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Postby Dai Bato » 09/07/09 12:18 AM

I am a used book dealer.

I was wondering if anyone here (including Mr. Kaufman) could please tell me who are the major North American magic publishers.

And, if possible, who are the major magic publishers in the English language?

Yours truly,




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Postby Dustin Stinett » 09/07/09 02:12 AM

Off the top of my head and in no particular order:

Genii Books
Kaufman & Company
Mike Caveneys Magic Words
Hermetic Press
H&R Books
The Miracle Factory
L&L Publishing
Hahne (Steinmeyer)
Squash Publishing
Meir Yedid Magic

David Regal, Harry Lorayne, and John Carney (among many others) self-publish.
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Postby David Acer » 10/15/09 10:40 AM

I would be remiss (and I hate being remiss) if I didn't add The Camirand Academy.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/15/09 12:55 PM

You'll note that most of the publishers listed above, with the exceptions of Stephen Minch, Jim Steinmeyer, and Mike Caveney, have published only a few books in the past five years:

L&L: Castle Notebooks
Meir Yedid: Herb Zarrow book
Miracle Factory has published no books in the past few years
I have only published The Vernon Touch (through Genii)

I think Harry Lorayne has published more books in the past 10 years than many people on the list.
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Postby Paul Gordon » 10/15/09 01:20 PM

Magico (Sam Gringras)

In the UK (if interested):

My company: Natzler Enterprises. See www.natzler.com (original titles, reprints of classics, memoirs, biogs...)

Goodliffe Publications
Anthony Brahams' Cairn Press
Abacus Publications (Al Smith)

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Postby Paul Gordon » 10/15/09 01:24 PM

In fact, see MagicPedia http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php/Paul_Gordon for title list of magic books by Natzler Enterprises.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/15/09 01:32 PM

Paul, you missed the stipulation in the original poster's note: "North American Magic Publishers."
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Postby Paul Gordon » 10/15/09 02:05 PM

Dear Richard,

He then goes on to say...."and publishers In the English Language!"

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/15/09 03:26 PM

I must not have read this sentence in his post: "I was wondering if anyone here (including Mr. Kaufman) could please tell me who are the major North American magic publishers."

It must have been in some other post, on some other board, or on some other planet.

The questions about "English language" publishers is secondary.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 10/15/09 05:04 PM

Dover books.
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