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    Re: I've Decided to write a book, need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Smartmonies
    I don't know if I will write separate books or just one book with a bunch of chapters.

    Things that i will write about include but are not limited too:

    1) Serving a life Sentence with BOB Nutting - my experience of growing up a pirate fan and having the Nutting family consistently beat me over the head with lousy teams to the point I have nothing left for the Pirates but hostility. My only benefit is that you would be up about 85,000 dollars if you had bet 1000 against the Pirates every game since 2000. (Odds included on every game)

    2) Ben Roethlisberger and the magical 2004 season that should go down as one of the great all time accomplishments for a Professional Athelete (not just a rookie) I will detail how the Media (even in Pittsburgh) just failed to catch on to it for the longest time. I will rip the media to shreds , and then hope they call me so that they have a chance to defend themselves.

    3) I could also write about sports betting. A tell all book on every thing the sportsbooks don't want you to know. that should be a great read. I could even outline how to spot a 'fixed game." Imagine that on the cover. "HOW TO SPOT FIXED GAMES."

    4) I could also write statistical looks at the greates teams of all time. I could write about how to tell by midseason if your team is a legit championship contender or pretender.

    5) I could write about hockey. I could give a detailed analysis of why i choose Detroit to win cup and how i new the Pens had only 5% chance to win it all. I could right about my canadien friend who won over 80K betting my hockey picks in 2 years.

    give me more ideas. Keep them real. I need the help. What would make you grab my book?
    MSM,

    I am an editor. I've never done sports books, but I can help you a little with what piques a publishers interest.

    Below find my comments on your ideas...

    Idea 1. I don't think this is a great pitch. Angry fan speaks out against terrible owner. Why do we want to read about you being miserable? Either 1. we were miserable too and don't like thinking about it, or 2. it sounds excruciating.

    Idea 2. I like this as a part of a larger book about Pittsburgh Sports. I'm not sure it stands on its own, but it is a decent topic for Steeler's fans. Your axe to grind with the media could be annoying or totally fetching depending on how you flesh that idea out. I would definitely explore that facet and find the most entertaining approach.

    Idea 3. I really like this idea as a stand alone book. I think you need to think carefully about your audience. Is it sports wagerers, big time sports fans who wager occassionally, or everybody including casual fans? This will be an important decision before you can even plan such a book and will be crucial to its marketing and sales successes.

    Idea 4. I like this as a chapter in the sports betting book. Perhaps a technique for the advanced gambler?

    Idea 5. Most experts saw Detroit as clear favorite so I'm not sure this is a great selling point for a book. But, I am greatly intrigued by your advice to your friend about betting on hockey and his success. If you could encapsulate these strategies and tell them in a narrative format (like recounting your phone conversations with your buddy) it could fit nicely into your sports wagering book and be entertaining.

    PM me if you want to talk.

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    Re: I've Decided to write a book, need help

    Quote Originally Posted by SeaOracle
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    I don't know how legal it is...but implicating refs in gambling scandels (with evidence) would sell books.
    Hey, who needs evidence? Salacious rumors are GREAT for selling books.

    SO
    Now thats what I'm talking about...could he do it steelblood? Could he bring up questionable activity and odd games in an attempt to say games have been rigged? And would that sell?

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    Re: I've Decided to write a book, need help

    PS: I have been considering writing a book...

    How to Pimp (SMG's step by step guide to get dos hoes to show you the doe)

    I really think it's a winner.

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    Re: I've Decided to write a book, need help

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
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    LOL...MSM I think they are just giving you a hard time.
    Ya think?

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    It's kind of like the ish I give steelers43...I just can't help myself.
    No, I just believe if you're going to write a book that writing it in a fashion that is conducive to someone being able to read the book goes a long way to making the book the successful. But, hey, that's just me, I'm funny that way when I read a book. Mr Smartmonies knows I'm just yankin his chain a bit, it's all good. :P

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    Re: I've Decided to write a book, need help

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    PS: I have been considering writing a book...

    How to Pimp (SMG's step by step guide to get dos hoes to show you the doe)

    I really think it's a winner.









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    Good stuff Ruthless...I know you feel me.

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    Thanks for allthe help.

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    Re: I've Decided to write a book, need help

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Quote Originally Posted by SeaOracle
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    I don't know how legal it is...but implicating refs in gambling scandels (with evidence) would sell books.
    Hey, who needs evidence? Salacious rumors are GREAT for selling books.

    SO
    Now thats what I'm talking about...could he do it steelblood? Could he bring up questionable activity and odd games in an attempt to say games have been rigged? And would that sell?

    He certainly could. Of course, many publishers would probably be a bit leary about anything that may lead to litigation. But, if it sells books and he is only talking about trends and possibilities, someone might greenlight it. Before MSM even goes to a publisher though, he should see an attorney to make sure his work is protected (copyrights, etc.) and to talk about any possible litigation that may result from his book. Don't trust a publishing house's attorneys. They only care about their client.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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