SPECIAL PRE-PUB PRICES FOR JAPANESE MAGIC BOOK REPRINTS

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/25/07 08:13 AM

Feel free to post the following information on other Internet forums and generally pass it along to those who might be interested:

The reprints of "New Magic of Japan" and "Five Times Five: Japan" will be ready at the end of October.

I am now taking pre-orders for both books.

Both books have been republished in hardcover, with dustjackets, on acid-free archival paper.

Each book will retail for $45 upon publication.

You can save $7.50 on each book by pre-ordering (price $37.50 each), but you can save even more by ordering both for only $70 ($20 off the retail price for the pair).

WE PAY ALL POSTAGE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES (books are shipped by Media Mail).

Order by e-mail: genii_mdaham@mindspring.com--break your credit card number into multiple e-mails if you wish.

We'll have the books added to the Kaufman and Company page of the Genii website in a few days so you'll be able to order online.

Telephone and Fax Orders:
Phone (301-652-5800)
Fax (301-652-8035)

Send checks or money orders (in U.S. Dollars only, payable to a U.S. bank) payable to Richard Kaufman.
Send your check or money order and order to:
Richard Kaufman
4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Suite 106-384
Washington, DC 20016

We cannot accept foreign checks that are not payable to a United States bank.

Postage Information (DHL Air or Int. Economy)
DHL AIR SERVICE
Books $35 and less: foreign DHL Air Service on orders must add $20 per book for Europe, $30 per book elsewhere.
Books over $35: DHL Air Service orders must add $25 per book for Europe, $35 per book elsewhere.

For more than one book, please add 50% of the DHL listed price for each additional title.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SERVICE
(Worldwide except Canada)
Books $50 or less: Add $10 per book.
Books $55 or more: Add $15 per book.

Canadian Customers Int. Economy Service:
Books $50 or less: Add $6 per book.
Books $55 or more: Add $10 per book.
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Postby Guest » 09/25/07 01:36 PM

Yes! Finally! :D :D How long is the pre-pub offer going to stand for?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/25/07 02:39 PM

Until sometime in November.
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Postby Guest » 09/25/07 02:50 PM

Good deal. Might order today.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/27/07 06:09 AM

The reprints of "New Magic of Japan" and "Five Times Five: Japan" will be ready at the end of October.

I am now taking pre-orders for both books.

Both books have been republished in hardcover, with dustjackets, on acid-free archival paper.

Each book will retail for $45 upon publication.

You can save $7.50 on each book by pre-ordering (price $37.50 each), but you can save even more by ordering both for only $70 ($20 off the retail price for the pair).

WE PAY ALL POSTAGE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES (books are shipped by Media Mail).

Order by e-mail: genii_mdaham@mindspring.com--break your credit card number into multiple e-mails if you wish.

We'll have the books added to the Kaufman and Company page of the Genii website in a few days so you'll be able to order online.

Telephone and Fax Orders:
Phone (301-652-5800)
Fax (301-652-8035)

Send checks or money orders (in U.S. Dollars only, payable to a U.S. bank) payable to Richard Kaufman.
Send your check or money order and order to:
Richard Kaufman
4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Suite 106-384
Washington, DC 20016

We cannot accept foreign checks that are not payable to a United States bank.

Postage Information (DHL Air or Int. Economy)
DHL AIR SERVICE
Books $35 and less: foreign DHL Air Service on orders must add $20 per book for Europe, $30 per book elsewhere.
Books over $35: DHL Air Service orders must add $25 per book for Europe, $35 per book elsewhere.

For more than one book, please add 50% of the DHL listed price for each additional title.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SERVICE
(Worldwide except Canada)
Books $50 or less: Add $10 per book.
Books $55 or more: Add $15 per book.

Canadian Customers Int. Economy Service:
Books $50 or less: Add $6 per book.
Books $55 or more: Add $10 per book.
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Postby Guest » 09/27/07 04:08 PM

if ordered by email, what info must be given in the email?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/27/07 05:42 PM

Name, address, phone number, credit card type and number and expiration date. Desired method of shipping if outside the US.
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Postby Bill Withers » 10/01/07 04:40 PM

Although I have both books, it is good to see people expressing an interest. I am just curious, is Charles Hsu the real person that has caused you to republish these books? Was it his videos that encompassed the Internet that caused this entire Japanese revival, and eventually urging you to right a new Japanese book?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/01/07 06:22 PM

Yes. Charles, a young magician sitting in front of his computer in Taiwan and posting videos on YouTube of these tricks, has created great interest from magicians around the world--enough for me to reprint the books.
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Postby Guest » 10/01/07 11:14 PM

Can I have the dimensions and the weight of both books? There is a third party mailing service which i would like to use. I would like to compare the rates given by them and you. thanks!!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/02/07 07:38 AM

Sorry, but my fulfillment warehouse will not use third-party services.
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Postby Guest » 10/02/07 04:39 PM

Mr Kaufman,

Are they going to be Ebooks as well?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/02/07 04:51 PM

I don't publish e-books at the moment and have no plans to in the immediate future.
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Postby Guest » 10/03/07 06:20 PM

Any specific date of the release?

