How to make links to Scientology & Dianetics books

There are innumerable situations, when talking on the Internet about Dianetics & Scientology, where you want to make a link to an appropriate Dianetics or Scientology book.  Perhaps you are a field staff member and want to make your own books site, or perhaps you want to make a website for your local Scientology organization or mission that lets people get books from the local bookstore.  

In each of these cases, there are features built in to the websites for Bridge Publications, New Era Publications and the bookstore sites of local Scientology Organizations which you should know about, that can let you make these links have the right behaviour based on your site.

Send them to the Correct Site for Your Organization:

There are individual websites that are in existence for every Scientology organization.  The link that you put onto your site or into your email determines where the books will be delivered from.   If you want the person to be able to go into their local Church of Scientology to pick up a book they order on the Internet, you want to make sure they order it from the right place.  

The part of the link that determines what publications organization or Church that the order goes to is the domain name — everything after the domain name is the same from org to org.  See this page for a list of all of the local church websites.

So, for example, if you see a book on the bridgepub.com website that you want someone to order  from the local church in Orange County, California, here’s what you’d do: 

Take this page, as an example, for the Beginning Scientology Books: 
http://www.bridgepub.com/materials/beginningbooksaudios.html

To have the person order from the Orange County Church, you’d change the “www.bridgepub.com” to “oc.goldenageofknowledge.net” — the site for Orange County.  Your link would then read: 

http://oc.goldenageofknowledge.net/materials/beginningbooksaudios.html

 

Changing the Language or Currency:

Sometimes you want to send someone to a site, and specifically let them see it in Spanish or French, or perhaps you want to make sure that the prices all display in US Dollars or Euro.  You do this using the Locale code. 

You’ll see a locale code like “en_US” at the end of all our links, if you go to the site.  The first part of the locale code is always the ISO 639 code for language, and the second is the standard ISO code for the country.  i.e.: 

en_US = English / America
de_AT = German / Austria
es_VE = Spanish / Venezuela

…etc.  So, if you want to show Spanish text, yet have all of the prices display in U.S. Dollars, you could specify a link like this:

http://www.bridgepub.com/?locale=es_US

Blog about your wins getting through the Basics!

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With everyone flying through the Basics and having win after win, a fantastic way to disseminate, and also keep track of all your wins at the same time, is to keep a running Blog of your wins on the Basics & Congresses!

Here’s what to do:

1) Set up:  Set  yourself up a blog, if you don’t already have one.   Popular, easy, and free sites where you can set up a blog are Blogger and WordPress, though there are scores of others. 

2) Get an FSM Account: If you don’t already have one, set up an account using the Scientology Affiliate system.   What this does is set you up with your own “Yourname.fsm.org” address, which – when clicked – sends people to the Bridge Publications or New Era Publications websites, tagged with a tracking code.  Then, anyone who obtains materials from these sites — you get credit for!    If any of this doesn’t make sense to you, just see the hatting here.  And if that still doesn’t add up, contact us.

3) Start writing in your blog!   This is where you should just go wild, and type in any wins and realizations you have while going through the Basis.   If you want some ideas of how to present this, just have a look at this blog for some ideas.

4) Use your FSM Links:  When making your blog post, be sure to use your FSM link to refer people to the materials.   The blog referenced above has some examples of how to do this.

5) Let us know!  Once you get your blog up and running, drop a comment here with a link to your blog!  We’d all like to see it, and see what wins you’re having! 

Help Needed – Situation in China

image On Monday, China suffered its worst earthquake in three decades with a 7.9 quake which literally toppled buildings leaving thousands trapped under houses, schools, factories and office buildings or dead. The earthquake was centered in Sichuan Province in southwest China but was felt across the vast country.

There are at least 12,000 known casualties, but some of the worst-hit areas have yet to be contacted. The death toll will likely reach tens of thousands of people, with thousands more injured or homeless. There is a risk of landslides and this, coupled with the fact that a chemical storage plant was damaged and is now leaking dangerous chemicals, makes it all the more urgent for Volunteer Ministers to step forward now to help those who desperately need it and to prevent further damage.

Volunteer Ministers from all over the world must be gotten to the scene NOW, to bring help to those in the worst-affected areas. Not one minute can be wasted – one minute can mean someone’s life. These people are in desperate need. Trained Volunteer Ministers need to answer the call.

We need VMs on flights to the International airport in Chengdu within the next few hours. Contact the Volunteer Ministers International Office.  If you are unable to go yourself, your help is needed to sponsor another Volunteer Minister who can go.

This is u-r-g-e-n-t and we must act now. Please pass this message on to your friends.

Please send this to everyone you know!

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Myanmar – All Volunteer Ministers Call to Action

OVERVIEW:

image On Sunday, Cyclone Nargis hit the nation of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma, a country between India and China) and killed in excess of 25,000 people so far. The original report from the military government of Myanmar was a death toll in the hundreds, but there was a belated admission that the cyclone had killed at least 30 times this figure – with 10,000 perished in just one city. The devastation of the area has left several hundred thousand people without shelter and clean water.

