Tailwinds: Adventures of a Young Aviator

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Rusty Martin is born to an aviation family and grows up in Casselberry, Florida, in the 1930s. He is an entrepreneur and a self-starter who loves to fly. Rusty is 12 at the outbreak of WW-II. Flying takes the young man to many fascinating events of the time. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
  • Words: 37,500
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781568601618
About Dan Poynter

Dan Poynter is a pioneer in book writing, producing and promoting. His New Book Model or “Simultaneous Publishing” is revolutionizing the book industry and information dissemination.

He is a frequent speaker, successful publisher and renowned book publishing consultant, who has a unique, pioneering approach to marketing books—which he so generously shares.

Since 1969, Dan Poynter has written and published more than 100 books including Writing Nonfiction, The Self-Publishing Manual, The Skydiver's Handbook and The Expert Witness Handbook. He has also created more than 50 reports, nine audio CDs, four video programs, a dozen eBooks and more than 500 magazine articles. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Dan is an author and he is a publisher who has experienced every phase of the book publishing process. He has sold his manuscripts to other publishers, he has published other authors, he has published his own books and his books have been translated and published in seven other countries.

Dan does not just work in the book publishing business, he studies the book publishing business. He doesn't just talk about book promotion, he teaches book promotion.

He is an evangelist for books, an ombudsman for authors, an advocate for publishers and the godfather to thousands of successfully-published books.
Dan Poynter's seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street Journal, and his story has been told in U.S. News & World Report. The media comes to Dan because he is the leading authority on book publishing.

A well-known aviation speaker, Dan is a licensed pilot, a skydiver with all the ratings and a Master Parachute Rigger.

He has served as vice-president of the Publishers Marketing Association as well as president of the Parachute Industry Association, chairman of the board of the US Parachute Association and president of the international hang gliding commis¬sion.

Often described as “Mr. Publishing,” Dan Poynter shows publishers how to sell more books using some surprisingly simple marketing concepts. No one gives away more help, advice and expertise than Dan Poynter. He is a caring, sharing publisher who is dedicated to putting more than just something back into the system.

Dan shows people how to make a difference while making a living by coaching them on the writing, publishing and promoting of their book. He has turned thousands of people into successful authors.

His mission is to see that people do not die with a book still inside them.

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Review by: Don Vallere on Nov. 29, 2012 :
This is a fascinating new concept in ebook publishing. Others have imbedded hyperlinks in their books, but Dan Poynter has taken it to a new level. This is a true multimedia learning experience centered around aviation, cleverly disguised as a novel about a young boy growing up as an aviator in the late 1930’s.

Want to know more about the planes of the era? There are links to articles and videos. Want to learn more about the Hindenburg crash? There are links for that. The links are wide ranging, from wiki articles to National Geographic videos and everything in between.

Although the book seems targeted to young readers, everyone can learn from this model.

Following Poynter’s example, teachers can build interesting and exciting lesson plans that will engage students at many levels. Parents will get clues on how to motivate their children to adapt their most mundane activities into channels for their creativity.

Inspiring authors will get insights into how to take advantage of the internet to create a new type of ebook that will engage their readers and keep them coming back for more.

Get this book, not just for the read, but for the examples and insights that it provides.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
Review by: Reya Kempley on Nov. 19, 2012 :
A fun read for those interested in aviation and history! This book follows a smart and inventive boy through his adventures as an aviator and how he plays a part in the history of the USA around the time of WWII. You learn about some very interesting tidbits of history (German POWs on Alabama farm camps? Didn't know that!) as you read the fun story. Links to videos, sounds, and articles are throughout for more information and background. I sure would like to meet this boy, what a character!

There are a few typos here and there and some of the images should really be a little better quality, but all in all it's an enjoyable read.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
Review by: Suzanne Grosser on Nov. 18, 2012 :
If you are interested in flying, this book is packed with historical information you will enjoy. It is a ficitonalized account of one exceptional character, Rusty Martin, whose adventures highlight an exciting time in aviation history. The story often reads more like nonfiction. But the facts are so engaging that it kept my interest. A quick read with lots of great links to more information.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: John Watson on Oct. 23, 2012 :
I read this book in one sitting. I did not go to all of the web sites or all of the videos, that will take place in my reading of the book a second time. The book is easy to read, simple to understand and the history background makes it exceptional for one who loves to fly. The ability to view the videos along with the story adds up to a very good book. I must admit to being more than biased regarding this novel because of my love for flying.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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