ZARROW: A LIFETIME OF MAGIC BOOK

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ZARROW: A LIFETIME OF MAGIC BOOK

Postby Mats Kjellstrom » October 26th, 2008, 11:21 am

Wonderful news !

http://www.mymagic.com/herbzarrow/

===Expected to ship around November 10, 2008==

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Re: ZARROW: A LIFETIME OF MAGIC BOOK

Postby PapaG » October 26th, 2008, 1:24 pm

Let's hope the UK exchange rate recovers...

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Postby Richard Kaufman » October 26th, 2008, 7:10 pm

The UK exchange rate has returned to somewhere near its normal number. "Recovers" is not the word Americans would use.
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Postby PapaG » October 26th, 2008, 7:36 pm

At least there is still an economy to work with. For a while I thought we were heading back to the barter system.

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Postby Dustin Stinett » October 26th, 2008, 8:05 pm

I'm going to start hunting and gathering.

I hope this book is not a limited edition. I have to wait until the New Year!

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Re: ZARROW: A LIFETIME OF MAGIC BOOK

Postby DrDanny » October 26th, 2008, 9:11 pm

I'm looking forward to the book, but jeez! $125 is a lot of money. 2x as much as the Vernon Revelation title? Ouch!
I hope this doesn't give Richard any ideas re: Mr. Jennings Takes Me to the Poorhouse!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » October 26th, 2008, 9:20 pm

Revelation was surprisingly low-priced for the production values. Also, a good deal of the material in it had been published before.
That is not the case at all with the Zarrow book--I'm sure 95% of it is in print for the first time. It will be well worth the money.

I know it seems like $125 is a lot of money, but you can't think of books in terms of DVDs or anything like that.

Books take years to write! A DVD takes ONE day to shoot.

People have to get paid for their work. DVDs are overpriced at $35. Books are under-priced at $100.

As for Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy, it will be larger than the Zarrow book. I don't know what the price will be yet. My goal is to price it under $100.

I do know that I will be buying a Zarrow book and will spend many days engrossed in it as soon as it hits my mailbox. C'mon--what a team: the motherload of Zarrow's unpublished material written by David Ben. It doesn't get better than that.
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Postby David Thomas » October 26th, 2008, 9:45 pm

How much of Mr. Jennings takes it easy is unpublished material would you say?

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Postby Jim Martin » October 26th, 2008, 9:46 pm

As for Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy, it will be larger than the Zarrow book. I don't know what the price will be yet. My goal is to price it under $100.


Next thing you'll be telling us that we get a free DVD of Ramsay doing the Cylinder and Coins, with revised Farelli text...... oh, wait a minute.

The Chief Genii is killin'.

I actually put it in terms of what would it cost for me to take a lesson with someone. Given the quality of the Zarrow material and David Ben's writing, it will be a worth every penny.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » October 26th, 2008, 9:50 pm

I think at least 80% to 85% of the material is unpublished, and the rest is material described correctly for the first time.
Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy is not an enormous book of tricks ... it's hard to describe. It's a new kind of duck.
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Postby erdnasephile » October 26th, 2008, 9:53 pm

Based on the exerpts published in Genii, Swiss' review, and the reputations of Zarrow, Ben, and Yedid, I'm anticipating that the book will be well worth the admittedly steep investment.

Hopefully, it will be a huge success and demonstrate that publishing a large, important book in 2008 is still a fiscally feasible endeavor.

Viva la Books! :-)

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Postby DrDanny » October 27th, 2008, 10:27 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:I do know that I will be buying a Zarrow book and will spend many days engrossed in it as soon as it hits my mailbox. C'mon--what a team: the motherload of Zarrow's unpublished material written by David Ben. It doesn't get better than that.


Oh, I've already ordered it, and can't wait to read it. And I agree -- the benefits of a good book over even a great DVD are worth a lot. Just don't tell my wife what they really cost!

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Re: ZARROW: A LIFETIME OF MAGIC BOOK

Postby Mats Kjellstrom » October 27th, 2008, 11:12 am

My prediction:
this is the "most sought after" book 2008.

Explore new secrets!
"For some six decades, Herb has kept the bulk of these secrets within a small, select circle. With this book, you can now join that circle."

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