HELP IS NEEDED:

image The people of this area need our help urgently. A whole team of Volunteer Ministers need to go to Myanmar to start bringing order and delivering the miracles of Volunteer Minister technology.

We cannot just stand back and watch. The situation requires decisive action NOW. We need responsible Volunteer Ministers to bring hope to these people.

MAP:

See below for a map of Myanmar, as visual reference:

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SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT!

“A volunteer minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”  — LRH

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At least 250 people are needed in Myanmar on an immediate basis.  Please contact the Disaster Response Officer at the International VM Office at 1-323-960-1949 or via e-mail or Sei Broadhurst or Donovan Reed at the Continental VM Office in Australia on 011-612-9264-7955.   

If you are not already trained as a Volunteer Minister, we will train you on the ground, or you can learn how to help on one of our on-line training courses, available for no charge on the Volunteer Ministers website.

Any Scientology Field Staff Member should absolutely get anyone he knows who would like to help but doesn’t have the tools to know how, to our on-line VM training center so that he or she can get the tools to be effective and be able to assist.

If you cannot go but still want to help, you can make a donation to directly fund these disaster relief activities and contribute in that way in ensuring others can go.

 

Bridge and New Era Affiliate System Back in Action

For all of you that were participating in the initial launch of the Bridge Publications and New Era Publications affiliate program, you’ll be happy to know that the system is back up to 100% capacity and is fully ready for your use.   Numerous upgrades and updates and network moves necessitated some system downtime, but we’re fully back to battery now.

Fire away with any questions you have on its usage!

New: LRH Quote Video of the Week!

For years, one of the most popular e-newsletters in the Scientology world has been the famous LRH Quote of the Week.    This is now being significantly upgraded, with an LRH video quote now brought to you each week!

Our first Video Quote is from the LRH Congresses, with an introductory briefing on the incredible Anatomy of the Spirit of Man Congress

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image In terms of sequence, the Anatomy of the Spirit of Man Congress comes directly after your study of Dianetics 55! and The Unification Congress, and before the Games Congress and Scientology: Fundamentals of ThoughtYou can trace this clearly on a large, browsable Materials Guide Chart, which clearly shows you where this Congress fits, and where it should be studied, in chronological sequence. 

Each LRH Congress contains a complete body of Dianetics or Scientology technology, detailing both its use in auditing and its application across all parts of life — to the creation of a new
civilization. In that regard, Congress Lectures contain the LRH programs to be applied
by every Scientologist in their own zone of activity and which, as a combined whole, form the vital elements to clear the planet.

While each encompasses its own subject, and can be heard by itself without
prior study, a chronological study has the benefit of allowing you to see how the subject progressed and which are the highest levels of development.

But no matter which Congress you listen to next, you will want them all. For the LRH
Congress Lectures contain far more than the watershed advances that built The Bridge to Total Freedom. There’s also that special air of something more. It’s what Scientologists speak of when trying to describe the unique feeling one gets just from listening to Ron. 

congresses_order_now_button The Congresses are now available in a new, limited-time package The full set of LRH Congresses, including the Clearing Congress on DVD, is only $2500 – a savings of $775. 
(International pricing is also available.)

Some points you may not know are:

This package price expires on the 13th of March,  so act now and get your full LRH Congresses set, or browse the individual Congresses to get any you are missing.  They’re an invaluable part of your route to knowledge, along with your Basics!

Definitely e-mail me with any questions at all!

ARC,

Tad Reeves
Internet Officer
Church of Scientology International

Analyze Your Success With Google Analytics

We have just released as a beta a new feature for our online affiliate program: Support for Google Analytics!

Ever wanted to track how many people click through from the links you create? Want to know how many sales your links are generating? Now you can.

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Google Analytics will also track the sales conversions from the traffic you send using it’s E-Commerce options!

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If you aren’t familiar with Google Analytics, they have ample material on their site on how to use their service. It’s free and provides detailed reports.

To get started, simply do the following:

  1. Create a Google Analytics Account, if you don’t already have one.
  2. Take note of your account code, which starts with “UA-” and appears in the HTML that Google gives you to put on your web site.
  3. Log into your Scientology Online Affiliate Account and create one or more affiliate codes.
  4. Using the information provided on this site, create your links.
  5. At the end of your links, include the URL parameter “gaacct=UA-XXXXXX-XX” where the Xs are replaced by your Google Analytics Code. For example, if your Google Analytics code is “UA-123456-AB” and you have a link to the Dianetics Book and Oakland Lectures, your link would read: “http://joe.fsm.org/items/dmsmh_oak.html?gaacct=UA-123456-AB”.

That’s it! Just append the “gaacct” parameter to your links and Google Analytics tracking is turned on for your tracking code for the remainder of the user’s browser session (meaning until he closes his browser or has a half an hour of inactivity).