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 Ben the Magician » January 4th, 2011, 11:08 pm

Shipping starts April 1st?
Shouldn't be expecting a lack of revealing as a fools day joke, should we?

Anyhow, looking forward to the book.
I hadn't checked by here in a while.
Nice to see orders are being taken.

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 24th, 2011, 6:41 pm

I'm pleased to announce that Earle Oakes has finished the illustrations.

Brad Aldridge is busy designing the book (which he will layout shortly).

David and I are Skyping several times a week to make corrections.

Three people are proofreading.

My wife is editing the three DVDs.

Everything is coming along nicely and pretty much on time.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Jim Martin » January 25th, 2011, 11:47 pm

Great news to hear!

In the words of Lee Morse from 1925:
"Yes, Sir! That's My Baby!"

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

Postby friboudi » March 8th, 2011, 3:49 pm

Any news on the expected shipping date? Still on April 1st? Cannot wait ;)

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 8th, 2011, 4:36 pm

Layout is now in progress. 1st and 2nd DVDs edited, now working on the third.
Shooting for the third week in April as a ship date.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » March 8th, 2011, 4:42 pm

Ok, so "bon courage" for the remaining things you have to do. A little more than one month to wait before going into the mind of Mister DB!

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 8th, 2011, 4:57 pm

You all go in at the same moment that I go out!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Jim Martin » March 8th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Is this akin to a 'Being John Malkovich' moment?
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby kurosawa » March 20th, 2011, 8:50 pm

friboudi wrote:Any news on the expected shipping date? Still on April 1st? Cannot wait ;)
This book is expected to ship by the end of April, 2011.

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 20th, 2011, 9:26 pm

Layout is complete except for one section of about 16 pages, on which David is making the final corrections. We will go to the printer on April 1, and should ship the first week of May. A month late, but close enough.

The 3 DVDs are almost finished--just tweaking the edits and volume, doing some color correction and so on.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 5th, 2011, 8:09 pm

"The Berglas Effects" went to the printer today. 394 pages. Time for a beer!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Brad Henderson » April 5th, 2011, 8:33 pm

Richard and I spoke about the book recently. All I will say is that there is material in here that, for some, will be "a game changer." It is, as these things often are, based on ideas many of us have toyed with, some even worked with; but there are touches and applications with them that may push one over the edge toward using them. Truly miracle material.

I'm looking forward to it.

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

Postby PickaCard » April 7th, 2011, 1:49 pm

Hi Richard,

Could you let the lucky 99 people, who were able to order a limited edition copy, know what bonus material you have decided to include?

Thank you.

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 7th, 2011, 2:22 pm

The deluxe edition is signed by Berglas and myself, numbered, comes in a slipcase, is covered in fancy linen, and contains a glassine envelope with 6 or 7 pieces of original memorabilia from David's years in show business.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby PickaCard » April 7th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Thank you Richard. I recall, at the time of advertising and ordering, that there would be an additional DVD and maybe an exclusive trick(s). is this still the case?

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 7th, 2011, 3:22 pm

I mentioned the possibility of it having an extra DVD, but there wasn't the quality footage to support that. Better not to do it than put something in that disappointed people.

As far as the extra trick, one of the items of memorabilia is also a trick, and it will have a special instruction sheet with David's presentation of the item (which is an old chestnut).
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby AJM » April 7th, 2011, 3:27 pm

Now this is a book I'm looking forward to with much anticipation - AND I'm one of the lucky 99!!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Daniel » April 8th, 2011, 10:22 am

I received my signed bookplate in the mail today, direct from David Berglas; now just a little while longer to wait before it can be affixed in position...

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

Postby PickaCard » April 8th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Daniel,

Please tell me that it was packed with cardboard and instructions for the mailman "Do Not Bend".

My mailman put a nice crease in most of my Geniis, I really do not want that to happen to my bookplate...

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 8th, 2011, 1:52 pm

The bookplate is mailed in a small envelope with a piece of cardboard. It's like a normal letter and should not get bent.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby PickaCard » April 8th, 2011, 2:03 pm

Thank you Richard.

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

Postby Daniel » April 8th, 2011, 2:04 pm

Yes, it arrived flawlessly with me, strengthened with card as RK said.

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 11th, 2011, 1:20 pm

The printer has informed that the completion date for "The Berglas Effects" will be May 16. That's a few days later than I'd hoped, but they need the time because the vinyl envelopes in which the three DVDs are held have to be attached to the book by hand.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby AJM » April 11th, 2011, 2:52 pm

Oh Richard - you're such a tease
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 11th, 2011, 3:53 pm

Just trying to keep everyone updated. I get emails constantly asking when the book will be shipped.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby AJM » April 11th, 2011, 5:26 pm

I'm looking forward to this one - I have my signed bookplate at the ready!

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 11th, 2011, 7:12 pm

We sent the 3 DVDs off the replicator today. Another big relief!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Don Hendrix » April 14th, 2011, 12:47 am

When should we receive this bookplate?

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 14th, 2011, 1:15 am

A limited number of bookplates were available only to people who ordered through David in the UK.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Don Hendrix » April 14th, 2011, 2:18 am

Sorry, I thought that maybe that was the way the books were going to be "signed". Like Bulletproof, for example. I couldn't believe that you would do it that way, but, when I saw the post about the book plates, I had to ask. Thanks. I am really looking forward to the special edition. I hope that it does arrive before I leave for IMX.

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 14th, 2011, 10:39 am

The deluxe edition has a special page which has both its number, and the signatures of David and myself.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 24th, 2011, 9:54 am

I've just checked the proofs of the dustjacket, fold-out page, two color pages, and the full book which arrived from the printer. All checked out perfectly and now "The Berglas Effects" gets printed!
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby AJM » April 24th, 2011, 1:40 pm

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 29th, 2011, 11:35 am

I'm looking at the "check" copy today. This is the printed book, but the pages are still loose--the next step is the binding.

I checked the sample hard covers for their stamping yesterday.

Also, yesterday, I received a set of the finished, pressed, DVDs that will go into the book. The rest are on their way from the duplicator to the printer.

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

Postby JimW » April 29th, 2011, 3:13 pm

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

Postby Andrew Pinard » April 30th, 2011, 10:11 am

Richard: Other than the binding and the signing, what else is different in the deluxe version? At one point you mentioned the possibility of additional video footage...

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 30th, 2011, 10:37 am

No additional video. We put all the good footage we had into the 3 DVDs that go in all the books.

Deluxe edition is bound in a black linen with black foil stamping front and spine, and is in a four-color process slipcase. There is a glassine envelope containing some pieces of memorabilia of David's.

And the edition is signed and numbered.

Considering how many requests we get each week to buy a deluxe edition that we have to turn down, I think its value will increase immediately upon shipping.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » May 5th, 2011, 3:51 pm

Only 10 days to wait now :)

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 5th, 2011, 4:03 pm

That's 10 days until the books are completed. It may well take another day or two after that for them to actually get packed and shipped.

It looks like, despite my best efforts to get the deluxe editions out at the same time, that the slipcases are going to take another month to make. So, if you ordered a deluxe edition I apologize (not that it's my fault), but your book will take another month. Any person who ordered a deluxe edition and wants a refund will be given one. I won't have any trouble selling your copies.
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