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Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife

Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife

Ladies and gents, I’m very happy to announce that my new book, Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife, is now available from the Amazon Kindle store for just $5.99! And for the launch, I’m looking to use the Grail army to my advantage, if you’ll be kind enough to join in. More details after the blurb:

Did Steve Jobs have a vision of the afterlife on his death-bed? Does quantum physics suggest that our mind might survive the physical death of our body? How do some near-death experiencers ‘see’ outside of their bodies at a time when they are supposed to be dead?

In Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife, author Greg Taylor covers all these questions and more. From Victorian seance rooms through to modern scientific laboratories, Taylor surveys the fascinating history of research into the survival of human consciousness, and returns with a stunning conclusion: that maybe we should stop worrying so much about death, because there probably is an afterlife.

Now, to try and make the maximum splash on entry into the eBook world, I’m asking interested Grail readers to grab a copy as soon as possible to push the book up Amazon’s charts and thus make it more visible to other buyers. Here are the relevant Amazon links:

If you can help out by hitting Amazon hard, I’d love to see the result. To add a bit of incentive, I’ll give away a couple of limited edition hardcover versions of the book, which will be randomly drawn from those who comment beneath this story letting me know that they’ve purchased the eBook.

Update: I’ll cut entries off on Sunday night, 10pm U.S. West Coast time, to allow non-daily readers a chance at a hardcover) and make the draw soon after. Don’t forget to comment beneath when you’ve grabbed a copy to be in the running!

(For those that still prefer paper to electronic books, the 274-page paperback should be out next week sometime, and will retail for $11.95. Alternatively, if you’re a collector I will be selling signed and limited hardcovers directly in the near future as well.)

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  1. By $5.99 you mean $9.99, yes?
    By $5.99 you mean $9.99, yes? That’s the price I get at Amazon (accessed from Sweden). Will there be any other options for buying the digital book than through Amazon? Would love to buy the book but won’t do it through Amazon.

    1. Territories
      [quote=k461r23]By $5.99 you mean $9.99, yes? That’s the price I get at Amazon (accessed from Sweden). Will there be any other options for buying the digital book than through Amazon? Would love to buy the book but won’t do it through Amazon.[/quote]

      Hmmmm, not sure how the territory thing works from Sweden to Amazon US – they may impose a surcharge or something (I know I’ve paid more for ebooks from Amazon US than their RRP in the past, coming from Australia)? Are you allowed to purchase from the Amazon UK link, or perhaps Amazon France or Germany, where it is available in Euros? (e.g. http://www.amazon.de/Stop-Worrying-There-Probably-Afterlife-ebook/dp/B00GBLRNTS )

      Otherwise, I can get in touch about a direct purchase via PayPal.

      Kind regards,
      Greg

  2. Party on, dudes
    What I liked most about Greg’s book is that he doesn’t assert a belief or non-belief. Death is a mystery and none of us can say with absolute certainty what happens to us when we die; so be excellent to each other, and party on dudes. That’s the heart of the book.

    1. Yay!
      [quote=Baldrick]Purchased on Amazon @ around 21:25 GMT
      Good luck!
      Thanks
      Baldrick
      PS: Looking forward to reading it tomorrow![/quote]

      Thanks so much Baldrick! If nobody else buys it or posts anything here, you’re in with a fair chance of winning a book… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Purchased!
    I had the opportunity to read the copy sent to me via email and share the other 10 with family and friends but I certainly didn’t want to miss this opportunity to boost this book on the Amazon charts! It truly is a great reading experience ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks!
      [quote=Kathy]I had the opportunity to read the copy sent to me via email and share the other 10 with family and friends but I certainly didn’t want to miss this opportunity to boost this book on the Amazon charts! It truly is a great reading experience :)[/quote]

      Cheers Kathy, and thanks sooo much for the lovely review on Amazon.com!
      ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Treat, no trick
    Purchased with pleasure on this hallowed eve in big ol’ Texas. Unfortunately I missed your special time window by about 90 minutes due to a late-breaking work deadline, but hey, the treat here is all mine anyway.

    Very best wishes for spectacular sales, Greg, and then some.

    ________
    et cetera

  5. Purchased in the wee hours
    (At 3:21 a.m. exactly. I haven’t been sleeping well!)

    BUT, I am so pumped about having this book. What a great cover! Next year, I may dress as Happy Reaper Gee for Halloween.

    Cheers! XD

  6. Really been looking forward to this!
    I bought this book the moment you tweeted it was released! Ben & Aaron have been doing a great job of covering it’s forthcoming release, and I’m just pleased as punch to finally have my own copy.

