The Shell Game Hits #31

Alten's The Shell Game hits #31 on NYT Best Seller List
TO: The real Patriots of the 21st century

FROM: Steve Alten


Congratulations! Your efforts have caused The SHELL GAME to hit the NY Times
best seller list, debuting at # 31 in only its second week! Here’s what is really
exciting: Barnes & Noble and Borders front table space only began Feb. 1.
If we can continue to push it up the list into the top 10, the following dominoes
will fall:

1. Supermarkets, drugstores, Targets, etc., will automatically BUY IN as they
purchase off the NY Times list.

2. Major newspapers will ask for review copies and interviews.

3. Major shows like Letterman will be interested.

4. The top 10 best seller list is published each week in NATIONAL PAPERS. It
is what people buy from. The potential to create a WAVE of mass sales is there,
persuading the media and public alike.

And YES… sales COUNT on the list!

What does this mean to the 9/11 Truth Movement?

It means you just got yourself a crowbar to leverage open doors that have been
slammed shut.

And I am not playing it safe. If you listened to my interview with former Senator
Robert Rovner, I pull no punches. I let everyone know that YOU are the voice
of patriotism, a voice that has been deliberately smeared by disinformation
tactics because the powers-that-be fear the truth. The evidence is overwhelming
that the Bushies committed TREASON! War games, put orders…Cheney issuing stand
down orders in the bunker…we need a real investigation. Could the success
of a novel do it?


I’ve been getting lots of e-mail from readers, both Dems and Republicans, that
are SHOCKED by the 9/11 revelations. They are disgusted and want to know more.
Every time a book is sold and read, a mind is reprogrammed. Or de-brainwashed.

What’s important now is NOT TO LET UP! Your efforts have given us momentum,
but it can be so much more. A novel can reach the critical masses during a critical
elections. A number 1 – 5 spot will add fuel to the movie potential (I already
have a producer attached.) Oh…the new second editions list many of you in

I’m committed. For the record, I’ve already spent every dime I made on the
book for the two book trailers (see

). And like you, I get my daily dosage of e-mail
threats. Photos of my home on blogs. My private phone numbers. Stealing of private
e-mails. Calls at 4am. Someone is certainly getting freaked out about the potential
of a novel. To quote Tom Petty, “I won’t back down.”

I hope you won’t either.

All of you have done so much and suffered for your efforts. I don’t have to
tell you that changing the mind-set of the masses is like pushing a boulder
up a hill. The good news is that this tool has momentum.

KEEP PUSHING! The summit is visible.

Steve Alten