Ways to Support Your Local Bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day!

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To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, August 29, 2020, James Bostwick, author of Acts of Omission, is sharing 6 Ways To Support Your Local Bookstore.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are the anchor to a community where friends gather and out of towners come to visit. They spur ideas and creativity and range from quiet places where perusing is a day well spent to lively performance spaces.

While Covid-19 has made it difficult for many local bookstores to keep their doors open, there are still simple ways you can support them:

Find Your Local Bookstores: There are over 2,300 independent bookstores across the U.S. and your local bookstores need support! If you don’t know where your local bookstore is located or want to explore new ones, use this handy bookstore finder from IndieBound.org.

Shop by Phone or Online: Most bookstores are standing by their phones, email, and online ready to help you find a book and take your order! They will either ship the books to you or most offer curbside pick-up. Some even have their doors open depending on the location. You can also shop online at Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that financially supports local, independent bookstores.

Enjoy Audiobooks through Libro.fm: Audiobooks are all the rage right now. Listening to an audiobook helps time fly while road tripping, walking, jogging, biking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, or simply relaxing. One of the best ways to get audiobooks is through Libro.fm because each purchase directly supports an independent bookstore of your choice! And, of course, if you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama, Acts of Omission is now available as an audiobook!

Pre-order, Pre-order, Pre-order: Pre-ordering a book helps bookstores know what you want to read so that they can order it, have it in stock, and in your hot hands as soon as it’s released. When you pre-order, it also lets publishers know that there is a demand for an author’s work –  a win, win all around!

Buy Gift Cards: You can’t go wrong buying a bookstore gift card for someone you care about! Call or go online and purchase gift cards from your local bookstore.

Follow on Social Media: Stay in the know, get updates on book releases, author talks, giveaways, and more. Most have Facebook and Instagram, so start following your favorite local bookstores today!

To honor Independent Bookstore Day, author James Bostwick will be purchasing gift cards to some of his favorite local San Francisco Bay Area independent bookstores, including Book Passage, City Lights, Green Apple Books, and Sausalito Books by the Bay.

Be sure to follow Acts of Omission on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates.

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day – Acts of Omission Libro.fm Giveaway!

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Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, August 29, 2020. To celebrate, author James Bostwick is giving away 10 Libro.fm codes for his legal thriller, Acts of Omission, as well as one year-long Libro.fm membership!

Libro.fm is a site that makes it possible for you to purchase audiobooks from your local bookstore. You can purchase books à la carte if you are an occasional listener, or become a member at the same monthly cost as others and your first audiobook is free.

Local, independent bookstores need our support, especially as our communities face the challenges associated with COVID-19. Celebrate your bookstore and all they bring to your community by signing up for our Independent Bookstore Day Giveaway!

Ten people will win the Libro.fm audiobook version of Acts of Omission and one of those lucky winners will receive a 12-month membership to Libro.fm. The membership also comes with an additional free book, so that will be 14 audiobooks total!

Click here to Enter The Giveaway Contest!!!!

Listen to a sample of Acts of Omission Audiobook here:

Contest ends on Friday, September 4th, 2020 and the winners will be announced on Monday, September 7th, 2020.

Listen Up! Acts of Omission Audiobook Now Available

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Acts of Omission is now widely available in audiobook format through Audible and Libro.fm, an audiobook website that directly supports local bookstores.

If you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama this is the audiobook for you!

Audiobook popularity is on the rise and it’s now easier than ever to find an audiobook that you’ll love! Listening to an audiobook helps time fly while road tripping, walking, jogging, biking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, or simply relaxing. And let’s be real, sometimes it’s just nice to sit back, relax and tune out what’s happening around us.

Acts of Omission audiobook is narrated by the amazing Roger Wayne, who also voiced The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which received an award for the best audiobook of 2017. Wayne is known for his poignant, down-to-earth, and at times hilarious delivery of the author’s words.

Wayne’s narration of Acts of Omission has already received rave reviews (over 425 reviews with a 4.4 out of 5.0 rating overall). Most listeners can’t believe it’s a debut novel, and are looking forward to the sequel. Here are a few reviews that sum up what listeners think…

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Acts of Omission is also available in print and e-book format. You can purchase all versions of the book by visiting the Acts of Omission website. For updates on the novel, giveaways, sequels, and more follow us on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.

Silent Book Club Chat with James Bostwick

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James Bostwick joined Laura Gluhanich and Guinevere de la Mare for a virtual author chat with Silent Book Club. During the chat, James discussed bringing the novel to publication and future plans for a sequel and movie deal.  They also discussed the impact the pandemic has had on the legal system, and how a jury trial can work in the new normal.

Silent Book Club was started in 2012 on the foundation that reading with friends enriches lives and makes people happy.  Silent Book Club is about community. Everyone is welcome, and anyone can join or launch a chapter. They have more than 240 active chapters around the world in cities of all sizes, and new chapters are being launched by volunteers every week.

