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jcsum
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Hi,

Just wanted to share something I have worked on.

"Unwritten" brings the traditional book test beyond just words by incorporating visual drawings as the focus of the presentations and revelations.

I personally like book tests due to the "props" used, the plot, premise and presentational possibilities. For years, I performed a combination of well-known book tests that many would be familiar with in a single routine.

However, I wanted to have a more visual aspect to the overall presentation and revelations of the chosen words. The goal was to create a visual book test routine that brings the book test beyond words into the realm of visual drawings.

While many book tests can be adapted to feature drawing divinations and predictions, there will be limitations since the methods were not designed purely for drawings. For methods that can be 100% adapted, it might not be possible to achieve such a hands-free direct approach.

From a technical method standpoint, I did not want the book to be handled by the performer while the spectator chose the word (or at any point in the routine). I also did not want to pump info as typically needed for hands-off book tests.

A more in-depth video discussion on the effects, book(s), presentation etc can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68PfvtRbi4A

Thanks for reading!
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Link isn't working.
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Sounds good, but why would you have "Travel English for Tourist and Unwritten rules for English" if English was your native language.
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That was my feeling too. Book test does look interesting otherwise. It shares some similarities in method to the Haiku book test by Vincent Hedan.
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Went to view the video & got a "video unavailable' message.
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Hi,

Sorry, link was just for the pre-launch.

You can watch the video discussion at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDp1W-K3i-Y

For the official launch, the set is now available as a 3-book set exclusive direct from me. The 3rd book is entitled "Brain Triggers: Words that Evoke Emotions, Thoughts & Memories. http://illusionbookstore.com/product/unw......edition/

The basic 2-book set is also now available exclusively in North America through Hocus Pocus. https://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/index.cfm?p=43157

The motivation for the books is covered in the presentation. Essentially, you were looking for specific books to aid in the experiment of visualization, imagination and mind-reading and the books were picked up at an international airport for an overseas gig. Easy enough to weave it in the context of your presentation. Such as, you were doing an overseas gig for an international audience so wanted the guides that would work for that audience.

Hope that helps.

Thanks.

J C
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Sooooo, the book title that was supposedly exclusive from you during the presale is now available from a magic shop?
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Correct. Due to response and requests, everyone only bought 2 books at a time and some requested for more books. So, after the pre-sale, the decision was made to make the product a 2-book set by default (as opposed to single books) and create a completely different 3rd book as an exclusive which is and will only be ever available from me.

It was not my original intention but sometimes we have to react to market forces that were not anticipated. That is also one reason for the pre-sale, to get critical feedback and discover what people actually want.

Hope that clears things up. Thanks.
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Good luck for this new project! are three books available for purchase at the moment?
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Hi,

Thanks.

Yes, the 3-book set is ready to ship. Shipping is all out of the US.
Orders can be made at http://illusionbookstore.com/product/unw......edition/

Thanks.

J C
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