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Tenyo Book Update

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 22nd, 2014, 2:03 pm

Thought I would give everyone an update on the book.

We just passed page 900 in the layout and we have about 8 or 9 more years of tricks to go. Since the text is all formatted and laid out, with empty boxes placed where the photos will be, I can guess that the T-numbers will end on page 1,100 or so (which includes all the items from the 2015 line plus the additional handlings for them). Then there will be a section of at least 50 pages on Tenyo's large parlor magic items and older tricks. The end, I am relieved to say, is in sight.

The biggest task we still have in front of us is the scanning of all the line drawings, and taking of all the photos/doing screen grabs, for the additional handlings of all the items. However, once we get rolling it should take just about three weeks.

Hiroshi Kondo and Tomoyuki Shimomura have been proofreading right along, however they've asked for the opportunity to proofread the entire book again once layout is completely finished. This may delay the book about a month. So, I'm going to give all those who've paid for the deluxe edition in advance an extra trick as a courtesy because of the slight delay.

Just a few weeks ago another rare parlor magic item showed up, so new things are still going in.

Once the book is done and off to the printer, we have to edit the three DVDs that will go inside.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby I.M. Magician » November 23rd, 2014, 2:43 pm

I am sure that it's worth waiting for and offering the prepaids an extra trick is a very nice thing to do. :D

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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby PickaCard » November 23rd, 2014, 9:40 pm

The Genii keeps on giving!

Thank you Richard. Take your time. Do it right.

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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby Tom Leyland » November 24th, 2014, 6:55 am

*Mouth watering*

It's really going to be something you spend several hours a day going through for at least a year. Learning new routines is such a treat. Can't wait.

Let me know if you need anything from me.

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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby P.T.Widdle » December 10th, 2014, 4:19 pm

Richard, any additional/alternative routines for Carbone's Metamorphosis?

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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 10th, 2014, 5:28 pm

"Mini-Morphosis," and there are several alternative handlings.

Now going back through the book again and tweaking all the pages on the final run.

Still lots to do, though!
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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby Joe Mckay » December 10th, 2014, 5:58 pm

Correct me if I am wrong. But I seem to recall that you said you had a clever way for the book/project to be able to be updated in future years as more Tenyo items get released.

Is that right? Have you given any thought for future Tenyo releases in the years ahead?

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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 10th, 2014, 8:10 pm

Updating the book in the future was only possible when it was going to be a print-on-demand job. I plan on doing normal full-color printing in China so the book will be the book!
I've got to finish this 1200-page monster. Other books are waiting.
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Re: Tenyo Book Update

Postby Joe Mckay » December 10th, 2014, 8:15 pm

Maybe something could be arranged with Chris Wasshuber in the future for electronic updates?

Just an idea!


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