Update: Janet Reitman's book "Inside Scientology..."

Lovinglife625

Patron with Honors
As many know, Janet Reitman's book, "Inside Scientology The Story of America's Most Secret Religion" is being published officially on July 5, 2011.

And some know that people can preorder the book now at:

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Scient...ve-Religion/dp/0618883029/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

A summary of the book and the first two reviews can be found on that page.

Part of the update/new news is that the book will be in stores in late June despite the July 5 official publication date.

According to Janet, for specific book information, including reading schedules etc., she will have a website up very soon — www.janetreitman.com— and you can also check her Facebook page for updates, links to the book's Facebook page, and so forth.

Janet interviewed me for this book for two days at my house over five years ago. Since then she has proceeded to spend five plus years interviewing, researching and otherwise working on this book in order to make it the most thorough writing on the subject ever undertaken.

And this will be getting major worldwide publication beyond that by any other book on the subject.

I highly recommend preordering the book, or getting it when available later in June. I'm getting copies for my local libraries as well. You know, those same libraries who often toss out or sell the scientology basic books for $1 as they do not want them in their libraries.

IMO this will be the most complete and well documented book ever written on the history and development of scientology and organized scientology. And, given the huge publisher of this book, I suspect it will end up being a worldwide best seller and thus help get the truth out far and wide.

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Zhent

Leakus Maximus
Thanks for the reminder, I will be pre-ordering.


Also: Whilst on amazon I tried to order Counterfeit Dreams and Abuse at the Top, but the checkout said they couldn't be shipped to my address (Australia), WTF!?
 
As many know, Janet Reitman's book, "Inside Scientology The Story of America's Most Secret Religion" is being published officially on July 5, 2011.

And some know that people can preorder the book now at:

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Scient...ve-Religion/dp/0618883029/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

A summary of the book and the first two reviews can be found on that page.

Part of the update/new news is that the book will be in stores in late June despite the July 5 official publication date.

According to Janet, for specific book information, including reading schedules etc., she will have a website up very soon — www.janetreitman.com— and you can also check her Facebook page for updates, links to the book's Facebook page, and so forth.

Janet interviewed me for this book for two days at my house over five years ago. Since then she has proceeded to spend five plus years interviewing, researching and otherwise working on this book in order to make it the most thorough writing on the subject ever undertaken.

And this will be getting major worldwide publication beyond that by any other book on the subject.

I highly recommend preordering the book, or getting it when available later in June. I'm getting copies for my local libraries as well. You know, those same libraries who often toss out or sell the scientology basic books for $1 as they do not want them in their libraries.

IMO this will be the most complete and well documented book ever written on the history and development of scientology and organized scientology. And, given the huge publisher of this book, I suspect it will end up being a worldwide best seller and thus help get the truth out far and wide.

4168e1gjfelss500.jpg

Be nice for her to show up in OZ for a promo and have a live debate on telly with Jan Eastgate.
 

Lohan2008

Gold Meritorious Patron
Amazon NEVER stocks anti-scientology books, plz do not pre-order.
Tom Cruise has sweet-talked them into the lie about "a few discontent".

Counterfeit Dreams can be read from Jeff Hawkins: counterfeitdreams.blogspot.com
Abuse at the Top can be ordered directly from scobeepublishing.com

I got both straight away from authors, no problems
 
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Challenge

Silver Meritorious Patron
Spouse is giving me the Kindle ( the $489.00 one) for our Anniversary. This will be the first book that I load into it.
tks, Janet.

chlng
 

Petey C

Silver Meritorious Patron
Amazon NEVER stocks anti-scientology books, plz do not pre-order.
Tom Cruise has sweet-talked them into the lie about "a few discontent".

Counterfeit Dreams can be read from Jeff Hawkins: counterfeitdreams.blogspot.com
Abuse at the Top can be ordered directly from scobeepublishing.com

I got both straight away from authors, no problems

Not so. I ordered "My Billion Year Contract" as an e-book from Amazon and also noted that Amy Scobee's book is available for download, and also "Blown for Good" by Marc Headley. There are more, but I can't remember them all.
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
Not so. I ordered "My Billion Year Contract" as an e-book from Amazon and also noted that Amy Scobee's book is available for download, and also "Blown for Good" by Marc Headley. There are more, but I can't remember them all.

