Publishing a book requires many moving parts.
One of the most important is who writes the foreword. It gives the seal of approval from somebody who is likely to be more well-known than you, or has more standing in the field.
When Dr. Judy Mikovits and I published our book, PLAGUE, we were fortunate enough to get Hilary Johnson, a former editor at Rolling Stone magazine, and the author of the definitive work on the chronic fatigue syndrome epidemic, Osler’s Web. Her endorsement gave the book an enormous boost in that community.
For this book I asked one of my well-known activist friends and he was flattered, but suggested I get Robert Kennedy, Jr.
I talked to Judy about it and she thought it was a good idea, especially since Kennedy had always been friendly to her when they met at conferences, even if she felt he didn’t fully understand her story.
The one concern I had is that Kennedy seems to be one of the busiest men on the planet. Whether he was keeping our rivers and lakes clean, fighting Monsanto over their terrible Round-Up weedkiller, or getting eviscerated by members of his own family because of his stance on vaccines, I wondered if he had any time left for another project.
I was instructed to prepare a sample foreword for Kennedy, nothing more than 3 or 4 pages, then he’d edit as he saw fit. Both my efforts were a complete failure. I tried, but couldn’t seem to give him what he needed.
I offered him a graceful way out, suggesting he was too busy, but he said he wanted to help. He just couldn’t give me a firm timeline.
You can imagine my surprise when I was recently in a teacher staff meeting, my cell-phone rang, and caller I.D. said it was Robert Kennedy, Jr. “I know I said I didn’t have time,” he began. “But I was on a long plane flight, had it on my computer, so I read the whole thing. It’s wonderful. I know what to write now.”
How many thoughts were racing through my mind?
The first thought was “YES! I’ve made the book short enough so that somebody might be able to read the whole thing in the 4-5 hours of an airplane flight!” I know I have a tendency to want to tell the ENTIRE story, rather than ruthlessly cutting out some of the less important parts.
The second thought was, “Oh my God! Robert Kennedy, Jr., the man I consider to be the bravest figure in public life, just praised our book and is going to do the foreword!” You must understand there was a time in my life when I read just about every word ever written about Robert Kennedy, Sr. It wasn’t so much his politics that drew me, (because in some ways he was all over the political map during his life), but how he demonstrated the continuing ability to learn and grow. Now the namesake of my political hero was endorsing my work.
Kennedy was as good as his word and came back with a fantastic foreword. How long? Remember, I was told to give him no more than 3 or 4 pages.
Kennedy wrote a 15 page foreword for “PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION!”
It was a thing of beauty, and he titled it, “Moral Courage and Our Common Future.” To me it ranks up there with some of the most beautiful addresses of President John Kennedy, or Senator Robert Kennedy. You are not going to believe how many ideas he ties together in this foreword.
As you probably realize by now, I consider myself a student of politics, so I have a few ideas about how to conduct a winning campaign.
The vaccine-injured population afflicts people without regard to race, religion, or political identity. I’d say many, if not most in our movement consider themselves more liberal in their political leanings. It probably won’t surprise you that I am more conservative, a classical liberal in many ways, meaning I want the maximum amount of freedom for the greatest number. You live your life the way you want, and I’ll do the same. Simple, right?
But when it comes to the fate of humanity, I don’t see liberals or conservatives. I just see those who are awake to the danger, and those who are not.
This fight exists ABOVE politics.
But still, I recognize the need to solidify the base. If I am known as being on the more conservative end of the spectrum, promoting TRUE free-market principles AND a FAIR JUSTICE SYSTEM, then I need those on the other side of the political spectrum to join in supporting my efforts. (As I will support them in their fight.) That’s what it means to have Robert Kennedy, Jr. giving such a full-throated endorsement to our book.
Kennedy’s endorsement should solidify our community, so we can move forward with one voice. Then, we can start attracting those who are currently in their slumber, or just awakening. I don’t care what approach wakes them up, from the right or the left, because this is a fight for ALL OF US.
A community unified in support of this book and the relentless search for the truth as exemplified by the example of Dr. Judy Mikovits can make an enormous difference. Here’s what you can do, before the book comes out on March 3, 2020.
By pre-ordering the book…
…you are telling the publisher that there is an enormous hunger for this story. That means they will devote resources to marketing and publicity. It can also attract attention from Hollywood.
Our original book, PLAGUE, has sold more than 22,000 copies.
I want our new book, PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION, to sell more than 100,000 copies.
On publication day, March 3, 2020, I want there to be at least 10,000 pre-orders, waiting to be shipped out. All pre-orders are counted on the DAY OF PUBLICATION.
Any non-fiction book that sells somewhere between 5,000 to 7,000 copies in a week is pretty much guaranteed to be on the New York Times bestseller list. (Yes, I know they might try to mess with us, but we do what we can do.)
I know that we can get to 10,000 pre-orders by March 3. Please do what you can.
P.S. – And if anybody knows how to hook me up with Joe Rogan or Dave Rubin, let me know in the comments.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.