Surprises About Zero

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Why write a book about nothing, nada, zilch? Well if you thought zero meant just nothing then you need to rethink. The power of Zero became explained in laymen’s terms in Charles Seife book Zero: A Dangerous Idea.  He states zero is infinity’s twin. So in a zero you have the secular and the mystical rolled up into one. A Cartesian coordinate system visibly shows that. The power of zero threatens to undermine physics if you do not manage the equations carefully. Zero breaks law every time because it can shatter logic. Waywardly divide by zero and you destroy the number line and logic. It will not follow the rules ( chaos). Zero has no value but it holds a place just like in my book Ways to Say Zero Zero is a digit but not a number it has no quantity but it becomes classified as an even number. The riddle me this number…an imp from the beginning of time. Do you see how even talking or discussing the digit zero starts shaking the foundation of mathematics. It points out all the inconsistency.  Children always question teachers about zero and the questions are quickly dismissed because no one has a definitive answer about zero except God.

Mystical

In religion the nothing to something battle became Genesis In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. … And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.  God won  or 1. In the prior century we have created a cyber world based on 0 and 1. It took us that long to follow what God did. So in every computer program its origin is the conflict of which digit will win 0 or 1. The Big Bang all over again, and again, and again. Have you ever noticed the symbol used to let you know that the Internet browser is searching is a zero with a spinning rim. Most of the time you receive your web page just like God gives you grace. So we witness the first event in our universe the moment we turn on our computers. God wins over and over and over again and even gives us free stuff. The man who made the code that made the Internet possible Tim Berners Lee in 1989 gave it away and we all won globally.

Excerpt from the World Wide Web Consortium

On 4 April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale. The Turing Prize, called the “Nobel Prize of Computing” is considered one of the most prestigious awards in Computer Science.

Others

Bill Gates played with 0 and 1 so much he made strings of it. He put the strings in an order instead of trying to make an individual 0 do order. From that we got Microsoft, web browsers, and software.

Chaos

You cannot make zero behave. You cannot make zero make order all it will ever do is hold a place. Zero remains forever a paradox that people just have to accept and deal with. It is part of the universe and no progress becomes made till you do. As my electrical engineer son tells me a little chaos is to be expected. If it is not there a lie exists. It must be there. Engineers know how to handle chaos.

Children

How do you get the idea of zero over to children? You have to use language. You have to use pictures. Zero has a personality unlike other digits. It has to be part of their world. Children know all about chaos. It is one of their friends they play with.  They never understand why the adults are afraid of chaos. In their worlds it is friendly because it has no contempt. What they do not know is when you become an adult you acquire contempt and chaos destroys civilizations. Adults do that not children.

 

Available Here is Ways to Say Zero

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When someone else publishes your book then it is their marketing machine that gets it in front of the public. I do a Facebook page which for a time is effective but what I learned is your life moves on. You have to pay bills and buy food. It takes a marketing machine to help maintain a presence.  In a week after a publisher has released your book on your own if you have maintained a credible presence on the web you can get it on the first page of Google Search Results. Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter are all legitimate ways to get your book in front of people. What you are hoping for is someone tags your book with your name and title and it makes it easier on the query box search to find you. It starts with your book title and your name. You may have to put author (your name) to make it appear. That is how it starts unless you hire a digital agency.

Let us take a look.

Query box put Ways to Say Zero  Mary Page

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You can see I have Amazon, Barnes & Noble, my accounts such as Google+, my publisher for this book Guardian Angel Publishing, a group I joined Books of Excellence for “The Grand New Delhi Escapade” and my LinkedIn account.  Being in the first 5 on Google means I am credible and trustworthy and those sites are good links. Eventually the Facebook account I created for my character Zero will come to the first page but you have to get people to click there as in LIKE it. I have never discovered the secret for getting Twitter to the front page.

Now let us use the same query and look at Google Images. I want my Zero character recognized. As of yesterday enough people and enough bots viewed my book so the image shows in the number one spot if I am giving the exact query “Ways to Say Zero Mary Page.”

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Let’s change-up a bit and see what happens. Guardian Angel Publishing is added to the query. Now we have Ways to Say Zero Mary Page Guardian Angel Publishing

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Guardian Angel Publishing marketing machine appears and my book is available at KMarts. Number one spot on Google. So I called my Mom and my son. No close KMarts exist near me in Houston. The page says temporarily unavailable…

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My BOOOOOK is at KMART!!!!!!   At least online, so I asked my Mom in a couple of weeks to wander over to KMARTS in Crystal City, Missouri and see if it is on the shelf. The book is print by demand which is common but if someone demands it they will print 5 to 10 copies and put on the shelf. I want a picture of that. I tell my son I will send the picture, and I want that at my funeral. My book is on KMART. I could be a blue light special. It amuses me.

This query  for images Ways to Say Zero Mary Page Guardian Angel Publishing pulls up thisgap images.png

Not the number one spot, but it is in the first line and my LinkedIn pic and my Books of Excellence pic pull up as well as my The Grand New Delhi Escapade book on Books of Excellence. On the 4th line  Guardian Angel Publishing images of my book site shows where my eBook is for sale so  I will watch that over the next few weeks. If it rises then I have e-book sales happening.

What I have not figured out is the synonyms. If someone types in the query box a math concept book about zero, zero, math literature book about zero, educational book about zero my book does not pull up but others do that have been on the market much longer. I suspect that is where sales come in. If people buy the book then the book can be found by synonyms otherwise it will be top-selling books in that category. This is why I say the digital marketing machine becomes important. AS powerful as Amazon and Barnes and Noble are the book does not appear in searches when I use synonyms or broader categories. In the search engines it is not enough.  It starts counting links and clicks at that level I suspect. So if you want to check how well a digital marketing firm is working for your product query the synonyms and see what pops up.

Here is a list of where my book is available presently.

https://www.amazon.com/Ways-Say-Zero-Mary-Page/dp/1616338423  that is globally in most places where Amazon is

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ways-to-say-zero-mary-page/1126261306  Where a nice professional review that I did not pay for exists https://readersfavorite.com/

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/ways-to-say-zero/9781616338428-item.html

http://www.kmart.com/guardian-angel-publishing-ways-to-say-zero-author/p-SPM14576604815

http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/zero.htm

http://www.booksofexcellence.com/page.html where one of my other books is but it is such a lovely place and Bonnie gives new authors the royal carpet treatment

http://store.payloadz.com/details/2520941-ebooks-children’s-ebooks-ways-to-say-zero.html

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/ways-to-say-zero  this is the book reviewer site. They review books for free, showcase your book, and do a radio button to a link for sales.