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This year we experimented with a new process that tried to balance two fundamentally different approaches to the concept of Book of the Year: (a) quantitative (simple vote counts) vs. (b) qualitative (explaining WHY a book has merit).

(A) The quantitative (vote tally) approach resembles a cheerleading contest to see who can recruit the most shouts in support of a book. Several authors with books currently on the market expressed a preference for this model. One author announced that he had invited his fans to participate, and he maintained an active presence in the voting thread throughout the voting period. His book tallied the highest number of votes. That book was The Approach by Jamie D. Grant. If you prefer the pep rally model as a meaningful way to identify a quality book, here is your Winner. Congratulations.

(B) The qualitative approach, in contrast, asks voters to explain WHY a book has merit. Several readers expressed a preference for this model while others disagreed (without explaining why). Voters were allowed to vote for up to 5 books, and were required to write at least 3 substantive sentences about the content of each book. Votes meeting that standard are grouped by book, and are pasted below. For those who prefer the "tell me why" model, the Winner(s) will vary according to the tastes of whoever might be reading these writeups. Enjoy.

[Note: Having already enjoyed the spotlight as the vote tally winner above, The Approach's votes below are listed after the other books' votes.]
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A Café READER'S GUIDE TO THE BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2013


JAPAN INGENIOUS compiled by Steve COHEN and Richard KAUFMAN

[boxjumper:] [This] is a great collection of very clever original material from Japan. Many great items like One Man Self Levitation, Warp 9, Vanishing Wedding Band, Case Card, Flip Match, and ET Rope. Excellent drawings mainly by Ton Onosaka. You will enjoy this book.

[Raj Suman:] The best of Japanese magic in one place. A variety of tricks so there's something for everyone. Three tricks made it into my repertoire. Best magic book in years by far.

[duanebarry:] This is a refreshing variety pack of joyfully clever closeup inventions from a pile of Japanese magicians. I thought the effects felt less fiddly and contrived than Kaufman's earlier books of Japanese magic -- these just feel crisp and clean. Kuniyasu Fujiwara's "Automatic Ace Triumph" is delightfully cute and displays intriguingly on the table. I like "The Volunteer Swindler" by Hiro Sakai, where a single $5 bill is openly folded to look like two $5 bills, and then suddenly transforms into a $10 bill. Sakai's "Celebrity Torn & Restored Card" and Kazu Katayama's "Silk Card Lasso" are whimsical and visual, which holds true for most of the book. I think the aspect here which I find so appealing is that many of these effects are not framed as the powerful magician manipulating objects, but rather as the objects themselves performing magical actions. This dynamic can be a wonder-killer with fancy props, but with innocent materials like cards, coins, silks, etc, it's mysterious and the magician can choose to take credit, or can elect to change up the power dynamic and enjoy the wonder along with the spectators (cf Dani DaOrtiz' repeated claims that "I don' know how!"). This book is a joy.

[nooner:] Cards, coins, matchbooks, ropes, rubber bands, paper money, card boxes, silks, cups, gaffs, shoestrings, dry erase marker, ping pong paddle and ball, glass, etc. etc.. This book blew me away with the variety of props. Not a single ordinary trick out of the 67 that are included in this book. This book came out of nowhere for me…it wasn't on my top 5 to get in 2013, but it is the one that I have gone back to the most. Some of the material like Magic Square Card Mystery, Date Time Cards, and One Man Self-Levitation did not appeal to me but just about everything else had me itching to put the book down and seek out the supplies to give the effect a try. Some of the effects that I liked were Card Tapestry (easy to setup and perform…very visual ending), Silk Card Lasso (easy with a nice visual payoff at the end) and Original Card Quake. I’m a card guy and usually don’t spend any time with anything other than a deck when I’m feeling magical. This book inspired me to introduce other props, most of which can be found around a typical house. As usual, the illustrations by Richard are minimal in detail and still highly informative. The writing is illustrative, concise, and interesting. I was on the fence when I purchased it but now I’m a huge advocate of this book and believe it deserves to be considered for the Book of the Year award. I have recommended it to all my friends that buy magic literature and those that have purchased it have agreed that it is an excellent addition to their library. This book has something for everyone.

