Since many of you seem to be eager to pre-order the Deluxe Edition of "The Berglas Effects," who am I to say no!
So, read the following before ordering:
Special Binding: Yes. Some sort of leather.
Slipcase: Possibly (if I go for a full leather binding this is less likely).
Extras: At least three pieces of memorabilia (handbills, tickets, etc., from David's career); possibly an extra routine; possibly a fourth DVD. Trust me: you'll get your money's worth.
And of course these 100 copies are signed by Berglas and myself and all are numbered.
I have purposefully kept the number of copies of the deluxe edition low. I could sell 300, but that would seem greedy and not very exclusive for the price. 100 copies only, and you have my word that I will sell 98 out of the 100 now. (David and I will each keep one.)
Price is $300 postpaid in the US. (Outside the US add $45 for postage via Global Priority Mail.) You may ask why the book is so expensive. First, I'm planning to spend a lot on the binding--in excess of anything on my previous deluxe editions (this one won't be bonded leather); second, they're probably going to be selling for $600 on the secondary market a year from now so it seems fair that David and I should make a little more on these instead of leaving it for the guys who are buying it solely with the intention of reselling it at a profit later on.
When you order, you do so with the understanding that this is a pre-order made prior to publication and that it cannot be cancelled. By ordering you state that you understand that the book will be published sometime between January and March and you further agree that it may take until April for you to receive the book you've paid for; outside the US please allow additional time for shipping. (Sorry to pile on the legal stuff--but it is an unfortunate necessity these days.) Refunds will be given upon request if the book is not delivered by the end of April.
I'll take orders starting today via PayPal ONLY at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Make sure you give me your full address, phone number, email address, and so on.
Will take orders starting tomorrow via credit card (Visa and Mastercard ONLY) at the Genii office: 301-652-5800 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Note this: There are exactly 100 copies and you will only be allowed to purchase one per person
. I don't want to receive any phone calls or PayPal payments from someone saying, "This is for my cousin Lucy" or something like that. If your wife is going to order it for you for the holidays, I'll need to know who it's for.
All successful orders will receive a confirmation by email and will receive periodic updates by email. Margret and I are at the Genii office every day, so you can always call for an update if you get antsy.
These pre-orders are for the deluxe edition only. An announcement will be made regarding orders for the regular edition within the next few months.