Six countries, six # 1 !

Today, ALEPH was published in its sixth country, Serbia.
Thanks Serbia to join Brasil, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary, and Bulgaria ( CHECK ALL THE LISTS HERE ) , in keeping the tradition: directly to # 1 !



(source: Korisna Knjiga)

ALEPH updated publication dates > CLICK HERE
ALEPH video (USA) > CLICK HERE
ALEPH video contest > CLICK HERE

ALEPH (the contest)

Be welcome to participate. Read the rules here: ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2011.
Remember: you don’t need to buy or read the book – that it is published only in five countries so far
Important: ALEPH by Flavio Waiterman is not in the competition
but you can use as an example.

Below you find some interesting entries.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Paulo

(ALEPH updated publication dates > CLICK HERE)



ALEPH by Richard Kirov & Luba MIladinova

ALEPH by Fussel


ALEPH by Kantar,Turgut and Erkus

ALEPH by Lalou

ALEPH (the contest)

Be welcome to participate. Read the rules here: ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2011.
Important: ALEPH by Flavio Waiterman is not in the competition
but you can use as an example.

Below you find some interesting entries.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Paulo

ALEPH by Mohamed Imane Chahidi



ALEPH by John Hoelen

ALEPH: five countries, five # 1

ALEPH has been published in 5 countries so far.
And it made # 1 in all of them: Brasil, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary ( CHECK ALL THE LISTS HERE)
and now…Bulgaria! (list below)

Why do I rejoice, if I don’t need to prove anything to anybody, anymore?
a] because I keep my childish soul
b] because I am enthusiastic about my work
c] because when you are happy you make happy everybody around you
Thank you Bulgaria!

ALEPH updated publication dates > CLICK HERE
ALEPH video (USA) > CLICK HERE
ALEPH video contest > >CLICK HERE
 
 

Source: Booktrading.bg

May 16: Aleph in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is the 5th country ALEPH is being published.

In Brasil, Portugal, Turkey and Hungary it went directly to #1, as you can check HERE

I am crossing my fingers…

1:30 min VIDEO: The vanishing point


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TURN THE VOLUME ON, CLICK ON THE PHOTO

Aleph, the contest

Be welcome to participate. Read the rules here: ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
Below you find some interesting entries.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Paulo

Aleph by Paula Faria


Aleph by Tony Simpson

Aleph by José Nunes

Related posts:
Aleph: four countries, four # 1 (includes publication dates)

ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
Wikipedia: ALEPH

Four countries, four #1


First it was Brasil (published in August 2010)


Source: Jornal O Globo

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Then Portugal (published in Feb 2011)


Source: Bertrand

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Source: Idefix Online

(click in the images above to see full size)


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And now Hungary

Source: Libri.HU

And I am sure that my readers in the next countries where ALEPH will be published will also support me. Publication dates at the end of this post
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ABOUT THE BOOK: CLICK HERE
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ABOUT THE VIDEO CONTEST: Aleph, the video
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PUBLICATION DATES
(NOTE: The publication dates are not decided by me, but by the publishing houses)

2010
28 JUL 2010 Portuguese (Brasil)
 
2011
11 FEB Portuguese (Portugal)
19 MAR Turkish
11 APR Hungarian
JUN Latvian, Bulgarian
JUL Serbian
AUG Dutch. Espanol (TODOS los paí­ses de America Latina, America Central y Mexico)
Slovak, Arabic (worldwide)
SEPT English (USA, UK, Canada, Australia. New Zealand) , Italian
Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Romanian
Espanol (Espana), Catalan
OCT Franí§ais, Estonian, Czech, Korean, Greek, Polish
 

2012

India ( 8 languages), Hebrew, Russian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Urdu, Thai, Croatian, Slovenian

11/04 Magyarország: Alef

CLICK IN THE COVER TO READ MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

ALEPH: PUBLICATION DATES WORLDWIDE IN 2011: CLCIK HERE

Update 22:30 hr First day of publication, #1 Thank you Hungary!

