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I just recently purchased my first book from Mr. Barnowsky, Kingdom of the Red, and I have to say that I am truly impressed with the quality of the material and also the quality of the physical book, as well. Crystal clear phtographs and well organized chapters, very well written and easy to understand. It is not so much a beginner's book but thankfully I am already familiar with most of the sleights that are utilized, most of which are explained in the book anyway.

I am so happy with KOTR that I have just ordered The Book of Destiny. I am certainly looking forward to receiving it soon. I wouldn't be surprised to find myself ordering the newest book also, when it is avalable.
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Totally agree with you billmarq. I have Book of Destiny and although I love cards, the non card magic is superb and very unique. Looking forward to the new book Counting on Deception. Any news on when it will be available and when Larry you are taking preorders?

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Thanks to Bill and Paul for those comments.

The manuscript and over 400 photos for my fourth book, Counting on Deception, is in the hands of our graphic artist who did my previous two books, Kingdom of the Red and The Book of Destiny.

Like the prior books, this one will be a hardcover with 4 color dust jacket. It will be printed on 80-weight glossy enamel paper to optimize the b/w photos. A limited edition in leather is planned.

There will be 44 chapters and the book will be about the size of Kingdom of the Red.

28 of the 44 chapters will be card magic. Consistent with the title, much of the card magic will rely on mathematical principles and less on sleight of hand to achieve the effect. There will be many self-working unique effects. For the non-card magic there are original effects with crayons, abacus, salt, coins, balls, predictions, the Periodic Table, pyramids, and much more.

No DVD with this one. I don't think it's needed for this material.

Price will depend on printing and publishing costs but I am planning on selling it at a lower retail price than my prior books.

I'll take orders only when my printer gives me a precise shipping date. My best guess now is October 2013.

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Looking forward to the new book.
Can you provide a table of contents list yet?
Any new contests before the new book comes out?


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Great, I really enjoy your work ! Hurry up please ;-)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~MiMo~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Thanks Mimo and David for those comments.

To make room for the new books, I will be giving this week a $10 rebate for Café members on any one of my three other books (21st Century Coin Mechanics, Kingdom of the Red, or The Book of Destiny). Just order from my website and you will get a refund through Paypal of $10. Mention the Magic Café in the comments section of Paypal.

The completed work with photos, text, graphics, and cover art should be in the printers hands by September 1. If all goes as planned the books will be available sometime in October for shipping.

Below is a list of chapter titles which may give you an idea regarding the book's content:

Cards:

1. Nine Shuffle Paradox
2. 15 Card Poker Deal
3. Sort-ability
4. Iron Certain Poker
5. Four For Sure
6. Ambitious Card
7. One At A Time Aces
8. The Trick That Fooled Me
9. Underhanded Deception
10. Impromptu Pascal’s Pyramid Prediction
11. Eliminating Control
12. The 39th Card
13. Until There Were Four
14. Loser’s Poker
15. Prime Number Prophecy
16. Shall We Switch
17. All Roads Lead to Rome
18. Match Game
19. Hidden Order
20. Pascal’s Prediction
21. Pass the Pack
22. The Uncertainty Principle
23. As Many Hands As You Want
24. Oldest Trick in the Book
25. Drawing a Blank
26. Parallel Uniforce
27. Shuffle Survivor
28. The Fabulous Athletic Aces

Apparatus:

29. Crayola Payola
30. Periodic Table Prediction
31. Abracadabacus
32. Salty Air
33. Mind Reading Cards
34. Force To Be Reckoned With
35. Tale of the Tape
36. The Illusion of Free Choice
37. No Lose Musical Chairs

Coins:

38. Coins, Cards, and Caps
39. Change of Mind
40. Undercover Queen

Balls:

41. Patriotic Balls
42. Color Me Clairvoyant
43. Silent Colorama
44. Glass, Tube, and Bag Mystery


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Doing the final proofreading of my new book, Counting on Deception.

In the prior post I listed the table of contents.

The book will have approximately 264 pages, hardcover, 80 weight gloss enamel paper, 44 chapters, over 400 b/w photos. 50 Deluxe limited numbered leather editions with ribbon will also be available.