Sorry to bombard you with questions but I've been waiting a while for the reprint. :)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/03/07 07:14 PM

We should be shipping at the end of October.
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Postby Guest » 10/04/07 02:12 PM

Finally ordered. Can't wait! :D
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Postby Guest » 10/05/07 02:25 PM

So when we'll see you in Blackpool the prices will be regular I understand..........right ?
Alessandro.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/05/07 09:51 PM

I generally don't have Kaufman and Company books at my stand in Blackpool. Too expensive to ship over.
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Postby Guest » 10/18/07 08:27 PM

So, Mr. Kaufman, how's the publishing going, as far as shipping them at the end of the month?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/19/07 01:45 AM

I'm in Japan at the moment, so I have no idea what's going on. Ask me next Monday.
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Postby Guest » 10/23/07 07:25 PM

Would now be a good time to ask?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/23/07 09:10 PM

And so it is! The books are completed and have been shipped to the fulfillment warehouse. Coincidentally, we have been involved in our usual bi-annual budget meeting which has taken up much of everyone's time for the past week.
But, we expect to get all the books shipped out within the next few days.
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Postby Guest » 10/25/07 02:11 PM

That's awesome! Thanks alot!
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Postby Guest » 10/27/07 11:13 AM

Will the package come via UPS or regular mail?
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Postby Guest » 10/30/07 12:33 PM

They came! Woohoo! :D

P.S. What are pip transfers and how do I get a blank card with a single Ace pip in the corner?
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Postby Mike Tyler » 10/30/07 09:01 PM

Richard,
Got mine today! Thanks!!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/30/07 09:04 PM

Qtipmagics: pip transfers are sheets with pips printed on them that will rub off onto a playing card (like transfer lettering). Don't know if these are still available.

As far as the other card, you'll find that fine steel wool, when rubbed on the face of a card, will remove pips (erase them).
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Postby Bill Withers » 10/31/07 02:42 PM

I believe I saw some at Magic Land a few months ago. I didn't realize they were the "right stuff" at the time though.

Also, if this deserves to be edited by all means go for it:
Can anyone help me though with NEMP. I can never take off the cellophane of the card box, it always breaks off. Any help/tips?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/31/07 05:42 PM

NEMP?
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Postby Guest » 10/31/07 07:45 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
NEMP?
New Era Moving Pips
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/31/07 07:55 PM

I can't recall the requirements necessary for New Era Moving Pips, but you can peel open the end of the cellophane on any cardcase by picking at it with your nail, then patiently working it open.
Are they using some new kind of glue now?
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Postby Guest » 10/31/07 08:29 PM

Adding to Mr. Kaufman's advice, if the final cellophane isn't square, you can always use a ruler and cut it even with an X-Acto knife.

My 2 NT's,
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Postby Guest » 11/01/07 07:26 PM

Are pip transfer sheets the same as Fa-Ko sheets ?(http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/product.php?productid=1210)
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Postby Evan Shuster » 11/01/07 07:41 PM

Originally posted by QtipMagics:
Are pip transfer sheets the same as Fa-Ko sheets ?(http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/product.php?productid=1210)
Yes... that's the stuff, but given HL's reputation for on-line accuracy I would advise an email (or phone) confirmation prior to ordering. If you order and the item is not in stock he still charges your CC. No refunds after the fact. You'll be stuck chasing down a store credit. Too much work!
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Postby Guest » 11/01/07 08:03 PM

Haha okay thanks I'll keep that in mind.
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Postby Guest » 11/19/07 07:07 PM

Richard I don't mean to be a bother, but I ordered the books for my friend on October 18, and they still haven't come. Is that due to a lot of orders, or is my order lost?
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Postby Guest » 11/19/07 08:06 PM

Originally posted by QtipMagics:
Richard I don't mean to be a bother, but I ordered the books for my friend on October 18, and they still haven't come. Is that due to a lot of orders, or is my order lost?
Hey qtip, I've been inquiring about the same thing from one of the "Kaufman and Co." workers (Margret) through e-mail and she said it's due to the fact that "all orders are sent via media mail." It's been about 3 weeks since I've placed my order so I'm a little concerned as well.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/19/07 09:30 PM

Asking me about orders on the Forum is not of much use. You need to contact the office. Book orders are sent out about three times a week. Because we don't charge for postage, they are sent by Media Mail. It can take up to 21 days for the books to arrive. I could charge $8 to $12 for postage and send them by UPS and it would still take 7 days to cross the country.

Would you say, generally, that you would rather pay for postage and receive the items more quickly? We have no control over them once they go into the United States Postal System.

At any rate, we replace any lost shipments so there's never any reason for real concern.
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Postby Mike Tyler » 11/23/07 02:30 PM

To all:
I've bought several books directly from Kaufman & Co. and they've always come through. Definitely no need for concern.

Mike

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Postby Guest » 11/23/07 06:12 PM

Great to see these two books back in print again! :)
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