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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Back in the time before my retirement when I was busy in the manufacturing arena, we had a phrase related to our quality programs that indicated that we weren’t perfect, but we were always trying to move in that direction. That phrase was ‘Continuous Improvement’, and it meant simply that our purpose was to improve our processes in exactly that manner over time.

When I wrote my first novel, I was woefully unaware of what the editing process entailed, or that it was even a basic necessity. This ignorance of the basic rules of my new occupation brought me some very poor reviews for editing mixed in with a majority of great reviews for content, so I decided to utilize my old pre-retirement training to continually improve in my new found occupation.

The first step was to solicit the help of beta readers that would read the manuscript before publication, and I installed grammar and spell check software for help in reviewing my manuscripts. While this certainly helped with the elusive typo errors, some still slipped past and were discovered after each book was published and already in the marketplace. As quickly as I’m able now with five titles in both print and eBook versions, I am correcting the errors that we’ve found and uploading the revisions to the printer. Does this make the book easier to read? Probably not, since most of the errors that I now find are not recognized by my readers once they are engrossed in the storyline. I can’t even see them when I read through the first few times looking for them. What this does for me is tune up my ability to edit my own work, and to pursue that perfectly crafted masterpiece that all authors dream about. It also lets my readers know that I do pay attention to their critiques in an effort to continuously improve my craft and make their reading experience more enjoyable.

W.W.

LEGION is now Available!

LEGION

When a young man mysteriously disappears without a trace on an isolated lake road, except for the truck and girlfriend that he left behind, the search brings a professional hunter and a retired game warden together in a massive effort to find him. What they find instead is a spiritual evil terrorizing the area, and a lost silver treasure that has attracted men with criminal intent that will murder to possess it.

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Hey everybody,

The website has been down for a week or so, and I’m just getting this news posted for those of you that don’t follow me on Facebook.

One of the highest honors that a writer can receive is to have a professionals in the field give a glowing report of his books. Tom Naumann is the owner/operator of Cherokee Run Hunting Lodge http://www.eatsleephunt.com in South Carolina, and he had this review for LEGION:

“MUST READ! My close friend WW Brock has written a series of Wildlife Thrillers that are truly thrilling. The latest book, LEGION, is riveting and phenomenal! The main character Tom Strongbow, with Cherokee ancestry, is an outfitter in South Carolina…hmmm…sounds like someone I know. You will have to read it to find out more! All his books are movie material!!”

LEGION has been published and is available from almost every bookstore as an order item (order from me and I’ll sign it for you).

Here are the Amazon links: http://tinyurl.com/hcs3afu for Kindle, and here is the print version: http://tinyurl.com/jxn5otf

This is available in all other book stores as an order item.

W.W.

Links to the new eBooks

Hey Y’all,

We had a sellout on the THUNDER RANCH books at the Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show this past weekend in Midland, Texas! Thanks to all of our readers, fans, and new folks that stopped by the table for their copies of the last book in the Michael Tucker adventure series.

If you prefer to read on your Kindle tablet, here are the links for all three books in the series, all offered at the low price of $1.99 ea.

COUGAR!
http://tinyurl.com/mr3754a

NIGHT WIND
http://tinyurl.com/kmalxcp

THUNDER RANCH
http://tinyurl.com/l6acelq

Print editions can be ordered through any book outlet, just have them search ‘W.W. Brock’.

Our last Texas shows will be on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of June at both the Permian Gun Show at the Ector County Coliseum and at the Horse Show Arena in Midland during the Outdoors Expo. I hope to see you all then.

W.W.

Bits and Pieces

Well, another gun show/book signing has come and gone with spectacular results for both our book sales and for the All American Firearms Service sales. Using the successful large venue sales plan that I described in a recent article for Booklocker.com, Inc. , http://tinyurl.com/ljbfxog my wonderful wife, Mary K, sold sixty-two books while I divided my time between firearms sales and autographs.

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Another big score this past month was done with the help and guidance of my publisher, Booklocker.com, Inc., with the promotion that we are currently running on Amazon.com for the eBook “COUGAR!” As I mentioned in an earlier post, we gained over 15,000 new readers in the 5 day campaign! One of the things that put us over the 15,000 mark was listing the Amazon links to “COUGAR!” for several different countries (Amazon is country specific!). We had downloads in every country that I published a link for on this website! 🙂 http://tinyurl.com/m6q4q4z

 Mary K and I will be at the Odessa, Texas Gun Show on August 23rd and 24th, and then we will be with All American Firearms Service in Alpine, Texas on the Labor Day weekend for a big show and another large sales opportunity. (I am the only book author scheduled!) After Alpine, we have a brief break, and then it looks like more shows in San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, TX, Hobbs, NM, and then we will start the year with a show over in Carlsbad, NM about mid-January. Next year, God willing, we will venture to Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston, so keep us in prayer.

I hope that this article might encourage some of my fellow authors to become proactive in their sales activities, and not wait on the masses to stumble across a good work that is currently hopelessly buried along with millions of others in an online store.

W.W.

 

COUGAR! is now available in all eBook formats!

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that “COUGAR!” is now available in all eBook formats, and you may purchase your electronic copy for your Kindle, Nook, or iPad at the following links:

BOOKLOCKER: http://booklocker.com/books/6224.html

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGTMJPW

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougar-ww-brock/1043022237?ean=2940016694382

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cougar!/id639476617

W.W.