LOST SYMBOL Raises Boats

If you’re suddenly being asked for a book called The Intention Experiment, it’s probably because the 2007 title is mentioned in The Lost Symbol. Entertainment Weekly‘s Shelf Life blog says the book is about noetic science, “a field of metaphysics that champions the power of human thought to affect the external world.”

Shelf Life says sales have shot up 77%, according to BookScan. The percentage is big, but the actual quantity (402 copies in one week) is nowhere near Lost Symbol sales. Libraries seem well-supplied with the title, with few holds on modest quantities.

The book’s publisher tells Shelf Life that she didn’t know about the mention until someone who was reading the book told her. There must have been some quick action at the publishing house; the book now sports a red sticker reading, “Featured in THE LOST SYMBOL.”

The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World
Lynne McTaggart
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Free Press – (2008-02-05)
ISBN / EAN: 0743276965 / 9780743276962

Publishers Weekly notes several titles from small presses are also getting a boost.

New Harbinger Press publishes several titles with the Institute of Noetic Sciences. All are rising in sales, particularly one called Living Deeply.

Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life (IONS/ New Harbinger) (co-published with the Institute of Noetic Sciences)
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten, Tina Amorok
Retail Price: $16.95
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Noetic Book / New Harbinger Publications – (2008-01-03)
ISBN / EAN: 1572245336 / 9781572245334

Books on the Masons and  the Founding Fathers are also rising.

The Secrets of Masonic Washington: A Guidebook to Signs, Symbols, and Ceremonies at the Origin of America’s Capital
James Wasserman
Retail Price: $16.95
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books – (2008-11-26)
ISBN / EAN: 1594772665 / 9781594772665

Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great Seal
Robert Hieronimus Ph.D.
Retail Price: $16.95
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books – (2005-12-28)
ISBN / EAN: 1594770875 / 9781594770876

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