how to publish a trick!

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how to publish a trick!

Postby illusionistAJ » June 29th, 2009, 10:55 pm

Recently I came up with new Subtlety with coin.. which makes so flexible to vanish coins or any small showing ur hand completely flat..But i'm not able to know whether anyone has already up with this kind of idea..i checked some of the coin books and videos which i have.. i dint find any trick or move similar to mine..i'm a magician from india where we hardly get magic dvds to buy or any magazines published on magic..
I'll be happy if the seniors can help me out with my trick and publishing..i have no idea how to publish or getting things to market..But i like to share my inventions with brotherhood of magicians...

Chris Aguilar
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Re: how to publish a trick!

Postby Chris Aguilar » June 29th, 2009, 11:00 pm

Make a video of it and send it to David Acer. Perhaps if it's good enough, they'll publish it in Genii.

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Re: how to publish a trick!

Postby JunFanHsu » July 8th, 2009, 5:00 am

Along with what Chris said, it may serve you well to first get some sort of notarization or stamp in a post office on your documented idea to prove an official date so that no one else may take credit for it later in the future. I'm sure there are more conventional ways of going about that but at least you'll have a general "fist step" concept of what direction to take.

In the worst case scenario, you will not be the original creator because the "original maker" will have an earlier patent date than you do.

I hope that helps a little and good luck. =)

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