New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Bill McFadden » June 10th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Still waiting here in Villesville. Next time I'm gonna drive over to Chez Genii to pick up mine.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2011, 7:40 pm

Bill, I can't believe you haven't received your book yet? Crap! If it's any consolation, mine just arrived today, strapped to a mule walking backward.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Michael Close » June 10th, 2011, 8:06 pm

If it was a smiling mule, you've mistakenly received Roy Walton's copy.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2011, 8:39 pm

This mule was not smiling.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Bill McFadden » June 10th, 2011, 10:12 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Bill, I can't believe you haven't received your book yet? Crap! If it's any consolation, mine just arrived today, strapped to a mule walking backward.


It is encouraging to know that the mule is by now on the inner loop of the Beltway headed for 50E.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Alen » June 11th, 2011, 5:06 am

:(

This is my first post on genii and I am here just to report
a shame! :(

I pre-ordered this book some months ago and before to receive
it I have found already it on torrents :(

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Rodney Zadeh » June 11th, 2011, 6:37 am

Richard,
Received my book yesterday (on my birthday in fact). Absolutely amazing ....well written and well put together. Thank you.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 11th, 2011, 11:47 am

"This is my first post on genii and I am here just to report
a shame! I pre-ordered this book some months ago and before to receive it I have found already it on torrents."

Don't blame me: blame the bastard who bought it and pirated it. The only way books like this get published is because lots of people buy them and do NOT download pirated material.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Scotbloke » June 11th, 2011, 1:09 pm

Hi there,

Joe,
Glad to hear I won't have to wait longer just because the pesky UK government wants some free money. :-)

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Scotbloke


P.S. Gotta say, I'm pretty shocked if some idiot has already chucked it up on the internet. Just disgraceful.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 11th, 2011, 1:25 pm

I can't find the torrent site that's offering it, but I have a guy working on taking it down once it's located.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Joe Mckay » June 11th, 2011, 1:53 pm

I think the original poster (or anyone else) should PM Richard with the details of which Torrent site has uploaded the Berglas book.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Alen » June 11th, 2011, 2:00 pm

Sorry, rapidshare no torrent.

Someone has removed it, the link at files.


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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby gberard » June 11th, 2011, 2:22 pm

Postman just left. Still no book in Roseville, CA.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 11th, 2011, 3:25 pm

Good, I'm glad it's been removed! That means the guy I'm paying is doing a great job!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 11th, 2011, 3:25 pm

I did get a note from a friend in New York City who just received his copy today.

Thanks for your continued patience (outside the US, too).
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Bill McFadden » June 11th, 2011, 8:26 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Bill, I can't believe you haven't received your book yet? Crap! If it's any consolation, mine just arrived today, strapped to a mule walking backward.


It actually arrived either Wed, Thu, or Fri. My wife thought it belonged to the UPS crap pertaining to her business. So there it sat amidst the pile.

(sigh) . . . more grounds for divorce.

The entire project is magnificent, and I am certain it will set the standard for how magic books will be published in the 21st Century.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 11th, 2011, 8:30 pm

Ah ... now I feel better.

Watch DVD 2 first!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby MonsieurThomas » June 13th, 2011, 8:41 am

Thanks Richard, I just ordered my copy.

I'll let you know when it lands in France ! :)


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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Dan Magyari » June 13th, 2011, 12:01 pm

Still have not received it in San Francisco, if our books went out on May 27 (18 days ago).

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 13th, 2011, 1:38 pm

Sorry Dan, I know that sucks. But I also know that the book is on route to you, in some post office, somewhere!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Dan Magyari » June 13th, 2011, 3:25 pm

I know. You've got to love the USPS. In the last two months I've sent packages to my parents via "media mail" and they've miraculously arrived, across the country, in 3 days. Some Postal Inspector is probably enjoying my copy of the Berglas book.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 13th, 2011, 4:48 pm

I just received the following update from my printer:

"The mailing was taken to the post office on 5/27. They have to sort it and the ship it. With the holiday on May 29th the packages mostly left on June 1st. Delivery time for Foreign and domestic runs 7-21 business days. The later of the 2 is for rural areas."

