Friday, 23 January 2015

Writing - Subliminal Advertising

Stemming from a conversation I had the other day about making money from writing, I decided to have a look at an idea that began over 60 years ago.

James Vicary

James Vicary first claimed that subliminal advertising worked and was going on all of the time in the 1950s. Since that time there have been various experiments which in the lab seem to be conclusive but in public the opposite. So what is it?
In fact it is very Orwellian in nature. The idea being that while watching a film or TV, suggestions eg. 'Drink Coca Cola' or 'Eat Popcorn', are flashed on the screen at such a speed that only the subconscious mind can pick up the message. When the message is picked up, if you're hungry or thirsty, you may do as the message suggested.
It all seems a bit hit and miss or have all my readers fallen for it? While you have been staring at your computer screen I have been advertising my novels with such messages as,

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My 10 books as of December 2014

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thin collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


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