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Topic: New Book for Fall 2011
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Mar 14, 2011 06:20PM)
[img]http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookcovertest22size.jpg[/img]
My third book will be published in the Fall of 2011. It is entitled [b]The Book of Destiny.[/b]

I have created a temporary [url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html]web page[/url] which has descriptions of 15 of the 45 chapters. The text and photography is complete and is now in the hands of our graphic designer who will lay out the photos with the text in a similar fashion as she did with my second book, [b]Kingdom of the Red[/b].

The book will be hardcover with at least 350 pages and over 750 photos. A companion DVD will come with the book. In addition to the regular edition, there will be a limited edition in leather numbering 50 copies. The same gloss enamel paper used in [b]Kingdom of the Red[/b] will be used in [b]The Book of Destiny.[/b]

There are a variety of original effects and sleights taught. There are sections on cards, balls, coins, rings, and original apparatus. There is material for beginners, intermediates, and advanced performers.

If you wish to reserve a copy, email me at barnowsky1@aol.com
There is no obligation.
No down payment is needed.
Specify whether you want the regular edition or the special leather limited edition.
I will contact you as soon as the book is available.
Although the book is larger with more material, the price will be the the same as [b]Kingdom of the Red[/b]

For any questions, email me at barnowsky1@aol.com or PM me
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Mar 14, 2011 07:35PM)
Thanks for the heads up Larry, Im surley interested in the regular edition.
I have both of your previous books and the quality and material is top notch.
Looking foreward to this one
Message: Posted by: boxjumper (Mar 18, 2011 08:09AM)
Put be down on the list for a leather edition. Like Peo I have both of your prior books and have performed many effects from the books. Very interesting cover.

BJ
Message: Posted by: fbnc (Mar 21, 2011 03:06PM)
This book looks very intresting, I like the mix of effects. I'll take a regular edition.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Apr 10, 2011 11:46AM)
On this temproary website I've posted six sample photos from [url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html]The Book of Destiny[/url]

Click the blue link at the top right of the webpage.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 20, 2011 05:41PM)
UPDATE:

The project remains on schedule.
The layout of two thirds of the book is finished and pdfs proofed.
Should have the book at the printers by July 31 and plan on shipping early Fall 2011.
DVD completed.
Considering black leather for the limited edition.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (May 20, 2011 05:43PM)
UPDATE:

The project remains on schedule.
The layout of two thirds of the book is finished and pdfs proofed.
Should have the book at the printers by July 31 and plan on shipping early Fall 2011.
DVD completed.
Considering black leather for the limited edition.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jul 27, 2011 07:17AM)
I just updated my [url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com]website[/url].

This week I'll be doing the final proofread before it gets to the printer.

The DVD is over two hours long and contains performances and detailed explanations from 17 of the the 44 chapters.

My target date is October 10, 2011 for shipping books. If things go well we may beat that date.

Again, you can order the book now or email me or PM me to reserve the book/DVD. barnowsky1@aol.com

If you want a leather edition, I would suggest you order now. 50 signed and numbered copies only.

For international orders, the shipping is greatly reduced since I will be using Flat Rate Priority Mail at $14 anywhere.

PM or email me for any questions


[img]http://barnowskymagic.com/BODcoverrezsmall.jpg[/img]
Larry
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Jul 27, 2011 03:29PM)
Already ordered, hopefully it will come before october 20th ;-)
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jul 30, 2011 07:04PM)
Thanks Dominique for the order.

Just finished picking out the cloth and leather covers and the textured colored end papers.

The 80 weight gloss enamel paper is the same as used in Kingdom of the Red. I chose the heavier weight glossy paper because the photos are so sharp when viewed on this type of medium.

The printer will be getting the final pdf in about 10 days. They have a 4 week turn around time which would place delivery to me at mid September. My target date is October 10 but I may be shipping before that time.

All books will be shipped out personally by me. I don't use a Fullfillment Service since they can be in some cases unreliable.

