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My New Book Is Out, And Selling

  1. Harvey Stelman profile image59
    Harvey Stelmanposted 6 years ago

    My book, "EYES OF EMERALD" is selling better than I thought it was going to. I was told a 3-4 minute story by my dad three times over the years. Always telling him, "this should be a book or a movie." Not being a writer, I wrote it with a partner that is my best friend's son, he isn't a writer either.

    We embellished the story, threw in some history and voila! A book was born. The genre is ROMANTIC TRAGEDY, the story is about a cousin of mine from NYC in the 1930's. She was the first of her family to be born in the USA, graduate from high school and fall for someone of a different culture.

    What happened to this woman can only be described as AMAZING. The success of the book so far has been driven by Hubbers and another site that is very international. I have received promises from people in over 30 countries that they will purchase it. My heart beats faster from each comment I receive, and tears have been shed over many of the comments.

    I thank everyone, even those that didn't buy it. If you commented on any of my Hubs, you have helped me. Harvey

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well done. Absolutely brilliant news.I seem to remember you wrote it in partnership with another writer - an even bigger challenge for most writers. You probably had great fun bouncing ideas off each other. Get writing the sequel. Wishing you every success for the future.

    2. tmbridgeland profile image85
      tmbridgelandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      !!! Good News! I am an aspiring writer, and love to hear of other's success. I'll be putting a chapter of my own story here on Hub Pages to see how it flies.

    3. Mcmillen Writes profile image60
      Mcmillen Writesposted 5 years ago in reply to this


  2. Petra Vlah profile image61
    Petra Vlahposted 6 years ago

    That is fantastic! Congratualations! I know the thrill myself and the joy of being a published writer is one of the great satisfaction one can experience.
    Wishing you the very best, my dear and lots of lots of sales may follow you

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image59
      Harvey Stelmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Petra, I hope you are right. I wish to honor my father, and raise money for charity with the book. I'll tell you a much greater feeling. I was a singer when younger. When a very large crowd gives you a staning ovation, and girl's throw themseles at you.... Well I think that said it all. H

  3. Sweetsusieg profile image83
    Sweetsusiegposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!  How exciting for you!!  One day maybe I will be able to say that!

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image59
      Harvey Stelmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sweet, If you simply write it, it just may happen. The big thing is to start, and stay with it. H

  4. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    You are a such an inspiration, Harvey.  Congrats!  I am thrilled for you!  I get so exciting just reading your post about it, I can only imagine how YOU must feel!

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image59
      Harvey Stelmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      KCC, Thanks! I am thrilled, but I look at this as a beginning. When things alm down I have another book in the waiting and ten movies.

      I know my father is smiling down on me, as is my mother. It will be more exciting when I find out how much the MS Society received. H

  5. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations and I too wish you many many books sales. You really must feel fantastic. It's also good knowing that Hubpages has *REAL writers that publish REAL books smile

    *aimed at those that disparage the talent found on the site!

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations Harvey.

  7. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    That is GREAT news Harvey and long may it keep selling for you. I love a good success story, many congrats. smile

  8. Bluehoop profile image61
    Bluehoopposted 6 years ago

    Fantastic news - that's very exciting.

  9. Jaggedfrost profile image87
    Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations, I wish you the best of successes

  10. LindaJM profile image83
    LindaJMposted 5 years ago

    What I'd really like to know is how you got it published. Did you find an agent and publisher, or did you self-publish. I have a few novel manuscripts I've sent out to agents and am wondering if self-publishing might be a viable route.

    1. snakebaby profile image74
      snakebabyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats! Now I see another way of being successful that I normally overlook. I should tell my daughter of this

  11. kirutaye profile image78
    kirutayeposted 5 years ago

    Fantastic news!!! Well done. Look forward to reading your hubs.

  12. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    That's very cool. Good job.

  13. Southwest Writer profile image60
    Southwest Writerposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Harry! I am so thrilled with your success! Keep going and going...be the ever ready bunny! I wish you continued success!

  14. Chatkath profile image88
    Chatkathposted 5 years ago

    This is quite an accomplishment but also an inspiration for all of us writers who think, forget it, too much trouble, too much competition, etc. You won't know until you try! Thanks and congratulations!

  15. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Harvey, glad you are honoring your father in this way. smile