In chapter two is my 15 Card Poker Deal which is unlike any poker deal you've seen. I wanted to save this for myself but I changed my mind and its secret is now revealed. It is self working and mathematically based (no Jonah card used).

Same deal applies this week for Café members regarding $10.00 discount on my other three books. Refer to prior post.

Below is a preview of the the front and back covers of the dust jacket:

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What will be the price?
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Hi Pablo,

I won't know the final retail price until we get the final quote from the printer which will be in a week. However our goal is to sell it at a lower price point than my other three books or most comparable magic books on the market and make up the difference on volume. My best guess is $45. The quality of the paper, dust jacket,and binding will be the same as my Kingdom of the Red and The Book of Destiny. I won't advertise for orders until I have actual books to ship.

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Thank you Larry, $45 if you can keep it at that price will be very competitive, I will get it
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Thanks Pablo.

Final artwork for the cover done and approved.
Final page count is 256 with 400+ b/w photos and 44 chapters.
Will come in Regular Cloth Edition and a Limited Signed and Numbered(50)Deluxe Leather Edition with Ribbon.
#80 weight Gloss Enamel paper and Colored Embossed End Papers for both regular and leather editions.
One last proofread and it goes to the printer this week.
Final Price will be announced ASAP but $45 for the regular and $75 for the leather is likely.

See updated Cover Art and more photos from the book at this page. Just click the book image on the upper right.

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I have your previous books Larry, and I won't miss this one either.
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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Thanks Peo. With your interest in mentalism, I think you will find some new effects that you will enjoy performing.

Counting on Deception is now with our printer and we are waiting to receive the proofs. As soon as I have a shipping date I will be taking orders. Mid to end October is my best guess.

Both the leather and cloth editions will have embossed end sheets and the cover imprints embossed in gold. The deluxe collector's edition will be bound in red leather and an attached red ribbon page marker will we included. 50 signed and numbered copies in leather will be printed. At $75, I expect these to be sold out quickly.

FOR THOSE WHO DEFINITELY WANT THE LEATHER EDITION, I can hold one for you. Just PM me with your intent to purchase. It is not necessary to send money.

By the way, the material in the book is about 2/3 card and card related magic and 1/3 with balls, coins, and other small props. Much of the material in here will please those interested in mentalism.

Overall most of the material in the book is geared for the average magician. There are many self-working effects using the power of hidden mathematics rather than hard sleight of hand.

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Just received the proofs today and approved them. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the photos and crispness of the text. The cover art was reproduced perfectly.

Our printer told us that the book will be printed this week and shipped soon after that. If all goes as planned, I should have books ready to ship before Oct. 15.

Reminder: If you want to reserve the leather book, PM me and I'll hold one for you. No payment needed at this time.

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UPDATE:

I have been informed by our printer that there will be an unexpected printing delay. The embossed end papers that will be in both the regular and leather editions were not in stock and have to be ordered. Their estimate moves our shipping date to about Nov 1.

I do have the final cost for the printing so my prior estimate for price will remain the same, namely $45 for the Cloth Bound Edition and $75 for the Limited Leather Edition (50 copies).

Info about the book can be found at this site by clicking the cover of the book.


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There is a typo on my website which I will fix tonight. It says on the order page and main page "shipping Dec 1". That should say "shipping Nov. 1". Sorry for the confusion. The printer will be shipping me books in three weeks and I should have them ready to mail to customers Nov. 1.

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UPDATE: My printer has informed me that they will be shipping books to me Oct. 17. Hope to be able to begin shipping books before Nov. 1. Best target date is Monday October 28 to begin shipping books to those who have already ordered. Dollar size Chinese coin and special bookmark will be included with each book.

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UPDATE:

The printing is complete. Our printer is shipping all books (cloth and leather editions) Thursday Oct. 17.
Plan on shipping books to customers ASAP.

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Just ordered the leather version. Looking forward to a great read. Really curious about the abacus trick. Will post review.

Paul
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UPDATE:
Books have arrived ahead of schedule. I will be shipping all orders beginning Monday AM Oct. 28.
Below is a picture of the happy author with copy #1 of the leather edition.
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