Self-Publishing Virtual Book Tour: Command Influence by Robert Shaines

Outskirts Press author, Robert Shaines, is taking his latest book, Command Influence, on tour – a virtual tour, that is. He will be featured on the following blogs in the months ahead:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010: A Moment with Mystee

Thursday, December 30, 2010: I Am A Reader Not A Writer

Monday, January 3, 2011: Wise Words

Wednesday, January 5, 2011: My Reading Room

Thursday, January 6, 2011: Closing My Eyes Helps Me to See Clearly

Wednesday, January 12, 2011: Thoughts in ProgressThe Hot Author Report

Luckily for us, Robert was kind enough to answer a few questions while on tour so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Command Influence.



Command Influence

OP: Tell us a little bit about Command Influence. What is it about?

RS: Fascinating story of military and legal history during the Korean War, 1952‐53. It involves thecourt martial of a 25‐year‐old 2nd Lieutenant in charge of an air police guard unit in Pusan,Korea, who was convicted by general court martial of premeditated murder. The story unfoldshow an unconscionable injustice was perpetrated by the charge and conviction of the Air Forceofficer, who was subsequently vindicated. It also dealt with the political events during theKorean War which motivated the charges against Schreiber and others. It ultimately involvedthe President of the U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court, and others in the highest levels ofgovernment.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

RS: I was a 23‐year‐old Air Force Judge Advocate officer and was one of the defense counsel for Lt.George C. Schreiber, who was accused of premeditated murder in the court martial. The storyof this injustice has haunted my thoughts all of my adult life, and I finally found the time andthe ability to vindicate my own conscience in writing the book. I came to understand howGeorge Schreiber and myself were a couple of dedicated but naive and trusting young Air Forceofficers, whose lives and characters became permanently shaped by the events in those years.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

RS: Anyone interested in justice, and military justice and history of the Korean War and anunderstanding of how political events can affect the lives of those in the military.

OP: What is special about your book?  What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

RS: My book is differentiated from others involving history of the Korean War and the politics ofinjustice in the military by the exercise of command influence leading to the conviction of anaccused because I was personally present and participated in the events set forth in my book.

OP: Thanks for your time, Robert! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!


Michelle Nicole MartinABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Robert A. Shaines is a practicing attorney in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal in 2010 by the President of the Republic of Korea. His next book is a work of fiction based on his experiences working for the Defense Nuclear Agency in the former Soviet Union from 1992 to 1996.

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Self-Publishing Bestseller Spotlight: Command Influence by Robert Shaines

Command Influence by Robert Shaines was recently on the Outskirts Press bestseller list.

How can a book become a bestseller in the competitive self-publishing market?  It can be a the result of a mixture of efforts — including dedicating a great deal of time and/or money to marketing activities.

Let’s take a closer look at this best selling book published by Outskirts Press to see what contributed to its success. By seeing what works for other authors, you can take the appropriate publishing and marketing steps to chart your own course toward successful book publishing!

  • Genre: Law/Military
  • Content for niche audience
  • A professionally designed custom cover
  • Author platform:
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  • Comprehensive and productive marketing services from the publisher, like: Author webpage, Amazon Extreme package, Book Blast package, Ebook, Posters, Book award submissions, Retail Returns program

    About Robert Shaines

    Robert A. Shaines is a practicing attorney in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He lives in Rye, NH with his wife Denise and their three dogs and ten horses.

    He has had extensive experience representing clients from all over the globe, including Canada, Russia, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, various Carribean Islands, Australia, England, The Sceychelle Islands and Moldova. His travelling days are over at this time of life and he wants to continue to maintain his law practice and continue with his new career as an author.


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