Dustin Stinett wrote:The thing we have to keep in mind is the marketing experts at Taschen aren't going to let this book flounder. It's in three languages, which braodens its appeal, it's a stunning book that folks other than magic history geeks are going to enjoy. I also heard that another edition with three other languages is in the works.
You are probably right, Dustin. (Currently, the book has a sales rank on Amazon US of around #5,400, which seems pretty doggone good IMHO when you think about how many books are out there).
In terms of broad appeal, I looked on the Amazon page on what other works people who buy Magic 1400s-1950s purchase. So far, it looks like many of the initial purchases are from people who are interested in the same stuff magic geeks are. (Of course, this is a biased sample in that it is limited to early adopters and people who bought from Amazon US. Plus, the purchasers may not be magic geeks but just like magic geek stuff--although if you are into that stuff, you'll be a magic geek before long I reckon :) )