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Free e-book of Expert at the Card Table for You

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 30th, 2008, 2:21 pm

This information is published in the August issue of Genii, but there's no reason why the rest of you can't take advantage of it.
We have posted an e-book of The Expert at the Card Table here for you to download. It's a searchable pdf.
Go to: http://geniimagazine.com/erdnase/
You'll have to answer a question. If you can't figure out the answer, you don't deserve the e-book. NOTE that the name which is requested is case sensative, so capitalize the first letter.
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Re: Free e-book of Expert at the Card Table for You

Postby RogueMD » July 30th, 2008, 5:45 pm

Wonderful!
Thank you Richard.

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Postby rage » July 30th, 2008, 5:50 pm

Thanks.
with an N

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Postby Gord » July 30th, 2008, 9:28 pm

Thanks Richard.

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Postby Roger M. » August 1st, 2008, 12:49 am

I felt like a moron for about five minutes.
The question might better be put as what's the LAST name of Vernon's.....................

I thought I was losing it.......or had it wrong all this time :)

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 1st, 2008, 1:03 am

The first name is unknown. The last name is backward ... we think.
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Postby Roger M. » August 1st, 2008, 1:52 am

Richard, there ARE two initials that are considered part of the mans name, they're on the front of the first edition, and every one after that :)

I was starting off with the initials. Needless to say I wasn't having any luck.

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 1st, 2008, 12:31 pm

Roger M. wrote:... are considered part of the mans name.... Needless to say I wasn't having any luck.


No friends, no relatives, no trustees for his legacy, no interest from the magic community at the time... not even a ghost.

And yes - let's presume the E. S. which makes the reverese of "Andrews" workable was put there for a reason, as was the S. and W. :)

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Postby Rene Clement » August 1st, 2008, 1:20 pm

Why all the trouble? The password is given to you right in the link name.

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Postby Joe Pecore » August 1st, 2008, 1:22 pm

shhhhhhhh ;-)
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Postby Don Stachowiak » August 6th, 2008, 10:02 am

Thanks Richard!
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Postby Bill Palmer » August 7th, 2008, 2:03 am

In a way, this is somewhat amusing. Richard and his staff have set up a great tool for card magicians as a free download, and people are quibbling over which version of the name to use as a password.

That's kind of like someone offering free hammers, and people griping about the color of the handles.

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Postby Roger M. » August 10th, 2008, 12:06 am

It's nothing more than a passing observation Bill, a bit of casual conversation here on the forum.

I thought it was funny that I entered the wrong name a few times........is this really worthy of a negative comment?

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Postby Evan Shuster » August 10th, 2008, 12:26 am

Excellent! Many Thanks, Richard!

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Postby Magic Randy » August 10th, 2008, 10:42 am

Thanks...

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Postby bagelsandlox » August 11th, 2008, 8:37 pm

Very cool. Thank you.

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Postby J.D.C. » September 5th, 2008, 4:35 am

This definitely beats trying to read out of the "Expert" pocket bible. Thanks again Richard!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » September 5th, 2008, 10:56 am

My pleasure, and we've got another free e-book for all of you coming up with our October issue.
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Postby Barry Manley » September 8th, 2008, 12:31 pm

Way to go Richard; You are pleasing the multitudes.
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Postby Ray T. Stott » November 29th, 2008, 6:08 pm

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Richard Kaufman wrote:My pleasure, and we've got another free e-book for all of you coming up with our October issue.


Is that the e-book titled "The Great American Magic Book Publisher Lovers" and was blank? :)

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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 29th, 2008, 6:21 pm

No, it was Sam Loyd's enormous book on puzzles.
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Postby Doug Lippert » December 7th, 2008, 4:44 am

Thank you!

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Postby Noel Grassy » December 7th, 2008, 6:07 am

Thank you, this is a wonderful gift.

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Thank you!
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Postby Atreus Montreal » February 7th, 2009, 7:12 pm

Thanks.

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Postby Kerry » March 27th, 2009, 2:40 pm

Thanks!

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Postby Tony Rush » April 10th, 2009, 10:51 pm

I actually didn't get the answer correct the first couple of times because I wasn't quite sure if the answer I was thinking of would be considered a "magic book". Certainly there's a section of the book that pertains to legerdemain but I don't think "magic book" is the best descriptor for that particular book.

Nonetheless, I got a copy and appreciate the gift very much!

Thanks, Richard!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » April 11th, 2009, 12:11 am

I hope to do more things like this in the future. I have a few manuscripts that I'm never going to get around to publishing--the market just won't support them. Instead, I may just post them as free e-books. Of course, the problem still exists that someone has to lay the book out for no pay, but I'll be able to surmount that obstacle at some point.
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Postby mrgoat » April 11th, 2009, 7:32 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:I hope to do more things like this in the future. I have a few manuscripts that I'm never going to get around to publishing--the market just won't support them. Instead, I may just post them as free e-books. Of course, the problem still exists that someone has to lay the book out for no pay, but I'll be able to surmount that obstacle at some point.


What about having the ebook sponsored by an advertiser to cover the cost of the layout? I reckon it's a great proposition to have - say - BROUGHT TO YOU BY SPUMCO MAGIC INC on the cover, and/or maybe a URL at the foot of every page or something. Not intrsive, nothing that would alienate the readers. But a free ebook will end up in the hands of LOTS of magicians and would be an excellent advertising/sponsorship joint venture I'd have thought. If I ran a magic site I'd jump at it. Just a thought.

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Postby Magic Randy » April 11th, 2009, 3:05 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:I hope to do more things like this in the future. I have a few manuscripts that I'm never going to get around to publishing--the market just won't support them. Instead, I may just post them as free e-books. Of course, the problem still exists that someone has to lay the book out for no pay, but I'll be able to surmount that obstacle at some point.


Richard,

One idea would be to give these away for free, to those that:

1) Purchased one of you books
2) Renewed their subscription to Genii
3) ...

That way you are rewarding your loyal customers and still getting some benefit yourself.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » April 11th, 2009, 4:24 pm

It's very difficult to lock things up and have to give out codes and all of that stuff so only certain people can access it. Then it gets sent all around the internet anyway.
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Postby Brad Henderson » April 11th, 2009, 5:16 pm

I think Mr. Goat's idea is a very good one.

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Postby Hansel » February 10th, 2010, 12:51 pm

Thanks!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 10th, 2010, 2:56 pm

I hope to put up a new ebook (that is, a previously unpublished book) soon. We'll probably do a micro-charge for it, like a $1 or $2, just to cover some expenses.
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Postby Pete McCabe » February 10th, 2010, 3:11 pm

How did I miss the downloadable book of Sam Loyd puzzles? Did that get posted? Do I have to know Sam Loyd's first name?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 10th, 2010, 3:33 pm

We put up the Sam Loyd ebook when we ran the article in Genii--within the past year.
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Postby Pete McCabe » February 10th, 2010, 6:15 pm

Richard,

I can look up the issue at the Castle library tonight. If I find it, is it okay for me to post the link here, for the benefit of Don and others like me?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 10th, 2010, 6:24 pm

Here's the link for the Sam Loyd book:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/Loyd/
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Re: Free e-book of Expert at the Card Table for You

Postby Don Hendrix » February 10th, 2010, 9:29 pm

If anyone missed the article or wants to read it again, you'll find it in the October 2008 Genii.


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