Sunday, August 30, 2015
Bloody hell! What a week!! The book finally released. Five radio interviews, in both the UK and the US. I had 600 and some hits on my web-site (maggieshammer.com) just today. 1,118 plays of the UK interview, on The Richie Allen Show (and Richie is a hoot!). My General Ranking on Amazon UK has gone from #3,500,000 (ish) to #4,800. And in its special category, from #12,000 to #31. In the US, my Amazon General Ranking has gone from #4,800,000 to #31,000. And in its special category there, from #180,000 to #791.
I am delighted for my publisher, RA Kris Millegan. He placed enormous faith in me, sight unseen. His primary concern was that he believed my book and its subject matter should be in front of a wide audience. But I'm hoping he'll make a little money for his trouble, too.
For me, I don't care about the money. What I do care is that, finally, after 27 years, some justice may be on the way for Hugh's families. If enough folks buy the book, I may be able to fund a year or two more of tracking down the final leads. If enough people read the book, maybe someone out there will realize they know more about this than I do, and can help bring closure. Finally, if we all use the book as a roadmap as to how to tackle those who abuse the authority we give them, then maybe we can become an army of activists who take back control of our lives.
There is no way I can thank all of you who have taken the time to read about my cause. Whether on my site or by ordering a copy of the book. But I thank you here, from the bottom of my heart.
As for the picture attached. It's like I said in all the interviews so far. I take the subjects for which I advocate very seriously. But the only way I manage to retain my sanity is by being able to chuckle at myself. Regularly.