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DonDriver
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Hey Guys,

I told I would let you know,well Don Boles book The Compleat Pitchman would be ready for shipping.This book covers it all.A must have for all pitchman.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie......12261362

Later,Don
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Looks fascinating. Wonder how one pitches midget Bibles?
Kim
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On 2010-05-26 07:08, iugefu wrote:
Looks fascinating. Wonder how one pitches midget Bibles?


I would suggest underhanded? ;-)
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This really is a fascinating book - I checked it out from a university library and it was hard to read because the print was so small, but the content is amazing - there are some elements of the Sven pitch in this book that must have came right from Don Driver or David Walker. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy - I know I am!

./sam
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The new one is 8 1/2 X 11 and much larger print,easy to read.
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Great information on it.

Don, Are you thinking to release an e-book version?
DonDriver
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First off its NOT my book and second the person that reprinted it is NOT doing an e-book version.

Don
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I just got my copy.My friend that reprinted this book and would like I not used his name on any magic fourm has dedicated this new edition to S.David Walker and myself. I had NO idea till I just open it.It says:

This Edition is Dedicated to

S.David Walker and Donald Driver
Two Men Who Have Lived Their Lives As "Compleat" Pitchman


I'm most humbled over it.

Don
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Congrats Don - You and David deserve it.

./sam
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Congrats, Don, it's a well-earned honorable mention. Smile

As I've said in other contexts -- when you plant lots of seeds, sooner or later some of them will grow into trees and bear fruit.

Don has been extremely helpful and giving of his time and advice to many folks, and now it's bearing fruit. SETH
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CONGRATS DON!
This is quite an honor!

ROD
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Seth, I know about "trees" but "...bear fruit..."? Is that like gummy bears?

But seriously, if ANYONE deserves a dedication, it's Don and David. They TRULY are "total pitchmen"! Too bad the author doesn't know how to spell "complete". Smile

On second thot, take a look at this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Complete-History-Cor......f1589b2f Enlarge the picture.

I'm not selling them but they ARE the books I wrote. Maybe I need a spelling lesson too!

Jon (or "John")
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Don Boles spelled it C O M P L E A T when he wrote the book back in 1972.The person that reprinted the book did look it up and found out it is some old english way of spelling " complete " so he left it the same as he wanted the book to be 100% reprint of the first printing other than the size so it could be read easer.

That is the reason he listed as he did on ebay because he knew everyone would search "the complete pitchman" and not find it.

Always an answer Jon....

Later,Don
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Yep, C O M P L E A T, that's how I spelled it on my books too--"The Compleat History of Corvair for the Compleat Corvair Nut!", Vols. I&II I knew I'd get lotsa flak from people who thot I didn't know how to spell but it does attract attention. Smile

John
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On 2010-05-27 Jon-O the Great wrote: Seth, I know about "trees" but "...bear fruit..."? Is that like gummy bears?

Hey Jon, I was thinking of apple trees and Johnny Appleseed! Sorry I didn't make that clear. SETH
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Seriously, how do you pitch a midget Bible? What is it?
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Ted,
I guess you'll have to buy the book and read the pitch.For thoses that don't know what "The Compleat Pitchman'is,its a book with many pitch's in it.Including,the Svengali pitch,the mouse pitch,the Jam auction and hundrends more like a midget bible pitch.kitchen gadgets and many others.
On the borders are old adds that were in Amusment Bussiness ( the carnival trade paper,no longer being plublished )for pitchman and where to buy stock.Fun stuff to read.As a matter of fact I saw some old adds from my friend Jerry Spaulding that owned http://www.usjesco.com till his two kids fired him.

Lots to learn from this book and its just a fun book to read and the price is right.This book became a collectible and when one would show up on ebay they sold for over $100,so at $25 and a biger format its a real bargin.

Whos wants one ..raise your hand...one sold over here...another one sold back there...

You should order your copy today http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie......12261362

Later,Don
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Mr Boles was quite correct in his spelling. Compleat is not quite the same as complete, my dictionary defines it as "Of or characterized by a highly developed or wide-ranging skill or proficiency" .
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I got the book, buy it if you are full time pitchman, it has some good ideas. I only skimmed thru the pitch section but will read it further later on. Has a lot of "old school" stuff but you can apply it.

Thanks for letting me know it was out there Don. I think I'll dedicate my DVD to you as well and give you a 5% royalty.
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Don, now you can retire with style.
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