Thursday, November 20, 2008

About “Defeating Eurabia”

A Note from Fjordman:

Defeating EurabiaRegarding my book Defeating Eurabia: I have only one goal, and that is to spread it as fast as possible to as many people as possible.

I’m quite flexible as to how to best achieve this. The entire book is available online here at the Gates of Vienna, but I realize that reading 130,000 words on a computer screen is too much even for those who are used to my sometimes longish essays. There needs to be a printed edition of this book, or perhaps several.

The full text will be made available as a pdf-file eventually and can be copied, translated and reprinted by anybody who wants to, as long as they fulfill my minimum criteria. This also means that I do not expect to earn much personally from direct sales of the book. I don’t do this for the money, but if somebody wants to make a donation that would certainly be appreciated. They can do so here.

I will still encourage people to either buy or print out for themselves a number of paper copies of the book. Whether we like it or not, those getting their information from the Internet constitute a minority of the populace. If we’re ever going to have a real impact we need to spread the information we have here beyond the circle of blog readers.

A note from the Baron: If you want to donate to Fjordman through Gates of Vienna, please use the tip cup on our sidebar, but mark the donation “FOR FJORDMAN” and I will make sure it reaches him. I’m planning on setting up a separate “shopping cart” page that will automatically direct the money to him and keep a list of donors. But I haven’t had time so far to set this up.

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Afonso Henriques said...

If the goal is to reach people who know nothing about it, "the average Joe", why not organise things for that goal?

We could try to get a standard translation of the book for the ten biggeest European languages: English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish... it would be even easier to translate to Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, right?

Then, why not lowering the price of a second book so that it incentivates people to buy one book to offer friends...

Or better! Why not rise the price a little bit (20%) and sell automatically two books?

Fjordman could make these examples "conditions" to sell his book, could he not?

What do you peope think?

P.S. Why not a fifty page book only with the most basic essays? Like, smaller, cheaper and directed for those who do not like to read?
Just to stimulate anti E.U. anti immigration sentiments?

Henrik Ræder said...

Fjordman, I suggest using a Creative Commons license for the work. They're easy to understand, yet lawyer-checked, and are great for freely redistributable material.

Captain USpace said...

Fjordman, Congratulations on your book, Lulu is generally quite excellent. Please keep in mind though that if you do an eBook through them that they still can't make URLs work in the PDFs they make, or in the PDFs they receive.

Also, if you decide to make it available through Amazon or through stores they make the prices the same as buying it through Lulu or from a store.

My book went up $10 when I set it that way, but that's also the only way to get a bar code with the ISBN on the back cover.

I look forward to reading your book, I always enjoy your essays. I've learned a lot reading your work. Thank you for your important work. God bless you, and stay safe out there.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw critical writing

that challenges conventions
political correctness

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't write any more books

the world has more than enough
they might cause undue stress

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
DON'T read this book

NEVER put it in the hands
of someone you love

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