Out of Print

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Out of Print

Postby Guest » November 28th, 2002, 2:51 am

I have a question about out-of-print books. Why is it if a very popular book such as "Card Shark" went out-of-print several years ago, does not get re-printed knowing that you can most likely sell more? Specifically, I've been hunting for Card Shark by Darwin Ortiz and I do not want to learn these routines from video. Every magician I know swears by this book and every positive comment I hear about it makes me cringe for not having it. By the way, if anyone would like to sell their copy, holla at me (that means, let me know in slang). Thanx!


Pekka Gunst
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Re: Out of Print

Postby Pekka Gunst » November 28th, 2002, 4:05 am

Talking about out of print books.Visited Amazon.com yesterday and there were several used "Cards as weapons" books" for a price between $350 to $580.Does anyone know if someone really has paid prices like that.Just curious.

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Re: Out of Print

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 28th, 2002, 9:31 am

Darwin Ortiz' book "Card Shark" sold very slowly. There's little demand to reprint it at this time.
Also, it's expensive to reprint books, and many dealers only want to carry new products, not old products.
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