January 8, 2015


Put Your Eggs In A Money Making Basket

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I have saved searches for my book Alias Soapy Smith, so that I can see whatever pops up online about it. I recently received a search from a site called "Used Price Info," which was nothing uncommon or special about it, except for the prices it advertised for the sale of my book online. Mind you, many of these prices were based on "used" books! The prices range from $49 to $102. I did some checking at Amazon, one of the cheapest prices listed for my book, and the site was correct. The cheapest USED copy of Alias Soapy Smith at Amazon is $92.09.

NEW copies can still be had from my publisher at $26 (plus shipping), but apparently people and the internet search mechanism are not aware of this! Grab a copy before they're all gone, read it, and then resell it at double the price! Of course, I cannot guarantee obtaining a return that is double your investment, but there are not a lot of books out there, minus antique ones, that can say this. 


Used Price Info.

He is one of the greatest characters in the west
— Lafe Pence
Colorado state representative, 1894.
Alias Soapy Smith, p. 312.


1675: The first U.S. corporation, The New York Fishing Company, is charted.
1790: In the U.S., George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.
1815: The Battle of New Orleans begins. The War of 1812 had officially ended on December 24, 1814, with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent but the news of the signing had not reached British troops in time to prevent their attack on New Orleans.
1838: Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph code he had devised using dots and dashes as letters. The code is the predecessor to Samuel Morse's code.
1856: Borax (hydrated sodium borate) is discovered by Dr. John Veatch.
1863: The Central Pacific Railroad has its groundbreaking ceremony in Sacramento, California.
1865: 1,400 Kickapoo Indians defeat 370 members of the attacking Texas militia at Dove Creek, near San Angelo, Texas.
1869: Camp Wichita is established on Medicine Bluff Creek, Oklahoma by General Sheridan.
1870: US mint Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins.
1877: Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and nearly 800 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indian warriors launch a surprise attack on Colonel Nelson Miles and 7 companies of infantrymen in the Wolf Mountains above the Tongue River, Montana Territory. It is their final battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana.
1889: The tabulating machine is patented by Dr. Herman Hollerith. His firm, Tabulating Machine Company, later becomes International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
1894: Fire causes serious damage at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL.
1895: Outlaw John Wesley Hardin marries Callie Lewis, a marriage that lasts only a few hours.
1900: U.S. President McKinley places the District of Alaska under military rule.

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