Here are the first 20 listed at Amazon.com for the search term "scientology" in the Books category:

1 Blown for Good (Marc Headley)
2 Inside Scientology (Janet Reitman)
3 Fundamentals of Thought
4 What Is Scientology?
5 Scn - Abuse at the Top (Amy Scobee)
6 My Billion Year Contract (Nancy Many)
7 Blown for Good [Hardcover]
8 Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide (Jerry Staton)
9 Scn 0-8
10 The Scn Handbook
11 Scn: New Slant on Life
12 Scientology (James R. Lewis)
13 The Complex (John Duignan)
14 DMSMH
15 Fundamentals of Thought
16 A Piece of Blue Sky (Jon Atack)
17 Intro Scn Ethics
18 The Road to Xenu (Margery Wakefield)
19 Scn 8-8008
20 Secrets of Scientology (Andy Cooper)

Paul
 

MrNobody

Who needs merits?
Here are the first 20 listed at Amazon.com for the search term "scientology" in the Books category:

1 Blown for Good (Marc Headley)
2 Inside Scientology (Janet Reitman)
3 Fundamentals of Thought
4 What Is Scientology?
5 Scn - Abuse at the Top (Amy Scobee)
6 My Billion Year Contract (Nancy Many)
7 Blown for Good [Hardcover]
8 Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide (Jerry Staton)
9 Scn 0-8
10 The Scn Handbook
11 Scn: New Slant on Life
12 Scientology (James R. Lewis)
13 The Complex (John Duignan)
14 DMSMH
15 Fundamentals of Thought
16 A Piece of Blue Sky (Jon Atack)
17 Intro Scn Ethics
18 The Road to Xenu (Margery Wakefield)
19 Scn 8-8008
20 Secrets of Scientology (Andy Cooper)

Paul

Is this list the "real" paper books, the digital versions, or both combined?
 

Lohan2008

Gold Meritorious Patron
eg. 13 The Complex (John Duignan) is out of print & no longer available.

I rather get the books from the authors as Amazon has been previously co-operated with CofS with making limited stocks.

http://technorati.com/entertainment...ing-scientology-expose-from-site-coincidence/

http://technorati.com/entertainment...allow-critics-of-authors-or-their-intentions/


Here are the first 20 listed at Amazon.com for the search term "scientology" in the Books category:

1 Blown for Good (Marc Headley)
2 Inside Scientology (Janet Reitman)
3 Fundamentals of Thought
4 What Is Scientology?
5 Scn - Abuse at the Top (Amy Scobee)
6 My Billion Year Contract (Nancy Many)
7 Blown for Good [Hardcover]
8 Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide (Jerry Staton)
9 Scn 0-8
10 The Scn Handbook
11 Scn: New Slant on Life
12 Scientology (James R. Lewis)
13 The Complex (John Duignan)
14 DMSMH
15 Fundamentals of Thought
16 A Piece of Blue Sky (Jon Atack)
17 Intro Scn Ethics
18 The Road to Xenu (Margery Wakefield)
19 Scn 8-8008
20 Secrets of Scientology (Andy Cooper)

Paul
 

Lovinglife625

Patron with Honors
Does any member know when Janet's webiste will be open for orders?

http://www.janetreitman.com/book/

I'm guessing that the book will not be sold on that site.

She has a major publisher (Houghton Mifflin) who I believe want people to order from their local bookstores or from bookselling sites online:

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/mtitledetail.cfm?textType=purchase&titleNumber=694267

Here is Houghton Mifflins own page re the book:

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/titledetail.cfm?titleNumber=694267&searchString=Reitman


This book is going to have a huge distribution.

Here, for example, are a few sites where the book can be preordered right now:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Scient...ve-Religion/dp/0618883029/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

WalMart:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/14953242

Barnes & Noble:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Inside-Scientology/Janet-Reitman/e/9780618883028

Borders:

http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0618883029

Yahoo Shopping:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/9780618883028-inside-scientology/;_ylt=AuAm8N2C2H0ub6UfEOx6sZobFt0A

Chapters.ca in Canada):

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books...3028-item.html?ikwid=scientology&ikwsec=Books

Porter Square Books:

http://www.portersquarebooks.com/book/9780618883028

Oh my.
 

Lovinglife625

Patron with Honors
Here is a little more info about getting Janet's book:

1) she definitely will not be selling the book on her site: http://www.janetreitman.com/

BUT stay tuned to that site for info on her readings, signings, TV/radio interviews (including what could be a major radio interview as early as the first week of July) and more starting by late next week;

2) although you cannot buy the book at her site, it will be available at tons of places including online at all the places I listed earlier in this thread and many more. Also the book will be available at your local Barnes & Noble and many other stores starting the week of July 4 if not before; and

3) for those people who have found it difficult to buy books about scientology from Amazon as they had a limited stock, it is often because those books were mostly self published with limited runs which is not the case with Janet's book which is being published by one of the world's big publishers. Places like Amazon have large stock of the book and, unless something really unusual happens, one can trust that they can order the book in hardback, audio or kindle and receive it shortly after July 5.
 

