My first essay after 4 years,
This is a synopsis of everything that has been haunting my mind, I will try to be as short as possible.
4 years ago I was 17, I was hoping to be those kind of geniuses that prance around magic websites home pages, with the latest new amazing effect or discovery on mentalism. I wanted to have a catchy video featuring me doing some amazing effects in front of people, now that I look at this with some distance I find it totally stupid, and I blame myself for having such hopes.
Then I'm watching this E-book market raising, with custumers that promotes eachothers works in some sort of closed circle, attributing prizes and fame to some product to get some self obtained promotion. All of this is camouflaged by the will of keeping the trades and the ''credits'' proper to inspirational sources, where probably everyone have already traded e-books over the internet and blaming others for doing so...
I think some people really wish to contribute their thougths and they have small means or ways of doing so... But part of the fact that people sells it in E-book is because it's the easiest, cost-free way for selling things, and making it VERY lucrative. Let's face it, the intention of writing those things is to make cash, and sometimes there is no will of making costumers feels like they buy good products (because they have back up groupies)
I'm not trying to be provocative here, I'm trying to give an example of why I think the lucrative part in the magic industry is completly ruining it, thus being part of the reason I have left the community. I sum it up this way;
You don't have to be a self said genius or elitist to create, all you need is creativity and will. Selling things is making things available to everyone,keeping it makes you unique. and sharing it with freinds makes it evolve.
If you have good intentions you will have respect in the long turn and good things will happen to you.