Watch the full video here: Silent Book Club with James Bostwick.

Bostwick, founder of Bostwick & Peterson, is rated among the Top 4 Trial Lawyers by the California Bar Journal. He is also featured in Newsweek, Town and Country, and Forbes as one of America’s top trial lawyers. In his novel, Acts of Omission, he uses his vast experience to provide a rare glimpse into the world of civil trial lawyers, what motivates them, the enormous risks they take, and the choices that define them professionally and personally.

James Bostwick Virtual Author Chat with the Silent Book Club

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Join author James Bostwick for a virtual author chat with the Silent Book Club on Tuesday, July 21st at 5 pm PDT/8 pm EDT.

During the event, he will be giving away 10 signed paperback copies of Acts of Omission as well as a $100 Bookshop.org gift card to support local bookstores. You can RSVP for the virtual event here: https://bit.ly/ActsSBC.

Acts of Omission gives readers a realistic ‘day in the life’ of a civil trial lawyer. It’s based on a true San Francisco case that Bostwick tried in 1984, painting an authentic and gut-wrenching picture of the dangers, risks and rewards when a young, dogged lawyer goes up against one of the nation’s most famous attorneys to seek justice for a young man with a devastating injury.

Join Jim in a discussion about his decision to become a writer, the inspiration behind his the legal thriller, and exciting news of a sequel and movie deal. You can also submit your own question when you RSVP.

About Acts of Omission

Down on his luck after a string of lost cases and a recent divorce, personal injury lawyer Matt Taylor hopes his next trial will be an easy win. But when he meets a devastatingly injured young man desperate for help, Matt finds himself embroiled in an impossible lawsuit against Salvatore Conte, a powerful lawyer with sinister connections. Despite all warnings, Matt courageously pulls out all the stops to uncover the truth and right a horrific legal wrong. What follows is an epic multi-million-dollar battle of wills, intrigue, and outright violence that could cost Matt everything he cares about – his career, his family, his heart…and his life.

For more information about James Bostwick and the novel, visit ActsofOmission.com.

A Letter From James Bostwick

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Dear Readers,

I never realized how important reviews were until I became an author myself!

I read each and every review posted on Amazon, Audible and Goodreads and greatly appreciate the time, energy and thoughtful input. Each review helps me become a better author and also helps fellow readers decide if it’s something worth reading.

If you haven’t left a review yet, please click here and leave your own review for Acts of Omission. I also love hearing directly from readers, so if you have any questions about the novel, feel free to send a note to actsofomissionbook@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you!

Thank you again for your support.

– James Bostwick

As a voracious reader of legal fiction, James always loved stories about criminal trials, but was struck by how seldom anyone wrote about the other cases that fill the courtrooms of America. Acts of Omission is inspired by a San Francisco case Jim tried in 1984 when he was a young dogged lawyer and went up against one of the most famous lawyers in the country to seek justice for a young man with a devastating injury.

The Philadelphia Lawyer Reviews Legal Thriller: Acts of Omission

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“This is a book about a trial lawyer written by a trial lawyer. Bostwick has written a book so realistic that, until the jury renders its verdict, you do not know whether you are headed to a happy ending or a crushing defeat.” – Dennis Suplee

Nationally recognized attorney Dennis Suplee of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP, wrote a review of Acts of Omission through a legal lens for The Philadelphia Lawyer, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s quarterly magazine. The magazine provides information on the practice areas of the law, lifestyles, technology, fiction, book reviews and other topics of interest to Philadelphia lawyers.

To protect the reader from learning too much and spoiling the story, Suplee shared information in the review that the reader would learn in the first 15 pages of the book. According to Suplee, “The book is so realistic that it is easy to lose sight of the fact that it is a work of fiction.” He explains that unlike other books in the “legal thriller” genre, Acts of Omission is not about a criminal defense lawyer handling a criminal case. He explains, “Instead, this book is about a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer handling a catastrophic injury case in which liability is very dicey.”

While Acts of Omission is fiction, the novel was inspired by a true case that the author James Bostwick tried in San Francisco in the 1980’s when he went up against one of the most famous attorneys in the country to seek justice for a devastatingly injured young man. Bostwick included elements of real litigation, characters and occurrences, depicting the difficult choices, high risk, ethical dilemmas, anguish and euphoria of everyday life for civil trial lawyers.

James Bostwick has been practicing law for over 40 years, representing catastrophically injured people across the nation. He is one of the names behind the nation’s leading law firm, Bostwick & Peterson. “Speaking of the author. James Bostwick is a blue-chip plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer from San Francisco. He has won verdicts totaling over $500 million dollars and at one point, won the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in U.S. history. He knows whereof he speaks.”

