Minstrel’s Alley Announces Rising Kindle Sales for Beautiful Bad Girl

Mar 25, 2010 - 7:07 am

Beautiful Bad Girl CoverMarch 23, 2010 (FPRC) — (Los Angeles) Minstrel’s Alley announced rising Ebook sales through Kindle for the recently acquired, ‘Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story.’ The book documents the tempestuous affair during the Ronald Reagan Presidential Administration between department store scion, Alfred Bloomingdale, and his long time mistress, Vicki Morgan. The non-fiction novel is told as a first person narrative through the eyes of author, Gordon Basichis, who worked on the book with Morgan, until she was murdered in 1983.

‘We are pleasantly surprised by the Kindle sales of ‘Beautiful Bad Girl,’ said M.J. Hammond, president of independent publisher and media company, Minstrel’s Alley. ‘We acquired the Beautiful Bad Girl, knowing that its trade paperback sales have proved enduring for many years. It is a controversial book dealing with a major sex scandal that Reagan administration back in the eighties. It helped define exotic and obsessive sex practices of the late twentieth century.

‘Beautiful Bad Girl has enjoyed brisk sales from the day we first launched the Ebook version through Kindle. We will soon be launching it through Barnes and Noble’s nook, Sony Reader and Apple’s iPad. No matter what a reader’s preference, Beautiful Bad Girl will be accessible for downloads.’

Hammond noted that Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story was first published in 1985 by Santa Barbara Press. At that time, the political and social climate of the times did not fully allow for it to achieve its rightful place as a best seller. ‘It was put back into print as a trade paperback in 2000, when Basichis and iUniverse published it as part of the Author’s Guild ‘Back in Print’ program.

‘The book sold steadily all these years. For a dozen year the audio version was distributed by Books on Tape, where it was one of their featured books.’

Minstrel’s Alley recently published ‘The Guys Who Spied for China,’ its first publishing effort. ‘The Guys Who Spied for China,’ also written by Gordon Basichis, is based on his real life experiences uncovering Chinese Espionage Networks operating in the United States in the eighties and nineties. Basichis is now the Co-Founder of Corra Group, which specializes in background checks and corporate research and investigation.

‘We are encouraged by the sales as both a trade paperback and through Kindle on ‘The Guys Who Spied for China,’ said Hammond. ‘The book is getting great reviews and the recent CBS 60 Minutes segment on Chinese Espionage has appeared to have boosted sales even more.

M.J. Hammond is a former entertainment industry executive who founded Minstrel’s Alley to publish popular books not found in mainstream publishing.

‘Mainstream publishing has its purpose,’ said Hammond. But the industry’s focus on celebrity and genre based books has left readers wanting. We hope to help bring a sense of adventure back to books and publishing.’

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