Lovinglife625

Patron with Honors
OK one last thing about buying Janet's book.

I preordered my first copy on Amazon some time ago.

But I am waiting until later this month when the books are in bookstores to get the other copies I plan on buying.

I am doing this because in order for the book to get on lists like the NY Times best seller list, the book has to be purchased at actual bookstores, not online. And I want to see this book make major best seller lists.

It would be so totally righteous for the most well researched book on scientology and organized scientology to make the best seller lists and thus the truth get out to an even larger base of readers.

Anyway that is what I am doing.
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
I am only 30 pages into the book and it's bloody brilliant!!

Janet has a great way of writing and the first part is Hubbard's background, bringing together many different views into a comprehensive whole. I have to get back to reading it.... :biggrin:
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
Scientology's answer to the book:

From OCMB http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=32938&view=unread#unread

C H U R C H O F S C I E N T O L O G Y I N T E R N A T I O N A L
_______________________________________________________
6331 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6329 USA
Telephone: (323) 960-3500 ● Fax: (323) 960-3508/9

July 8, 2011

For further information contact: Bob Adams, Public Affairs
(323) 960‐3500

CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY STATEMENT

Janet Reitman’s book “Inside Scientology”

Ms. Reitman’s book is filled with inaccuracies. It is neither scholarly nor well‐researched and bears no resemblance to an “inside” story. While preparing her book, Ms. Reitman never contacted the Church and never requested nor interviewed a single Church representative, let alone the ecclesiastical leader of the religion. Ms. Reitman chose to speak exclusively to people outside the Church. She and her publisher refused to accept the Church’s offer to provide information. Her “report” is really no different than a view of, say, the Catholic Church told exclusively by lapsed Catholics or defrocked priests and should more accurately be called OUTSIDE SCIENTOLOGY. The book is a rehash of false and baseless allegations largely drawn from stories written by others that have long been disproved, many held inaccurate, by courts of law.

Despite her claim of “personal interviews and e‐mail exchanges with roughly one hundred former and current Scientologists,” Ms. Reitman’s book refers to an exchange with only one Scientologist—a single parishioner in five years. Her primary sources of information are a handful of apostates, previous external affairs officers who are admitted perjurers, dismissed and defrocked when their crimes were discovered. These sources have a documented history of making false and defamatory statements against the Church. Their anger and hostility toward the Church should give anyone serious pause.

Many of Ms. Reitman’s sources are also members of or are affiliated with Anonymous, the cyberterrorist organization that has been the subject of federal investigations, arrests and convictions for engaging in hate crimes against the Church and its members. In the past few months Anonymous members have been the subject of intensified global law enforcement
investigations involving criminal activities that include violating the privacy of countless innocent people while hacking into accounts at credit card companies, businesses and financial institutions.

If Ms. Reitman were truly “objective” she would have held these sources and their claims up to a harsh and penetrating light instead of putting them on a pedestal. She would have found, among other things, that they boast arrests, a conviction for pummeling an officer of the court, and a failed lawsuit that a federal judge not only tossed out, but also ordered the plaintiffs to reimburse the Church more than $40,000 in court costs.

Claims by Ms. Reitman to have engaged in extensive research for her book are laughable. Ms. Reitman has it wrong from the first page of chapter one, where she states, “When Hubbard died in 1985, the world took note…” Mr. Hubbard passed away January 24, 1986.

Perhaps the most significant illustration of how far outside Scientology her book lies is Ms. Reitman’s ignorance of the Church’s accomplishments. She could have seen our new Churches in Moscow or Melbourne or any of the dozens opened since 2006 in cities like London, Brussels, Rome, and Washington, D.C., all of them bursting with thousands of new members practicing their chosen faith. Anyone is welcome to experience the Church’s practices and see its humanitarian works firsthand: Scientology’s global human rights initiative has educated millions on human rights; its “Truth About Drugs” crusade teaches millions how to live drug‐free; and our global Volunteer Ministers disaster relief program has been hailed by the international community.

Contrary to Ms. Reitman’s claims, there is nothing secretive about Scientology. Our Churches, located in major cities around the world, are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Many have public display areas to answer all questions about Scientology beliefs and practices. Anyone who wants to know the true story of Scientology should find out for themselves by coming to our new Church of Scientology of Tampa, 1911 N 13th Street, Ybor Square, or go to the Churchʹs website, ....

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