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Topic: The Jimmy Talksalot Book
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Feb 26, 2008 12:49AM)
I just signed a contract. and I couldn't wait to tell y'all.

I've been workin' on a book for awhile now and finally finished. theres a lot of the articles I wrote here, but with corrections due to your input. Thanks y'all.

But I did a lot more writing that I have not put here or on my blog.

The company's name is leaping lizards. and the guy there is the coolest guy ever. I'm really happy about everything.

It's called,

[b]To Lure With Spectacle And Our Mysterious Society[/b]

A Street Magician’s Manual.
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Feb 26, 2008 04:23AM)
Congrats Jimmy!

Put me down for one :) I'd love to read your completed work...plus, I gotta tip the hat!!!
Message: Posted by: fireperformer911 (Feb 26, 2008 06:48AM)
Congrats and put me down for a copy as well.
Message: Posted by: Jay Buchanan (Feb 26, 2008 08:01AM)
This is great news! I can't wait to read it!
Message: Posted by: SeanD13 (Feb 26, 2008 09:24AM)
This sounds like a good book to read.
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Feb 26, 2008 09:28AM)
Who's this jimmy talksalot guy?
Message: Posted by: charliemartin (Feb 26, 2008 11:37AM)
Congrats Jimmy! So where are you now? I am in San Francisco.

Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Feb 26, 2008 12:07PM)
Still in san diego with the kids
Message: Posted by: Robin Z (Feb 26, 2008 01:35PM)
Will it be sold as an ebook? Importing books to Switzerland ends up costing me around 45$ plus the actual price of the book.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Feb 26, 2008 02:51PM)
Best of luck with the book. I want one.
Message: Posted by: Jason Fleming (Feb 26, 2008 04:22PM)
Congratulations! I can't wait to buy one from you. Did they give you a publishing date?
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Feb 26, 2008 05:00PM)
In about two weeks, we'll have a better idea of release date, and price.

Here's the the introduction to the book to give you an idea.

[b]An Introduction[/b]

A lot of street performers have different ways to build a crowd. Some will insult the “passer by”, verbally or through mimic and mime. Some will be loud and announce that they are going to do a show by saying, “show time ladies and gentlemen show time in three minutes!”

Others will simply ask people to stop. Some times I do all of these, but to “Lure With Spectacle” has been my most successful method. In the book I will be describing my method and the reasoning why I use it. I will give a step by step, on how to get started busking and how to make a living.

“Our Mysterious Society”, is a group of articles that I have bundled together from my blog, on the internet; jimmytalksalot.blogspot.com

It is also a group of writings that I have not published, but have saved them up for this book.

I have gone much more in-depth in this book then the blog. It is about our society as magicians and the conduct that is expected of us from our peers and the public.

Understanding these things is crucial, in the life of a street magician and hence has made the blog successful. These are the things that are not talked about openly enough, to the beginners.

The old pros know this stuff of course, but many aren’t talkin'! Before I knew this stuff my career as a magician was always an uphill battle.

Since I have gone in depth here, you will have a much better understanding of our mysterious society then many out there who are just doing tricks and hope they are doing everything alright.

As it is a Manual, I would suggest after you have read the whole thing, you can keep it in your bag and just read bits and pieces over and over again as primer, while your out on the street. It is sectioned off in very small chapters to make this possible.

It is my hope that it travels with you where ever you decide to go and then one day we can say we’ve shared a lot of pitches together.

I hope you enjoy the book, it took a lot out of me to put it together.

Your pal Jimmy Talksalot.
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Feb 26, 2008 05:50PM)
Congratulations Jimmy! Dean is a great guy. I'll take one, for sure.
Message: Posted by: JMuoio (Feb 26, 2008 08:11PM)
Great Job, Jimmy. I'm definitely looking forward to your book. I've read your blog which is a goldmine of information and has helped me tremendously. I'm sure the book will be even better. Thanks a lot and congratulations.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Feb 26, 2008 08:32PM)
This sounds great Jimmy! Congrats on getting the book put together. I am really looking forward to it.
Message: Posted by: atucci (Feb 26, 2008 08:39PM)
Way to go Jimmy! Keep us informed as to the release date.
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Feb 26, 2008 08:52PM)
Thanks fellahs!

Really makes me feel good that people like my work.

Thanks a lot.


By the way, I've been meaning to say this for a while,

you got a great blog!!!

