I have to date published a total of approximately 1500 copies of the original Stunners and Stunners-Plus. The circulation of the three major magic publications runs approximately 8,000 to 10,000 each. Assuming that many subscribers receive all three or at least two of the three, I'd say that the material contained in the original Stunners is a rather small percentage of the total magic market. But, having said that, I do believe everyone is entitled to their opinion as several of you have chosen to express publicly.
In answer to questions regarding whether or not previous owners should, in fact, order the book I publicly stated on the Magic Cafe website that in my opinion (for what that's worth) anyone who had previously purchased Stunners, or the material that made up my Professional Mentalism lecture notes (over a 100 pages) and who have purchased some of my commercial effects over the years...should NOT purchase Stunners-Plus. Frankly, I didn't think owners of the original Stunners would be interested in the new book.
As to whether or not I should have offered a special discount to owners of Stunners...I don't have a list of the people who purchased the original Stunners. So I offered a special pre-publication discount to EVERYONE who wanted to take advantage of it. If anyone, including those who have chosen to question my integrity, had contacted me privately...I would have endeavored to find a compromise.
I'm sorry if some of you feel betrayed by my including the material from Stunners. To you, I APOLOGIZE! I doubt that that makes any difference, but I did not intentionally seek to hurt anyone. And I still haven't seen anything in writing that indicates that I promised NEVER to republish all or portions of the book!!!
But, to everyone who was NOT exposed to my creations...and that means everyone OVER the approximately one thousand people who have had the exclusive use of the material over the past ten years...to you I say, "Stunners-Plus" is now available from me at my website: www.stunnersplus.com.
And when you dive into its 675 pages of material, you are in for the treat of a lifetime!
In answer to Richard's request that I continue to participate in other threads. Absolutely! I've never backed down from a controversary before. Why start now!