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 Philippe Billot » June 21st, 2011, 2:19 pm

But not in France, hlas !

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Postby friboudi » June 21st, 2011, 2:21 pm

Tout vient point qui sait attendre, Philippe!

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

Postby Oli Foster » June 21st, 2011, 2:38 pm

Hi, going back to Ken Abbott's post, just wondering whether anyone has read this yet and what they made of it? I know David Britland gave a glowing review and I haven't seen any others yet.

So far, people have been saying things like 'the berglas effect is the least important part of the book and this will make you completely re-evaluate your card magic.' The latter is great and of real interest but, say if you were looking to buy a book specifically for one or two mental card tricks that somebody of intermediate abilities and sporadic experience could perform, would it be this one?

The reason I ask is, without wanting to sound completely dense, I sometimes go blank when I'm trying to work out the key card for an invisible deck, or some other basic calculation so I think I might be thrown completely by keeping a series of multiple outs in mind. My friend tried to teach me a formula for a stacked deck and I just couldn't walk and talk if you know what I mean. Appreciate not everyone's mentally challenged here but, with specialness in mind, is this still worthy of being my annual magic treat? (I know, they don't pay underwriters enough! - blooming non-magical jobs!)

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

Postby Philipp K » June 21st, 2011, 3:12 pm

Another copy arrived in Germany today ;)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 21st, 2011, 3:20 pm

You can read some reviews by people who've received the book on the Magic Cafe in the section on reviews of books. The thread has unfortunately been entirely derailed by the imbecile Mark Lewis, and so I have stopped participating.

Mike Close has also given the book a positive review in the latest issue of M-U-M, and Alan Shaxon as well in the latest issue of The Magic Circular.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Oli Foster » June 21st, 2011, 4:01 pm

Cheers Richard, I'll check those out.

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

Postby colin » June 21st, 2011, 4:35 pm

Arrived in Auckland, New Zealand this morning.

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

Postby Michel Andenmatten » June 22nd, 2011, 9:14 am

The book arrived in Switzerland today.

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Postby Steve K » June 22nd, 2011, 10:39 am

Got my copy in Gloucestershire, UK. Arrived last week but I was away. Had a brief look through last night and it's going to be great fun and good old fashioned hard work to get through. To actually have a book that turns a lot of pre-conceptions and techniques on magic on its head will be really refershing.

I'm also pretty proud of pages 115-116 - thanks for including that, Richard!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 22nd, 2011, 11:17 am

I keep getting irate emails from people in France. Please calm down. I can assure you that all copies of "The Berglas Effects" were mailed on May 27. No one in France, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Japan, China, or Korea has received their books yet. I have no idea why it's taking so long, but if my printer had strapped the books to the back of a mule who swam across the ocean it would have taken less time.
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Postby Simone M » June 22nd, 2011, 12:52 pm

I really don't see why European folks are so worried about their shipping. For experience, it takes approximately 25-30 days for a US package to get delivered to Italy. I don't know how's the standard for Spain, France etc, but I'd be surprised if the book shows up here this week.
I don't understand if these guys are pissed because there's something ethically wrong with slow deliveries, because they are worried about the safety of their package or just cause they'll be the last to join the 'mass frenzy' about the berglas effect (meh!). I tried to check the Cafe for reviews but all that got my attention was a bloke complaining about the delay as he was expecting a cure for cancer.

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

Postby gberard » June 22nd, 2011, 1:08 pm

Hi Richard,

Are you going to offer the "strapped to the back of a mule" mailing option in the future?

Still waiting in Roseville. I think that everyone who pre-ordered should throw a dollar in a pot and it gets awarded to the last person, who pre-ordered, to receive the book.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 22nd, 2011, 1:32 pm

I have never sent anything by Bound Printed Matter before, and I certainly didn't request it this time. I thought my long journey would be over by May 31. Ha!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby gberard » June 22nd, 2011, 6:48 pm

Hi Richard,

I wonder if the Bound Printed Matter is the same thing as Book Rate. I have used Book Rate in the past and I don't recall it taking anything like the time this is taking.

Hopefully folks aren't being too hard on you.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 22nd, 2011, 8:06 pm

There is no such thing as Book Rate any more. That used to be fourth class mail, but the USPS did away with it.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » June 22nd, 2011, 10:01 pm

There is a "media mail" rate, but sometimes--depending on weight and destination--it costs more than using a flat rate priority box.

