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Elements of persuasion

I find the following in the case of a book. I am talking about stuff found on the physical book.
  1. Title
  2. Author's Name
  3. Visual on the Jacket
  4. Appreciation/Endorsement Blurbs
  5. Award/Number of Copies Sold/Motion Picture Adaptation
  6. Story Idea
  7. Storyline
  8. Price
  9. Thickness of the Book
  10. Publishing House
  11. Material/Binding Quality
  12. Mini-reviews inside on the first few pages
  13. Manner of Indexing
  14. Titles filling up the Index
  15. Author's Pic
  16. Author's Bio

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