[motown:] This amazing book contains contributions not only from the brightest minds in Japanese magic, but the the brightest minds in magic period. The contributors are a who's who of Japanese magic. Dr. Sawa, Shiegeo Takagi, Hiro Sakai, Tomo Maeda and the list goes on. The title of the book is very appropriate. Japanese magicians have a different way of approaching magic and the end result is stunning visual magic, of which this book is filled with. Inception, Warp 9, Tokyo Penetration, Angle of the Hypothesis and Torn and restored 2000 are just a few examples you'll find between it's covers. With the glut of card magic books out in the market place, it's nice to buy one filled with wonderful magic done with a variety of objects. There's effects using Coins, Paper Money, Rubber Bands, Business Cards, Rope and much much more, including cards. This is the best book I've bought in a long long time and it's become one of my favorites.
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HIGH CALIBER by John BANNON

[boxjumper:] [This book] is filled with wonderful material typical of the quality from Bannon. 51 Fat Chances, Riverboat Poker, and Megawave are all outstanding. Clear instructions, original concepts. Fills in the gaps of Bannon material I didn’t have. Buy it.

[Poof-Daddy:] A great straight forward compilation of everything he has released since Dear Mr Fantasy. Well thought out routines as well as being explained clearly and with great photos to illustrate moves. The Man Is A Friggin Genius. Why wouldn't you want a book with like 40 great effects (most of which, You WILL use)?

[jackbp:] The writing was in plain english and the pictures are clear enough that even people who traditionally learnt card magic from DVDs (like me) will find it easy to follow. As a bonus, a lot of the tricks (at least for me) were original and fun to perform. Stand-outs include Chronic and Mega Wave.

[duanebarry:] Bannon's card magic here is strong, clean, practical and direct. This is a well-produced compilation of his published output (booklets, magazine tricks) since his last hardcover book, Dear Mister Fantasy. Writing and photographs are both very clear, per usual from Bannon. My favorites at this point are "Fifty-One Fat Chances," a non-fussy Open Prediction, and "The Power of Poker," a sweet ten card poker deal. I didn't really need another book of card tricks unapologetically presented as card tricks, but Bannon's are so good that I needed this book.

[nooner:] I had collected some of the smaller print books that John has released over the years that now comprise this hardbound collection but some were new to me. John is the one that first got me really interested in packet tricks. I was too young to remember the popularity of packet tricks during the 1970s aside from the staples that everyone seems to perform. What turned me off was the fact that many were heavily gaffed and could not be inspected, which some people don’t seem to mind, but I always thought that ending clean was stronger. I’m also not gifted with sleight of hand, so my repertoire of skills that I am comfortable using in public is limited. John’s magic is less heavy on moves than other authors which makes his magic approachable for someone like myself. John’s magic relies on a handful of moves with clever application, never feeling repetitive for the audience. What I really like about his effects is the multiple phases of the “wow” factor. Just when people think the trick is over, something exciting and unexpected happens. The cards necessary for the effects in this book should be lying around any card magician’s house. The effects that I particularly liked are Bullet Party, Spin Doctor, Drop Target Aces, and Mega ‘Wave. As this book is a republication of existing material, if you already own all or most of it, this might not be the best purchase for you unless you would prefer all your Bannon in a single hardbound book and can sell the individual books to recoup some of the purchase price of High Caliber. The photographs are clear and plentiful when needed to describe a sleight. While I would have like to see the teased Cardzilla published in 2013, this book will keep me plenty busy while I wait for that to become available.
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FULL BLOOM by Gaetan BLOOM

[stevemorton:] Over 700 pages split between 2 volumes, "The Idea Garden" and "Bloomeries", and wow, what a depth of work. The photographs and illustrations make the instructions easy to follow, as they should, but also bring a lot of humour. Again most of the tricks covered involve easily carried objects. There are some that require building, and are better for stage work, but mostly you'll have the parts in your collection, so drag out those broken bits of IT you thought you'd never have a use for and get practicing.

[CdnAndrew:] This book set is massive. It contains so many glimpses into the mind of such a creative person, I had to get it. there are tricks for everyone in this set; close up, stand up. The illustrations that go along are fun and encouraging. I purchased this book not for the specific effects, because I wasn't too familiar with any of them in particular, but as an inspiration to be creative with magic; mission accomplished!

