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alexandercrawford

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Has anybody joined me in shelling out for the new Johnny Thompson books. A lot of money but magicana usually produce stuff nicely and don't usually have the timing issues of some publishers (especially those where it's a miracle when a book finally emerges from the factory). Also the Johnny Thompson/Jamy Ian Swiss combination is pretty compelling!

http://www.magicana.com/buy/publications/magic-johnny-thompson-pre-publication
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Not yet, priced beyond the "impulse" purchase. At least it is for me.

Since this is a prepublication special, does any one know what the retail price will be?

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Me too!
I'm not convinced I'll be broadcasting my purchase at home.

But my logic went ... JT's of such importance that I am going to buy a copy at some point .... Final price will be higher ... might as well bite the bullet at some point.

Frankly, I have rarely regretted a magic book purchase and they're often quite good investments. (well they would be if i could ever bring myself to sell!)
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I'm wondering if these will be signed by JT. Did anyone catch any info on that?
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You can't beat Magicana for quality.  But as much as I like Johnny Thompson, a little much for me.  I didn't see anything about a collectors edition or signed books. I would guess the regular price would be $25-50 more.
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Tough call.....

I want Jaw Droppers II and Only My Apocalypse, the new Matney and Deland books from Kaufman (assuming they get finished), as well as the Johnny Thompson book. Gotta cut somewhere, but where?

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Tough call.....

I want Jaw Droppers II and Only My Apocalypse, the new Matney and Deland books from Kaufman (assuming they get finished), as well as the Johnny Thompson book. Gotta cut somewhere, but where?


Yeah, I've been looking forward to Ryan's new book since Richard announced its publication for last spring! I recently read it was being finalized and coming soon. 

The Johnny Thompson book will no doubt be spectacular, but at this point in my life if it ain't cards, I ain't buying. And yes, that includes a plan to pick up a copy of JWII. After all, who needs food, right?!
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Just sticking this here as this thread seems dead, but may be of interest to JT fans.

The recent interview of him on Discourse In Magic is a fine listen, I think.

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It is a great book, or so they say... it is out of print after only 2.5 weeks of being sold. They just announced there will be a new printing which they hope will be ready in July... so if you want to get it, the time is now... (you can pre-order already)

http://www.magicana.com/buy/publications/magic-johnny-thompson

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$320 for two books ... much too expensive for me!
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It’s darn expensive, but some dealers offer free shipping, which is no small amount on this heavy package.
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If it was a limited publishing (500/1000 Books) it would be a worthwhile investment. But with unknown re-republications in the future I find the price a 'little' steep...
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If it was a limited publishing (500/1000 Books) it would be a worthwhile investment. But with unknown re-republications in the future I find the price a 'little' steep...


I think the days of investing in magic books has pretty much passed. Actually, I think it is true for most collectibles except the very top end. The stuff David Copperfield buys.

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Me too!
I'm not convinced I'll be broadcasting my purchase at home.

But my logic went ... JT's of such importance that I am going to buy a copy at some point .... Final price will be higher ... might as well bite the bullet at some point.

Frankly, I have rarely regretted a magic book purchase and they're often quite good investments. (well they would be if i could ever bring myself to sell!)


I laughed at your comment, "I'm not convinced I'll be broadcasting my purchase at home."

Been there 😉

These books are just a bit beyond my budget right now, so I'll have to wait.

They look great though!

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Saw him lecture at Magic Inc and awesome as he is, can't shell out the bucks.

I want more Harry Lorayne books, like the personal collections, but cant even do that.

Hard to put aside money with all the hospital bills. I do have Close Up Card Magic, The Magic Book and Decksterity and My Favorite Card Tricks.

i like this forum. It's fun.


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They are great books and beautifully produced also. Admittedly I pre-ordered which saved a bit, but even at current price worth every cent/penny/centime.
His egg bag routine alone used to sell at lectures, in just a pamphlet form, at over $100 and used to sell out also.
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I decided to buy at the last minute.  There's an awful lot to go through.  I doubt I'll be in the market for another book anytime soon.  Every routine needs to be read as his ideas and finesses on different moves are in every effect, along with history and stories.  The original 1500 copies sold out, more will be printed in June or July and again Johnny wants to have them signed.  These new books will read First Edition Second Printing do differentiate between editions.  Johnny has met with magicians any of us has just been able to read about.  Magicana did a fantastic job with these books. As Richard Kaufman said, "As a publisher you sometimes become the caretaker of someone's legacy."  Richard certainly is the caretaker of many.  
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