Direct Purchase Instructions

Thank you for investigating my new form of selling my novels.Go to my Amazon link -- the one on the far right of this page. Click and scroll through the titles. Choose one to preview. Please read the preview. If it appeals to you, you have a choice to make. If not, try another. NOTE that all titles are 9.99 and that my titles are not part of any Amazon give-away program. My novels are no longer free -- from anywhere. Not Amazon, not Bookbub, not Smashwords, Diesel, or some Russian hacker. So, now you have to decide. 1. click and purchase the book from Amazon -- or2. contact me and buy it for 50% less. 60% less if you are a member of my blog.If you choose the second option, contact me via e-mail bobhatting@gmail.com and tell me the title. I'll give you a price. You send me the money via PayPal and I'll send you a zip file with the novel in these formats: PDF, MOBI, and Epub. You can then upload whichever format you choose to your reading device. Sound fair? Happy reading.RWHPSFor those of you in the Philippines, I accept cash via Palawan. Contact me for my mobile number.

Monday, April 15, 2013

BACK STORIES


Over the past several months I have received a few questions from loyal readers (all seven) about where the ideas came from for many of my novels.  It started me thinking.  Perhaps I would use my blog to describe my inspiration or explain the action that prompted my train of thought at the time.

My first published novel was entitled OIL SPILL.  I had written it by hand on scraps of paper while working on the Alaska Pipeline in 1975.  It was a horrible book (350,000 words) written by a rank amateur. (I finally typed it on an old Olivetti portable – 1400 typewritten pages. Almost 3 reams of paper.) I probably spent over $3,000 in postage to various agents, publishing houses and critics.  It was finally picked up by a publisher out of San Francisco, California.  It was a failure – commercially, but a success in another; I learned I had the discipline to write lengthy novels and take the criticism from agents, publishers and readers. OIL SPILL is no longer.  If anyone finds a copy, let me know and I’ll buy it from you.  It was produced before digital was invented, the publisher went bankrupt and my agent died.  (Probably of starvation!)

SO, the first novel I’ll blog about is PARTNERS. I’ll write the back-story today and post it in a day or two.

Remember, I have 12 novels and 6 screenplays to write about so this could be a loooooong mission!

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