeit barely — and is a great holiday gift idea for the classic movie lover in your life.

Cover of the trade paperback that includes a quote from Leonard Maltin and a starburst heralding some exclusive additions.


According to a recent message from my publisher, Tim Schaffner of Schaffner Press, the availability works like this:
“Sales of both paperback and ebook editions of LMPB have been pretty strong in the last six months. I also wanted to let you know that I’ve gone forward with plans to do a digital short run of the paperback–which is the same format as the offset paperback, except that there won’t be a difference in paper stock for the photo inserts. I’m doing a 200 copy printing, and it’s already available and shipping today, just in time for more holiday orders.”  

Publisher Tim Schaffner being awarded the bronze in biography at New York’s 2013  Independent Publisher Book Awards, or ‘IPPY’ Awards, as it likes to call itself.


Pretty cool, huh? So, there you have it, for probably the last time, a chance to own a soon to be collectible edition of an award-winning N.Y Times bestseller. Many exclusives exist in its pages as often previously stated, such as over a hundred rare interviews, dozens of never-before-seen  photographs, Author Q&A, Topics For Conversations, five separate bibliographies, and more! Besides, let’s face it, a good book lasts infinitely longer than any bottle of booze and probably costs much less than the best bourbon you can possibly purchase on sale. Get your copy today! …..Oh, and happy holidays! 
– Dwayne Epstein

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OUT-OF-PRINT-HARDCOVERS AVAILABLE!

Out-of-print-hardcovers have just been received by yours truly from publisher, Tim Schaffner. Apparently, he’d been going through his catacombs, (i.e. inventory) and came across some unsold copies of Lee Marvin Point Blank and contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in them. Is a rabbi Jewish? In other words, hell, yeah!

My personal copy of The hardcover dust jacket of Lee Marvin Point Blank (note the bronze medallion for winning the IPPY award), that is going to be quite collectible as it’s out of print!

The hardcover sold VERY well when it first came out in 2013. So much so, Tim decided to go back to the printer for another print run, which has also since sold out. That said, what he sent me is all there is on new copies as he has stated he won’t be going back for another print run as the trade paperback is selling great, as well. This make these unread out-of-print-hardcovers pretty rare!
Why is that? You may find a discounted copy online somewhere but whatever you find is going to be a used copy. which probably wont have the bronze IPPY medallion the book earned. And, more importantly, it most likely won’t be personally signed by yours truly directly to you, with free shipping included. Makes a great gift for the classic movie fan.
Interested? Contact me here at my blog. Any and all information will be kept private, of course, and your purchase price will be negotiated. I can sign it any way you like to anyone you like. Just let me know. Thanks for taking the time to consider my offer. Stay safe during the madness and read a good book *wink, wink*
– Dwayne Epstein

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KINDLE SALES ON AMAZON REMAIN STEADY

Like most authors, I check my sales numbers on Amazon on a daily basis and the kindle sales of Lee Marvin Point Blank has remained remarkably steady.  It’s interesting in that even though the kindle has been available for quite some time, Amazon has chosen to keep the price discounted almost fifty percent as shown below…. 

Recent snapshot of Amazon’s pricing of LEE MARVIN: POINT BLANK kindle format.

It’s interesting, as I certainly did not expect that to be the case. When the e-book format was originally launched, my publisher, Tim Schaffner, had a contract with me to receive a better cut of the royalties than the hardcover or paperback version. That still remains intact and at the time, he had also retained the auspices of a p.r. firm to help publicize the book. 
 That helped of course but the distribution company, Independent Publishing Group (IPG) he had utilized had a young go-getter named Lauren Klouda who was also promoting the book at the time the e-book came out. Her persistence and due dilligence had some remarkable results. She has also since been promoted within IPG for her outstanding work.
 In fact, Tim later told me that when he went to the conference at IPG other small publishers approached him and said they wished they had been the ones to publish Lee Marvin Point Blank. I’m not sure, but I think it was the same conference in which my book was used as an example by IPG on how to successfully market a title….

Powerpoint presentation by IPG using LEE MARVIN POINT BLANK as an example of successful marketing.

The most amazing part, as far as I’m concerned is that kindle sales are still steady six years later! I don’t know this for a fact but I’m pretty sure it remains the best selling title Schaffner Press ever produced. As Tim called it, it’s an evergreen title not hampered by current events or changing taste of popular culture. 
So, all that said, feel free to check out the still reduced price of Amazon’s kindle of Lee Marvin Point Blank. As Lee himself would say, “Semper Fi!”
– Dwayne Epstein

 

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