[kellebotond:] Tons of practical ideas. Every 4th or 5th trick could be used in some kind of situation I'm performing at. Not just close-up and card tricks, but there are lot of stage staff as well, even stage illusions.

[wunceaponatime:] Another book by great original thinker. Most are pretty easy to build. Many effects will require some construction but are not hard. Gaetan gets more out of a thread or a TT than anyone else. The slate trick is wonderful.
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COUNTING ON DECEPTION by Larry BARNOWSKY

[boxjumper:] [This] is an outstanding book in both content and format. Many effects are self-working using hidden math principles. Among my favorites are 15 Card Poker Deal, Nine Shuffle Paradox, Underhanded Deception, The 39th Card, Drawing a Blank, and Crayola Payola. Plenty of non-card material. Clear detailed explanations, full script, and sharp photos on glossy pages. Highly recommended.

[wunceaponatime:] Creative well explained effects in a beautifully printed book. 15 Card Poker Deal, 39th Card, Patriotic Balls, and Underhanded Deception, and Drawing a Blank are among my favorites. Many effects based on subtle math concepts including some I’ve never seen before.

[blackstone99:] Pass The Pack alone is worth the price of the book. Great routine involving multiple spectators and astonishing climax. That and 15 Card Poker Deal are in my current close up set. The Chop Cup routine (Patriotic Balls) is one I'm working on. Adding that extra small cup allows for some great magic. Beautifully written book with clear explanations and step by step photos.
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DISCOVERIES & DECEPTIONS by John GUASTAFERRO

[Raj Suman:] [T]he best multiple selection routine in print. A amazing straw bend that is total impromtu. Strong material thoughout.

[duanebarry:] The brilliant "Book of Clues" lets your participants role-play as detectives to solve a mystery together which none of them can solve alone. It's built on a standard card plot -- cutting the aces -- but instead of just churning out yet another method for that standard card trick, John G transforms it into a radically different experience, a mystery-solving game played by multiple people. Eugene Burger likes "texture" in an act. He'd love this. Another highlight for me was the "Multi-Mental" multiple selection routine for naming and revealing 7 unseen selected cards. This softcover booklet is an inexpensive gem.
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GOLD DUST COMPANION by Paul GORDON

[Raj Suman:] Lots of workers. Cheap price for large volume of good material. Good for card enthusiast.
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EMOTIONAL MENTALISM 2 by Luca VOLPE

[jamiesalinas:] Emotional Mentalism 2 by Luca Volpe. This book contains routines from an award winning working Pro! The material covered in this book is easy to follow, simple in method and is extremely powerful! Also included in the book are routines from various contributors that have never been published before. This is a great book for mentalists from an ward winning mentalist who has performed the material he is presenting in real world performing conditions for real audiences that has been fully tested. It is well thought out, simple in execution and the routines have an emotional hook that many "tricks" simply do not have. Luca has included his full script to get you started. Also included are contributions from others that give you even more material that is great. This is not for the beginner but you do not have to be an expert either. I LOVE this book and I think you will as well.
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REAL SECRETS by Adam MILGATE

[Blindside785:] This book has shown a very realistic and in depth view on what it takes to be a full-time professional magician. This book speaks about character development, it has spreadsheets to view to help you along your way and fill out yourself in the way to help your organization along the way. You get to see what a professional magician carries with him and what his set lists look like. You could only really get this knowledge, along with "The Approach" by sitting down and talking with the magician for years. Again, I stress, and love the face, that this book puts it in a realistic viewpoint for you, my only gripe is that it doesn't go over marketing, but there are other materials for that.
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JARROW: THE HUMORIST TRICKSTER by David CHARVET

[Bill Hegbli:] This is a fantastic look at Jarrow life during the depression and what a man did to survive. It is also a book that shows how you can put together an act with nothing and become one of the highest paying magicians of the day. Find out how to do the Dollar Bill in Lemon without paying $500 for a custom made Russ Walsh loading gimmick.
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THE MAGIC APPLE LIVE edited by Brent GERIS

[PendletonThe3rd:] While it's written and compiled by Brent Arthur James Geris, it has never before published routines and essays from a slew of well known contributors (David Regal, Max Maven, Shoot Ogawa, and on and on). They were all asked to write about their favorite trick, influences, first performances, etc which some of the contributors do indeed while others use that theme to write on other related topics. Within that framework, there is a really nice and broad range of material here from the simple and straightforward to the more complex. Mostly cards but there is some coin work and other material here too. And of course, some nice essays and general discussions as well. My favorite being John Lovick's "Not Perfect Enough" which is his take on the Too Perfect Theory. Just a nice all around book which, again, I found refreshing since it wasn't too too dense or long winded as some magic books tend to get.
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THE ARTFUL MENTALISM OF BOB CASSIDY VOLUME 2: FUNDAMENTALS by Bob CASSIDY

[duanebarry:] Bob Cassidy mostly seems to write because he genuinely cares about teaching people to be better performing mentalists. (On the flip side, maybe bad mentalists cause him agony, and he's just trying to soothe his pain.) Either way, Cassidy is a strong teacher, not just of effects, but of all aspects of performing mentalism. Of course there are great effects here (highlights include a major chapter on a Q&A routine, and multiple versions of his signature Fourth Dimensional Telepathy routine so the reader can understand its evolution in his hands), but there's also a whole chapter ("Staging It") on audience connection and presentational skills, and another ("Working It") on logistical issues with venues, from contract issues and promotional pieces to room layouts. On top of all this, Bob's writing voice is engagingly conversational, and he can tell a great story. This multi-layered book will grow along with its reader; the newbie and the grizzled veteran will each find it extremely valuable.
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THE ALTAR FLAME: BOUND & COMPLETE edited by Mary TOMICH

[duanebarry:] At last, this periodical of bizarrist storytelling magic has been collected and bound! The Altar Flame spanned a decade (1993-2002) and provides a record of development in magic's "bizarre" sub-genre across those 10 years. Here are piles of creep-themed pieces with atmospheric artifacts like bells, candles, goblets, runestones, worry dolls, bone fragments, etc -- even a Hand of Glory. Scripts and stories come from Bill Fienning, Charles Pecor, Eugene Burger, Max Maven, Christian Chelman, Eugene Poinc, Carl Herron, Raj Madhok Larry White, Mary Tomich and others. There are do-it-yourself articles as well, including one on mold-casting your own self-extinguishing seance candle. The only thing missing are the bonus mercantile inserts entitled "Sales From The Crypt" which detailed curious items for sale from Tomich's Museum of Cursed Antiquities, which would have been delightful to compile as a historic bizarre magic dealer's catalog. There are only 300 of these books, and there will be no more.
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THE APPROACH by Jamie D. GRANT

[Jmolomagic:] I've only purchased one magic book this year but It has transformed my magic and the way I perform and "Approach" my magic. There may be other magic books like this but it is the only magic book in my library that gave me the confidence going into my gigs. It has prepared and gave me the confidence to become the best magician at my gigs I can be.

[exitmat:] The Approach by Jamie Grant was my favorite book of the year. Fun read and good food for the magic brain. I've already put some of the ideas into use in my shows, so I definitely got value out of it. Good mix of magic and business advice. Practical tips and well written too.

[saul:] I got this for xmas and had read it cover to cover within a couple of days of receiving it. However, this is not a book that has been written just to read, it has been writeen to study. I have since gone back to the beginning and I am now studying it chapter by chapter. So far I have got up to chapter 5 (Your magic Fridays) and have worked out who I am as a performer (worth the price of the book alone for me), put together what will be my professional repertoire and have started to test it out in the field. I want to eventually make the transition from amateur to professional magician and above all else this book is giving me the focus that I feel I was previously missing.

[Xaerius:] It's got something for all working magicians, working pros and those just starting out alike. It comes in a nice workbook format for you to monitor your own progress as a working pro. The Big Secret alone is worth the price of the book!

