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mtstic44
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I was wondering who all goes to Lybrary.com to get magic on instant download. I see that Aldo has a lot of his stuff on pdf or dvd instant download. You sure cant beat the price.I get a lot of his stuff on instant download.
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I do. But beware that the dvd-downloads have less quality than the real dvd's because they are converted to WMV or MP4. But you save a lot of postage and it is quicker.

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Also be aware if it is an E-Book, Colombini has a buy one item (any item- DVD, E-book, Cards, etc) and get an E-Book free. So if you see several E-Books you may want, you can buy one and get two on their website- http://www.wildcolombini.com
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Taking the current Colombini special out of the equation...
I have been a Lybrary customer for the past 5 plus years and have always received exceptional quality in both product and customer service. Chris has an extraordinary catalogue to choose from. Highly recommended!
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I sell stuff on Lybrary and shop there regulary. Smile
http://www.lybrary.com/kyle-macneill-m-55676.html

Great site!

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"Hello I am Vlad and I am a Lybrary.com junkie."

"Hello Vlad!"

"Yes, I have been addicted to Lybrary.com since I had heard that this Austrian guy was putting the complete run of The Sphinx in digital form."

[A hush falls over the room, punctuated by a tiny voice that squeeks, "But The Sphinx thing is nowhere near as cool as this recent 79.95 DVD that teaches me a fancy false cut. In fact, chicks dig it when..." (Person is quietly escorted out of the room)]

Lybrary.com is an excellent resource. The debate rages on and I think will continue regarding traditional printed matter media versus digital. I prefer hard cover books but the digital arena has opened new areas of exploration to me because I do not have the disposable income of Copperfield or McCartney. Complete runs of The Sphinx - IF you can find them - command prices higher than I can afford. The resource is there for researching and it really makes no sense to me why I would NOT avail myself of it. Books are not going to disappear any time soon if at all. In fact, I received a nice notice from L&L about the Al Schneider tome and L&L gets my magic budget dosh for this month.

Chris Wasshuber - and Todd Karr and Martin Breese - have done and are doing the art a great service by bringing these treasures to generations of magicians. I applaud their work and hope that their success continues unabated!

Ahimsa,
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On 2011-05-22 09:30, Magiguy wrote:
Taking the current Colombini special out of the equation...
I have been a Lybrary customer for the past 5 plus years and have always received exceptional quality in both product and customer service. Chris has an extraordinary catalogue to choose from. Highly recommended!

Thanks Magiguy...you actually answered the question! Smile
I failed to even mention I use Lybrary as well from time to time and have had no problems at all. It is, as others have already stated, a great source for a huge variety of material. You should take the plunge and you won't be disappointed.
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I've never used this site but would be interested to know if the dvd-downloads can be played on a regular dvd player or do you have to play the dvd's on a computer ?
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They have to be converted into dvd using a dvd software like nero 7 that's what I use.
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Just discovered Lybrary.com and came here immediately to make sure they were legit. I guess I had trouble believing such a resource could exist. Smile

I could see how a guy could spend a lot of money on that site -- one small purchase at a time. I just bought Ackerman's Triumph video and the Daws S.C.A.R.E.D .pdf...then I browsed around the site a bit more, thinking "Oh, they have that? And that? And that? Hmmm...."

Dangerous to one's wallet, I'm thinking!
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On 2011-10-27 19:30, FrenchDrop wrote:
Just discovered Lybrary.com and came here immediately to make sure they were legit. I guess I had trouble believing such a resource could exist. Smile

I could see how a guy could spend a lot of money on that site -- one small purchase at a time. I just bought Ackerman's Triumph video and the Daws S.C.A.R.E.D .pdf...then I browsed around the site a bit more, thinking "Oh, they have that? And that? And that? Hmmm...."

Dangerous to one's wallet, I'm thinking!


