My first book, a submarine thriller titled The Trident Deception, is
getting fantastic reviews. Booklist has even hailed it as Ė the best
submarine novel written in the last 30 years! (Iíve pasted the early
reviews below.) My publisher is very excited about the book and is
heavily promoting it, and the book will be featured at the front of all
Barnes & Nobles stores nationwide for two weeks. However, over
1000 novels are published each week (7000 when you include self-published
novels), and my publisher can keep me at the front of bookstores for only
so long before itís swept into oblivion by the tidal wave of new novels.
Iíve got a short window for my book to become a success. If the
book doesnít catch on, publishers these days wonít give you a second chance
Ė theyíll toss you aside and look for the next hot thing. The book
is getting great reviews, but thatíll amount to a hillís worth of beans
if not enough people hear about the book. My publisher is doing everything
they can via traditional means, and Iím doing my best to help, reaching
out to those I think would enjoy reading it.
I think NAVetsUSA members are the perfect audience and would enjoy reading
The Trident Deception. If possible, Iíd like to arrange an email
from NAVetsUSA to our members when the book is published in March, letting
them know about the book. Iím willing to pay an appropriate fee or
make a donation to your organization for this privilege, assuming I can
So thatís my pitch. Can you help me? Can you help spread
the word about a really good submarine novel thatís getting fantastic reviews?
Iíve put a ton of work into writing the book, finding an agent, getting
a book deal, and now Iíve got a narrow window to turn my dream of becoming
a successful writer into a reality.
I would really, really, appreciate your help, letting everyone in association
know thereís a really good new submarine novel they might enjoy reading.
Here are the reviews!
ďFans of submarine thrillers who are saddened by the demise of Tom Clancy
will welcome Campbellís debut.Ē
ó Publishers Weekly
ďA terrific thriller debut. Campbell does an amazing job, balancing
character interaction with high-octane action, all the while keeping the
technical jargon to a level understandable by nonmilitary readers. This
is the best novel about a submarine since Tom Clancyís classic The Hunt
For Red October (1984).Ē
ó Jeff Ayers, Booklist starred review
ďNo one puts the reader inside a submarine like Rick Campbell does in
The Trident Deception. I couldnít put it down. Compelling and thrilling,
this novel is a must read.Ē
ó Jack Coughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Shooter and Time
ďThe Trident Deception is a fistfight of a thriller. A masterpiece.Ē
ó Dalton Fury, former Delta Force, and New York Times bestselling author
of Kill Bin Laden and Tier One Wild
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