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durerus

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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2014, 01:32:14 pm »

This is just me, but I would read the book to see HOW he decrypted it if I knew it was already accurate. Market the book as the process of the decryption, a true story. People will want to know how he did it, how he came up with the idea, what inspired his methods, etc. Then, once it gains traction, as you said, you can take the information down because it is commonly known to be accurate.

An alternative to a book would be to shorten it and submit it to a scholarly journal for peer review that sells and makes money. It will get his name out there as an expert on the topic if it is accepted. THEN you can sell the book as another piece. The journal article would be more of the scientific proof and the book would be the story/philosophical implications of the research.

The book is already written. The storyline is not his personal way of finding the solution but how Durer wanted the observer of the picture to decrypt it step by step. My idea was to give the scientific proof on the website for free. But the author is afraid that noone will buy the book then.
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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2015, 11:34:37 am »

Hello,

are you still interested in proposals?
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durerus

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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2015, 07:54:12 pm »

Sure, if it is a new and good idea, you get your 100 NXT :)
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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2015, 06:47:22 pm »

This may have suggested already as I briefly read a reply concerning a viral marketing campaign.

Reading the description of the book reminds me of reading about the Cicada 3301 recruitment puzzles (try a google search for "Cicada 3301" and give the article about the guy who solved puzzle a read.)  3301 has posted several extremely complex cryptography puzzles in an attempt to recruit "highly intelligent" people.  Their puzzles have gained notoriety and have been featured in news stories and BuzzFeed videos.

Perhaps something similar - a series of interactive cryptography puzzles - would be an interesting way to create buzz for the book and also help target a pretty narrow band of readers.  This sort of campaign would be pretty difficult to create and manage, but may provide a pretty wild and fun ride for those interested.  In the end you may have several more interesting stories to help market the book.

Perhaps the winners could get a signed copy of the book?

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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2015, 09:06:59 am »

Sure, if it is a new and good idea, you get your 100 NXT :)

Hi,

well I don't know if my thoughts bring about any great ideas, as I just think there is no "magic" to promote a book of this kind. But if you want to tip me, I'll message you my NXT address. So here's my opinion:

Publishing in a peer-reviewed journal would be important and helpful if he wants to be scientifically acknowledged later.

However, if this is not possible, then just publish by yourself at one of the many print-on-demand services/publishers which exist today. This means very low cost and it would be sufficient to prove later (e.g. with the ISBN Number and publication date) that it was his idea. This leaves also the option for an e-book, which would be cheaper for the readers but offer same income for the author. The readers who are not convinced could also first buy the cheap e-book, then later the printed version, if they are really convinced/further interested.

Marketing of this book is another thing. Don't expect too much for such a niche scientific work. It could be a success later, if it is accepted and offers a plausible explanation. But at first he has to secure his claim by just publishing it, regardless of success.

However, do not give away all the content in the advertising. An e-book is cheap enough and would do the advertising job in terms of content as well.

Thanks

Hubus
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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2015, 02:02:42 pm »

So, no opinion on my opinion?  ???
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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2015, 03:25:04 pm »

Sure, if it is a new and good idea, you get your 100 NXT :)

Hi,

well I don't know if my thoughts bring about any great ideas, as I just think there is no "magic" to promote a book of this kind. But if you want to tip me, I'll message you my NXT address. So here's my opinion:

Publishing in a peer-reviewed journal would be important and helpful if he wants to be scientifically acknowledged later.

However, if this is not possible, then just publish by yourself at one of the many print-on-demand services/publishers which exist today. This means very low cost and it would be sufficient to prove later (e.g. with the ISBN Number and publication date) that it was his idea. This leaves also the option for an e-book, which would be cheaper for the readers but offer same income for the author. The readers who are not convinced could also first buy the cheap e-book, then later the printed version, if they are really convinced/further interested.

Marketing of this book is another thing. Don't expect too much for such a niche scientific work. It could be a success later, if it is accepted and offers a plausible explanation. But at first he has to secure his claim by just publishing it, regardless of success.

However, do not give away all the content in the advertising. An e-book is cheap enough and would do the advertising job in terms of content as well.

Thanks

Hubus

The book is already printed, so print-on-demand is out of the question. We are sitting on 600 copies for 98 EUR fixed book price. E-book is something we are considering, but not at this point and not for advertising. Thanks for your thoughts though. We are starting with some lectures locally soon.
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Re: 100 NXT for your opinion on marketing a book
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2015, 04:01:39 pm »

Is the offer still available?  ;)
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