How A Lady Like Me Connected With A Federal Prisoner

I was reading the classified personals one day and saw a picture of this charming 75-year old man with a dashing white mustache.  He was a federal prisoner (they have to disclose that) and under his picture it simply said, “I have a story.  Want to read it?”

Well, that is all it took for me to write to him.  We corresponded back and forth a few times.  He told me about his manuscript of a book that he wrote, one hour at a time because that is how long he was allowed to use the typewriter in prison.  I told him I could scan his manuscript into digital form and have a publisher look at it.

He could only mail me as much as would fit in a standard business envelope, so it took a while before I had it in its totality.  Once I had it, it wasn’t easy.  The manuscript went through the scanner, but there were many scanner errors that I had to correct.  Then I sent it to him in total, and he made revisions and sent me about ten pages at a time.

His unique story was indeed worth everything it took me to get it into print and published.  His book, Operation White Terror, is a masterpiece of character development and true crime.  In fact, the story was the reason he was in prison for 24 years.

He has a story.  Want to read it?




 

Don’t Miss Out on This Book

There are only 30 copies left.  Operation White Terror is a wonderful story, even though the author, Uwe Jensen, was sentenced to federal prison for 24 years.

Just imagine him typing it one hour at a time.  That was all he was allowed per day while in prison.

Then he had to find someone who would digitize it for a publisher.  I don’t know how many people he tried to get to publish it before it caught my attention.

First, he was only allowed to send 15 pages at a time through the mail to me.

Then I had to scan it, proof it, and send it back to him.  He would correct those 15 pages and send them back to me.  Meanwhile I had received his second 15 pages to scan, proof and send it back to him.  It was a real merry-go-round and could have been a disaster if we hadn’t have paid such close attention to our work in progress.

After six months it was ready to sent to a publisher.  They edited it and sent it back to me for corrections, and finally it was ready for printing.  This entire process from first scan to printing took approximately one year.

I ordered 50 books and set them aside in their boxes.

In 2014 Ewe Jensen was released from prison.  I met him face to face in Houston, Texas.  I gave him eight books for him to give to his friends and family.  His son paid me for them.

When I left Texas to go back home to Kansas City, Missouri, I had a small partial box of books, and an unopened box of 30.

After almost 4 years, I was able to open the last box and sold a book to a lady in Australia.  The postage was almost as much as the price of the book, but it is getting exposure.

To get you own copy before they are all gone, click on the Buy Now icon and fill out your address.  Indicate whether you want a digital file or the book.




 

Where in the world will my next book go?

The first book was sold to an Australian.  I wonder were in the world my next book will be sold.  An alternative would be to send a digital file via email.  Then the buyer can upload the book to their digital reading device.

How much should a digital file cost?  Certainly not $25.  Perhaps $15.  I’ll have to update my sales page to include that option.

Sold a Book to an Australian

I sold my first book to an Australian woman.  The price of the book was 25.50.   The postage and customs fee was 24.34.  Well, at least the book is getting some exposure.  Next time I will know.  And since selling a book for nearly $50 is absurd, I will next time offer a digital file via email.

I’ll have to find out the postage of different countries so that I will know how much the postage will be in advance.  I just tell myself, hey, the first one is free!