Aleph, the video

On April 01, 2011, crossing the barrier of 5.000.000 friends in Facebook, I asked what I should do to celebrate it.
The vast majority suggested a prayer, and we prayed together on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:00 PM

Working together was the second most suggested idea, besides a great meeting (which is impossible, due to logistics. Can you imagine if 100k decide to attend? We would never have permission from the authorities without a lot of guarantees, from security to emergency).

Working together is not easy: a writer must bear full responsibility for his work. However, I found a way for a collaborative project, using a book that is not yet published all over the world to implement it (ALEPH is only in Portuguese and Turkish, with other editions being launched later this year )
Meaning: you DON’T have to buy the book to participate.
The contest is open to friends in all my three communities ( Facebook, Twitter and blog)

Subject:
The Aleph, a point that condenses space and time. Jorge Luis Borges describes it: The Aleph was about two to three centimetres in diameter, but all of cosmic space was there, with no diminution in size. Each thing was infinite, because I could clearly see it from every point on the universe.

This is what I experienced in my Trans Siberian trip: love is time and space in a single point, the Aleph, in continuous change.
You can use your imagination at your will. Cartoons, photos, film, etc. As the book is not yet published in many countries, you have to speculate in the magical universe.
 
Duration: from 1:30 min to 3:00 min
 
The structure:
1] your vision on what Aleph means. Please don’t use words, as this video is intended to be for an international audience, with different languages, except
2] at the end , 15 sec where ALEPH / Paulo Coelho appears, followed by
3] 10 sec with your name and the link you want to use to promote your work.
 
Contest:
1] I will select, with my team, six videos
The video selected as # 1 will receive USD 4.000 + one 1 HP Pavilion computer p6780t series
# 2 will receive USD 3.000 + one 1 HP Pavilion computer p6780t series
# 3, #4, # 5 and # 6 will receive USD 1.000 + one 1 HP Pavilion computer p6780t series
2] I wil post them on all my social communities. Besides the 5.000.000 friends in Facebook, at the time of writing this I have 1,4 million in Twitter and over 2 million monthly visitors in my blog – which means over 8.300.000 friends online.
This will give to the winner, besides the prize, also a lot of visibility for his/her work
Any friend from any of the three communities mentioned above can participate.
4] The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2011.
5] If there is no winner (meaning, I did not like any of the submitted videos) the USD 11.000 will be donated to Instituto Paulo Coelho
6] You must upload he link to the videos in YouTube, and then sent it to [email protected] You may upload the video at your earliest convenience.
7] The title of the video on YouTube must be ALEPH by (your name here)
8] You are fully responsible for the material you will use. I mean, if you use copyrighted material, you have to ask permission
9] If it moves beyond Youtube (TV ads, etc), the publishing house using the video will eventually pay you an extra fee.
10] Only videos with the structure mentioned above will be accepted
11] by participating in the contest, you agree with all the conditions mentioned in this post
12] You can participate with as many videos as you want
 
Research:
Some useful links:
My transiberian trip (This material is my copyright, and you may use it if you wish)
Aleph (Category in this blog)
O Aleph (Categoria neste blog)
You can google the word, and there are several images and references to this point that contains the eternity in itself.

If you have any doubts, please use “Comments” below

Love
Paulo Coelho

Aleph: video contest


 
This is the first entry I received for ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
 
It is not participating, because is not doesn’t comply with one rule (max time 2 min 30 sec), but I believe this is a good demo of the general idea
Please note that in this video my name and “Aleph” appeared too early. The rules require that you first express your vision of this magical point, and then, only at the end, Aleph/Paulo Coelho appears.
Looking forward to your participation (click in the link above to know more about the contest)
 
 
Related posts:
Aleph: four countries, four # 1 (includes publication dates)

ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST

5.000.000 in Facebook: prayer + contest


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April 3, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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TEXTO EN ESPANOL: 5.000.000 en Facebook: oración + concurso

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============ THE PRAYER ============

‘Earlier last week when I asked for your suggestions on how we should celebrate reaching 5.000.000 friends on Facebook, the vast majority of you suggested we should say a prayer at a particular time.
Therefore, on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:00 PM (always your local time) I encourage you to say a prayer.
In my prayer, I will ask:
A] For myself. May God guide me and inspire me for the years to come.
B] For my family and friends on Facebook. May God allow all of them to follow their call, their Personal Legend.
C] For my work. May I always be an instrument of the Light.

