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Is anyone doing the annual Book of the Year competition? In the past it's usually started by now and wound up at the end of January. Last year I did a Video of the Year here which, while I can't say it took up a ton of time, it took up enough to make me understand why it needs someone dedicated to monitor the thread. I'd hate to see the tradition fade away.
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It looks like you just started the thread. Smile

My vote goes for Tales of Enchantment by Walt Anthony

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Yikes. I was hoping to induce someone more responsible than me to kick in on the thread monitoring... let's see how it goes and maybe I'll do that if someone else doesn't step up to the plate. In the past we've had a round of nominations and a round of voting...
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We need Peo to list all new books.
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I'll start the list of books released this year. Feel free to add to it ...

Curtain Call - Barrie Richardson
Al Schneider Magic - Al Schneider
A Book in English - Woody Aragon
Magic By Page - Pat Page
Special Effects - Harry Lorayne
Classic Collection 3 - Harry lorayne
More Power to You - David Acer
Handcrafted Magic 2 - Denis Behr
Avant Cards - Tom Gagnon
Devious Standards - Jamy Ian Swiss
Tales of Enchantment - Walt Anthony
The Book of Destiny - Larry Barnowsky
Performing Magic - Tony Middleton
The Berglas Effects - Richard Kaufman
Book of Revelations - Lewis Jones
Hold Em Magic - Tom Frame
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Maelstrom - Tom Stone
Book of Destiny - Larry Barnowsky
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Vlad_77 will be the new moderator for The Book of the Year, and he is in the Neaderlands at the moment.
He and I have spoken and decided there will be no lists.
He will soon be back and give you all info you will need.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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What kind of rules do we need? If people come here and post their favorite release, no duplicate submissions by the same member, all that has to be done is tally the submissions at the end.
It does not have to be difficult...

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The two volumes of the Trapdoor were published this year.
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Here's a few more I think we're published this year:

-Nick Trost's Subtle Card Creations Vol. 3
-Elements by Lance Pierce
-Look No Hands by Wayne Dobson

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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And the Diaconis-Graham book Magical Mathematics
And Steinmeyer's Thurston book, The Last Greatest Magician in the World
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Martin Gardner's Impromptu

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er, well...

wait 'til next year!
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Back in August Marshall Petersen from H&R Books generated a list of 60 titles published up til that point in 2011.

Marhsall could probably supply the full 2011 list so it would all be together in one post.

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On 2011-08-04 21:03, M Petersen wrote:
Hey guys,

Thought I would jump in real quick and give you guys a list of books that I know have come out this year. We love new books and there have been some good ones. So, straight from the H & R Magic Books website, here are the titles we have as coming out since January 1st:

1. Handcrafted Card Magic 2 - Denis Behr
2. My (Almost) 50 Years in Magic - Tom Craven
3. Tugs Tales - Christopher Brinson
4. Ramses: The Forgotten Star by Chris Woodward
5. Memoirs of an Elusive Moth by Adele Rhindress
6. Avant-Cards by Tom Gagnon
7. The Newsletter Tricks by Matthieu Bich
8. The Great Raymond by William Rauscher
9. The Davenport Story Vol 3 by Fergus Roy
10. Oh No, Not Another Card Trick by Ed Solomon
11. Grandfather Stories: Magic with a Native American Flair by Ed Solomon
12. 20 Tips for Seance Workers by Tom Baxter
13. Finding the Center by Antonio Zucarro
14. Kodell: Do Something Different by Jack Kodell
15. Comedy Pro-File by David Hemingway
16. Close Up Magic Secrets (Pocket Full of Miracles Reprint) by Diamond Jim Tyler
17. Mind Mysteries Guide Book 7 by Richard Osterlind
18. Cut the Strings by Timon Krause
19. Al Schneider Magic by Al Schneider
20. How to Tell Anyone's Personality by the Way they Laugh + 12 Minute Book Test Routine - Paul Romhany
21. Six Masterpieces by Wayne Dobson
22. Classic Correspondence by Mike Caveney
23. Devious Standards by Jamy Ian Swiss
24. Curtain Call by Barrie Richardson
25. Celebrations of Curious Characters by Ricky Jay
26. More Pseudo Card-Cheating Switches by Justin Higham
27. Bullet Party by John Bannon
28. The Jinx Companion by Gordon Meyer and Craig Conley
29. If Ever A Wiz There Was by Keith Fields
30. Collected Card Magic Vol 2 of Mark Leveridge
31. Mind Mysteries Vol 6 by Richard Osterlind
32. A Cut Above by Vincent Foy
33. Building Blocks Extended by Luke Jermay
34. Card Magic USA by Peter Duffie
35. Ascanio's World of Knive(Reprint)
36. The Great Lafayette by John Alexander
37. A Lifetime of Magic by Charles Gauci
38. The Open Prediction Project by Tom Baxter
39. Selling the Impossible by John Kaplan
40. Unspeakable Acts: Three Lives and Countless Legends of Tom Palmer, Tony Andruzzi and Maskelyn ye Mage by Jim Magus
41. Nick Trost Subtle Card Creations Volume 3
42. Any Card at Any Birthday by Boris Wild
43. Illusionary Appearances by Chris Stolz
44. Elements by Lance Pierce <----------- One of the best books of the year by far
45. The Three Types by Luke Jermay
46. The Colombini Farewell Tour Lecture Notes
47. Six Pack by Caleb Wiles
48. Look No Hands by Wayne Dobson
49. Heart and Soul by Ed Solomon
50. Classic Collection Vol 3 by Harry Lorayne (March 2011)
51. The Practical Psychics Little Black Book by Richard Webster
52. Principles of Mentalism by Richard Osterlind
53. Meridian Technique by Mark Elsdon
54. The Berglas Effects
55. Lives of A Showman by Mark Lewis
56. Complete Illogical Dribble Force by Justin Higham
57. Pseudo Card-Cheating Switches by Justin Higham
58. 4E Illusion Design by Mark Parker
59. The Last Greatest Magician in the World by Jim Steinmeyer
60. Cheating at Texas Hold'em by John Born

