A Sneak Peek into Hell: Why Narconon Must be Stopped

Discussion in 'Narconon' started by Intelligence, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Intelligence Member

    Book Cover will not be ANY of the above... almost done now.

    We're ahead of schedule to publish on or before August 14, 2015. Book Title is Registered and I/We are in the process of 'Lawsuit-Proofing' - Newspapers and other sources giving me expressed permission to use their images and a wee Copyright issue with 'Fair Use' for some Narconon documents inserted in Book. It's around the clock PUSH to have all this completed on scheduled. It CAN and WILL be done.:rolleyes:

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  2. anon8109 Member

    You're going to lose some readers, especially ones in the bible belt, just because the word "hell" is in the title.

    I don't think it's necessary.

    How about "roller coaster out of insanity" or "roller coaster out of torment" or "roller coaster out of despair" or something even better?
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  3. Intelligence Member

    Perhaps... at first until the content is known in the 255 - 6x9 plus pages or so? We'll see.?

    There's far more explicit words than 'HELL' in the book... but quotes are quotes - not to be messed with.

    I would lose other readers if I put the word 'Christian' in the Title too, so, although BOTH words
    (HELL and CHRISTIAN) are in the Book Title and/or Content, I'll just let the chips fall where they may.

    Actually, when I attended Bible School back in 1990 at University of the Nations, we were given this book to read - quite the read for Bible Belt people ...

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  4. Incredulicide Member

    Here's wishing you a hiccup-free book launch and the best of success with it Dave!
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  5. Intelligence Member

    I/We are looking at Title *AGAIN* after considering the word 'HELL' in the Title and target market?

    We have at least a week left to decide ... :rolleyes:
  6. Totally agree with reconsidering the word hell in the title for the above reasons. In addition, imho it probably gives too much away about the plot/story. When I read bfgs book long ago the constant train wreck over and over gripped me. I didn't expect some of the situations. As a reader, I often don't know if a book is about is about an escape/crisis and then life afterward or if it is about the daunting escape itself. I personally like "not knowing" up front.

    Just a thought. Whatever you choose it will be yours and I will take great pleasure in reading it.
  7. Edit-
    * the "rollercoaster" part combined w hell
  8. Anonymous Member

    In Dante's famous poem about hell, there are nine circles.

    The eighth circle is "Fraud." The Ninth is "Treachery."

    There is a very fine book published by Cheri Seymour titled "The Last Circle."

    the last circle.jpg

    From Wikipedia:
    Technically, I'm in agreement with the critiques so far about the use of 'hell' and 'roller coaster' and think the concept to be strong but in need of a different metaphor. Something like:

    "The Eighth Circle - Why Narconon Must Be Stopped" and perhaps an exclamation mark after the last word in the title.
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  9. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Wow... hadn't thought about the Octopus in years! I'm glad there's a book about Casolaro. Fascinating (and disturbing) story.

    Re: David's book, I would think about harmonizing the cover art and the title. The latest bit of art is nice, but what's it got to do with roller coasters? SMH

    And re: "Hell" in the title... perhaps a bit strong for some, but I don't know that you would actually lose many readers over it. People will get/read it -- or not -- over what's in it and what others say about it, not primarily over the title, IMHO. That said, if it's not too late to redo the title, I wouldn't vote against reconsidering it, just in case there's a better one. (Is "What the Hell was I Thinking?!?" taken? :-p )
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  10. Intelligence Member

    Book should be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kindle, and International
    on several Online Retail Partners before mid August.

    Also available on my own website for direct shipping of Author signed copies.

    Title and Cover will not be posted here before I receive a PROOF copy from Publisher next week.

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  11. Intelligence Member

    Thanks, JohnnyRUClear. I appreciate all opinions and critiques ... it helps me NOT to sleep sound - LOL ... thinking about all the suggestions here and in PMs.

    We still have a few days to make changes. I had one PM from a friend who said:

    I'm not too concerned about the Bible Belt market so much as I am about the Book Cover. If I'm not happy with it,
    I'll be stressed and it will distract me from the marketing process etc. ALSO, I must be happy with the Title.

    This is a HUGE decision coming down to the wire. When I had to make the decision to say NO to Narconon
    for $20 - $30,000.00 in my pocket with a GAG ORDER, that matter disctracted me for 2-3 weeks, but I knew in my GUT that I was going to give them the Bird-Finger and call their bluff.

    Should have my ISBN number(s) from Bowker this week, and once they are aasigned to Book, there can be no more
    changes. YES, I did say number*S* - multiple because another Book will follow shortly after. It's alreadty written, but nothing to do with NN/COS. The third Book will be about NN/COS but a ways down the road yet, and
    may be co-authored.

    Two USA Lawyers have helped me Lawsuit-Proof this book, but there is no guarantee they won't - We'll see?

    Trusting my GUT that all will go well and the Title/Cover will be decided this week.

    Three Publishing/Printing/Distribution contracts have been signed between my
    'SMART PEOPLE TODAY PUBLISHING' company and the others. I own all the
    exclusive rights to my book

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  12. JohnnyRUClear Member

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  13. Intelligence Member

    I/We finally did it. Dante's Eighth Circle will be published Sept. 11, 2015 and available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and several other Partner locations outside North America in Russia, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Poland, and other countries on or about Sept. 23, 2015.

    This was a journey that had me, my editor, and graphic artist pulling our hair out till wee hours of the morning
    for past 6 weeks.

    The PROOF arrived from the Publisher this morning and all is good to go. What a relief. A big THANK YOU to ALL you helped and advised me here on WWP.:D


    Front Cover Photo Credit: Carole Raddato, Frankfurt, Germany.

    Entrance to the Cave of the Sibyl, Cumae. (File from Wikimedia Commons, via file upload bot, Magnus Manske.)

    Cover Design Collaboration: Gary Lee-Nova (Canadian Artist) with Anonymous friends at WWP and ESMB.

    Editors: Cheryl E. Dickens-Harlow, with friends at Why We Protest

    Typesetting: Typeset in Linux Libertine by a friend at WWP, using a MiKTEX distribution of LATEX.

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  14. Anonymous Member


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  15. BigBeard Member

    May Miscavige, and all his underlings that keep the narCONon scam running, rot in the 8th circle for all eternity.

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  16. RightOn Member

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  17. Intelligence Member

    I agree BigBeard.

    I had to pass some of the Book past a couple USA Lawyers concerning Copyright
    issues with inserting NN Book images. And also to avoid facing a lawsuit for some content.

    All is GOOD.:rolleyes:

    Book Excerpt:

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  18. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Awesome David!


    Cheers matey!
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  19. Random guy Member

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  20. RightOn Member

    "Waialua, Hawaii: Bakery Closes After State Department of Health Issues 1st Red Card
    A health department spokesperson said Paalaa Kai Bakery was issued a yellow card on July 29 for temperature violations. The red card was issued on Tuesday."

    Well I am SO glad that the health department closed down a bakery due to temperature violations.
    Thank Xenu the Narconon in Hawaii is still gong strong. After all, I doubt they have ANY health violations going on, not to mention practicing quack science by untrained non medical staff who are administering mega vitamin bombs of niacin, making people drink oil and calmag, making people go in saunas for days at at time and by people who just graduated from Narconon's Scientology program themselves. And what's the temp in those saunas again?
    And oh yeah, people die too.

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