As we are in different time zones, I strongly believe that the Planet will be filled with light and prayers during 24 hr.
If you don’t feel confortable with praying, a random act of kindness during the day will certainly be very helpful to this humankind


=============WORKING TOGETHER… ============

…it was the second most suggested idea, besides a great meeting (which is impossible, due to logistics. Can you imagine if 100k decide to attend? We would never have permission from the authorities without a lot of guarantees, from security to emergency).

Working together is not easy: a writer must bear full responsibility for his work. However, I found a way for a collaborative project, using a book that is not yet published all over the world to implement it (ALEPH is only in Portuguese and Turkish, with other editions being launched later this year )
Meaning: you DON’T have to buy the book to participate.
The contest is open to friends in all my three communities ( Facebook, Twitter and blog)

Subject:
The Aleph, a point that condenses space and time. Jorge Luis Borges describes it: The Aleph was about two to three centimetres in diameter, but all of cosmic space was there, with no diminution in size. Each thing was infinite, because I could clearly see it from every point on the universe.


This is what I experienced in my Trans Siberian trip: love is time and space in a single point, the Aleph, in continuous change.
You can use your imagination at your will. Cartoons, photos, film, etc. As the book is not yet published in many countries, you have to speculate in the magical universe.
Duration: from 2 min 30 sec to 3 min
The structure:
1] your vision on what Aleph means. Please don’t use words, as this video is intended to be for an international audience, with different languages, except
2] at the end , 15 sec where ALEPH / Paulo Coelho appears, followed by
3] 10 sec with your name and the link you want to use to promote your work.
Contest:
1] I will select, with my team, six videos
The video selected as # 1 will receive USD 4.000 + one 1 HP Pavilion computer p6780t series
# 2 will receive USD 3.000 + one 1 HP Pavilion computer p6780t series
# 3, #4, # 5 and # 6 will receive USD 1.000 + one 1 HP Pavilion computer p6780t series
2] I wil post them on all my social communities. Besides the 5.000.000 friends in Facebook, at the time of writing this I have 1,4 million in Twitter and over 2 million monthly visitors in my blog – which means over 8.300.000 friends online.
This will give to the winner, besides the prize, also a lot of visibility for his/her work
Any friend from any of the three communities mentioned above can participate.
4] The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2011.
5] If there is no winner (meaning, I did not like any of the submitted videos) the USD 11.000 will be donated to Instituto Paulo Coelho
6] You must upload he link to the videos in YouTube, and then sent it to [email protected] You may upload the video at your earliest convenience.
7] The title of the video on YouTube must be ALEPH by (your name here)
8] You are fully responsible for the material you will use. I mean, if you use copyrighted material, you have to ask permission
9] If it moves beyond Youtube (TV ads, etc), the publishing house using the video will eventually pay you an extra fee.
10] Only videos with the structure mentioned above will be accepted
11] by participating in the contest, you agree with all the conditions mentioned in this post
12] You can participate with as many videos as you want

Research:
Some useful links:
My transiberian trip (This material is my copyright, and you may use it if you wish)
Aleph (Category in this blog)
O Aleph (Categoria neste blog)
You can google the word, and there are several images and references to this point that contains the eternity in itself.

If you have any doubts, please use “Comments” below

Love
Paulo Coelho

Magyarország: Alef

CLICK IN THE COVER TO READ MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

RELEASE DATE: 11 APRIL 2011

Az Alef cí­mű regénnyel Paulo Coelho visszatér saját irodalmi gyökereihez.

Őszinte és megdöbbentÅ‘ személyes beszámolójában arról vall, miként indí­totta el komoly hitbeli válsága a spirituális megújulás útján.

Hogy visszanyerje érdeklÅ‘dését, szenvedélyét és az élet iránti lelkesedését, az í­ró elhatározza, hogy mindent elölrÅ‘l kezd: elutazik, új élményeket szerez, kapcsolatba lép az emberekkel és a világgal.

