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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/17/10 04:35 PM

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 moobooks@verizon.net. 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.
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Postby AJM » 10/17/10 05:45 PM

Order submitted!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/17/10 07:01 PM

Can you say ... hotcakes?
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Postby Bill McFadden » 10/17/10 08:56 PM

All lifetime subscribers get one, right?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/17/10 09:04 PM

Bill, I love you ... but not that much.
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Postby Bill McFadden » 10/17/10 09:07 PM

Oh well . . . yet another example of love trumping negotiation . . . sigh.
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Postby Don Hendrix » 10/17/10 10:05 PM

My order is in!
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Postby Andrew Pinard » 10/18/10 12:02 AM

Bill didn't read the fine print! (Neither did I...)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/18/10 12:31 AM

Lifetime subscribers receive all books published by Genii for free. I'm happy to tell you that a new book to be published by Genii (500 pages) is in pre-production now and should be going to the printer in a month or so. Lifers will receive it for free.

The Berglas Effects is produced by Kaufman and Company.
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Postby Bill McFadden » 10/18/10 01:06 AM

I knew that. RK knows I'll buy the regular edition. I just wanted to needle the Chief Genii.
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Postby Andrew Pinard » 10/18/10 07:41 AM

I forgot my emoticon... ;O)

I'm proud to support the work of the head Genii and recommend it to others...

Will place my order today!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/18/10 09:02 AM

I'm going to keep this offer listed here only until half the run has been sold. I want to keep the second half for those who subscribe to Genii but don't read the Forum and will first see the offer in an ad in our December issue.
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Postby Jeff Pierce Magic » 10/18/10 11:08 AM

My order is in...

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Postby Marvo » 10/18/10 03:52 PM

Mine too

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/18/10 04:09 PM

You will receive an email confirming your order (but I have received it).
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Postby dwbeals » 10/19/10 01:27 AM

My orders is in. Looking forward to reading this book.
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Postby John Bowden » 10/19/10 08:35 AM

My order went in as soon as I read this announcement...............
It will be a wonderful read, I'm looking forward to getting my paws on it.
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Postby Smurf » 10/19/10 10:20 AM

I just placed my order as well. I think it will feel like a 2nd Christmas in the Spring when this arrives.
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Postby Muzzharper » 10/27/10 09:40 AM

Hi, sorry this question may be stupid but I'm a newbie. Is this book the Berglas's Card Magic book that you refer to in other posts? I'm a bit confused. Is the book called "The Card Magic of David Berglas" or "The Berglas Effect"? Or are these two different books? Sorry to be so dense,

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/27/10 11:03 AM

Muzzharper: one book, called "The Berglas Effects." Subject, the card magic of David Berglas.
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Postby Muzzharper » 10/28/10 04:48 AM

Thanks, that clears things up. I will be making a purchase. Are there many copies of the deluxe edition left?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/28/10 03:54 PM

Yes. I will take Muzzharper's order, but that will be the end of pre-orders for the moment.

I want to have some Deluxe Editions left to offer readers of Genii who will see an ad in the December issue.
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Postby V Marra » 10/29/10 08:13 AM

Richard, will only Genii subscribers be allowed to pre-order at that time? Thanks.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/29/10 10:33 AM

Anyone can order, but I want some folks who don't look at the internet to have a chance to buy one of these.
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Postby V Marra » 10/29/10 11:35 AM

Thanks Richard, very fair! Cheers, V.
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Postby Maddened » 11/29/10 05:28 AM

Is this sold out or can I still pre-order?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/29/10 12:08 PM

Just a note that the deluxe edition of "The Berglas Effects" has sold out.

We'll start taking orders for the regular edition (not shabby: almost 400 pages with 3 DVDs!) in a few months.
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Postby Seuss » 12/10/10 08:40 PM

I blame the last few weeks of preparing to close on our first house and in the midst of that discovering we are expecting our first child for having missed out on the deluxe.

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I will not miss out on the standard.
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Postby Smurf » 12/10/10 10:07 PM

I am glad to hear all is well with you Seuss. It has been so long since I saw anything from you that I was beginning to wonder. Congratulations on the news!
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Postby Blackpool Hoaxer » 12/21/10 11:12 PM

Richard, when can we submit orders for the regular edition? And second, does this book contain the actual card stack David Berglas uses?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/21/10 11:31 PM

You can order books now:

http://kaufman.geniimagazine.com/

David uses four different stacks; one of them is in the book. We use that stack to explain how to create a stack, how to memorize it, how to use it, and for "The Berglas Effect." There is also ample footage of David performing with stacked decks on the DVDs which accompany the book.
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Postby Blackpool Hoaxer » 12/25/10 12:35 AM

Thanks for your answer Richard. Can I just ask one thing that I hope will settle an argument between me and a friend? Can you tell me if card numbers 22 and 25 in the stack you feature in this book are the 5 of clubs and the 4 of spades respectively? I DO fully intend to buy the regular edition of the book but could REALLY do with knowing the answer to that now, if you could be so kind?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/25/10 12:43 AM

The answer to your question is no.
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Postby gberard » 01/28/11 06:29 PM

Richard,

Just ordered the book and looking forward to it.

Thanks for taking on this project.

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Postby Oli Foster » 02/01/11 09:27 AM

Hi Richard,

This may be a really silly question but I'm just wondering, is there any advantage in pre-ordering the regular edition now rather than waiting until it's release in April? - apart from the excitement of being among the first to get our hands on all of this stuff?

I know this is one where lots of people (myself included) aren't going to wait for lots of reviews before buying and appreciate you probably want an idea of how large you can make the print run etc.

What I'm really asking is, is there any likelihood that the price of the regular edition will increase post-publication? And how much prior to 1st April do you need the order in order to send the book out on that date?

Sorry for the unusal question and don't want to come across as too much of a skintflint but this will help me decide whether to save my limited means or to cobble them all together right now, as I'm otherwise inclined to do.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/01/11 12:02 PM

There is indeed the possibility that the price will go up as we move through production. Also, it's possible that the first printing will sell out.
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Postby Doomo » 02/01/11 03:02 PM

All I gots to say is that Richard did it for Rosie at the Magi-Fest this weekend... Or SAYS he did... I think he got my [censored] crazy wife to go along with his story to further my trip down the rabbit hole. Or he did it... Nah..... They both are pathological nutbags... Or he did it....grrrrrr.....
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/01/11 04:06 PM

What I did was Any Card at Any Number, and the selection was made by allowing Rosie to think of any card she saw in a fan. I closed the fan and placed it on the table and asked her to think of a number. She did, and then she counted down to the number and found her card.
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Postby Tom Stone » 02/01/11 06:03 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:What I did was Any Card at Any Number, and the selection was made by allowing Rosie to think of any card she saw in a fan. I closed the fan and placed it on the table and asked her to think of a number. She did, and then she counted down to the number and found her card.

Had the fanning and the part where a card is looked at been slightly separated in time, it would have been a nice application for a Svengali deck. ;)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/01/11 06:34 PM

Regular shuffled deck. No force. No sleight of hand.
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