NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST!

The name alone is intimidating. More than that, it is the dream of every writer to make that list, whether they are willing to admit it or not. To make the list at any point in one’s career is impressive. To do so on one’s first effort is to knock it out of the park in Yankee Stadium at your first at bat on opening day!
I wasn’t planning on posting anything new about Lee Marvin: Point Blank until this weekend but when the Times themselves made the list public on their site, I just couldn’t contain myself. It was hardly a solo effort and required the hard work of many people, among them are my amazing agent, Mike Hamilburg, my visionary publisher Tim Schaffner, distributor IPG’s Lauren Klouda, NeoCon’s Mike Phillips (the guy who taught me how to do all this website nonsense), graphic artist Jake Kiehle, and several other individuals who can also add this accomplishment to their resumes! For their efforts, I humbly thank them all. For what you may ask? Take a gander at BOTH lists below, appropriately enough being seen on June 6th…..

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NEW YORK TMES BEST SELLER LIST 6/15/14

 

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER EBOOK LIST, 6/6/14

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LEE MARVIN: POINT BLANK PAPERBACK ARRIVED!

So, Barbara and I are on our way to lunch when we see the UPS truck pulling up in front of our apartment. We walk back, just in case, and I ask the driver, “Is that for us?” When he says yes, Barbara responds, “Hmm, that’s funny as I wasn’t expecting anything. I wonder if…” The driver points to me and says, “It’s for him.” I smile like a butcher’s dog as he hands me a case of paperback books entitled LEE MARVIN: POINT BLANK. Lunch was sligthly delayed.

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Lee Marvin: Point Blank, paperback cover

That’s right, the paperback arrived from the printer, today. Amazon listed the release date as July 1st of this year, but it looks like it will be available much sooner. What’s different from the harcover? The first four pages are ten cherry-picked reviews, followed by the Copyright and revised Dedication. Then the Table of Contents shows the new content. By the way, the text (and the index) has been revised as well…..

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Lee Marvin: Point Blank, paperback Table of Contents

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Lee Marvin: Point Blank, paperback back cover

I really like what graphic artist Jake Kiehle did with the back cover as shown above!
-Dwayne Epstein

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