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Old 01-12-2011, 08:22 PM   #41
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Congratulations Nords, and I love the book covers!
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:48 PM   #42
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Nords, was just perusing your blog and website. Beautifully done.
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Funny, that sewage story.
Some long memories out there, too. I've been hearing from a number of long-time Pearl Harbor homesteaders who know exactly which characters were in the story. They've all said either "Yeah, that was a classic!" or "Oh, so that's what happened..."

My daughter had just subscribed to the blog last weekend, so that was the first blog post she's read in her e-mail. While she was home last month we had a little talk about how her personal hygiene & laundry standards contrast with those of the typical submariner, and what's gonna have to change if she wants to be earning submarine pay. Turns out she's thought all these years that the phrase "submariner shower" was a joke.

I wonder when I'll hear from her again.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:29 PM   #43
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Thanks, everyone, for your nominations and patience on the covers for "The Military Guide" and the pocket guide. I've attached them below. I've also summarized the process (and the other nominations) over at the blog.

The book is being typeset as I post this, and the pocket guide is next. Both are tentatively scheduled to roll their galleys off the presses in February/March for proofreading. Impact Publications has also posted my author's biography on their website. Let me know if you see something that needs to be added or changed. Their webmaster's been very helpful.

Impact is releasing a new catalog in the next week or two that will include both the book and the pocket guide.

Whether you love the covers or hate them, feel free to spread the word about them!

Thanks again to all the blog visitors-- last Sunday had 112 hits, an all-time high on top of the busiest week so far...
Dang ... I was going to suggest "Tango Mike Golf" to Financial Planning. LOL
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The book covers definitely catch my eye. Congratulations Nords! I wish for you complete success.
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Congrats! What a great accomplishment...!
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:58 AM   #46
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Congrats! What a great accomplishment...!
So what is the next one going to be about?
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So what is the next one going to be about?
Heard he's already collaborating with ReW on a project; working title is

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How about this cover. You would sell more books:
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So what is the next one going to be about?
Well, I'm open to suggestions, but I'm hardly getting started on this one and we have a long way to go before it's "done".

The real work begins when the manuscript is finished-- I expect to spend most of 2011 on marketing. I'd also like to work with the facilitators of the military's transition-assistance programs and the state veteran's agencies, although I haven't done anything yet. Somewhere in there could be a book tour of the nation's top 10 military bases and their exchanges, although I haven't done anything with that one yet either. Maybe the publisher or distributor could furnish the contacts, or maybe that's yet another one handled by the author. I'll have to ask Bob Clyatt how he did his book tour, but I'm pretty sure it didn't involve private jets or stretch limos.

Following the Clyatt/Kaderli example, the next book would be the second edition-- with more solutions to financial independence, more answers to "But whaddya DO all day?!?", and more personal stories from servicemembers & veterans. (Some of Impact's authors are on their 13th or 14th editions.) Maybe I'll write it, or maybe someone else wants to step up to the plate for their turn.

Blogging can fill every spare moment of your time. I have two pages of topic one-liners for new posts, and another page of search terms used by readers to find the blog. Fresh ideas roll in every day. I get a couple ideas a week just from the threads here. The nice thing about WordPress is that I can write them, schedule them in the posting hopper, and move on to the next topic. WordPress even has a utility designed to organize blog posts into a book.

Looks like you just gave me the subject line of another blog post... I'll have more on that in a week or two!
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Well, I'm open to suggestions, but I'm hardly getting started on this one and we have a long way to go before it's "done".
I just didn't want you to become complacent in your new J*b. (I apologize for being a little premature.)
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How about this cover. You would sell more books:
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