It has been more than a week since last posting to this blog, which is mostly about the backstage scenes of marketing BUSTED. As you may recall, I appealed to San Francisco Attorney Tony Serra to move to dismiss his Kettle Falls Five case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Unfortunately for his clients, Mr. Serra did not respond to my email.
What I have since learned, however, is that his non-response is not atypical of arrogant, know-it-all defense attorneys. During this past week, to both test my marketing letters and self-compiled lists, I sent three batches of emails on three separate days to three separate lists of 200 attorneys (half of which were associated with NORML)
As with my direct letter to Tony Serra, these three emailings generated zero demonstrable response (in book purchases, web hits, or angry accusatory letters). They only generated failure notices (at a rate of about 10 percent) You can read some of my marketing letters here. I don't think they are half-bad.
So I raise the question: why would professional defense attorneys not respond to my messages of either 1) hey look, my book can help you get your drug clients out of jail, or 2) stop, you're doing it wrong on behalf of your drug clients. I'm sure that their non-response has something to do with a) the unbelievability of my claims, b) a blow to their professional pride and / or c) their fear of the unknown. But whatever the motivation is, it is apparently pathological and rampant. It affected all 600 attorneys with whom I directly corresponded.
Pathological means to involve, to be caused by, or to be of the nature of a physical or mental disease. I am not a psychologist, but something either physical or mental is preventing criminal attorneys from taking immediate interest in a book that they all should not only read, but in which – you'd think – they would be interested. I shall leave you to ponder why, as a government-regulated group, they are not.