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Topic: The Denny Haney Book
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Dec 15, 2020 08:49AM)
Here's a Vimeo link to a video where Scott Alexander reports on the progress of _Denny Haney: Collected Wisdom":
https://vimeo.com/490951324?mc_cid=13afc39f8f&mc_eid=636ff419fe

This tome is sure to be the Book of the Year!*
Scott reports that he expects that "Denny Haney: Collected Wisdom_ will ship on the "20th or 21stÖ More to news to come!"

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
*tome:(noun) a book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one

For those who missed it, here's the link to Denny's guest appearance on The Magic Cafť discussing his life in magic:
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewforum.php?forum=230
Message: Posted by: Leo H (Jan 5, 2021 12:03AM)
God bless Scott for doing this project and kudos to him for choosing to print and bind his book right here in the United States instead of China.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 17, 2021 09:53AM)
I just received an email from Aaron Fisher
entitled, "A message from Sigfried..."
Since he died yesterday and the mourning has only just begun, I opened it wondering if perhaps Seigfreid had some parting words of wisdom Aaron wanted to share with his subscribers or perhaps something to help us all heal or at least feel a little better.
When I opened it, I realized it was a Sigfreid quote praising denny haney to help sell the new book.
Message: Posted by: ArtIn (Jan 20, 2021 07:17AM)
[quote]On Jan 5, 2021, Leo H wrote:
God bless Scott for doing this project and kudos to him for choosing to print and bind his book right here in the United States instead of China. [/quote]

And selling it for 500$... thatís magic 😄
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Jan 20, 2021 12:19PM)
Is it signed and/or numbered?
Message: Posted by: Scott Alexander (Jan 24, 2021 08:59PM)
Made in the USA...as per Denny's request!

The Collectors Editions are sold out.

The regular book is $295 and there are some copies left. Limited run of 1000 copies only.

You know where to find me👍🏻
Message: Posted by: Leo H (Jan 26, 2021 03:03PM)
[quote]On Jan 24, 2021, Scott Alexander wrote:
Made in the USA...as per Denny's request!

The Collectors Editions are sold out.

The regular book is $295 and there are some copies left. Limited run of 1000 copies only.

You know where to find me👍🏻 [/quote]

That's wonderful to know Denny wanted his book published right here in the United States! As opposed to other magic book publishers who prefer to print and bind their books in China to widen their profit margins. Greed is unbecoming.
Message: Posted by: EvilClown (Jan 26, 2021 05:06PM)
Some are doing it to keep prices down rather than to boost margins. I doubt Richard Kaufman could have sold his Jennings book for $100 if he printed it in the US. I mean look at the price of Denny's book. It is nearly $300 for the standard edition. I suspect that is partly due to US printing.
Message: Posted by: Leo H (Jan 27, 2021 02:16PM)
[quote]On Jan 26, 2021, EvilClown wrote:
Some are doing it to keep prices down rather than to boost margins. I doubt Richard Kaufman could have sold his Jennings book for $100 if he printed it in the US. I mean look at the price of Denny's book. It is nearly $300 for the standard edition. I suspect that is partly due to US printing. [/quote]

You're also getting a lot at 512 pages with some photos that are in color. Pretty much Denny's entire repertoire of close up, stage magic, and illusions. A professional magician's repertoire laid bare. And produced here in the United States to boot.

When Kaufman published Roth's Expert Coin Magic in 1985, the price was $80.00. Adjusted for inflation, $80.00 in 1985 is equal to $197.89 in 2021. The equivalent of publishing a magic book now and asking for $200.00. The numbers never lie.
Message: Posted by: Scott Alexander (Jan 31, 2021 12:04PM)
You are correct Leo. Denny wanted the book printed here in the US and had certain requests in terms of look and feel etc. He wanted it to lay flat when opened so you could really work and learn from it. That requires an expensive Smythe Sewn binding. Most books are glue bound which cracks over time and will not lay flat. Basically, this was about 4x more expensive to produce than most other magic books. The good part is the outside is just as great as what's on the inside. People who are writing me after receiving it all echo the same sentiments. "Denny's magic is preserved in a manner suiting his deep knowledge of, and love for the art of magic; and that he truly would be proud of it!" That's all that matters to me!
Message: Posted by: Leo H (Jan 31, 2021 03:41PM)
Hear, hear Scott! Dean Carnegie posted his review of your book:

https://www.themagicdetective.com/2021/01/denny-haney-collected-wisdom-book-review.html?showComment=1612129126916#c7767000838107082296
Message: Posted by: Tim Hannig (Feb 27, 2021 12:58AM)
Received my Denny Book a few days ago and am loving it. Itís massive.

Iíve been browsing through and reading at random spotsó Iím super excited about the stand-up magic section and the essays.

Iíve just now starting to read Dennyís biography, and itís a fascinating story so far!

Itís a much more enjoyable read knowing how close Scott and Denny were.

Thanks Scott for passing on Dennyís story and knowledge...
Message: Posted by: Scott Alexander (Apr 10, 2021 03:55PM)
Thanks Tim! Even the bio has lessons to be learned. Plus there are some good laughs along the way. Enjoy!!
Message: Posted by: JoshSchmid (Jun 20, 2021 12:08AM)
Denny was a mentor to me for years. First magician I ever met when I was 11. He told me I had the fastest hands he ever saw on a kid. Truly a wonderful man. Hopefully Iíll be able to afford this book soon but Iím sure without even owning it that itís a great read.