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Topic: Books being released 2018?
Message: Posted by: Tyler (Mar 31, 2018 01:06PM)
Anyone know of books being published in 2018? I hesitate to ask so close to April Fool's Day....
Message: Posted by: SleepyMagic (Mar 31, 2018 01:39PM)
Midas touch by Peter Turner and D'angelos Touch are booklets I've heard...buy that's about it
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Mar 31, 2018 02:02PM)
Scott Creasey has one expected for release this year: Minimalistic, Metaphysical Mentalism:

https://twitter.com/ESP_ecialist/status/954413275722240000
Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (Mar 31, 2018 02:09PM)
Harpacrown 2 should be out in 2018

Mark
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Mar 31, 2018 03:50PM)
Richard Kaufman's book on Theodore Deland.

The Long Goodbye by Stephen Minch - the Geoff Latta coin book(s).

The Magic of Johnny Thompson by Jamy Ian Swiss - shipping in April.

Repertoire by Asi Wind.
Message: Posted by: JoelDickinson (Mar 31, 2018 04:03PM)
I’m releasing a book called ‘Mind the Stage’. Mentalism and mind magic routines for the stage.
Message: Posted by: mike donoghue (Mar 31, 2018 07:30PM)
That's a book worth reading from a young master of his craft.

It's really so unfair that this lad is SO good & So creative at a relatively young age.

I think in another life Joel must have been Merlin.

Seriously though Joel, your other book was packed with great workable stuff & this will be a goldmine of information.

Mike Donoghue
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Mar 31, 2018 08:02PM)
Jason Ladanye's new book. He is done with his part and waiting for Vanishing Inc to finish.
Message: Posted by: barts185 (Apr 1, 2018 02:08AM)
The Winds of Winter - not happening!

When they made this, they didn't expect it to still be relevant over 5 years later.

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Message: Posted by: jljones83 (Apr 3, 2018 09:41AM)
Asi Wind's book is due soon, and A Secret Has Two Faces by A. Bandit (Derek DelGaudio and Glenn Kaino) is shipping now.
Edit: Missed Tim up there mentioning Asi's book up there.
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Apr 3, 2018 11:05AM)
Somehow I bought A Secret Has Two Faces from Amazon in January for $40. I found it enjoyable and provocative.
Message: Posted by: jljones83 (Apr 3, 2018 12:22PM)
Yeah, there was an issue with the original print, so Amazon (i think) got the original print. They wound up issuing a special edition with foil printing on cover, and signed by the authors, as the original ship date was in December.
Message: Posted by: B.W. McCarron (May 1, 2018 06:31PM)
The Nelson Enterprises Master Catalog Index was released a few weeks ago. It's available at Lybrary.com.

It was three years in the making, and is a complete index of every effect, book and manuscript appearing in the Nelson catalogs from #6 to 31.
Message: Posted by: dscanning (May 1, 2018 08:28PM)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume 11 by Steve Beam...COMING SOON!
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (May 1, 2018 08:31PM)
A while ago Rafel Benatar expressed his wish that English version of the Magic Rainbow by Juan Tamariz scheduled to be released by end of 2018...

Finger crossed definitely it will be released by that time...
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (May 2, 2018 07:54AM)
AND FINALLY! Gearing for Sept/Oct.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (May 2, 2018 12:28PM)
[quote]On Mar 31, 2018, Tim Cavendish wrote:
Richard Kaufman's book on Theodore Deland.

The Long Goodbye by Stephen Minch - the Geoff Latta coin book(s).

The Magic of Johnny Thompson by Jamy Ian Swiss - shipping in April.

Repertoire by Asi Wind. [/quote]

Seems like the latta book is being held up ...again..
Message: Posted by: Mr. Bones (May 2, 2018 02:14PM)
After watching the Maria Abramovic's documentary [b]The Artist is Present[/b], I became a big fan of her ability to go far afield from what we normally consider "art".
Her contribution to a book ostensibly related to conjuring has me quite interested.

Can anybody comment further on the contents of [b]A Secret Has Two Faces[/b], as it looks like a very interesting book (even though I'm unsure what it contains) - reviews seem to be non-existent.

I know there was some sort of confusion with Amazon releasing the book earlier this year, and then removing it from sale suddenly ... but it would seem that there are folks here on the Café who've read it ... perhaps just not commenting yet on what they thought of it?
Message: Posted by: WitchDocChris (May 2, 2018 02:22PM)
I loved it. It's basically A.Bandit (Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudio) talking about their approach to art, some of the history of their collaboration, some essays from various artists/magicians, and a couple interview/conversations with notables from the art and magic worlds.
Message: Posted by: SteveTheAmazing (May 4, 2018 09:59PM)
Hi, I'm Steve. I'll be releasing my "follow-up" to Edison Notes from last year called Tesla Files. I think it's nice.
Message: Posted by: Julie (May 4, 2018 11:17PM)
Didn't I read somewhere just recently that Richard Kaufman is reprinting & expanding GREATER MAGIC?

