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Jamie D. Grant
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Hiya Gang!

I am super proud to have successfully run the "Trick of The Year" thread for a number of years now and am also super proud to have won the "Book Of The Year" last year so, on those notes, I think it's only fair that I help someone else this time around. So, without further ado...

It's that time of year! Who will win The Tarbell for 2014?!

Like the Trick Of The Year (called The Houdin) I reckon this should have a name, as well, and Tarbell feels like a great choice! I'll also create a Limited Edition Anything Is possible bottle for it, like this one:
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Okay- What is your favourite book that was released in 2014?

Please submit up to 3 entries and we'll tally them up on Feb.01.


1.
2.
3.

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And, gang, I know firsthand how much of an impact this thread will have on someone's life. Seriously. The prestige from this little thread will drive their sales through the roof. So please let's take this seriously, say nothing but nice things, and have fun! We're going to change someone's life!


RULES:
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If you follwed the Trick Of The Year thread last year, things got a little bit complicated. What started out as a fun thread between pals several years ago has turned into a HUGE event and, you know what? That's a good thing! It shows that the art of magic is alive and well and that we're all passionate about it!! I think next year we might end up going to some sort of panel judging but, for this last year, we'll keep it to the old voting system one final time and see how we do. That said, to help reduce drama (we can never eliminate it, I'm afraid) let's try and keep to the following...

Vote with Book Title and the Writer Name. Please submit 3 Entries(if you're able).

If you have been selected and want to encourage your pals to take part...

You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café for your vote to count. If you're new, that gives you over 2 months to join in the community and share in our passion.

It is impossible to police or enforce a "no asking your clients, friends, etc to vote" rule and, personally, I think it's silly to ask people not to share their excitement. How can you have a contest if you're not allowed to talk about it?! On that note, I ask that you please...

Don't offer financial incentives.
Encourage people to vote for 3, if possible (I know it's harder to find 3 books in a single year than an effect) not just one.
Limit the number of your announcements to 3 times.


I trust people (perhaps that's a fault, lol) but I also trust the voting public to choose what they truly feel is the best and not just what soemone tells them to do.

Lastly, this is a thread for JOY. Let me be clear- HAPPINESS! Any post that is not a vote or is something positive, I will ask for it to be deleted. There are other places on the Café (Right or Worng) for political disussions. But they won't be here.

Sweet Marie- wish me luck (I mean for moderating this thread), lol...


Your pal,

jamie
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I will vote for a Piece of My Mind (limited edition).

I predict NOW that it will win easily.

Although, I think Michael Murray may have brainwashed us all using his clever methods Smile
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1. Newly released: The Devil's Staircase by Greg Chapman (full disclosure--I proofread the book and was very impressed by it.)
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Bairn. The best
Confident Deceptions. Close second.
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When in Rome - Peter turner
A piece of my mind - Michael Murray
Train Tracking - Atlas Brookings

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Odd. How can you vote for Bairn when it hasn't been released yet?
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Quote:
On Nov 28, 2014, Magiguy wrote:
Odd. How can you vote for Bairn when it hasn't been released yet?


But it has?
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Yay, I can vote!

1. The Devil's Staircase, by Greg Chapman
2. The Art of the Con, by Paul Wilson
3. I have not read enough of this years books. I've been busy...

I checked with Jamie about adding my vote here and ... return to top of post.

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Quote:
On Nov 28, 2014, Magiguy wrote:
Odd. How can you vote for Bairn when it hasn't been released yet?


It most definitely has been released:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=15

I am looking at the printed book right now.

Best,

Atlas
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A piece of my mind- Michael Murray.
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1. A piece of my mind (limited edition) by Michael Murray
2. Train Tracking by Atlas Brookings
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2. Art Decko by Simon Aronson
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1. A Piece of my Mind (Limited Edition Version), Michael Murray
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As stated by several others:
1. Train Tracking-Atlas Brookings
2. A Piece of My Mind (limited edition)-Michael Murray
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Train Tracking - Atlas Brookings

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On Nov 28, 2014, MagicAtlas wrote:
Quote:
On Nov 28, 2014, Magiguy wrote:
Odd. How can you vote for Bairn when it hasn't been released yet?


It most definitely has been released:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=15

I am looking at the printed book right now.

Best,

Atlas


That's good to know. I have only seen it as a pre-order at Stevens. Off to do some book shopping now... Smile
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