I would urge everybody to check it out.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Feb 27, 2008 05:57PM)
Well, I've gotten so much from your blog page, this book will be great, I'm looking forward to it Jimmy
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Feb 27, 2008 06:32PM)
Whos jimmy talksalot?.... :)
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Feb 27, 2008 06:43PM)
A guy who shoots his mouth of more than he should...I think that's why they call him jimmy talksalot.
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Mar 4, 2008 05:57PM)
Cant wait for the book-Well done Jimmy keep us all posted on its progress

Message: Posted by: mrunge (Mar 4, 2008 06:07PM)
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading, and learning from, it.

Mark. :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: SeaDawg (Mar 14, 2008 06:46PM)
Congrats Jimmy...
The street season up north is about 5 weeks away... can't wait to hit the street.
And yes I wan't a copy of your book.

Yours Aye,

The Seadawg
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Mar 14, 2008 09:01PM)
Any news on the release date and price
Message: Posted by: Danny Borneo (Mar 27, 2008 07:54AM)
Also wondering about that info, posted it in another thread where you mentioned the book, but the thread itself was a bit confrontational so thought you might be steering clear of it.
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Mar 27, 2008 04:44PM)
Word has it in may, sorry about the fighting sh%t
Message: Posted by: BAH1313 (Mar 27, 2008 10:14PM)
Jimmy don't be sorry bout the fightin shyte. Its what makes us buskers... :)
Message: Posted by: Danny Borneo (Mar 28, 2008 07:09AM)
On 2008-03-27 17:44, jimmy talksalot wrote:
Word has it in may, sorry about the fighting sh%t

you have nothing to be sorry about in the least. Unfortunately the internet can be a ridiculous place at times and you didn't do anything wrong. Really looking forward to this.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Mar 29, 2008 09:51AM)
Ditto. I will do my best to scrape up whatever it takes to get a copy.
(No promises, though.)
Message: Posted by: Paddy (Mar 30, 2008 03:13PM)
Mandrake, I LIKE TURTLES!!!
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Apr 2, 2008 10:51AM)
If you go to the publishers page, the price and release date style of the book everything is there;

Message: Posted by: leapinglizards (Apr 3, 2008 11:58AM)
And a free preview is now also available on that page....
Message: Posted by: John Sturk (Apr 3, 2008 02:22PM)
I ordered one...and not a moment too soon! The season is soon upon us here in Chicago!
Message: Posted by: L Trunk (Apr 4, 2008 12:10AM)
I just read the preview, and of course I recognized a lot of material from your blog. So much great advice I had already forgotten..
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Apr 4, 2008 05:52AM)
Page wont take the order, is there a problem.
Message: Posted by: leapinglizards (Apr 4, 2008 01:16PM)
I just checked it and it seems to be working fine. PM me and let me know what trouble you were having. Always good to trouble shoot technical stuff!
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Apr 4, 2008 02:54PM)
It took mine, no problem. Now the hard part. . . waiting. . .
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Apr 4, 2008 09:46PM)
Worked when I ordered mine.
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Apr 4, 2008 10:20PM)
Just ordered mine and had no problems either.

Congratulations again Jimmy! I can't wait to read your book.

Mark. :thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Apr 4, 2008 11:50PM)
OK, got thru, my fault, wasn't ticking the agreement box at the bottom. Thanks guys, really looking forward to this
Message: Posted by: andolini (Apr 5, 2008 12:14PM)
Jimmy just ordered your book from leapinglizardsmagic.com. Looking foreward to it. Great to see guys willing to share. Best of luck.
Message: Posted by: leapinglizards (Apr 16, 2008 12:21PM)
We should have the proofs from the printer by Monday, so unless there is something weird in the proofs, it should be on time, or maybe even a little early!
Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Apr 16, 2008 06:27PM)
Message: Posted by: Genghis (Apr 17, 2008 05:47PM)
What's the score for UK fans, Bro?

Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Apr 21, 2008 11:50AM)
I'm not sure you should ask leapinglizards.

I should be out there in the uk with you this season.
Message: Posted by: Genghis (Apr 28, 2008 06:10PM)
What do you have planned for your UK visit?

Message: Posted by: jimmy talksalot (Apr 28, 2008 07:51PM)
London eye and covent garden and possibly through uk and ireland.

I wanna goe see my friends in coveny garden like james james and paul and gary and I hope to see pete wardel keno pepe the whole bunch.
Message: Posted by: Genghis (Apr 30, 2008 02:33PM)
What sort of dates are you looking at?

Message: Posted by: leapinglizards (May 2, 2008 11:15AM)
Hi John, It got delayed by two days... SO, it is in transit sheduled to be in our hands TODAY, and we will stay up until all pre-orders are packed so they can be shipped tomorrow!