Julie
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (May 5, 2018 04:52PM)
[quote]On May 4, 2018, Julie wrote:
Didn't I read somewhere just recently that Richard Kaufman is reprinting & expanding GREATER MAGIC?

Julie [/quote]
Yep, here at the Genii forum: https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=50705
Message: Posted by: mumford (May 5, 2018 07:44PM)
From the magicopolis.com / magicians only website - about the new Steve Spill book - A PEEK INSIDE –

HOW TO MAKE LOVE THE STEVE SPILL WAY

This work is one of a very tiny handful of books ever published with a specific focus on Stand-up Comedy Magic.

In most magic books, it works out fine when every so often there’s an inventive new routine. This book is different.

FIRST, every idea that ever came to Steve Spill’s mind during his 50 YEARS in comedy magic isn’t here just because it seemed in some way original. The routines in this book are ALL KILLERS, NO FILLERS, twelve examples of my best work – that in one-way or another, have my personal touch.

SECOND, included in every routine is every word, joke, action, and gesture of my presentation. True, not every word, joke, action, and gesture of my presentations will fit you like a glove, or fit every circumstance where you might perform. But I will share with you how to make the routines in this book, or any book, truly yours. That’s the focus of this text. This book is not a catalogue of knuckle-busters… it’s about making your magic you, adding comedy, and how to develop your own original material.

Ten of the routines have never been published in any form ever before. The two that have, my NEEDLES, over the last decade has been a best-selling fifty-dollar single trick DVD, Confessions of a Needle Swallower. That was a video and this is a book, so now is your chance to cross over to a new dimension in sight and sound, especially if you read that chapter out loud. Added details about the routine are presented here for the first time. My LEMON was published a million years ago - although only somewhat accurately, and without any of the pertinent thinking or logic behind its construction - on a Doc Eason video. Now everything is revealed here, along with added details and features never available before.

Here is a brief description of the other routines in the book:

LIKE A VIRGIN – a borrowed signed bill to impossible location - using a stack of CDs - that was originally developed and performed for Richard Branson and guests at one of his exclusive events.

THINGS OF UNIQUE BEAUTY – everyone in the audience is let in on the secret except for the onstage volunteer in this bit about uniquely American items such as the Corn Dog, the Chia Pet, Snuggy, the Clapper, et cetera – in the end not only the onstage volunteer, but also the audience, are fooled – but in different ways.

RED & BLUE – a half/dyed color-changing hank routine about Democrats and Republicans that equally makes fun of both donkeys and elephants during the various phases – ending with the conclusion that both parties are, “Cut from the same cloth.”

MODRERN FAMILY – a Soft Soap type routine - with G-strings, bikini underwear, and tighty-whiteys - that are soiled with lipstick kiss marks and handprints – that’s a surefire recipe for magic that causes a stir in loins and laughter.

LEAF ME ALONE – a Six Card repeat idea done with three leaves and a surprise ending that features a ton of audience participation which culminates in a big-promised-audience-response.

ABRA CADAVERS – a You Do as I Do concept using toe tags and death certificates with a darkly humorous script and a surprise burst of flame at the finish.

DING BELL DIE BOX – this ain’t your grandpa’s Die Box routine – but it does use a half-dozen of the kind of bells you see sitting on hotel check-in desks with a button on top, that you tap and there’s a “ding” sound – that will assuredly keep your grandpa awake.

FROZEN PONY – a spectator-to-spectator telepathic routine with variations including a banquet room ice sculpture, crystal ball, or decorative glass figurines.

COPING WITH EDDIE – the only card trick in the book that’s about a boy intimidated by a gently pranking tormentor - which he beats with a Triumph-type-effect.

GO HIMBER FREE – the single most inquired about routine in the book. Three finger rings are borrowed and linked. The chain is in audience view at all times until it is clear each volunteer that loaned a ring gets a close look. No switches, no stooges, no Himber Ring.

For those who haven’t ordered yet, please be aware this book will improve your sex life dramatically. After only a few pages you will begin to feel intelligent, charming, and clever, then aroused, then funny. And after a few chapters, whatever personal or health problems you are experiencing will immediately vanish.