So, that means all books should be delivered by 21 business days from June 1, which unfortunately is June 29. I hope all of you will understand that the printer shipped the books incorrectly which is what accounts for the long delay in receiving them. All of your books have been mailed and are on their way to you.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby gberard » June 13th, 2011, 4:59 pm

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the information. Now I have a late date to shoot for before bothering you. From those who have received it, it sounds like you did an amazing job. I hope to be amazed before too long.

Thanks again for keeping us up to date on the ways of the USPS.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Dan Magyari » June 13th, 2011, 5:45 pm

I guess we San Franciscans are now considered "rural". Last time there was a farm here was 150 years ago, thus one of our neighborhoods is called Cow Hollow. Your printer needs to update his maps, Richard. I'll wander out to the pasture again tomorrow - perhaps it got dropped in a cow pie by mistake.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby gberard » June 13th, 2011, 6:25 pm

If San Francisco is considered "rural" then Roseville (near Sacramento) must be considered "rustic". However, I do remember having to dodge cows in the road on the way to work back in the late 80's.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 13th, 2011, 7:37 pm

The service offered by the post office is no better than my printer's assessment of what is rural or urban!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby gberard » June 13th, 2011, 8:30 pm

Now that's a scary thought if the printer is determining what is urban and what is rural! This whole exercise has shed some light on an area of the post office that I was unaware of. So at least it's been a good learning experience.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 13th, 2011, 9:47 pm

The only thing I've learned is that I can't trust this printer to follow instructions, and I wish the last month had never happened.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby V Marra » June 14th, 2011, 12:47 am

"With the holiday on May 29th the packages mostly left on June 1st."

The holiday was actually on May 30th... but apparently they decided to take May 31st off as well for good measure.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Stan Willis » June 14th, 2011, 6:14 am

The long awaited book "The Berglas Effects" arrived here in Northwest New Jersey yesterday. The book in itself was definitely worth the wait for anyone seriously seeking thoughts and ideas(techniques)in performing exceptional card magic. The book is far beyond the reach of those choosing to attack THE AUTHORITY over on the Green Monster while still attempting to hold onto their bottle of baby formula. Well done, Richard, in bringing this project to life and hats off to David Berglas for allowing it to happen.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 14th, 2011, 11:29 am

Hey Stan, hope you enjoy it!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Hatch » June 14th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Enjoying the Berglas book and DVDs. On my copy of DVD #2, the EMC Interview is repeated (Chapter 16 and Chapter 17 on the DVD menus). I assume that is true of all copies and that we are not missing a chapter that should have been there?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 14th, 2011, 6:37 pm

Dick, I've just looked at the disc in Windows Media Player. While it appears that the EMC interview is in there twice, it's actually not. It appears just once on the disc (and nothing else is missing--if it was, don't you think I would have noticed?). For some reason WMP is seeing a double marker for the EMC, and thus makes it appear as if it's titles 16 and 17. It's doing the same thing for the credit roll.

This is meaningless. It's only on there once, and if you click "Play All" or watch the DVD item by item on the menu, you will only see the EMC interview and the credit roll once.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Hatch » June 14th, 2011, 7:50 pm

Super, thanks!

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby MentalMagic » June 15th, 2011, 12:27 pm

Richard, when was the pre-ordered books are finally shipped ? I pre-order in january .

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 15th, 2011, 1:05 pm

It has already been mailed and should reach you by the end of this month.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Ted M » June 15th, 2011, 1:11 pm

Given the January timeframe, the above poster's question might be about the deluxe versions. Have the deluxe versions gone out as well?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 15th, 2011, 1:33 pm

The deluxe version was sold out before January as I recall.

But, we are waiting for the slipcases, which are supposed to arrive at the printer on Friday. I will hopefully it on either Saturday or Monday and give the okay to put the books in them, pack everything up, and get it mailed.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 16th, 2011, 11:06 am

Just a note to all my friends overseas who ordered the Berglas book: got an email today from a fellow in Australia who received his copy. So hang on! They're coming!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby MentalMagic » June 16th, 2011, 1:09 pm

Thanks Richard ! I have ordered the standard not the deluxe edition. I thought the standard was shipped on 26th may ?


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