I'm not a regular message board visitor, so a friend told me there was some talk about my new book. I'm flattered. Thanks for the interest.
I have finally finished all the illustrations for the book. The good news is that they look pretty cool. Very different than most other magic book illustrations.
I have had frequent computer crashes, erased files, software, Zip and CD burner problems that has made these illustrations very time consuming and frustrating. The files are about 10MB each and there were over 350 at one point, so you can imagine the memory problems.
I estimate that I've spent nearly 3000 hours on writing, organizing and illustrating the book. Learning the programs have also slowed me down.
The finished book should be about 350 pages with about 250 illustrations. There will be close up and stage stuff, as well as essays and historical profiles.
Along with the other problems many of my e mail addresses (which I thought were backed up) were erased, so most will have to hear through ads and the grapevine if they have not been added to my mailing list in the past month or so.
So, when is it ready? I hope to send it out for proof-reading and a final proof to the printer by the end of April (no advanced orders please).
I don't know if its proper to put my web address on this board, but if you type Carney and Magic into most search engines, you will find my sight. Also, there will be ads and snail and e mail notices.
It will NOT be available through dealers, only through me.
I certainly appreciate all the interest and encouragement, and hope this promo opportunity is not considered tacky.