Jack Simpson – Man of the River, Author, Good American

Jack Simpson I would like to introduce Jack R. Simpson. You may not find him in the Who’s Who, but he is certainly an interesting fellow and part of American history.
Normally, I do not promote commercial sites as a posting, but I will promote certain books by authors, and in the case of Jack, this is a special endeavor. Jack promoted the books by Kathy Flippo, who has been mentioned several times here at LPJ.
Self-Publish for Profit Jack has a website called Little River Books and he promotes and sells books, but he is an author. Jack has a book that could truly help anyone considering publishing their own written material, and Jack provides the perfect avenue for this venture and the ins and outs of self publishing, an alternative to dealing with Wall Street publishers, and not having to share the rewards with them. But let me turn you over to written words about Jack and his book. …
You may have a good book lurking around in you somewhere, but if you decide to write and publish it, there are a few things you need to know — a few booby traps to avoid.
Many a good yarn or nonfiction book has come from mariners. Even if you are only considering one, there is good instruction to help you plot your course as you approach the project. You can learn how and what to present to potential publishers. But there are also cautions.
“Getting a book published by a name publishing company—the kind that sometimes pays an advance and pays the publishing costs— is as difficult as winning the lottery or throwing a marble into a soda bottle at 50 feet,” says Jack Simpson, author of $elf-Publish For Profit (by avoiding booby traps).
Frequently after numerous rejections, new authors turn to self-publishing, which means, in too many cases, that there is a danger of paying big bucks and getting very little in return? Simpson says in his new book, “On the other hand, the publishers will almost always make money, whether the author does or not.”It isn’t because of anything illegal; it’s just that publishing schemes are designed to profit publishers and are less concerned with authors, Simpson said. What budding authors don’t understand can cost them dearly.
The author, who has more than half a century of experience in journalism, including publishing, publishes books for companies and individual authors.He is also the author of If Ships Could Talk, poems of river and sea.But his intention is not to attract business. “My plate is overloaded now,” he said. “At 73, I hardly need more work.”
The new provides a guide as to how to go about finding someone to print their book. He maintains that self-publishing can be very profitable if done properly. If there is one bit of advice that stands out in the book, it is this: “Watch the bottom line.”
What that means is that the author should scrutinize every single proposal and know exactly what is in store for him/her financially. What does the author stand to profit?If the proposal is not acceptable, just don’t accept it.Look till you find one that is acceptable.
Many booby traps exist in subsidy publishing, where the author puts up considerable cash and gets few if any books and no profit. That amounts merely to turning over your creation to someone else so they can profit.
$elf-Publish For Profit is in soft cover, has 176 pages, illustrated, indexed, and is available from the author at: J. R. Simpson & Associates, Inc., Dept. LPJ,2175 Huntington Dr., Florissant, MO 63033-1227. Price is $19.50, including shipping, and it includes a bonus copy of If Ships Could Talk, a hard cover book that normally lists for $9.95. Phone orders via M/C or Visa to 314-921-4419. Or you can just visit Little River Books on the Internet.
Dealers may contact Big River Distribution at 314/822-1808.