He won the princess's heart, and the Norwegian kingdom's attention. He says he can cure cancer and talk with the dead. But he can't sell books.
Durek Verretts new book 'Sjamanens reise' is not even in the top 100 best-selling books in Norway, and only sold a few hundred copies, writes the Norwegian newspaper VG.
Princess Märtha Louise's boyfriend may not otherwise complain of a lack of publicity.
The american shaman created in the degree headlines when he in the spring was presented as the princess's new boyfriend.
Shortly after, the odd couple around in the Nordic countries on the speaking tour, which also created a lot of attention. Among other things, when the princess attacked strongly after the press.
In the fall released the shaman as a book, which was withdrawn almost before the ink was dry.
the Criticism was that the book was dangerous, among other things, because it came with a highly controversial mention of the causes of cancer.
Now the book has come in a new version, but it pinches so excited for the shaman to convince the norwegians that they should buy it.
The Norwegian publisher, Jan Mesicek, reading, however the sales figures with the peace of mind.
"It (the book, ed.) have got a rough start, and there's probably not many books that have been so massive criticism as this. I'm not surprised that people are reluctant to buy it in the bookshop, but we will see, the book must stand on its own feet," he says, and adds, that the fierce criticism of the book may also have harmed the sales:
"It is said that all press is good press, but with so much negative publicity, as Dureks book has received, then it is probably a truth with modifications."
"It is a spiritual book, which is going to take time. Such books tend to grow over time. They must be read and understood, and it is spirituality. Not everyone understands everything the same. The book has been for sale for almost two weeks. There is a long way to 1000 books sold in Norway," he says to VG.Date Of Update: 15 December 2019, 11:01