    I’ll probably be buying a few more copies in the next month or so as Yuletide gifts ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Competition Winners!
    Hi all!

    Fairly surprised to see only *nine* people entered the draw, but more power to those that overcame their apathy and gave themselves a 2 in 9 chance to win a signed, limited edition hardcover.

    So, basically I listed out the nine people who entered in order of their appearance on this page (at least in my browser). These were:

    1. Baldrick
    2. Gordhamer
    3. Soylenth
    4. k461r23
    5. KennyP
    6. Kathy
    7. et cetera
    8. nuveeeeena
    9. Devispring

    I then went to Random.org and plugged in a range of 1 to 9, and told it I wanted two random numbers from that selection. Here’s what it coughed up:

    Bit hard to see on this reduced image, but those numbers were #6 and #1. Meaning, our winners are:

    6. Kathy
    1. Baldrick

    Congrats to each of you, and I’ll be in touch to get your address to send out a hardcover!

    Commiserations to those not selected by the great god of Randomness – but to all who have so far bought a copy of my book, you have my sincere thanks, and I hope you’re enjoying the read.

  8. Probably….
    I’ve been studying this area (after life, between lives and past lives) for well over 40 years. Having just completed your book, I agree with you. The book brought up many examples and areas of study of which I was aware – but more importantly – many of the points you brought up, I was not aware. Thank you for writing a well organized and well written book on the subject.

    1. Cheers!
      [quote=smdouglasus]I’ve been studying this area (after life, between lives and past lives) for well over 40 years. Having just completed your book, I agree with you. The book brought up many examples and areas of study of which I was aware – but more importantly – many of the points you brought up, I was not aware. Thank you for writing a well organized and well written book on the subject.[/quote]

      Thanks for the kind comments, appreciate it! And of course, glad you enjoyed the book. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. The Danger of (Amazon) E-Books
    Dear Greg,

    Right now, my position as a long-time Grail reader and donator, is in conflict with my passion as a free software advocate. I feel I must protest at your use and implicit promotion of Amazon.

    Amazon requires that you identify yourself in order to purchase a book. You cannot read their ebooks except using proprietary software that Amazon controls. You cannot lend an Amazon ebook unless you identify the person you are lending it to and then you can only lend it for a limited time. You cannot give or sell an Amazon ebook to someone else.

    I find this mode of dealing with books to be horrific and offensive to my freedoms as a reader, as a member of a community of readers and generally as a free and sovereign human being.

    Here is a short essay on the subject (which I’ve effectively summarised here) by Richard Stallman, called The Danger of E-Books:

    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/the-danger-of-ebooks.html

    And here is a list of reasons not to buy from Amazon in particular:

    http://stallman.org/amazon.html

    And here is a fascinating short story called The Right to Read. It warns of the general dangers of restricted computing, the kind that Amazon dictates. It is quite a prescient piece as most of the technologies that it warns of have now come to pass:

    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html

    I sincerely hope that you will question your involvement with Amazon and stop “selling” ebooks through them.

    Kind regards,

    Bob Ham

    1. Amazon
      [quote=rah]Right now, my position as a long-time Grail reader and donator, is in conflict with my passion as a free software advocate. I feel I must protest at your use and implicit promotion of Amazon.

      Amazon requires that you identify yourself in order to purchase a book. You cannot read their ebooks except using proprietary software that Amazon controls. You cannot lend an Amazon ebook unless you identify the person you are lending it to and then you can only lend it for a limited time. You cannot give or sell an Amazon ebook to someone else.

      I find this mode of dealing with books to be horrific and offensive to my freedoms as a reader, as a member of a community of readers and generally as a free and sovereign human being.[/quote]

      Hi Bob,

      I’m pretty much in full agreement with your thoughts on Amazon, and I’ve made those points previously here on the site and on Twitter. It extends beyond ebooks as well – the printer I use is in direct competition with Amazon’s own Createspace, and as such I ‘seem’ to suffer odd listing problems, such as the current ‘Temporarily out of stock’ that is attached to the paperback of my book. I have in the past recommended people use other outlets to buy the book from.

      But then also there is the cold reality that I have three children to feed and house, and at this moment, refusing to use Amazon would be commercial suicide on my part. Perhaps one day there will be a large enough, and enthusiastic enough, audience at TDG for me to sell direct through a webstore here. But that day is not now.

      Nevertheless, if you contact me directly I’m sure I can get a (DMR-free) version of the ebook in your hands (epub or PDF). Though then payment would probably be through PayPal, and that’s just switching monsters…

      Damned whichever way we turn at the moment.

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