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Jul 30, 2011 07:20PM)
Cover looks awesome Lar. :cool:

Decomp
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Jul 31, 2011 08:06AM)
Great to hear that ! Don't forget the autograph please ;-)
Best
Dominique
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Aug 3, 2011 07:14AM)
Just ordered my leather edition. I have the leather edition of Kingdom of the Red. Beautifully designed book too. Can't wait to start reading the new one.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Aug 9, 2011 06:48AM)
Thanks for your interest in the book.
You'll be seeing ads in Genii, MAGIC, and the Magic Café in the near future.
The printer should have the manuscript by next week. So far all is on schedule.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Aug 9, 2011 08:20AM)
Just made my order for TBOD.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Aug 12, 2011 07:44AM)
Thanks Peo for the order.

I have placed a two page pdf of the Table of Contents of The Book of Destiny at my website.

To view it, go to this link for the [url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestinyTOC.html]Table of Contents[/url]

[url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html]The Book of Destiny[/url] main page also has a link to The Table of Contents.

The chapters are rated with one to three diamonds indicating a relative scale of difficulty. However, there are no impossible or impractical sleights or moves required. One diamond is easy. Two diamonds requires basic sleights. Three diamonds is more challenging or complex.

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Aug 22, 2011 03:47PM)
UPDATE: The book has gone to the printer and the DVD to the replicator.
A link to the contents of the DVD can be found at http://barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestinyTOC.html
The Table of Contents link of the book is also on that page.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Aug 24, 2011 08:18AM)
Here's a picture of the companion DVD:

[img]http://barnowskymagic.com/TheBookofDestinyDVDart.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Sep 14, 2011 12:22PM)
UPDATE:

I've received the shipment of replicated DVDs.

The books will be printed in the last week of September.

Still looking at October 10 or before to begin shipping.

Pre-orders will receive two bonus items and be shipped first.

[url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com/bookofdestiny.html]The Book of Destiny[/url]


Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Sep 18, 2011 03:04PM)
Books scheduled for printing this week.
I will honor "pre-order" bonus itmes for any order up through last week in September.

They include:
1. An antique solid milled Chines coin that is ferrous and will attract to a magnet. It is silver dollar size.
2. A bonus prop used in an effect in the book

Pre-orders will be shipped first.

I hope to be shipping before the Oct. 10 target date.


Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Sep 18, 2011 03:32PM)
Books scheduled for printing this week.
I will honor "pre-order" bonus items for any order up through last week in September.

They include:
1. An antique solid milled Chinese coin that is ferrous and will attract to a magnet. It is silver dollar size.
2. A bonus prop used in an effect in the book

Pre-orders will be shipped first.

I hope to be shipping before the Oct. 10 target date.


Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Sep 26, 2011 10:00AM)
UPDATE:

Thanks to you all for pre-ordering the book. I will extend the pre-order bonus items (see prior post) through October 5.
I have received from the printer the actual dust jacket and the artwork is reproduced faithfully and I am very pleased with the results. I should receive the shipment of books by the first week in October.

Thanks again,

Larry :readingbook: [url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com]The Book of Destiny[/url]
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 8, 2011 03:37PM)
UPDATE:

I received the shipment of books Friday and began shipping the pre-orders for The Book of Destiny Saturday.

The quality of the printing has exceeded my expectations. The book is really gorgeous.

Thanks to all who have pre-ordered and those who have voiced their support for this project.

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 15, 2011 10:04PM)
All pre-orders including international were shipped by Tuesday October 11. I have emailed my international customers their customs tracking number for the Priority Mail shipment.
All new order will be shipped within 24 hours of receiving the order.
A FREE antique dollar size Chinese coin will be included with each book. See [url=http://www.barnowskymagic.com]website[/url] for picture

Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 15, 2011 11:07PM)
Larry, are there videos of any of the routines.
Message: Posted by: Dan Bernier (Oct 16, 2011 01:30PM)
Hmmm, just thinking. :)
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 16, 2011 03:38PM)
Motown,

I have a promo with one the routines performed in full (A Curious Type of Arithmetic) and then some clips from several others.
Go to the main website and click the The Book of Destiny picture which will take you to the BOD webpage. Then click DVD Preview in the yellow box on the left.

On the companion 2 hour DVD there are 17 routines performed and explained. They represent 17 of the 44 chapters.

Larry
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 23, 2011 04:11PM)
For some early reviews of The Book of Destiny go to:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=437741&forum=110&5

and

http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=254715#Post254715

Larry