I have been very busy finishing up final edits to the original manuscript for the Book of Man, as well as cover layout, back cover info, imaging, and other of the wonderful whatnots publication entails.
I did manage to find out some interesting stats about the Vimeo production I haven’t checked on in literally years.
We have reached 500,000 plus views for the entire project (as far back as Vimeo stats will allow) since its first appearance in 2010.
There was also a very weird stat I did not expect. In looking through the geographic numbers (locations on earth of total views), one of the top view locations is listed as UNKNOWN. I am going to assume for the moment this is not Mars or off-world, but folks jumping IP addresses in order to hide their location. You can assume your own worst-case scenarios for that one – trust me, I have already figured out who those folks are.
As a heads up and for recognition sake, I would like to humbly thank Rebecca Jernigan, Radio, TV and WebHost for Journeys with Rebecca, for contributing an endorsement paragraph for the printing which will appear on the back cover. Thank you Rebecca, as always you have been and will remain a very good friend.
There is also some added stuff for the back cover as this is the place most people will go to find out just what the hell this thing is all about.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. 🙂
For now, here is a brief paragraph regarding the content of the book. I hope you find this of interest:
The original manuscript for the Book of Man was completed in July 2009 and remained
unpublished until 2010 when it appeared as the first ever fully converted video book on
Vimeo.com in New York. The entire manuscript was laid out in an episodic video series chapter- by-chapter and is offered free to the public, where it can be seen and experienced to this day. As of this printing the viewership has reached one-half a million views since air date. Utilizing still images, video excerpts, and a massive soundtrack, the story takes us from the earliest known beginnings of the race of Man in this galaxy up through the classic period of now modern day Egypt on Earth.
About as basic as it gets.
So with all this being said, the manuscript is ready; the cover layout is ready, all of the tiny bits and pieces along with this are ready.
I march into the publisher with all of this coming Monday, November 26th, and expect monstrous and fantastic results within a week.
Though, since this will be produced on a Print-on-Demand system for the time being, the first edition prints will be private, and for family and friends only.
The plan is to work out the details for Pre-Order book copies throughout December until I can sustain active and live book order for the publisher and a few forms of distribution.
There will be a video announcement here, on Youtube and Vimeo, about the final print, and a ton more information that I have been chomping at the bit to release but you will see why I have held back all this time.
Also on the video, I will show the final print first edition cover, as well as a closeup snapshot for further marketing.
I am so jazzed right now because we finally will begin the publication process of the total trilogy, but this will tie into a few other projects which will be announced in the video.
As for continuing ASCENSION: Exhibit 7 is in the process of being reworked at the moment since I am going to break from the expected story line to go into topics which require coverage to proceed with exhibits 8, 9, 10, and maybe even further. We are hitting the busiest periods of history and I just want to be sure that all of the bases are covered.
I think this chapter will knock you guys out of the park since some of this is rare and delicate information.
The Exhibit 7 video will resume the series before or by Christmas, so hang in there campers.
In the meantime, cheers to all of you, be safe, and as I always like to say – onward, upward, and forward.
Cheers – Brian