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Book out now 'Science, Politics, .......and ME' by Ian Gibson and Elaine Sherriffs

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Jo Best, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Science, Politics, .......and ME by Ian Gibson and Elaine Sherriffs is available to buy now. Ian Gibson is a member of Invest in ME Research Advisory Board. Please this referral link to search for the book on Amazon as it generates a donation to the charity at no extra cost to buy - http://amzn.to/2mL7OcH
    or this referral link direct to the book -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1543183786/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488798411&sr=8-1&keywords=science politics and me (short link - http://amzn.to/2mecpTn)

    Dr Ian Gibson announced at the 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference 2015 that he was planning on writing a book about ME - and the politics and prejudice which has affected the way that ME is perceived, treated, researched and funded - as well as the resultant effects on patients and their families.

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  2. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    Is it not possible to create a direct link to the book's page on amazon, one that incorporates the referral ID?
     
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    It would be good if anyone who wants this book buys it now, to give it some sales velocity so that Amazon ranks it highly (speed of sales, as opposed to total sales, is partly what drives Amazon rankings).

    And be sure to leave a review!
     
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Do you know if an e-version is planned, @Jo Best?
     
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  5. AndyPR

    AndyPR I'm a DAD, I Donate, Advocate and Demonstrate

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    I've asked for one in the IiME Facebook group. I'll report back with any answer.
     
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    Binkie4 Senior Member

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    Just ordered via Amazon. Arriving tomorrow.
     
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  7. AndyPR

    AndyPR I'm a DAD, I Donate, Advocate and Demonstrate

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    Binkie4 Senior Member

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    Would it be a good idea to operationalise the link above in Jo's description? That wasn't leading anywhere when I just tried it.
     
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  9. AndyPR

    AndyPR I'm a DAD, I Donate, Advocate and Demonstrate

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    Jo's link seems to be a general shopping referral link for IiME, so if you continued to shop with Amazon having followed that link then IiME should get their (most probably tiny) cut. To maximise potential sales of the book and referrals for IiME hopefully they'll start giving out the newer link, nowadays people don't expect to have to search for an item when they are given a link to follow.
     
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  10. hellytheelephant

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    I have created a list of reviewed books about ME and illness http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...relating-to-me-for-patients-and-others.49067/

    The idea is to be a resource with a wide spread of the books available.

    I am not up to reading this interesting book, but to those who have already ordered, please review it on the above link, so that people can get a quick idea of if it is for them.

    many thanks, H
     
  11. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    I wasn't sure whether giving a direct link via the referral link works, so I copied what IiME had put on their site i.e. asking people to search for the book using the referral link. Thanks for following it up Andy.
     
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  12. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    I don't know @Sasha sorry, I'm sure they'll announce if or when that's planned, so will try to keep a look out.
     
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  13. SilverbladeTE

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    It's good to see that folk are now publicly calling what has happened to us FRAUD and CORRUPTION, because that's exactly what it is.
    and since it deals with serious medical health issues, that then also makes it murder when any of us die because of those abuses.
     
  14. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Thank you. I've added the direct link to the book via the referral link to the post now. As Andy said, the other link will work as the charity's referral link for any purchases, but Amazon doesn't make it clear on the site.
     
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    I've regrettably noticed that on-line petitions and email advocacy efforts have not been as effective with respect to ME as they may have been for other illnesses and issues -- despite the very best efforts and intentions of the initiators and participants. So, to "put my money where my mouth is" . . . .

    The book "Science, Politics . . . and ME" is not, (and may not be) available from Amazon in Canada. Nevertheless, I've ordered two copies from the U.S. One is for myself. The other will be sent to Health Minister Philpott, with a personal letter describing how ME has affected the life of this Canadian for almost 30 years. Perhaps that will get her attention.
     
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  16. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Great idea, thank you, and I saw that the charity has invited the Canadian Minister for Health Jane Philpott and the Canadian National Research Council to London for the 2017 Invest in ME International Conference events.
     
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    If you look to the right of the 'Product Details' section on the Amazon webpage you'll see link that you can click: 'Tell the publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle' - this may help encourage them to produce an electronic version.

    Edit to add: I wonder where the spider is.... back cover maybe?
     
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  18. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Thanks! :thumbsup:
    Good point! :eek: :cautious:
     
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  19. mango

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    Me too! But arriving in approx 2 weeks...
     
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