Phew!! And they say the printed word is dead.


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The Pat Page book should win hands down.

It won't because not many state-side magi will have bought it yet.
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On 2011-12-23 18:20, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
What kind of rules do we need? If people come here and post their favorite release, no duplicate submissions by the same member, all that has to be done is tally the submissions at the end.
It does not have to be difficult...

Tony


Hi Tony (and all),

Peo and I have spoken to one another and we are going a different route this year:

1. In past years voting has begun in December. For books published in for example the week right before Christmas there has not been enough time to judge those books fairly against books published throughout the previous months. So, this year, voting will begin on January 1 and end on January 31st. Books published in January do not count for the 2011 Award.

2. Books must have been published in 2011. When in doubt, look at the publisher's imprint which can usually be found on the title page; this is true especially for more "expensive" books." If you cannot find a publication date, look for the copyright date.

3. Compilations such as The Trapdoor do NOT count. This is no different than other years so this should be no surprise. Just like the correct compilation of Bascom Jones Magick a few years ago, compilations do not represent a large body of new material published for the first time in the given year.

4. Books that are compilations of previously published books by the same author do not count even if they contain some new material. The majority of the book must be new material, rather than rewrites of older books even with new stuff. If this seems confusing, please PM me AFTER voting has started.

5. No e-books. This may seem obvious but with e-books becoming more prevalent, those newer to The Café may not make the distinction. Since The Magic Café makes a distinction between physical books and e-books, that distinction remains germane to the Award.

6. In past years we have had a list of books from which to vote. While such lists as the one Marshall from H&R posted are informational and therefore helpful, they do not assist in the voting process largely because at this point, we already have purchased the books we have wanted for the year. So nominations as such will now be more member driven. To whit:

Each member's nomination is actually a vote. Have FUN with this. You should (hopefully) know what you have purchased book wise by January 1st. I also would like to see if we can go a step further and have some of you - those that feel inclined - to name your choice and perhaps provide a brief overview of the book and/or why you feel the book you have voted for deserves recognition as Book of the Year. I think that this is far more informational and certainly helpful to those who want some book ideas from their holiday money Smile NOTE: an explanation is NOT necessary for your vote to count.

If you think about it, having a list from which to choose would really only make sense if this Award was similar to the Academy Awards in which there was a number of nominations and a governing body voted secretly on the winner. We already have known the "winner" for book of the year anyhow so there really is no suspense.

I will start a new thread on December 31st, 2011 with this post duplicated and including any final edits needed. Voting will begin January 1st and end at midnight Hawaii Standard time on January 31st.. The winner will be announced February 1st, 2012 at noon Eastern Standard time (US).

From Peo and I we wish all on The Café the happiest of holidays!

Ahimsa,
Vlad

PS: Those of you who have already voted will have to vote again when the "official thread is posted on December 31st. (I am still in The Netherlands so I thought it better to create the thread based on GMT+1)
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Thanks Vlad and Peo for organizing this. One humble suggestion I have is to include links to previous 'Book of the Year' threads in the OP, just to help us lazy people. I think it would be a nice reference.
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So, going by that criteria, books like Classic Collection 3 and More Power To You (Acer) wouldn't be eligible.
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Quote:
You should (hopefully) know what you have purchased book wise by January 1st.


Yet a person's purchase date and the book's publication date may be very different.

It seems to me that one big list from Marshall of magic books published in 2011 would be very useful for reference, both for this award and for other purposes as well.
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Have seen only a few of the 2011 releases. The one I have really enjoyed is "Al Schneider Magic".
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