BOOK NEWS—BLOG NEWSPosted: January 3, 2014
As we start the new year, Jay and I would like to thank all of you that helped make the release of our book, On Being a Cop, a resounding success. We are both gratified and humbled by your response. Your overwhelming support has brought us to the point were we will be planning a second printing very shortly. But before we give the printer the go sign, we are asking that you tell us about any errors, typos or other issues that you may have found in the book (both hardcover and eBook additions). We are aware of only three minor errors, but there may be more. Leave a comment below so we can make any necessary corrections and BE SURE TO hold onto your present copy… the existing errors prove that you have a book from the first printing!
One more favor: One of the harbingers of success for any new book is reviews. Reviews do not have to be lengthy… just give us a star rating and a few sentences about what you thought of the book. As of this writing, we have just over a dozen reviews and we’re hoping to at least double that in the next month. Point your browser to http://amzn.to/19Rs1N1 and click on “Create your own review.”
2013 was another banner year for the blog. There were over 35,000 views and the last week of the year saw us surpass 100,000 all-time views from 82 countries! If you’re a number cruncher, you can view the full report here: https://jimpadar.wordpress.com/2013/annual-report/
Apologies are due to the loyal blog readers. There is no doubt that the last few months of the year, blog postings lagged behind the two per month goal. Getting the book that my son and I co-authored launched took an inordinate amount of our time and admittedly, the blog suffered. But we’re hoping to make it up to you in 2014. First, notice the use of the “WE” pronoun. I am happy to announce that son Jay is joining the blog as a regular contributor. Between the both of us, postings should become more regular once again. Secondly, we’re changing the target date for new posts to the first and third Monday of each month. The first posting of the new year is scheduled for Monday, January 6th. Jay and I are looking forward to keeping the blog an active source for stories over the coming year.
Never-the-less, some minor changes are afoot. At the present time, the blog exists in two places, the original site and now also as part of the OnBeingACop.com website (https://onbeingacop.com/blog/) which is the main site for the book. While the posts are identical, the comments do not carry over between the two and that is a less than desirable situation. It appears that the best solution may be to consolidate both sites to the new book site. We’re working on it and when any changes occur we’ll give you plenty of notice.
Thanks for your continuing support!