Suplee summed up the review by saying:

“The book’s excellence is reflected by its nomination for the 2020 Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction and by the fact that it is under contract to become a movie. With the hope that I have not given away too much, I commend this one to you.”

The complete book review can be found here.

Acts of Omission is now available in paperback! Order your copy online today from a local bookstore on Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble or here on Amazon.com.

Jim Bostwick Interviewed About His Award-Nominated Book Acts of Omission

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Jim Bostwick, author of Acts of Omission, discusses his decision to become a writer, the real-life inspiration behind his debut novel and his award nomination.

As a voracious reader of legal fiction, Jim Bostwick decided it was time to write his own novel, one that realistically depicts the difficult choices, high risk, ethical dilemmas, anguish and euphoria of everyday life for civil trial lawyers. Bostwick believes there are a lot of works that reinforce “ambulance chasing” stereotypes and present skewed or false views of the selection and preparation of trials, so after years of pondering writing a novel, he finally wrote Acts of Omission to correct that deficiency.

Acts of Omission is loosely based on a San Francisco case Bostwick tried in 1984 when he went up against one of the country’s most famous attorneys to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager. The novel not only gives you an insider’s look into the life of a lawyer but also delivers a twist-filled tale complete with intrigue, romance and one man’s heroic fight for justice.

Acts of Omission was nominated for the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The prize is awarded annually to a published work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change. Harper Lee established the Prize in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Previous Prize winners include novelists such as John Grisham, Michael Connelly and Sharon Bala.

Listen to Jim’s podcast interviews on Blog Talk Radio’s Feisty Side of Fifty and Gurvey’s Law with hosts Alan Gurvey and Kerri Kasem (daughter of radio icon, Casey Kasem, the originator of American Top 40 music countdown). You can also read Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb for exciting news from Jim!

The paperback edition of Acts of Omission is now available for purchase. Order your copy online today from a local bookstore on Bookshop.org.

Jim Bostwick to be Interviewed Live on Gurvey’s Law

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Jim Bostwick will be interviewed live on Gurvey’s Law on KABC-AM 790 Talk Radio this Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT.

Jim will be talking about his award nominated legal thriller, Acts of Omission, and discussing justice in the time of COVID-19.

Gurvey’s Law is a long-running talk show on KABC Radio in Los Angeles. Hosts Alan Gurvey and Kerri Kasem (daughter of radio icon, Casey Kasem, the originator of American Top 40 music countdown) interview some of the country’s most famous lawyers, top legal minds, legal scholars, luminaries of the legal world, politicians, newsmakers, athletes and entertainers.

Bostwick, founder of Bostwick & Peterson, is rated among the Top 4 Trial Lawyers by the California Bar Journal. He is also featured in NewsweekTown and Country, and Forbes as one of America’s top trial lawyers. In his novel, Acts of Omission, he uses his vast experience to provide a rare glimpse into the world of civil trial lawyers, what motivates them, the enormous risks they take, and the choices that define them professionally and personally.

Listen to the live interview on gurveyslaw.com, Apple Podcasts, or Audioboom.com

Acts of Omission Paperback Edition is Now Available

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The paperback edition of Acts of Omission is now available for purchase!

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To celebrate the release, James Bostwick is giving away signed copies. Sign up here to win one of 5 signed paperback editions of Acts of Omission: Paperback Launch Giveaway. Winners will be drawn at random on Friday, June 26th.

acts_of_omission_sliderOrder your copy online today from a local bookstore on Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble or here on Amazon.com.

As a voracious reader of legal fiction, James Bostwick decided it was time to write his own novel, one that realistically depicts the difficult choices, high risk, ethical dilemmas, anguish and euphoria of everyday life for civil trial lawyers. Bostwick believes there are a lot of works that reinforce “ambulance chasing” stereotypes and present skewed or false views of the selection and preparation of trials, so after years of pondering writing a novel, he finally wrote Acts of Omission to correct that deficiency. The novel is loosely based on a San Francisco case Bostwick tried in 1984 when he went up against one of the country’s most famous attorneys to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager.

Acts of Omission is based in San Francisco, a city Bostwick adores and has lived and worked in for over 40 years. He took great pride in designing a book cover for his new novel that captures the essence of San Francisco. The book cover represents the spectacular sunset views of the Golden Gate from Crissy Field Beach and on the back of the cover, the bustling city streets shine through.

At its heart, this legal thriller is a soul-searching exploration of the meaning of friendship, love, and loyalty set in the maelstrom of a stunning courtroom battle. Fast paced, with surprises at every turn, this is a compelling page-turner filled with duplicity, sacrifice, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship. It is a searing tale of a legal system gone awry, where greed and power fight an unending battle against a young lawyer’s willingness to risk everything in his quest for justice.

See for yourself why this novel has sold out multiple times, received rave reviews, and a nomination for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Buy your copy today!