The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The Gambling Spot » » New book from Steve Forte (300 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3..7~8~9~10~11..23~24~25 [Next]
Mr. Bones
View Profile
Loyal user
256 Posts

Profile of Mr. Bones
Quote:
On Dec 20, 2019, skillzilla wrote:
Now would be a good time to download this free book from Vanishing Inc
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-......in-mind/

And then, read the essay, "Next Book Syndrome" by Darwin Ortiz.


You haven't successfully made any sort of argument, you've just cut'n'pasted links or text from a highly respected author that most definitely didn't have Forte's book in mind when he wrote the piece.
Ortiz isn't talking about a once every decade book release (SF's publishing output) from an undisputed fellow master of the craft, he was talking about the hundreds of questionable releases each year offering little to justify the $100.00 - $200.00 price tag, and the associated crooked mindset of those magicians who so truly believe that the "next" book (or the "next" book after that) they buy will make all the difference, will push them over the top, make them so much better, or take them in a entirely new and far more successful direction.

Buyers of SF's new book know full well what they're getting, and as ASW noted, the author of the piece you linked to will most probably himself be on SF's customer list.

If you have an argument to make ... then make it. But linking to, or cut'n'pasting Ortiz's article repeatedly fails to support any sort of credible argument simply because it doesn't apply to the release SF's upcoming book.
What you see in this thread is the anticipation that builds when one of the very few true masters of the craft release something completely new (Forte hasn't released any magic books to date)

I'm not a magician, and I don't do magic tricks for people. I'm buying this book because, based on all of the aurhors previous releases, I know there is an excellent chance that every second page will teach me something completely new about what can be achieved with a deck of cards.
That in and of itself is priceless to me, and (as for others posting to this thread) is the reason for the anticipation and excitement for the release of SF's new book.
Mr. Bones
"Hey Rube"!
Yehuda
View Profile
Veteran user
373 Posts

Profile of Yehuda
Until now this thread has been a good place to check in and get updates from Jason and others that are in the know regarding the book. It's probably the first and only thread to go so long without any "bad blood" in it. Why don't we try to just keep it as that, please. (I think the "New Book Syndrome" is actually a very good essay and I think ANOTHER thread on the Café would be a great place to discuss it.)

For all those that are excited about the book, like myself, be excited. Don't listen to others that try to detract from your excitement and you don't need to make posts here to find other people to validate your excitement.

Yehuda
CARDTALK
View Profile
New user
Phoenix Arizona
42 Posts

Profile of CARDTALK
Your right Yehuda!
ImpromptuBoy
View Profile
Special user
Toronto, Canada
904 Posts

Profile of ImpromptuBoy
I'll second that. Let's keep the spirit alive for Steve's book! I might even purchase two copies, that's how much I appreciate Steve's work 🙂
luvisi
View Profile
Special user
576 Posts

Profile of luvisi
Here is a link to a copy of The Next Book Syndrome that you can read directly: https://web.archive.org/web/200809120844......ome.html

From a paragraph near the end:
Quote:
To sum up, accept the fact that no book can change your life or even make you a better magician. Only you can do that through hard work. The best book can only provide some tools and some direction.


I accept the fact that no book can change my life or make me a better magician. Only I can do that through hard work. The best that this book can do for me is to provide some tools and direction. I have read Steve Forte's books Casino Game Protection and Poker Protection from cover to cover and I loved them.

NOW is it okay for me to be excited about this new book coming out, to buy it, and to read it?

Andru
Steven Conner
View Profile
Inner circle
2431 Posts

Profile of Steven Conner
Quote:
On Dec 25, 2019, luvisi wrote:
Here is a link to a copy of The Next Book Syndrome that you can read directly: https://web.archive.org/web/200809120844......ome.html

From a paragraph near the end:
Quote:
To sum up, accept the fact that no book can change your life or even make you a better magician. Only you can do that through hard work. The best book can only provide some tools and some direction.


NOW is it okay for me to be excited about this new book coming out, to buy it, and to read it?

Andru


Yes
"The New York Papers," Mark Twain once said,"have long known that no large question is ever really settled until I have been consulted; it is the way they feel about it, and they show it by always sending to me when they get uneasy. "
Keyser
View Profile
New user
30 Posts

Profile of Keyser
Quoting the next book syndrome here is invalid on so many levels. I picked up on a tip on jogging cards in a live lecture and the tip was credited to Steve Forte ( This jog subtlety is priceless and really elevated my card magic ) . I can't even imagine the amount of precious infos that'll be published in this upcoming book.
Quoting The next book syndrome in this case is only valid if a person didn't pay enough time and practice to assimilate the knowledge in EATCT or any annotated version of the same book.
popcalinda
View Profile
Veteran user
348 Posts

Profile of popcalinda
We are waiting for webpage Smile
Jerry
View Profile
Inner circle
Some where in Florida
1012 Posts

Profile of Jerry
"Next Book Syndrome" would not be a problem if David Ben was the author.

He still has not release THREE books announced.
CARDTALK
View Profile
New user
Phoenix Arizona
42 Posts

Profile of CARDTALK
Was he not supposed to be writing a book on Dad Stevens? It is supposed to be connected with The Experts at the Card Table book....
JasonEngland
View Profile
V.I.P.
Las Vegas, NV
1697 Posts

Profile of JasonEngland
The website is complete (essentially) but not "live" yet. A few more days. Waiting on a better idea of exactly when the books should be back from the printer.

Jason
Eternal damnation awaits anyone who questions God's unconditional love. --Bill Hicks
ImpromptuBoy
View Profile
Special user
Toronto, Canada
904 Posts

Profile of ImpromptuBoy
Thanks for the update Jason!
Dicetricks
View Profile
New user
9 Posts

Profile of Dicetricks
I sure hope there is some dice stuff in the book.
JasonEngland
View Profile
V.I.P.
Las Vegas, NV
1697 Posts

Profile of JasonEngland
There is nothing about dice in the book.

Jason
Eternal damnation awaits anyone who questions God's unconditional love. --Bill Hicks
ImpromptuBoy
View Profile
Special user
Toronto, Canada
904 Posts

Profile of ImpromptuBoy
So Jason, out of curiosity, if you don’t have background in card counting, how much work will TRS take? That’s the first item I want to tackle in the book!
JasonEngland
View Profile
V.I.P.
Las Vegas, NV
1697 Posts

Profile of JasonEngland
Apart from being inspired by a multi-level count employed by a famous blackjack author (and friend of Steve's), it has little to do with actual card counting.

Jason
Eternal damnation awaits anyone who questions God's unconditional love. --Bill Hicks
chappy
View Profile
Special user
703 Posts

Profile of chappy
When it's published I am sure a few new applications will spring forth though in card routines, card memory demonstrations etc.
DETAILS OF DECEPTION at www.thedevilsstaircase.com
skillzilla
View Profile
Regular user
110 Posts

Profile of skillzilla
Jason, when will the 10 dollar kindle version of the book be released?
ImpromptuBoy
View Profile
Special user
Toronto, Canada
904 Posts

Profile of ImpromptuBoy
Quote:
On Jan 12, 2020, skillzilla wrote:
Jason, when will the 10 dollar kindle version of the book be released?


LOL
reese
View Profile
Inner circle
of Hell
1110 Posts

Profile of reese
I've never been so excited about a book release since Bob Farmer announced his massive bar-bet book, coming out in the next decade or so. (Of course, he said that quite a few years ago)
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The Gambling Spot » » New book from Steve Forte (300 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3..7~8~9~10~11..23~24~25 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.17 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL