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lcwright1964
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On Sep 19, 2014, poonchingyip wrote:
Pre-order is ALSO available on Vanishinginc now~*
It is a good news for international buyers Smile

- Arthur


I am still working through my older Aronson books and will wait for Jeff Pinsky to stock it at Browsers' Den. It is one of the few brick and mortar magic shops left in Canada and I want to keep supporting it.
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Great news !!

I ordered from Vanishinginc as I live in France, but I'm really upset by the huge amount to pay for shipping ! The 50$ became 96$ and more, so do the math, it doubles the price !

I would never ordered there if it wasn't Aronson...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~MiMo~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Tu aurais dû attendre... Car le livre sera certainement distribué par murphys et Ludo ( ou autre ) te l aurai commandé ....
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Je te réponds en anglais :

Good advice Learachel, I sent a message to cancel the order and wait until it's available in France. I'm so happy about this release after a 13 year wait, I had to jump on it asap... Patience...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~MiMo~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Ordered!
"Long may magicians fascinate and continue to be fascinated by the mystery potential in a pack of cards."
~Cliff Green

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On Sep 19, 2014, Tim Cavendish wrote:
Simon is now taking orders:

http://www.simonaronson.com/books.html

Folks ordering via Simon's website will received a set of 4 gaffed cards with the book.


DARN! I didn't see this offer from Simon until today. Unfortunately (for me), just yesterday I PRE-ordered this book from Vanishing Inc. (sigh) I'm now wondering if the pre-order can be cancelled or if Vanishing Inc will also be including the 4 gimmicked cards required to perform some of the effects in Art Decko. Since Simon is such a good friend of Josh Jay's I never gave it a second thought about ordering the book from Vanishing Inc..and I actually assumed (wrongly?) that Vanishing Inc was getting first dibs on the sale of the book.

In my excitement to get ahold of Simon's new book, I broke my rule about not Pre-ordering anything. And, as usual, it looks like pre-ordering has come back to bite me. (double sigh)

Oh well. Hopefully, I might already have the 4 gimmicked cards in some of my DBs and DF cards.

Mike
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On Sep 19, 2014, Tim Cavendish wrote:
Simon is now taking orders:

http://www.simonaronson.com/books.html

Folks ordering via Simon's website will received a set of 4 gaffed cards with the book.


DARN! I didn't see this offer from Simon until today. Unfortunately (for me), just yesterday I PRE-ordered this book from Vanishing Inc. (sigh) I'm now wondering if the pre-order can be cancelled or if Vanishing Inc will also be including the 4 gimmicked cards required to perform some of the effects in Art Decko. Since Simon is such a good friend of Josh Jay's I never gave it a second thought about ordering the book from Vanishing Inc..and I actually assumed (wrongly?) that Vanishing Inc was getting first dibs on the sale of the book.

In my excitement to get ahold of Simon's new book, I broke my rule about not Pre-ordering anything. And, as usual, it looks like pre-ordering has come back to bite me. (double sigh)

Oh well. Hopefully, I might already have the 4 gimmicked cards in some of my DBs and DF cards.

Mike


But, by ordering from VanishingInc, you will be getting the signed bookplate.

If the gaffs are anything like those that were included with Try the Impossible, you will not have anything like them. I assume the ones included in this new book will be unique also. But, they are available for $10 on Simon's site.
"Long may magicians fascinate and continue to be fascinated by the mystery potential in a pack of cards."
~Cliff Green

"The greatest tricks ever performed are not done at all. The audience simply think they see them."
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Guys, here's some clarification.

First, I'm happy to announce that the manuscript for my new book Art Decko is now at the printer, with a target date for distribution and shipping of November 1. Believe me, after writing for over a year, I'm as eager to see it as you are.

Second, I've just had my website www.simonaronson.com fully updated, and you can now pre-order your copy of Art Decko, at a price of $50.00. Art Decko is a large (8.5 x 11) hardbound volume, with full color dust cover, black binding with silver lettering (matching my previous four large books). It's my largest book ever, containing over 325 pages of my most recent card magic. My website gives you more information about its contents.

Third, a few of the tricks require specially printed gaffed cards, so I had them printed by U.S. Playing Card Company, so they would be available for anyone who wanted them. I thought about trying to include them with every copy of the book, but that would have increased the cost of the book to everyone, so I'm selling a packet of the four gaffs for $10.00 on my website. These gaffs are exclusive with me; they won't be available anywhere else (the same as the five gaffed Aces I sell for use with Try the Impossible).

I'm always torn about marketing -- book and product selling isn't a "business" for me; being retired is a lot more fun. I've always felt it's important to support creators and authors, so I'm grateful when people purchase directly from me. So, as a small 'thank you,' I will include the set of four specially printed gaffed cards as a free bonus with direct book orders. (Again, I offered (and still offer) the same kind of bonus with Try the Impossible). But don't worry, if you buy the book from your local magic dealer or the internet, you can still buy a set of the gaffs at my website.

