Robert Poole

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My mother confirmed that my affliction with all things railways started early as at age two I could not be induced to pass the local station without being allowed time to stand and stare. Little has changed except that I can go on my own now. After a tumultuous and interesting life (in the sense of the apocryphal Chines proverb)as a professional engineer and designer for London Underground I have now settled into a hectic retirement as a public speaker and now author. Just in case there was a risk of boredom I now have the honour of being the Chairman of my local railway enthusiasts society.

I am blessed, if that’s the right word, with three children, a Victorian house with complimentary rising damp and a temperamental French car.

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    Between Downs and Thames - Railways of Gravesend, the Hoo Peninsular & Isle of Grain.
    Robert Poole reviewed Between Downs and Thames - Railways of Gravesend, the Hoo Peninsular & Isle of Grain., Excellent read on a little known Railway , and won+10
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    Robert Poole posted a message I've managed to sell nearly one hundred books in two weeks and the local press is going to review...I've managed to sell nearly one hundred books in two weeks and the local press is going to review in a week or two. Hoping to persuade WH Smith to give me a signing event in the new year. A question; how do I find out how many may have been sold on Amazon or to booksellers? (more) and gained+3
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    Jessica Barrah
    Robert Poole posted a message to Jessica Barrah Hi Jessica, finally published the tome. Some questions as usual: Do I get Royalties on the books...Hi Jessica, finally published the tome. Some questions as usual: Do I get Royalties on the books I purchased Can a specific date and time be arranged for book delivery Has the tax already been included for royalties or do I need to do this myself Retailer discount: if I sell hard copies directly presumably the cost to them is £14.99 less the discount? Thanks Rob (more) and bagged+3
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    Jessica Barrah
    Robert Poole posted a message to Jessica Barrah Hi Jessica, finally published the tome. Some questions as usual: Do I get Royalties on the books...Hi Jessica, finally published the tome. Some questions as usual: Do I get Royalties on the books I purchased Can a specific date and time be arranged for book delivery Has the tax already been included for royalties or do I need to do this myself Retailer discount: if I sell hard copies directly presumably the cost to them is £14.99 less the discount? Thanks Rob (more) and earned+3
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    How are royalties paid, exactly?
    Robert Poole posted Are Royalties included in your printing price or do I need to add them myself? in How are royalties paid, exactly? and received+5
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    Find me at: www.completelynovel.com/robert-poole--1

    Interests Railways, computer nerd, travel, books, and engineer et al