[M Sini:] I finished reading the book in 2 days and I think I can sum it up in one word…”Enthusiasm.” Jamie’s enthusiasm and love of performing magic pours out of the pages of the book. When reading it, you can’t help but to be excited as well. There is TONS of valuable information packed inside. Some things I already knew but there were so many things I had NEVER thought of! There will probably be some things you disagree with…that’s ok. As Jamie says (I’m paraphrasing), “We’re all different.” I put “The Approach” in my top 5 magic books I’ve read (please don’t ask me the other 4 right now). If you are a magician (close-up, stage, whatever), you should read this book. I’ve never met Jamie before but if we’re ever in the same place, I’m going to buy him a beer or 3 because 1) he seems like he’d be awesome to hang out with and 2) he deserves it for all he’s shared with the magic community, including this book.

[smullins:] The information has helped me huge! It's incredibly easy to read, interesting and valuable which places this super high on my "best ever bought list." Even though there no tricks taught (which we all know enough of!), the information will help you be a better magician and person. Jamie also backs his products personally and has always answered every question I've had with patience and kindness. It's rare to see that kind of customer service in any industry.

[Grant Mitchell:] I have hundreds of books teaching me tricks, but only 1 or 2 that REALLY teach me how to be a working Magician. By working Magician I mean someone in the real world who is taking their knowledge of magic and applying it to create wonder with others. I struggled for a long time to feel confident enough and prepared to become a professional working Magician - and after reading this book, I'm now up an running. It's awesome.

[jayrol251:] It is honest. As a full time performer for many years, everything in here rang true for real world gigging. And even though it is a book on the more important aspects of performing magic for money, he also mentions many of the tricks used in his own set. Fun and very easy to read with humour and interesting layout. No time wasting. Packed full of tips and ideas. Impossible to not gain something from this book regardless of experience.

[General_Magician:] Here are the reasons why I think Jamie's book is awesome: he requires you to work a a little bit with his workbook format so that you can become a better magician. If you want to become better at something if you have to work and take action to become better. That means not minding doing the work that he requires in his book. He shows you how to effectively work new magic tricks into your show with his Magic Fridays idea where you perform new magic tricks to see what kind of reactions you get from the magic trick which goes into the decision process of whether that magic trick should go into your formal show. He stresses the importance of what exactly makes a website important and the what's the most important aspect of a business card. He has an excellent model for figuring up how much you should charge. I like his model and it makes perfect sense. His book is easy to read and it makes for fun and interesting reading. I highly recommend his book and my vote is for Jamie Grant's book "The Approach."

[William Draven:] There is only one book you need to vote for, and that's the one I'm going to vote for! That's The Approach by Jamie D. Grant. I don't care if you are a new performer just starting in the professional world of magic or a seasoned pro the tips and advice Jamie offers in his The Approach is priceless! This book is amazing and teaches a lot about the business of show. It's the first book I'd advise a student to purchase if they decide to try and make money as a performing magician.

[RickEverhart:] A Complete guide to becoming a Working Magician - Incredible Workbook format! (yes you will actually be writing and taking some notes to better yourself...imagine that. The fact that I am an educator...I love this aspect. Now by all means if you want to keep your book all nice and blank, then don't.) Softcover - Page Count 286 Chapter Count 103 - For all of you who are doing the math....you guessed it. Most of the chapters are 1-2 and a half pages long. What? That's bull crap. Why would Jamie cheat us on information. Jamie has not done this, I assure you. His writing style allows him to be brief, yet convey his message in a short, concise manner to deliver the goods. Speaking of writing style. This is the first book I've ever seen where the author changes some fonts on certain words to show emphasis and break up the monotony of a lot of text on a page. He also uses highlighting on key points to remember. Well done Jamie and this makes the readability flow nicely and not seem like you are reading a huge novel. I read the entire book in a few hours and I am not a speed reader by any means. This is a book that you can and will go back to over and over again for reference.

[CdnAndrew:] The voice of this book is so incredibly personable, reading it feels like you're having an intimate discussion with Jamie and really getting to know his thoughts and experiences. He provides many, many interesting ideas that would only have been learned through experience; his thoughts on pocket management, how many effects to have on hand, dealing with different types of situations (outdoors, too many people, too few people) and how to sell yourself from business cards to a website. Jamie shared everything he knows, honestly and openly, and his book is so incredibly positive and motivational that I truly believe everyone can learn from it.

