Hello folks, I recently bought my second book by author Corwin H. Practical Jinn Magick Well, I like the writing, it's very similar to GoM, and it's very simple to understand and practice. As for the powers, I did not find many that were useful to "my" see. 3 rituals that I found interesting I decided to put into practice, I have already executed one of them, the other two I will execute them in the coming weeks. I am very curious about this book, I will see this week as the result develops.
Your retirement is sad but understandable. I bought all your books. It is also sad that your knowledge will be lost. English is not my native language, so I write not often but I read a lot. On the one hand I like books with a academic background from authors like Peterson or Skinner, on the other hand I like books like yours which give me magical knowlegde for practical use .
When a book costs $5 I guess you earn $1 or $2 a book? When I guess furthermore that you sell 10000 copies a book, it is not a way for quick wealth. Maybe you should stay away from kindle and sell only paperback?
Earnings are lower than people believe. Over it's lifetime a book of mine will make $3000, or $4000 if it does well. Try writing a book, getting editors and designers and all that crap, and there's not much profit. Compared to the hours, it's worse payment than being a janitor. People make fortunes selling ebooks, but that's when it's their career and they have sales funnels and YouTube channels. Occult authors don't usually do that, and they make much less. People say we should share magick for free but fuck that. No. I'm not writing for months and giving it away. I make good money outside of publishing, but I'm not going to give books away just because I have money already. It's too time-consuming.
In Peterson's new book (Secrets of Solomon) he takes a swipe at pirates, with a curse for those who steal books - and this comes from somebody who's meant to be a reserved academic. He says that writing books is becoming almost impossible. He's right. Even with paperbacks. All his works are available online because people scan the paperbacks. There's no escaping piracy but the pirates might regret it when authors stop writing. As Amazon turns the screws more tightly more authors will stop wasting their time.
Dude if peopls cant buy ebooks. On $5.tink.12,25 for paperback.,? Peopls cry, its expensive. Etc same whit ben woodcroft. Great author. And hes mad too. And a ebook is on $5 u have to waite 2,3 weeks so the money get to u account. So not really immediately money
As a somewhat newbie to the occult world, it is sad to read this. There is so much total garbage floating around, the loss of someone with your genuine knowledge is an epic tragedy. Please reconsider for those of us that will pay. The occult has long been ridiculed due to the sensationalists that are generally bogus, while most of the truly knowledgeable are never appreciated. There are many who want to learn, practice and preserve, but the newcomers can't do it without people like you.....
I'm new to occult so I didn't hear your name till now. I can understand when you get so little for all your energy, there is no point in writing. I detest self help books primarily but it is expected that many books on magick could be similar to the regurgitated vomit. But if good authors decide to stop writing then it's very difficult to wade through so much of garbage. But again magick was never supposed to be easy.
It's a shame Corwin, although I do not practice much what you share with us in your books, I like the way you write, it's simple and easy to understand and many (like me) look for it. But Corwin, think a little about it, with the existence of the internet the trend of piracy is just one, grow. And to solve the problem, the only solution would be to shut down the internet, and we know if this happens, the chaos will surface. Honestly speaking, keep in mind that your books will be shared illegally after publication, whether you want it or not. Your best option is to look for lawyers to try to keep the losses to the minimum possible. I'm sad about his early retirement, I expected more books of his own.
A good lawyer costs $400 an hour and they can't stop piracy, and with a book's total earnings being so low it wouldn't be worth getting a lawyer because each time you take down one pirated copy another appears. I accept that it happens but I don't like it. I'd finished two other books before I quit, and they will come out one day.
Corwin, I wonder if you have ever downloaded a film or a song without paying for it? It's funny how a lot of people in the creative industries gripe about people stealing their product but then have no problem downloading other people's creative output for free. Having said that I do believe in paying people for their work - I have paid for two of your books - but do understand in some cases when people download without paying as they wouldn't necessarily pay for it if they couldn't get it for free anyhows
No, I've never downloaded illegally. Shoplifted as a kid. But that's all. The sort of money I make from these books is, I am told, something lots of authors aspire to and I should be grateful to make $4000 because some people make nothing. I don't do it for the money, but if I wanted to work for a charity I would, I you get me. A fair price for a decent product.
I'm really sorry to hear this Corwin. I also miss your facebook page. It was great to be able to interact with you there. I understand your reasons but I do hope you will reconsider your retirement. I have bought all of your books and I also get angry at the freeloaders who just think they're are entitled to other people's hard work for nothing. The kindle versions of your books are so cheap there is no excuse for not paying! If you can afford the internet and going on there yo download illegal copies, you can afford to pay for the books.
I wanted to pm you about another matter that I think you should be aware of, but that option isn't available at the moment. I don't want to go into the details publicly, but for now I'll just say that I think there has been a lot of jealousy directed at you by others. Especially over your Jinn book. Other occultists I mean, And I am sure this is what was behind those fake negative reviews and comments on Amazon and Facebook. So you might want to watch your back and protect yourself. This bunch of people are particularly vile against anyone who gets in their way and steals their limelight. If the option to pm comes back, I'll try to explain more in a private message.
I have had great success with your books and am seeing results already from the Jinn rituals. They are amazingly powerful and I feel the energy right away when calling on the Jinn during the rituals. I really appreciate you making this knowledge available and also all your other books. Please reconsider publishing your other material. Also, it would piss off those who want to see you fail. Fck them.
Thank you. There was definitely an attack from a group, but they are not publishers or writers, just a group. I feel very well protected, thanks. The two books that I've already written might come out one day. Knowing that people value the work does make a difference.
You're welcome. I'm glad you are protected. Yes, I think we are talking about the same group. They also like to tell people to summon demons with no protection at All, and claim demons communicate with them through Facebook. Some of the crazier members apparently have sex with demons and play Xbox with them... Anyway, I hope you release the other books one day!
So far, I have not seen any results. We have to consider Corwin's words in his book, the chances are 50%, that is, we can deduce that the results can not always come. But I will give more time to magic, sometimes magic can take a lot while other times can be very fast. I will wait another 1 or 2 weeks considering the words of C.H ("I think" I saw an example of this with Gordon's book - DoM Thursday, but I'll confirm that yet)
Ok, updating. Since I performed the ritual, I have been able to notice subtle changes to the purpose I want. For those interested in knowing which ritual I performed, it was (Pure Seduction). (I think some of you from the old forum might have noticed a particular interest on my part in this kind of magic) Well, continuing, since the ritual I realized certain an increase of contact. Before it was really rare for me to exchange a few words with this person, but since the rite this has changed little. Speaking here seems to be a small thing, but the way things happened was a little perceptible to the point of letting me interested. Until 2 or 3 days ago "I think" she had entered into relationship (Face), and that, I admit, was a little disappointing. But now, "it seems" that she is no longer with anyone, and that adds more certainty that magic is doing its job. I'm going to change my position, from defense to offense, just watching is not a good idea at all. I'm also working on the results with Gordon's DoM, same kind of magic, but different target. In this case, I just watched and things do not seem to have developed. (3 months have passed) I'll try to change things this week by doing "my part". I do not think it's beyond the limits of the "impossible", but I'm sure it will not be easy either. "If" it is still possible, of course, to obtain the desired result. It's going to be a war week, I'm going back to update the results. Up until