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Axel

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Hi guys and friends,

after Conjuring Arts and Harry himself spread the news I want to let you know that Harry´s books on

Conjuring Arts are now on sale! It´s not really for me, I prefer solid/analog books and have almost all

of Harry´s books (working through ...And Finally at the moment) but for those who missed them in the

past..this will be an opportunity...if e-books are ok for you...


All the best,

Axel

Ps. Almost have forgotten...here: https://store.conjuringarts.org/category/20-off-harry-lorayne-pdfs/
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     Yes; it's a sale for one week only.  I'm in the throes of sending the information to all on my email mailing list - which may take me a week to do!!
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I was aware of this earlier in the day but wanted to ask Harry about posting this because I remember some time ago he said that giving Conjuring Arts the rights to sell his books in electronic form was not a good move he had done in the past. But now I see that he is OK with it. So if PDFs are OK with you, then go ahead and get them while they are on sale. 

If there is a particular book you want and it is out of print, then this might be the only way to get it "easily" and cheaper. 

And congratulations to Harry on his 2000 post!  



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Hi Louis,

I just have waited until Harry spread the news too, so I was quite sure not bringing up any issues here.

And Conjuring Arts were saying that they "convinced" Harry to offer this discount!

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        Yes; it took a bit of convincing.  I have nothing particularly against ebooks --- what bothers me is ---  having ebooks available may hurt the sales of "regular" books.
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...it sounded a little bit like Marlon Brando in The Godfather...you know...I`m gonna make him an offer he can´t refuse...I can understand your attitude because digital media spread

more likely without having paid for them (ask Paul and Mike here..)...and for me it is less sexy to read an e-book...I just like physical books.

All the best,

Axel

PS.: Harry, I don´t believe that you have to bother about your books not being sold...! People recognize good value!
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Six years ago ebook sales surpassed those of hardbound books for the first time. Then last year the pendulum swung toward the opposite and hardbound books made a come back. The overall effect of ebooks on hardcover book sales seems negligible at the moment. People have preferences and cling to them for the most part.

I have been slowly amassing a collection of magic ebooks as I become more comfortable with the format. I am finding the ebook format quite conducive to working through tricks with cards - or coins or whatever - in hand. A closeup pad on my desk, open the file I am working through, and boom. 

I am eyeing Personal Collection and will in all likelihood buy it tonight or tomorrow even though I shouldn't spend more money on magic. It's just too good to pass up. And that collection of every volume of Apocalypse? What a bargain! Won't be forking over the dough for that one just yet, but I imagine to one day... 

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Hi Anthony!

yeah, I can understand that there are some advantages that are speaking for an e-book...but really my favorites are physical books. But..since

the Personal Collection is really hard to find...and wiht Harry´s blessing...I am also really thinking about purchasing this...I know, some routines

are in Special Effects, JawDroppers and ...And Finally but $40 to Glimpse

into?! I can hardly resist...but always looking for the physical one...Hm...still undecided
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Can't stand ebooks. Sorry fellas. But you all know me."
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Neither can I - seriously.  And thanks for this (from the "other" forum), magicfish (just saw it) 
"Even if you had never owned nor read a Lorayne book and this was your one and only exposure to his work, you would be privy to some of the strongest, most magical, impromptu card magic in print.
Truly, a superb collection. Many artists fade with longevity, Lorayne gets better."
 
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        Yes; it took a bit of convincing.  I have nothing particularly against ebooks --- what bothers me is ---  having ebooks available may hurt the sales of "regular" books.


I thought this for a longtime but now think it's a completely different market.

Anthony said: "Six years ago ebook sales surpassed those of hardbound books for the first time. Then last year the pendulum swung toward the opposite and hardbound books made a come back. The overall effect of ebooks on hardcover book sales seems negligible at the moment. People have preferences and cling to them for the most part.

Personally glad that hardcover books are making a comeback.


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I thought this for a longtime but now think it's a completely different market.

Anthony said: "Six years ago ebook sales surpassed those of hardbound books for the first time. Then last year the pendulum swung toward the opposite and hardbound books made a come back. The overall effect of ebooks on hardcover book sales seems negligible at the moment. People have preferences and cling to them for the most part.

Personally glad that hardcover books are making a comeback.




Like many other old guys, I have a bias for hardbound books.

I am fortunate to have a 12" IPad and reading an ebook on that is fine and particularly nice when traveling. I recently took a trip and bought about a dozen books from L&L for about a hundred bucks. Annemann, James, Jennings etc. Worked out very well and there's months of reading there.

My real preference is something only Amazon offers, to my knowledge. Purchase the hardbound and get the ebook for 3 bucks or so. Unfortunately, the only "magic" book that's available is Closes's joke book and I guess that probably doesn't qualify.

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I was aware of this earlier in the day but wanted to ask Harry about posting this because I remember some time ago he said that giving Conjuring Arts the rights to sell his books in electronic form was not a good move he had done in the past. But now I see that he is OK with it. So if PDFs are OK with you, then go ahead and get them while they are on sale. 

If there is a particular book you want and it is out of print, then this might be the only way to get it "easily" and cheaper. 

And congratulations to Harry on his 2000 post!  



I agree, Luis. This is a great opportunity for folks to get their hands on some incredible magic that has been out of print.

I personally like physical books better, but these ebooks are great when you're traveling and it's not convenient to take a physical book with you.

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Now I know you will all say that I can't go wrong with any of them.... But which one of those for sale on CA would you recommend if I could only afford to get one?
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Now I know you will all say that I can't go wrong with any of them.... But which one of those for sale on CA would you recommend if I could only afford to get one?


Classic Collection volume 2 imo. Easily one of my favourites. Card Sharp and the Four Gamblers, Halo Aces, a number of other cool stuff with the Ultra Move. Gems on every page really. I was particularly impressed with Rim Shots from the collection, but lately I reread a lot more of Afterthoughts.
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Now I know you will all say that I can't go wrong with any of them.... But which one of those for sale on CA would you recommend if I could only afford to get one?


Aw man, why don't you ask any easy question like how to solve world hunger?! [biggrin]

While all are worthy of consideration, I am partial to the Best of Friends volumes. Any one of them will serve you well. Filled with great tricks, moves, and miscellany from a wide variety of contributors, all written up in Harry's inimitable style. How could you go wrong? FWIW, I have worn my copy of BoF - the first volume - to tatters since purchasing it back in the 80s. Good stuff!

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