A jeleket követve három kontinensre látogat el – Európába, Afrikába és ízsiába -, és beleveti magát egy nagy utazásba, keresztül-kasul az idÅ‘n és a téren, a múlton és a jelenen, hogy megtalálja önmagát.

íštja során Paulo lassanként kilép elszigeteltségébÅ‘l, levetkÅ‘zi egoizmusát és büszkeségét, megnyitja lelkét a barátság, a szerelem, a hit és a megbocsátás elÅ‘tt, és nem hátrál meg az élettel együtt járó kihí­vások elÅ‘l.

Akárcsak Az alkimista pásztora, Santiago, a szerzÅ‘ is ráébred, hogy nagy távolságokat kell bejárni ahhoz, hogy megérthessük azt, ami itt van, tÅ‘lünk egy karnyújtásnyira. A zarándoklat révén újra érzi, hogy él, hogy képes a gyermek szemével látni a világot és a hétköznapi, apró cselekedetekben megtalálni Istent.

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ALEPH PUB DATES IN OTHER COUNTRIES: CLICK HERE
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Which one is the best?

Today Harper Collins UK sent to my agent the suggested covers for ALEPH
In your opinion, which one is the best?

You may argue: but we don’t know anything about the book. You may click in the name above for a small description; but what matters is which one, in a bookstore, will be more attractive.

The English edition of ALEPH will be published in September . Click HERE to know other publication dates

Please leave your comments here, in this post.

Love
Paulo

O post é em ingles porque estamos falando da capa na Inglaterra, Australia, Nova Zelandia e Canadá.
Hoje a Harper UK enviou as sugestíµes de capa para minha agente. Qual é a melhor, na sua opinií£o?
Isso dito, eu adoro a capa de O ALEPH no Brasil
Com amor
Paulo

Turkey: ALEPH #1


First it was Brasil (published in August 2010)


Source: Jornal O Globo

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Then Portugal (published in Feb 2011)


Source: Bertrand

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Source: Idefix Online

(click in the images above to see full size)

And I am sure that my readers in the next countries where ALEPH will be published will also support me. Publication dates at the end of this post
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ABOUT THE BOOK: When I was twenty-two, I devoted myself to the study of magic. I followed various paths, walked too close to the edge of the abyss, slipped and fell, gave up and returned to the path. (To read more, CLICK HERE )
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Could you help us to chose the UK cover? Please CLICK HERE

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The list is far from complete, but these are the confirmed dates so far. There are some languages (like German, Russian, Japanese, for example) where “The Valkyries” is being release this year, so ALEPH will be published in 2012

EN TODOS LOS PAISES DE AMERICA CENTRAL Y AMERICA DEL SUR: SEPTIEMBRE
EN USA (ESPANOL) AGOSTO

Portugal: #1


As in Brasil!
ALEPH is #1 in Portugal, the second country it was published. Click HERE to view the lists

Update on the publication dates all over the world: ALEPH publication dates

ABOUT THE BOOK: When I was twenty-two, I devoted myself to the study of magic. I followed various paths, walked too close to the edge of the abyss, slipped and fell, gave up and returned to the path. (To read more, CLICK HERE )

EM PORTUGUES
: Comentários de leitores brasileiros (sem censura)
Kindle: O Aleph (Portugues)

NEXT COUNTRY TO BE RELEASED: TURKEY (15 MARCH)

(crossing my fingers…)

Aleph

OCTOBER 2011: ALEPH IS ALREADY PUBLISHED IN MORE THAN 40 COUNTRIES
Publication dates 2011
FOR ALEPH IN AMAZON.COM, PLEASE CLICK HERE
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“When you reach the end of the novel and reflect on it, you realise that the sublime place that contains all lives and all universes is not just in its pages or in the title of the book. In literary terms, Paulo Coelho’s novel is, itself, the Aleph.”
Pilar Obón

“When I was twenty-two, I devoted myself to the study of magic. I followed various paths, walked too close to the edge of the abyss, slipped and fell, gave up and returned to the path. I imagined that by the time I reached fifty-nine, I would be close to achieving the paradise and absolute peace that I think I see in the smiles of Buddhist monks. However, the search for peace has its price, and I ask myself: just how far am I prepared to go?”

