New Kaufman and Company Reprints Coming Soon!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/31/07 07:03 AM

Five reprints are in the works at the printer right now:

1) Spirit Theater
2) Life Savers
3) The Collected Almanac
4) The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi
5) Seriously Silly

All will be available by the end of June. I will very shortly be posting a pre-pub special offer on these reprints, so keep your eyes peeled. :)

In the early fall I expect to reprint:
1) New Magic of Japan
2) Five Times Five Japan
And an entirely new book of Japanese close-up magic.
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Postby Ian Kendall » 05/31/07 07:22 AM

Thus endeth my plan to ebay LifeSavers!

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Postby Amos McCormick » 05/31/07 10:11 AM

...or eBay it quickly, before the reprint comes out...
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Postby Guest » 05/31/07 10:31 AM

Can't wait for the new Japan close up book!

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Postby Guest » 05/31/07 05:49 PM

Will Spirit Theater have the record?
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Postby Mike Tyler » 05/31/07 06:09 PM

Will there be a preorder price on these? Or better yet, a multi-book discount? I've been sitting on the Japan books for ages...ok for about a year and a half....but it seems like at least 18 months! Hope to see them soon! :)

Mike

PS: Just reread your thread....YEAHHH there will be a prepublication price!
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Postby Evan Shuster » 05/31/07 06:22 PM

Can't wait for more info on the upcoming book of new Japanese close-up. Any hints for us regarding a potential date and who the contributors might be???

I hope it does well enough to encourage future publications along the same lines, and perhaps lead to additional volumes of the "5 Times 5" series and even a "Sawa's Library of Magic, Volume 2."
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Postby Jim Martin » 05/31/07 09:33 PM

That's great news, Richard - even more to look forward to in Summer 07!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/31/07 09:40 PM

Only the first printing of Spirit Theater had a "record" in it (actually it's called an "Eva-Tone Soundsheet). Subsequent printings have not. No materials exist from which to make a high-quality dub for a CD.
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Postby Guest » 05/31/07 11:29 PM

The audio is safely archived at Mr. Burger's website for reference.
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Postby Guest » 06/01/07 05:11 AM

Good.
So my recently won copy of Spirit Theater (complete with "record" :p ) will retain some value as a hard to find item.

Elliot G
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PS Yippie! The Takagi Book is coming! The Takagi Book is coming! Woo Hoo!
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Postby Guest » 06/02/07 06:27 AM

Wow Mr.Kaufman! Thats some great news! Made my day after a bad college exam :( ..

May I ask a question though, these books, after the reprint, will stay in the market for some time right? Should I get them fast before they go flying? ( e.g John Bannon's Dear Mister Fantasy didn't stay in the market so long .. I missed it .. ).

Again, thanks for reprinting these gems. :D

~ Feras
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Postby Guest » 06/03/07 09:41 AM

I too would like to know a potential date for the new Japan book... and the possible list of contributors!
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Postby Ryan Matney » 06/03/07 11:39 AM

I've seen Dear Mister Fantasy for sale still. You should be able to find it.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/03/07 12:43 PM

The new book on Japanese magic, comparable in size to Five Times Five, should be out in the fall, at the same time that I reprint Five Times Five: Japan and New Magic of Japan. I'll offer a special price for all three.
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Postby Guest » 06/03/07 06:32 PM

Richard,

Will the new book on Japanese magic be substantially comprised of card material?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/03/07 07:02 PM

I think it's a good mix of material, but probably 50% of it is cards. I haven't received the final draft of the entire translation yet, and we've also added quite a bit more material than was in the original Japanese version. So, still getting it all sorted out.
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Postby Guest » 06/03/07 08:24 PM

Thanks for heads up Richard. It certainly sounds like something I'll be interested in.


Medifro,

If you need to purchase John Bannon's Dear Mr. Fantasy, you might want to try getting it directly from him.
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Postby Guest » 06/03/07 10:53 PM

Mr. Kaufman,

As you mentioned in your previous post, the new Japan book is on a translation of a Japanese book? I would like to know what the original is if you don't mind revealing the secret now :D .

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/04/07 07:46 AM

The new book is so greatly expanded from the original Japanese edition that it's not important. :)
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Postby Guest » 06/08/07 03:41 AM

Thanks alot Chris Aguilar! I'll contact Mr.Bannon soon.

Mr.Kaufman, though I've bought loads of books recently, I'm saving now for these gems. Can't wait :D

~ Feras
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Postby Guest » 06/19/07 11:59 PM

Mr. Kaufman,

Would you please tell us who the contributors will be for the new close-up Japan book?

Best,
Charles
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/20/07 07:54 AM

The contributors are the same group, plus a few more, who were responsible for all the tricks in both New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five: Japan.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/22/07 10:08 AM

Please note that all five books will ship the first week of July--very soon!

Be the first to receive your copies by ordering now and taking advantage of our special prepublication prices, the likes of which you haven't seen in decades!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/22/07 12:44 PM

Thanks, luigimar.
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Postby Guest » 07/22/07 09:07 PM

Hey Richard, Great Seeing You again @ SAM! Can't wait for the Japan Books.
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