[jackbp:] Despite some of the unkind words spoken on this thread, I personally found this book to be excellent. Not everyone on the MC has years of paid for real world experience (shock horror - some of us learn magic for fun and to perform for friends and family), so this book is a fantastic reference for anyone who is considering taking their hobby to the next level. It's written in the same informal and friendly way Jamie comes across here on the MC and on his Ted talk (which I found on his website not so long ago http://www.sendwonder.com/), which is refreshing for a book of this type. I was unsure at first whether to invest $55 in a book, so I asked Jamie for a preview and he generously send me the first few chapters for free.

[Blindside785:] Has given me the confidence to know more about the ins and outs about working in amgic. It's chapters have pointed me in the right direction or path to get to where I want to be in magic. The secrets in the book are real winners and I can't see any magician not picking up something from the book. It has a sample of a contract, examples of how much to charge, how to start out does he have a lot of tips but his writing style is very inviting.

[nspikito:] It contains a ton of useful information, not just interesting speculations. The advice and suggestions are presented in an entertaining manner. Unlike most other magic books I've read, this book offers exercises and 'homework' to get past the theory and into developing real-world strategies to help build a magic career. No other book I've read is so clearly focused on the business of magic, rather than listing a bunch of tricks, or theoretical cogitations about the performance of magic.

[James Kaine:] What I learned in this book has changed the way I think about everything I do. I'm so glad I bought this book, I often find myself opening it up again to re-read a chapter or two when dealing with potential clients. Yes it may not be a book for a worker who's been performing for 30 years but there's a lot of information in it. In the book Jamie makes you see your act in a different way with the top ten tricks, etc. I love it and it deserves to be in the running for best book!

[Nate Green:] From the way the book is laid out to Jamie's writing style, "The Approach" is an easy read that is full of excellent content and is written with intelligence and humor. For me, two chapters that stand out and make this book well worth the asking price are Chapter 36 - The Handshake and Chapter 32 - The Big Secret. Both of these chapters have such practical advice that I wondered why I hadn't thought of Jamie's solutions on my own! More than anything, "The Approach" got me thinking and all good books should do just that!
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Link to the voting thread for reference: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewf......10&51065

Thanks to all who took the time to write a little bit about the books they enjoyed this year, and especially to those who wrote thoughtfully about more than one.
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On 2014-02-01 00:59, duanebarry wrote:

His book tallied the highest number of votes. That book was The Approach by Jamie D. Grant. If you prefer the pep rally model as a meaningful way to identify a quality book, here is your Winner. Congratulations.



Thanks, duanebarry! I know how hard it is to run a contest and I'm thankful for all the work you put in! I'd also love to open up a discussion on voting methods and practices for next year (there's no time like the present!) and have thread already going on the subject:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=177

Again, thank you so much! To everyone who has ever purchased a copy of my work or took the time to vote, it's a huge honor for which I am super thankful!

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Also, after having read through everyone's wonderful comments about all the contenders, I've already purchased two of the books on the list this week! I'll be picking up Japan Ingenious pretty quickly too, I reckon!
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I expect there will be a discussion about Book of the Year process issues, but I think it should be kept distinct from that Trick of the Year process discussion.

My own view is that since an Award title is commercially attractive for its sales-boosting value, any future Awards here will inescapably devolve into marketing contests for commercial gain. So I'll likely ignore them in favor of participating in a simple year-end roundup discussion which is explicitly not any sort of contest, like the one EvilDan tried to start.
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That sounds perfect! I'm sure the Trick thread will continue so I can do both (Trick and Book) for next year (DVD, too? Something to consider, I reckon) and work it out with everyone!

Great work!

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Duanebarry

Thanks for running the competition. I think your idea to include qualitative input was a stroke of genius. It adds lots of depth and rigour to the process and provides interesting reading now that the competition has closed.

Thanks also for consolidating everyone's comments on this thread. I think the guys who run the other competitions on the Café would benefit from looking at what you have achieved here.

thank you
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Congrats Jamie!!!!!!! Well deserved!
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Thanks for your work, duanebarry. Now I know what to read next.
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