In a frank and surprising personal story, which draws the reader in from the very first page, Paulo Coelho reveals how a grave crisis of faith caused him to go in search of a path of spiritual renewal and growth. In order to get close to God again, he decided to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world.

Between March and July 2006, letting himself be guided by signs, he travelled to various continents – Europe, Africa and Asia – on a journey through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself.

As the journey progresses, Paulo gradually emerges from his isolation, sheds both ego and pride and opens himself up to friendship, love, faith and forgiveness, unafraid to confront the inevitable challenges of life.

In Brasil, as soon as it was released. ALEPH went directly to # 1 in all major bestselling lists, and kept the position for several weeks.

ALEPH will be published world wide during 2011

“Prière du pardon “(Aleph)

IN ENGLISH HERE: Forgiveness
EM PORTUGUES AQUI: Oraí§í£o do Perdí£o
EN ESPANOL AQUI: “Te perdono porque te amo y tu to me amas”

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Hilal and I, 2006

– Souvenez-vous de l’Aleph. Souvenez-vous de ce que vous avez ressenti, au moment. Les paroles, explications et reponses ne serviront jamais a rien sinon pour vous embrouiller encore plus sur ce qui est deja assez complexe.

– Je ne sais pas non plus precisement pourquoi je dois pardonner a l’homme que j’aime.

Hilal cherche l’inspiration sur les murs dores,les colonnes, les personnes qui entrent a cette heure du matin, aux flammes des bougies allumees.

-Je pardonne a la fille – Non parce que je suis devenue sainte mais parce que je ne veux plus endurer cette haine. Hair fatigue.
“Je pardonne tout et tous, meme toi,je te pardonne parce que je t’ai aime et parceque tu ne m’aimes pas. Je pardonne parceque tu m’as rejete et j’ai perdu mon pouvoir.”

Elle ferme les yeux et leve les mains vers le plafond.

– Je me suis liberee de la haine par le moyen du pardon et de l’amour. Je comprends que la souffrance quand elle ne peut pas etre evitee est ici pour me faire avancer en direction de la gloire.

Hilal parle doucement mais l’acoustique de l’eglise est si parfaite que tout ce qu’elle dit parait faire echo aux quatre coins.

Les larmes que j’ai verse, je pardonne.
Les souffrances et les deceptions, je pardonne.
Les trahisons et les mensonges, je pardonne.
Les calomnies et les intrigues, je pardonne.
La haine et la persecution, je pardonne.
Les coups qu’ont m’a donne, je pardonne.
Les reves detruits, je pardonne.
Les espoirs morts, je pardonne.
La desaffection et la jalousie, je pardonne.
L’indifference et la mauvaise volonte, je pardonne.
L’injustice au nom de la justice, je pardonne.
La colere et les maltraitements, je pardonne.
La negligence et l’oubli, je pardonne.
Le monde avec tout son mal, je pardonne.

Elle baisse les bras, ouvre les yeux et place ses mains sur son visage.
Je m’approche pour l’embrasser, mais elle fait un signal avec ses mains.
– Je n’ai pas encore termine.
Elle referme ses yeux et regarde en haut.
– Je me suis egalement perdue moi-meme. Que toutes ces infortunes de passage, ne soient jamais un fardeau dans mon coeur.

Au lieu du chagrin et du ressentiment, j’y mets de la comprehension et de l’entente.
Au lieu de la revolte, j’emploie la musique qui sort de mon violon. Au lieu de la douleur, j’y mets l’oubli.
Au lieu de la vengeance, j’y place la victoire.

Je serai naturellement capable d’aimer au-dessus de toutes les desaffections.
De donner meme quand je suis depossedee de tout.
De travailler joyeusement meme quand je me trouve au milieu de tous les obstacles.
De secher les larmes meme encore lorsque je pleure.
De croire meme lorsque je suis discreditee.

Elle ouvre les yeux, pose ses mains sur ma tete et dit avec toute une autorite qui vient d’en haut:
-C’est ainsi, Ce sera comme cela.

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ALEPH EN FRANçAIS: SORTIE LE 5 OCTOBRE
ALEPH EN FRANçAIS (AMAZON.FR)

( Merci pour traduire, Marie-Christine!)

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