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larry Margulies

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FBI interference in publishing? Does anyone have ideas if FBI meddles
Posted: Feb 1, 2018 7:08 PM
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Does anyone know how FBI meddles in publishing like they do on the news when information reveals they are criminal. I just want to have the ability or the right to see to it that my publishing is seen on Amazon and not hidden from view in any way by FBI hacking. I must consider this as a cause of low reader statistics for my own book in light of what I see on daily news regarding withheld.FBI memos recently.
Mary Peebels

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 7:14 PM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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larry Margulies wrote:
Does anyone know how FBI meddles in publishing like they do on the news when information reveals they are criminal. I just want to have the ability or the right to see to it that my publishing is seen on Amazon and not hidden from view in any way by FBI hacking. I must consider this as a cause of low reader statistics for my own book in light of what I see on daily news regarding withheld.FBI memos recently.

Sorry, I don't know. I'm just waiting to see what Salamander and Tinkerbell have to say.
cdalebrittain

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Re: FBI interference in publishing? Does anyone have ideas if FBI meddles
Posted: Feb 1, 2018 7:19 PM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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Short answer, No. People say all sorts of things on Twitter and FB and do not fear a midnight knock. No one is perusing KDP books to find Enemies of the People.

If you ever make explicit, specific threats, however, someone may report you. The FBI is unlikely to come rummaging around your ebooks unless you are already on their radar for things you've done (not just thought or written about).

The reason you haven't had many books sold is that conspiracy books by indies sell very few copies compared to genre fiction.
Salamander Mall...

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:20 PM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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larry Margulies wrote:
Does anyone know how FBI meddles in publishing like they do on the news when information reveals they are criminal. I just want to have the ability or the right to see to it that my publishing is seen on Amazon and not hidden from view in any way by FBI hacking. I must consider this as a cause of low reader statistics for my own book in light of what I see on daily news regarding withheld.FBI memos recently.

Well, here you go...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I497JAM/
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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 8:36 PM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
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Salamander Mallory wrote:
larry Margulies wrote:
Does anyone know how FBI meddles in publishing like they do on the news when information reveals they are criminal. I just want to have the ability or the right to see to it that my publishing is seen on Amazon and not hidden from view in any way by FBI hacking. I must consider this as a cause of low reader statistics for my own book in light of what I see on daily news regarding withheld.FBI memos recently.

Well, here you go...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I497JAM/


What's really hilarious is that it's selling!

L. L. Thrasher
larry Margulies

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 10:25 PM   in response to: Brad the wronger in response to: Brad the wronger
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Excuse me, but my non fiction is about the death of my child and murder of a lady who helped me during a passport investigation, get your facts straight. Rude.
Brad the wronger

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 10:49 PM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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Let's see. You went to the PI, got a girl pregnant, didn't marry her, caused enough trouble to get beat up, have the police called on you, and then maybe even abandoned the girl? And you're calling me rude? When you eventually stumble across your personal El Dorado called reality, have a nice time with it.

Edited by: Brad the wronger on Feb 4, 2018 9:12 AM
larry Margulies

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 11:02 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Thank you for your thoughtful answer. I value your thought. You mentioned "unless you are already on their radar for things you've done", a passport investigation means they already have warrants for all my accounts wouldnt it? remember that I have been on their radar according the the passport agency Would you read my book and then speak your mind please.
C. Gold

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 11:35 PM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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That's definitely a unique excuse for why a book isn't selling. People search for alarming things all the time as research for their books. Layouts of government buildings, sniper info, how to make bombs, terrorist specific info, and nobody has hauled them in yet.

What is inside your book that would be cause for alarm? We have freedom of speech, but if you are writing a manifesto for how to take out the president or government and are already on the FBI's radar, they might take action against you. I doubt they would do anything with your book while they are investigating and building a case, because they wouldn't want you alerted.

99.999% sure your book isn't selling because it's failing on its own merits, not some external agency. Bad cover, blurb, price, Look Inside and/or marketing strategy are more likely the culprit.
Mary Peebels

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 11:53 PM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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Larry, is this link below your book? I think you should contact Amazon about your concerns.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36365307-warrant-on-my-life
C. Gold

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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 1:50 AM   in response to: Mary Peebels in response to: Mary Peebels
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Yep, that looks like his all right. I bet Amazon took it down.
Brad the wronger

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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 8:43 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
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Let's see. For no apparent reason, the federal government has sent a hit team to kill him, and/or his family has a bounty on his head. He's hiding at times in China, five different countries, and in Seattle (right in front of the Federal Bld of all places). His books aren't books at all but simply pleas to the president for help, and the offer of $50K to stop the hitmen. Or something like that. A fake cardiologist tried to kill him with a poisonous injection, but he has and MRI that indicates he's not mentally ill, something that a family member (a psychiatrist in Mass.) has possibly said he is. He got beat up in Hong Kong, was threatened by either a Russian or a Finn, a bottle was dropped on him, threatened by a fake doctor in the Philippines, followed by the State Dept in the Philippines, and local police in the Philippines tried to poison him. There's a repatriation loan and maybe some money from a tax refund. The feds tried using chemical warfare on him while in China last year, and American War Heroes killed his baby in the Philippines in his personal holocaust perpetrated by the feds. The reason why his books have been taken down is the least of his problems.
Brad the wronger

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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 8:51 AM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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Start a blog. You'll get more exposure. wordpress.com has them free of charge. You can write as many blog posts as you want and the feds can't stop you.
Theresa M. Moore

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Re: FBI interference in publishing? Does anyone have ideas if FBI meddles
Posted: Feb 2, 2018 10:51 AM   in response to: Brad the wronger in response to: Brad the wronger
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It all sounds so bogus to begin with. The FBI does not hack into anyone's books, nor do they take an interest unless someone has committed a federal crime.
However, the way you describe it sounds like the plot to a Robert Ludlum novel. LOL.

Amazon can and does take down books for a variety of reasons. It's their sandbox.
Duane Dingle

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Posted: Feb 2, 2018 12:02 PM   in response to: larry Margulies in response to: larry Margulies
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This is a badly broken individual and his "works" are pretty much the same incomprehensible thing repeated in each book asking for help from Kevin Spacey (one title), Oprah (another title), Wayne Johnson (and yet another title), and even Kim Kardashian.

He's obviously not all there in the head, even though one book is supposedly of HIS MRI scans,and needs some pretty heavy professional help with even heavier medication.

He "writes" under Lawrence Yudowitz.
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