Lybrary.com is indeed legitimate and its owner, Chris Wasshuber is a member here. In fact, I will be writing some short category descriptions for books on the site. Anyhow, Chris's site is simply amazing. I first learned of Lybrary.com when Chris digitized one of magic's most important journals: The Sphinx.

Yes it IS dangerous to the wallet but man oh man the NAMES that have material there!! How about a few? Smile

Allan Ackerman, Aldo Colombini, Peter Duffie, Ben Harris, Stephen Tucker, T.C. Tahoe, Michael Close, Tommy Wonder ... etc. etc. etc. Oh yes, and that personage known as Kyle MacNeill who is not only an EXCELLENT magician but also breeds yaks for a living. At last year's YHOTW convention, Kyle displayed the most amazing tan and yellow mini-yaks. Mongolian yak herders as well as sherpas from Nepal have already endorsed Kyle's efforts. Unfortunately they will NOT be published at Lybrary.com.

Also, our good friend Scott Guinn has transferred his whole catalog of e-books to Lybrary.com. (ed. note: Scott's books are about magic, NOT yaks. Don't confuse the punters. Also, Lybrary.com does not publish Sherpas or Mongolians. The Vienna Convention expressly prohibits the publishing and distribution of human beings).

You have NO worries! Lybrary.com is a GREAT place to shop.

Ahimsa,
Vlad

PS: Kyle, I COULD be your literary agent and get this Yak Book published for you. I am Italian however so my cut is a little higher than the UK agents would charge: 85%. BUT, because I like you, I will graciously lower that rate to 84.7%
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I can't believe you'd dangle this wealth of yak scholarship before us, then tell us it hasn't been published! :|

Well...back to cards.

I guess. Smile
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I discovered Lybrary.com by chance, when searching Roberto Giobbi stuff on the Net. I then ran across his 'Ask Roberto Giobbi' and got it (very glad I did!). I then got a few more things from him. Good stuff and good service as well!

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Lybrary is a great source for otherwise little known material.
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I'm still impressed by Lybrary.com, but I'm less enthusiastic about the Ackerman videos. I get the sense that the individual videos have been taken from a larger work that really wasn't intended to be chopped up and sold in pieces. For example, the Triumph video I downloaded made references to some sleights it didn't explain. I don't mind being told "Control the selected card to the top by your favorite method," because that's pretty basic stuff -- but the video also made reference to at least one fairly advanced sleight without explaining it. So I went back to Lybrary.com and bought a video about that sleight...and that video also contained moves it didn't explain.

Both videos presume you already know how to do certain things that are crucial to what they're teaching. I think that's because they were originally intended to be viewed as a whole, in order, each new sleight or effect building on the last. Viewed individually, they're just not very useful. So I'll avoid the Ackerman videos on Lybrary.com in the future...but I'm sure I'll download other stuff from them.
"A great magician has said of his profession that its practitioners '… must pound and rack their brains to make the least learning go in, but quarrelling always comes very naturally to them.'” -- Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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The Ackerman videos are excerpted from the 8 volume "Advanced Card Control" DVDs.
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On 2011-11-10 10:51, Steven Keyl wrote:
The Ackerman videos are excerpted from the 8 volume "Advanced Card Control" DVDs.

That makes sense. Those might be great DVDs if you watch 'em as a whole, from beginning to end...but taking bits of 'em out of context doesn't seem to work.
"A great magician has said of his profession that its practitioners '… must pound and rack their brains to make the least learning go in, but quarrelling always comes very naturally to them.'” -- Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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I gave up on Ackerman after I bougt his video to learn the second deal. There was little detail of push off or strike, just that you should take the second of the two from the top, Dah! Oh, and Neck-Tie the deck so the take doesn't show, he actually showed and said to neck-tie the deck. Great lessons.

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I have purchased more than a few items and find Lybrary.com to be reliable and very focused on customer service.
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Can I download Lybrary.com files to my PS3 or Xbox360?
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