Finally, there's one more item that's an "add-on." The final trick in the book, Two by Two, is something I'm extremely excited about; it's my take on ACAAN (sort of) but with a different slant. It's one of the strongest pieces I've come up with in a very long time -- but it requires a special deck of number cards. I had one such deck made for my own use, and I was so happy with it that I had the deck printed (in a limited quantity) for those who might want to try this routine. That deck is available separately for $ 25.00 at my website. It is not printed by U.S. Playing Card Company, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. My advice is to wait until you read the routine in Art Decko before you decide whether to purchase the number deck (you won't know exactly how I use the deck anyway until you read the book, because the deck alone is sold without instructions).

The gaffed cards and the Two by Two number deck won't ship until the book is available (expected around November 1). You can immediately order Art Decko from me now, and once the book arrives from the printer, book orders will be shipped out in the order received. I pay postage on U.S. Domestic orders. There are PayPal buttons on my website, or for those who prefer snail mail, there are mailing instructions.

Finally, let me address some of the comments above about Foreign Orders for the book. Because of the weight, widely varying shipping costs to each separate country, customs declarations, and often unavailability of tracking, I don't ship books outside the U.S. Many of the reputable dealers are much better equipped to handle this. I sympathize with, and appreciate, that some of you would still like to purchase from me, either to take advantage of the bonus deal, or to request a signed copy, or simply to support the project. There is a practical solution that may work for many: if you have a willing friend or relative in the U.S., you could have them order for you (or with their permission, you could order using their U.S. shipping address), using the PayPal buttons on my website at www.simonaronson.com . When they receive the book, they can then personally arrange to ship it directly to you. Since I pay for shipping on domestic orders, it won't cost you anything additional, and you can thus take advantage of the free gaffs that are included with direct orders from me. But I fully understand this option may not be helpful to everyone, so feel free to support your local brick and mortar or internet dealer.

This is my first book in over 13 years, and I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product. I hope you are too.

Simon
"There's a world of difference between a spectator's not knowing how something is done versus his knowing that it can't be done."

Shuffle-bored (1980)



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One more thought about my book Art Decko.

The book will be distributed wholesale through Murphy's Magic Supplies, so if you want your local bricks-and-mortar dealer to carry it, tell them they should be able to order copies through Murphy's.
"There's a world of difference between a spectator's not knowing how something is done versus his knowing that it can't be done."

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I assume that those of us who ordered this from you prior to today, you have a history of our orders?
"Long may magicians fascinate and continue to be fascinated by the mystery potential in a pack of cards."
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"The greatest tricks ever performed are not done at all. The audience simply think they see them."
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I just got my copy from Simon--along with the four gaffs that you can get for free if you order the book from www.simonaronson.com. It came out beautifully--a stunning, big book of card magic.
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On Sep 25, 2014, Simon Aronson wrote:
One more thought about my book Art Decko.

The book will be distributed wholesale through Murphy's Magic Supplies, so if you want your local bricks-and-mortar dealer to carry it, tell them they should be able to order copies through Murphy's.


Thanks! I will let my magic shop know. I would like to order directly from you, as I do for gaffs, but you don't ship books out of the US. My store deals with Murphy's and has inquiries about the book with them already. Look forward to seeing it, but till then I have four of your older works keeping me plenty busy Smile

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Got mine from Simon, as well, along with the number deck. I appreciate the free gaffs, but darn the USPS for beating the heck out of the book in transit.
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Just got my copy as well. I really like his thinking process. It was a pleasure to skim last night, will take time to digest all of it. Looks like another winner
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I thought this was still on preorder as per vanishing inc magic?
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Supporting the author directly has benefits.
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Can someone with the book share their thoughts?
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Well it's a very early read so far-- one quick read through--I would say this is going to be a very popular book.

The book is beautifully produced. Very high quality. The end paper inner covers are color photos; the dust jacket cover and color photo of Simon on the back cover are very classy as well.

So far, I would say lots of very usable material. Ironically, I would say this is his most Bannonesque book. Commercial plots, not-too-difficult methods, clever variations of classic plots--his own plots and others'. Some of it is material that has been published in the last decades in the magazines.

It's light on memdeck stuff. He acknowledges that he is a victim of his own success, and no longer feels he has to convince the world of a memdeck's power.

There aren't, as far as I can tell so far, any brain-crushing new principles like the UnDo Influence or the Cancellation principles. However as I say, there are some excellent new effects that you will want to do right away. They are all explained in Simon's eloquent, detailed way.

Probably the biggest surprise is the large amount of space given over to items that depend on gaffs--double facers and the like. Simon has always employed them in past books, but I would say this book has the largest percentage of such tricks. We've already seen how when a guy as clever as Simon puts his mind to using a gaff, the poor audience doesn't stand a chance. There are several items here where Simon uses gaffs as effectively as he did with Red See Passover. The ability to be so far ahead of the audience makes for some startling mindreading type effects.

Also includes two thoughtful essays on the sadness of dis-illusionment, and the circumstances that make a prediction believable and effective.

Worth every penny.
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Thanks for the first-pass review, Landmark. Very hopeful!

Question: as you note that there isn't a lot of memdeck work in the book, would you mind commenting on the number of stack-independent memdeck effects?
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...or a more complete review!?? Smile

Best,

Zedd
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