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Possibly writing a book?

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On my YouTube channel (which I haven't looked at in 5 months or so until today), a lot of people were encouraging me to write a book on the different BLD methods and how to use them.

My question is, if I sold a book on amazon for $7 or $8 on how to solve BLD with different methods and explanations, would you get it?

If so, I will begin writing in December or January.
 

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Yes. But it would have to encompass a variety of methods (M2, R2, Old Pochmann, 3OP, etc.), not just your preference.

And example solves are of course needed.

Also, think about selling it as an e-book. I'd be much more probable to buy it then. I .pdf stuff a lot.

Also, be sure to include history.
 

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Who would your audience be? Non-cubers who you want to persuade can learn BLD, intermediate cubers who maybe are starting to get a little bored, or advanced cubers looking for one simple resource for learning BLD?

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It will probably take more money than you'll make in profits if you want to distribute a book like that. I think.

Most of the methods people use to solve blindfolded are online anyway. Unless you have really helpful knowledge that you exclusively know, I don't think people will buy your book for 7 or 8 bucks.

In addition, unless the methods are original, you would probably have to get permission from the people who invented the bld methods that you teach in your book.

In short, I do not think you'd want to make a book if you are in it for profit. If you aren't, then go right ahead.
 

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If the explanation was good then I would consider it. Possibly some example solves in the book?
Definitely example solves, I was already planning on that.

Yes. But only if it was well-written and easy to understand with good algs.
Good algs... Old Pochmann and M2/R2 have pretty much set algs, but with methods such as 3OP I will probably include a variety of algorithms that do the same thing.

Yes. But it would have to encompass a variety of methods (M2, R2, Old Pochmann, 3OP, etc.), not just your preference.

And example solves are of course needed.

Also, think about selling it as an e-book. I'd be much more probable to buy it then. I .pdf stuff a lot.

Also, be sure to include history.
Variety of methods - check.
Example solves - check.
E-Book - that's possible, I'll have to find a good e-book distributor, I was considering using amazon.
History - what do you mean?

It's difficult to do, but give it a go.
All right, thanks for the encouragement.

i will if it is an ebook
I will consider an e-book, as Stachu mentioned.

Who would your audience be? Non-cubers who you want to persuade can learn BLD, intermediate cubers who maybe are starting to get a little bored, or advanced cubers looking for one simple resource for learning BLD?

Chris
I am targeting two types of people:

1. People who can already solve the Rubik's cube, and wish to learn how to solve it blindfolded but are intimidated by the thought that it's very difficult (which it is at first, of course)

2. People who can already solve a Rubik's cube blindfolded, and are looking for another method because they are not satisfied with their current method.
 

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A suggestion would be to contact cube shop guys who may want to add it as a package item.

Some thing like 2 DIYs + 1BLD book reduces 4 bucks in all.

I am not sure how well it may work out. But you should give it a thought.
 

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By the way, you should also consider going to a competition to get official bld solves. That can help persuade people to buy your book.
Yes.
I'll see what I can do about that.

A suggestion would be to contact cube shop guys who may want to add it as a package item.

Some thing like 2 DIYs + 1BLD book reduces 4 bucks in all.

I am not sure how well it may work out. But you should give it a thought.
I'll see what I can do about that.


My first step for now is writing the book. That will be the longest part, writing, revising, editing, rewriting, revising, editing, rewriting, etc.
 

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History- As in history of the methods, where/from who/when they came from.
Ah yes, of course.
What do you think of this as the list of methods I explain (in order):

Old Pochmann
M2
R2
TuRBo
BH

I might get into freestyle, but once you understand BH and how it works, freestyle isn't that much more difficult.
 

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Hey this is Ian.
I think that a book would be great for me and others who haven't learned BLD yet. I know you have some tutorials on youtube for M2R2 and such, but I think a book would be alot more explanative and easier to understand, since you can put diagrams of the moves and such. But, if I were to buy one, how would I get it? Maybe I can wait until summer when swim season starts, and buy one off of you then, cause I'm not big on BLD right at the moment. Or I can buy online. Either way is good.
All in all, a book would be a FANTASTIC idea, and I hope to hear about it in the near future!
 

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I think its pretty hard to describe BLD in text. When I was just starting BLD (and most of your audience will be just starting), the thing that really that was really annoying to follow was the DRF FRD URF acronym thingies for the sticker positions. Those are very hard for beginners to follow. For things like BLD, I think it is better to stay with videos.
 
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