Experience HOW TO MAKE LOVE THE STEVE SPILL WAY, personally autographed, pre-publication offer, paypal $95 to info@magicopolis.com postage paid in the USA, outside $25 shipping/handling or go to magicopolis.com / magicians only. Limited quantity available.
Message: Posted by: Billybonkers (May 7, 2018 08:53PM)
[quote]On May 2, 2018, Harry Lorayne wrote:
AND FINALLY! Gearing for Sept/Oct. [/quote]

Now THAT is exciting!
Message: Posted by: Armando Cheung (May 11, 2018 12:08AM)
[quote]On May 5, 2018, mumford wrote:
From the magicopolis.com / magicians only website - about the new Steve Spill book - A PEEK INSIDE –

HOW TO MAKE LOVE THE STEVE SPILL WAY

This work is one of a very tiny handful of books ever published with a specific focus on Stand-up Comedy Magic.

In most magic books, it works out fine when every so often there’s an inventive new routine. This book is different.

FIRST, every idea that ever came to Steve Spill’s mind during his 50 YEARS in comedy magic isn’t here just because it seemed in some way original. The routines in this book are ALL KILLERS, NO FILLERS, twelve examples of my best work – that in one-way or another, have my personal touch.

SECOND, included in every routine is every word, joke, action, and gesture of my presentation. True, not every word, joke, action, and gesture of my presentations will fit you like a glove, or fit every circumstance where you might perform. But I will share with you how to make the routines in this book, or any book, truly yours. That’s the focus of this text. This book is not a catalogue of knuckle-busters… it’s about making your magic you, adding comedy, and how to develop your own original material.

Ten of the routines have never been published in any form ever before. The two that have, my NEEDLES, over the last decade has been a best-selling fifty-dollar single trick DVD, Confessions of a Needle Swallower. That was a video and this is a book, so now is your chance to cross over to a new dimension in sight and sound, especially if you read that chapter out loud. Added details about the routine are presented here for the first time. My LEMON was published a million years ago - although only somewhat accurately, and without any of the pertinent thinking or logic behind its construction - on a Doc Eason video. Now everything is revealed here, along with added details and features never available before.

Here is a brief description of the other routines in the book:

LIKE A VIRGIN – a borrowed signed bill to impossible location - using a stack of CDs - that was originally developed and performed for Richard Branson and guests at one of his exclusive events.

THINGS OF UNIQUE BEAUTY – everyone in the audience is let in on the secret except for the onstage volunteer in this bit about uniquely American items such as the Corn Dog, the Chia Pet, Snuggy, the Clapper, et cetera – in the end not only the onstage volunteer, but also the audience, are fooled – but in different ways.

RED & BLUE – a half/dyed color-changing hank routine about Democrats and Republicans that equally makes fun of both donkeys and elephants during the various phases – ending with the conclusion that both parties are, “Cut from the same cloth.”

MODRERN FAMILY – a Soft Soap type routine - with G-strings, bikini underwear, and tighty-whiteys - that are soiled with lipstick kiss marks and handprints – that’s a surefire recipe for magic that causes a stir in loins and laughter.

LEAF ME ALONE – a Six Card repeat idea done with three leaves and a surprise ending that features a ton of audience participation which culminates in a big-promised-audience-response.

ABRA CADAVERS – a You Do as I Do concept using toe tags and death certificates with a darkly humorous script and a surprise burst of flame at the finish.

DING BELL DIE BOX – this ain’t your grandpa’s Die Box routine – but it does use a half-dozen of the kind of bells you see sitting on hotel check-in desks with a button on top, that you tap and there’s a “ding” sound – that will assuredly keep your grandpa awake.

FROZEN PONY – a spectator-to-spectator telepathic routine with variations including a banquet room ice sculpture, crystal ball, or decorative glass figurines.

COPING WITH EDDIE – the only card trick in the book that’s about a boy intimidated by a gently pranking tormentor - which he beats with a Triumph-type-effect.

GO HIMBER FREE – the single most inquired about routine in the book. Three finger rings are borrowed and linked. The chain is in audience view at all times until it is clear each volunteer that loaned a ring gets a close look. No switches, no stooges, no Himber Ring.

For those who haven’t ordered yet, please be aware this book will improve your sex life dramatically. After only a few pages you will begin to feel intelligent, charming, and clever, then aroused, then funny. And after a few chapters, whatever personal or health problems you are experiencing will immediately vanish.

Experience HOW TO MAKE LOVE THE STEVE SPILL WAY, personally autographed, pre-publication offer, paypal $95 to info@magicopolis.com postage paid in the USA, outside $25 shipping/handling or go to magicopolis.com / magicians only. Limited quantity available. [/quote]

I placed my order already and can’t wait to get it!
Just would love to know when will the book be shipped!