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Curtis Kam
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Another satisfied customer--the UK's coin star Craig Petty posted a few nice words about The Pocketbook here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......tart=0#0

Come on, listen to the man. Open your Pocketbook now. Don't make me start some dingbat contest...
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According to Lulu my copy is enroute to me now and I'm really looking forward to reading it. I couldn't wait for the dingbat contest.
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Whatever you do don't give away steel chinese coins lol
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All sounds exciting...just placed my order for a copy. Wondering how I could have missed this one till now...cardicians' plot, no doubt ;-)
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You won't regret it George. My copy arrived on Friday and I opened it up to take a quick qlance at it and ended up reading the whole thing right then. What a great book!
And thank you Curtis for sharing your thoughts and observations concerning coin work. I'm sure this information will improve my coin magic.
Any chance of you doing a lecture here in Portland Oregon,Curtis? Or what about you and Reed McClintock getting together for a Northwest coin workshop here. That would be cool. Just a thought...
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Mitch, sounds like a plan. We just swiped Steve Dobson for the 3G convention, and it's about time we returned the favor. I'll have to talk to our globe-hopping friend Reed and see when he'll be in town.

Thanks for the kind words about The Pockebook, too. If you've got any notes to add, you know where to find me.
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I have just ordered this after chatting to Craig Petty. He is raving about to anyone that will listen. When Crig recommends a coin related item - I have to listen

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This just in from the team of Marketing Sharks living in the 50,000 gallon observation tank high atop the T. Nelson Downs Building in beautiful CoinMagic Plaza:

Concerned Citizens of Cointopia beware: on October 28, 2008, Lulu.com will be raising the production costs on all books. This means that after that date, The Pocketbook will cost you MORE. Of course, it will still be worth it, but let's face it, you'll be happier if you just go right now to Lulu.com and purchase one copy of "The Pocketbook" for everyone you really care about.

Brought to you by The People Who Care About You(tm) the nonprofit branch of People Who Really Care About Profits, Inc.
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Pocketbook is a wonderful little booklet. You can just read it again and again and still find something valuable information! Good job Curtis!
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This review just in, luckily someone here at CoinMagic Plaza was sober enough to stagger in after the annual New Year's party and copy it off the telepropmpter, so that it can be posted here:

In a recent sad attempt to find a review for this book other than the one printed on the product page for this book, I figured it needed to be done immedietly, so here I am at 12:30 AM, on my computer, writing this review. Curtis did a fantastic job on this book so lets give it up for "The Pocketbook: Coin gaffes and common cents".

What is "The Pocketbook?", you may ask. "The Pocketbook" is a book written by the one and only, Curtis Kam the magnificent amazing incredibly talented awesome coin magician. Yea, all those things. In an attempt to write the future leading book on coin magic, Curtis has not only succeeded in a landslide compared to other books on coin conjuring, but he has also set the expectation level much higher for anybody performing with coins as well as increased entertainment value for all of those people's audiences by reading this book.

The quality of this book is just unbelievably. If you wanted a good book to keep you busy for a few hours, this is the one to get. Although it is only 83 pages long, this is the pocket sized reference book for anybody even remotely interested in money. that's right. Money. If you have ever done a coin trick and do not own this book, you are missing out on one fine piece of work here. It is perfectly bound in a nice "Hip pocket Mullica wallet" sized book than is destined to travel anywhere with everybody. Consider it (I'm sorry baby, I didn't mean to refer to you as "it") a security blanket for magicians. Just imagine that sense of security when in a bar or restaurant situation where you have a few coins on you and you forgot your favorite technique to opening a flipper, or the proper handwashing techniques and ideas. Pshaw, just flip open the book and your set!

Even if you are just starting off in coin magic (or magic, for that matter) this book will help you on a large scale. It is not only the future bible of coin magic, but also an incredible reference book/guide as well as notebook and handbook for coin magicians. If you are just starting, I highly recommend buying this and J.B Bobo's "Modern Coin Magic" at the same time. If you sat down and read this book at the same time (Good luck at THAT!), you can get much more bang for your buck.

Whether you are a beginner in coin magic, a well seasoned coin mechanic, or even just to support the author, this book will come as a simple pleasure. I am astonished that Curtis would just give this up that easily on a silver platter to the magic community. C'mon man, make us beg for it! I feel much more secure now after reading this book with my magic. I have only been with coins for a good 6 months or so and I feel like I have learned 6 months of good material in 3 days of reading. I look forward to many years of constant referring until the last stitch of binding holding this book together finally breaks and it falls apart and then, oh boy! I get to buy another one to use for many more years.

I can say with every ounce of dignity and manhood in my body, I think I felt a tear drip down my face when I read the last words of this book. On the other side, many of the coin magi who don't buy this book will feel the slow, painful burn of a heckler in a crowd of 40 on the street during their "perfect" hanging coins routine. No routine is perfect until this book is read and understood for there is no greater pleasure in life than to have all this great material presented in such a direct, simple to read book for only $24.95 at lulu.com. Most of the best information is the most expensive but it pays in the end. Just look at Nathan Kranzo's "The Gig". This book is here for us at our disposal for reference and advice. Just imagine sitting on Curtis' lap and listening to him telling you everything there is to know about coin magic. Yea, that's what is in this book. That whole experience.

So there is absolutely nothing left to say other than a big warm thank you to Curtis. The perfect book. The perfect experience. Thank you.

-Mark Tirone
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Fellow Seekers of the Light and Truth of the Coin, an important announcement, I think, from the "What does this really mean?" department here at CoinMagic Plaza:

The Pocketbook is now available at Amazon.com!

Yay! Does this mean more people will find it and be saved the years of pointless sacrifice stumbling around in Coin magic without the guidebook? Um, don't know. Does this mean that the greatest little book on coin magic (maybe the only little book on coin magic?) will now be available on your Kindle reader? Gee, I hope so.

Anyways, there's a bit of confused partying scheduled to take place tonight, on the roof of the T. Nelson Downs building here at CoinMagic Central. Drop by if you're in the area.
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Here's the link if you're interested:
http://www.amazon.com/Pocketbook-Curtis-......5&sr=8-1
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Preview looks great.
Another one for my wish list!
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On 2009-06-11 17:43, magicman4646 wrote:
Here's the link if you're interested:
http://www.amazon.com/Pocketbook-Curtis-......5&sr=8-1


There's also a link on that page to request the book be put on Kindle.

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What do you guys think about the Kindle thing? Especially since the reader is bigger than The Pocketbook.
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Hey Curtis,

I bought a paper back copy of your "The Pocketbook" and I am very pleased with the knowledge I gleaned from you.

You know, you don't even have to have a bulky Kindle. Some cell phones,like the iPhone can now view .pdf files on the screen. I guess it would be an e-book..lol.

I would still be willing to buy another copy to place on my cell phone.

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Looks like there's a Kindle app for the Iphone. I would buy a digital copy to carry the information with me wherever I go.
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Hi Curtis
Just stumbled on to your pocket book. I have to say this is great!! I have it on my ipad and iphone and have read it a couple times already. If there is one book I would carry with me it would be yours.
Thanks again
Jim
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Bummer, it appears this is no longer on amazon and onlyon ibooks. And I just bought a Kindle
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