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 23rd, 2011, 12:52 am

New Price for "The Berglas Effects" effective immediately:

USA: $140 (includes Priority Mail postage)

Foreign: $140 + $15 for International Courier, total $155
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Prospero_45 » June 23rd, 2011, 5:40 am

To add to the list my copy just arrived here in London

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

Postby Philippe Billot » June 23rd, 2011, 1:06 pm

friboudi wrote:Tout vient point qui sait attendre, Philippe!


As I can't reply to your post on Genii, I inform you "que pas encore...."

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 23rd, 2011, 7:48 pm

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

Postby Jeffrey Korst » June 23rd, 2011, 9:26 pm

Given that they can't spell the name of the book they printed, I guess we should be grateful there weren't more problems.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 24th, 2011, 12:02 am

They don't have to spell it properly. I am extremely grateful they wrote the letter.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Pat_CLIFDEN77 » June 24th, 2011, 3:34 am

Here comes the book, to do do do, here comes the book and I say it's all right !

Arrived in France yesterday and I just open it

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

Postby Drapier » June 24th, 2011, 4:21 am

Another one arrived in France (near Paris) !

Just got mine !

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Postby friboudi » June 24th, 2011, 6:00 am

What a pleasure to discover, this morning, a small green slip of paper in my mail box (from my building superintendent) announcing me I had received a package.
I rang him, and he gave me the package I had been waiting for so long: The Berglas Effects.

Thanks Richard and David, the book looks wonderful, well illustrated and is very beautiful-looking.

Now let's take a deep plunge into it :)

PS: I am parisian (center of Paris)

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 24th, 2011, 1:25 pm

Okay, we can add France and Japan to countries that have started to receive the book.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Mark Collier » June 24th, 2011, 2:14 pm

Any update on when the deluxe edition will ship?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 24th, 2011, 2:43 pm

The deluxe editions have arrived at the fulfillment warehouse and will be shipped by Priority Mail on Monday or Tuesday. Most people in the US should have them by the end of next week.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Mark Collier » June 24th, 2011, 4:00 pm

Thanks for the info. I'm looking forward to it.

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

Postby gberard » June 24th, 2011, 7:05 pm

Guess if I lived in Paris instead of California I might have the book by now. My last name is French. Maybe that will help :-)

Maybe this weekend.

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

Postby Koldo » June 25th, 2011, 8:37 am

Mine is at home. Another friend had since a couple of days too. Both in north of Spain, near Bilbao.

The book looks great. A lot of work had done and now it's time for reading and studying.

Cheers from Bilbao.

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

Postby Simone M » June 25th, 2011, 9:02 am

package arrived in Rome, Italy aswell.
It actually arrived on Thursday th 23rd but the folks at the office didn't tell me until now.

Looks great. Haven't had the time to even riffle thru the pages or check the DVDs out though (I'm still at the office), this is just a quick message to let you know, Richard, that the book has arrived safe and sound.

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

Postby overflow » June 25th, 2011, 9:51 am

Hi Simone,

this sound so good for the Italian people.

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

Postby emaasen » June 28th, 2011, 2:43 pm

Today, it arrived in Trondheim, Norway.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 28th, 2011, 3:43 pm

Good news! All the deluxe editions shipped today.

For those in the United States, the books were sent by Priority Mail and should arrive with a week.

For those outside the US, the books are en route to the private company we use in New Jersey who handles our foreign shipments. They will take a few days to arrive there, and then they will be sent by International Courier.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby John Signa » June 28th, 2011, 4:14 pm

Woo Hoo! :)

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

Postby JimW » June 28th, 2011, 5:25 pm

John Signa wrote:Woo Hoo! :)


What he said. That's great news, thanks for the update!

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

Postby gberard » June 28th, 2011, 5:49 pm

I'd like to Woo Hoo too, but I'm still waiting for my pre-ordered copy to show up. No joy today either in beautiful Rosevill, CA. :-(

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 28th, 2011, 10:27 pm

Gary, contact me at moobooks@verizon.net regarding your book.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby helvetika » June 29th, 2011, 5:35 am

Bangkok received! Great job Richard & DB.


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