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magicalmoi
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Hi everyone I'm rather new to magic but I've created a magic trick and would like to sell it.. which website is best to try?
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Before you can sell it you need to research and see if it's already been created, most have.
Then you need to research crediting moves etc.
not an easy task, you just can't think you created something and sell it to Magi.
You'll hear more from others about this...
not many people create original effects

If you really did create an original effect...congrats, but really you need to do some extra serious research before making such a statment.
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Ok, you have created a magic trick. Cool!

But...

How many times have you performed it?
What was the audience reaction?

I've had a great idea for a prediction in a (non-gimmicked) brand-new sealed bottle of water for years. My idea looks great on paper, but I've never performed it in front of an audience. Therefore, I can't measure it's true impact and value.

If you are "rather new" to magic, then you should master your creation and perform it to audiences for a while, before trying to sell it.

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Thanks guys, well my trick uses little effects which other people have created I'm sure but the big effect itself hasn't been created as far as I know
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A well performed TRICK, produces an EFFECT. The EFFECT IS what the spectator SEES, or, THINKS that he SEES.

At least, use the proper nomenclature!

Note: cf. Fitzkee's "SHOWMANSHIP FOR MAGICIANS". Learn what various EFFECTS are possible!
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I admit grammar was never my strong suit hehe but the difference seems to be quite subtle especially if the trick is done bluntly in front of the spectator and he doesn't realise so the trick and effect would be the same thing then would you call it a trick or an effect?
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Sorry, but I was unable to completely decypher that "run on" sentence.

From what I could understand, you seem to I think that a trick and an effect are the same thing. I can't imagine what sort of reasoning you used to reach that conclusion.

I will repeat: The magician PERFORMS a TRICK. The spectator sees "something" that deceives him and/or entertains him. THAT is called the EFFECT.

Read: Fitzkee "Showmanship for Magicians"! Read Ken Weber's "Maximum Entertainment"! Read Henning Nelms "Magic and Showmanship"! Read Maskelynne & Devant's "Our Magic"!

Perhaps you should take a remedial course in rhetoric and grammar. To be an entertainer, you must be able to communicate with the audience.

Best Wishes, and, Good Luck!
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Welcome, magicalmoi.
Some good advice is in there. Some more blunt then others. Don't be discouraged. Do the research and perforemance test your creation. You didn't give any hint as to what the effect is or what it involves, ie. cards, coins etc. Is the efect a Vanish or an apperance? Is it a levitation? We don't know. More information is needed, so that we can help you. Good luck on your quest.
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On Feb 6, 2015, Kbuck54 wrote:
Welcome, magicalmoi.
Some good advice is in there. Some more blunt then others. Don't be discouraged. Do the research and perforemance test your creation. You didn't give any hint as to what the effect is or what it involves, ie. cards, coins etc. Is the efect a Vanish or an apperance? Is it a levitation? We don't know. More information is needed, so that we can help you. Good luck on your quest.
Keith Shazam

thank you for your encouragement Smile
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On Feb 6, 2015, Dick Oslund wrote:
Sorry, but I was unable to completely decypher that "run on" sentence.

From what I could understand, you seem to I think that a trick and an effect are the same thing. I can't imagine what sort of reasoning you used to reach that conclusion.

I will repeat: The magician PERFORMS a TRICK. The spectator sees "something" that deceives him and/or entertains him. THAT is called the EFFECT.

Read: Fitzkee "Showmanship for Magicians"! Read Ken Weber's "Maximum Entertainment"! Read Henning Nelms "Magic and Showmanship"! Read Maskelynne & Devant's "Our Magic"!

Perhaps you should take a remedial course in rhetoric and grammar. To be an entertainer, you must be able to communicate with the audience.

Best Wishes, and, Good Luck!


I live in a country where people don't speak english much so I won't be entertaining in english..
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I don't know of any language that does not have some rules of grammar, and rhetoric. Words do have meaning in any language.

See paragraph #4 of my post above.
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I think I get it. I will PM you when the trick (did I use the correct word?) gets published hopefully Smile
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Good!

Technically speaking, you'll be selling a PROP and a SECRET. The TRICK exists while it is being performed. However, through years of using the word TRICK, it has become "somewhat" acceptable.

I wish you well in selling your invention!
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On Feb 7, 2015, Dick Oslund wrote:

I wish you well in selling your invention!


Technically, he can't be selling an invention, since he stated "my trick uses little effects which other people have created."


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Yes!, I agree. I just decided that it was not worth the effort.

I should have put " " around the word, "invention".
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Yes!, I agree. I just decided that it was not worth the effort.

I should have put " " around the word, "invention".
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On Feb 8, 2015, Dick Oslund wrote:

I should have put " " around the word, "invention".


You should not have put a comma (,) before "invention"? Why pause?
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Well, when, I, unpacked, this, "infernal electrisch peckenclacker", there, was, an. oversupply, of, commas, included,. So, I, include, them, at, no, additional, charge,

Besides, I, wanted, to, set, off, the, word, "invention", which, is, my, prerogative, as, the, writer,. The, recipient, may, delete, any, or, all, of, those, commas, if, he, desires, to,. (There, I,even, included,a,"Charlie, Miller,! (I, ended, that, sentence, with, a, PREPOSITION,!) Charlie, Miller, who, was, a, strict, grammarian, gave, me, "carte, blanche," to, do, that, any, time, I, wish, to,. He, even, gave, Winston, Churchill, Prime, Minister, Of England, special, permission, to, use, a, preposition, to, end, a, sentence, with, mainly because, Churchill, in, the, interest, of, using, the "Queen's, English", properly, had, stated, that, using, a, preposition, to, end, a, sentence, (with), was, something, "Up, with, which, I, shall, not,put,!"

So,! as, Rhett, Butler, said, to, Scarlett, O'Hara, in,"GONE, WITH, THE, WIND,": Frankly, Scarlett, "I, don't, give, a, d--m,!

Yours, 'til, the, square, circle, is, empty,

Dick,

P.,S., Pleae, find, enclosed, some extra, ",s",. I, have, an, ample, supply, (,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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I think we all know, who the dangleing participle is in this conversation.
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Do any of your spectators survive your show?
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