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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/30/08 02:21 PM

This information is published in the August issue of Genii, but there's no reason why the rest of you can't take advantage of it.
We have posted an e-book of The Expert at the Card Table here for you to download. It's a searchable pdf.
Go to: http://geniimagazine.com/erdnase/
You'll have to answer a question. If you can't figure out the answer, you don't deserve the e-book. NOTE that the name which is requested is case sensative, so capitalize the first letter.
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Postby RogueMD » 07/30/08 05:45 PM

Wonderful!
Thank you Richard.

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Postby rage » 07/30/08 05:50 PM

Thanks.
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Postby Gord » 07/30/08 09:28 PM

Thanks Richard.
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Postby Roger M. » 08/01/08 12:49 AM

I felt like a moron for about five minutes.
The question might better be put as what's the LAST name of Vernon's.....................

I thought I was losing it.......or had it wrong all this time :)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/01/08 01:03 AM

The first name is unknown. The last name is backward ... we think.
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Postby Roger M. » 08/01/08 01:52 AM

Richard, there ARE two initials that are considered part of the mans name, they're on the front of the first edition, and every one after that :)

I was starting off with the initials. Needless to say I wasn't having any luck.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/01/08 12:31 PM

Roger M. wrote:... are considered part of the mans name.... Needless to say I wasn't having any luck.


No friends, no relatives, no trustees for his legacy, no interest from the magic community at the time... not even a ghost.

And yes - let's presume the E. S. which makes the reverese of "Andrews" workable was put there for a reason, as was the S. and W. :)
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Postby Rene Clement » 08/01/08 01:20 PM

Why all the trouble? The password is given to you right in the link name.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 08/01/08 01:22 PM

shhhhhhhh ;-)
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Postby Don Stachowiak » 08/06/08 10:02 AM

Thanks Richard!
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Postby Bill Palmer » 08/07/08 02:03 AM

In a way, this is somewhat amusing. Richard and his staff have set up a great tool for card magicians as a free download, and people are quibbling over which version of the name to use as a password.

That's kind of like someone offering free hammers, and people griping about the color of the handles.

Thanks, Richard!
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Postby Roger M. » 08/10/08 12:06 AM

It's nothing more than a passing observation Bill, a bit of casual conversation here on the forum.

I thought it was funny that I entered the wrong name a few times........is this really worthy of a negative comment?
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Postby Evan Shuster » 08/10/08 12:26 AM

Excellent! Many Thanks, Richard!
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Postby Magic Randy » 08/10/08 10:42 AM

Thanks...
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Postby bagelsandlox » 08/11/08 08:37 PM

Very cool. Thank you.
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Postby J.D.C. » 09/05/08 04:35 AM

This definitely beats trying to read out of the "Expert" pocket bible. Thanks again Richard!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/05/08 10:56 AM

My pleasure, and we've got another free e-book for all of you coming up with our October issue.
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Postby Barry Manley » 09/08/08 12:31 PM

Way to go Richard; You are pleasing the multitudes.
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Postby Ray T. Stott » 11/29/08 07:08 PM

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Richard Kaufman wrote:My pleasure, and we've got another free e-book for all of you coming up with our October issue.


Is that the e-book titled "The Great American Magic Book Publisher Lovers" and was blank? :)

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/29/08 07:21 PM

No, it was Sam Loyd's enormous book on puzzles.
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Postby Doug Lippert » 12/07/08 05:44 AM

Thank you!
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Postby Noel Grassy » 12/07/08 07:07 AM

Thank you, this is a wonderful gift.
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Postby MagicWhiz » 01/19/09 01:48 PM

Thank you!
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Postby Atreus Montreal » 02/07/09 08:12 PM

Thanks.
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Postby Kerry » 03/27/09 02:40 PM

Thanks!
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Postby Tony Rush » 04/10/09 10:51 PM

I actually didn't get the answer correct the first couple of times because I wasn't quite sure if the answer I was thinking of would be considered a "magic book". Certainly there's a section of the book that pertains to legerdemain but I don't think "magic book" is the best descriptor for that particular book.

Nonetheless, I got a copy and appreciate the gift very much!

Thanks, Richard!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 04/11/09 12:11 AM

I hope to do more things like this in the future. I have a few manuscripts that I'm never going to get around to publishing--the market just won't support them. Instead, I may just post them as free e-books. Of course, the problem still exists that someone has to lay the book out for no pay, but I'll be able to surmount that obstacle at some point.
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Postby mrgoat » 04/11/09 07:32 AM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I hope to do more things like this in the future. I have a few manuscripts that I'm never going to get around to publishing--the market just won't support them. Instead, I may just post them as free e-books. Of course, the problem still exists that someone has to lay the book out for no pay, but I'll be able to surmount that obstacle at some point.


What about having the ebook sponsored by an advertiser to cover the cost of the layout? I reckon it's a great proposition to have - say - BROUGHT TO YOU BY SPUMCO MAGIC INC on the cover, and/or maybe a URL at the foot of every page or something. Not intrsive, nothing that would alienate the readers. But a free ebook will end up in the hands of LOTS of magicians and would be an excellent advertising/sponsorship joint venture I'd have thought. If I ran a magic site I'd jump at it. Just a thought.
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Postby Magic Randy » 04/11/09 03:05 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I hope to do more things like this in the future. I have a few manuscripts that I'm never going to get around to publishing--the market just won't support them. Instead, I may just post them as free e-books. Of course, the problem still exists that someone has to lay the book out for no pay, but I'll be able to surmount that obstacle at some point.


Richard,

One idea would be to give these away for free, to those that:

1) Purchased one of you books
2) Renewed their subscription to Genii
3) ...

That way you are rewarding your loyal customers and still getting some benefit yourself.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 04/11/09 04:24 PM

It's very difficult to lock things up and have to give out codes and all of that stuff so only certain people can access it. Then it gets sent all around the internet anyway.
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Postby Brad Henderson » 04/11/09 05:16 PM

I think Mr. Goat's idea is a very good one.
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Postby Hansel » 02/10/10 01:51 PM

Thanks!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/10/10 03:56 PM

I hope to put up a new ebook (that is, a previously unpublished book) soon. We'll probably do a micro-charge for it, like a $1 or $2, just to cover some expenses.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/10/10 04:11 PM

How did I miss the downloadable book of Sam Loyd puzzles? Did that get posted? Do I have to know Sam Loyd's first name?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/10/10 04:33 PM

We put up the Sam Loyd ebook when we ran the article in Genii--within the past year.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/10/10 07:15 PM

Richard,

I can look up the issue at the Castle library tonight. If I find it, is it okay for me to post the link here, for the benefit of Don and others like me?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/10/10 07:24 PM

Here's the link for the Sam Loyd book:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/Loyd/
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Postby Don Hendrix » 02/10/10 10:29 PM

If anyone missed the article or wants to read it again, you'll find it in the October 2008 Genii.
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