Only one person in the magic world has had the opportunity to see Houdini--the Key (sans cover) and that is Kevin Connolly, the dean of Houdini collectors.
A year ago, Kevin asked me if he could have the printer's proof when I got it. I sent it along last week, and, after getting back from vacation, Kevin got it today.
I got the impression from the message he left that he liked it.
I have already decided to never delete that message so I can play it in my darkest moments. It'll cheer me right up.
I should have the books in two weeks. I will keep the pre-publication price of 160 + 12 until September 18--which will be my 66th birthday.
My birthday present to myself will be to bump the price up to 195 + 12.
If anybody doubts the book is worth that, ask Kevin.