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Signed by David Stone!

Become a First-Rate Close-Up Performer with this indispensable Guide.

A Goldmine of Hints for the Pros

The real secrets of professional magicians are NOT their routines! If you want to be a pro, you don't need another book of tricks; you need a guide through his world of professional close-up magic!

Do you want to make more money as a close-up magician with higher pay and bigger tips? Within these pages you will discover how to:

  • Perform your opening trick with maximum impact
  • Establish yourself as an authority of any event.
  • Get spectators to ask you for your business card.
  • Instantly spot the most lucrative tables.
Hundreds of Tips, Hints, and Tricks of the Trade

How to approach a table - Set the stage for a great performance - The perfect moment to cut in for the best effect - 6 steps to making a classy exit - Strong lines designed to elicit applause - The best time to promote your magic - What to do about a request for an encore - how to get tips...

Learn the Real Secrets of Magic with a book full of concrete advice, funny anecdotes and pointers!

Pages 397 - 7" x 4 1/4" (17.75cm x 10.75cm) Softbound

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 27th, 2010
what a great book ... !
Full of humor and useful advice from a full time pro.
The book is easy to read, the advice reflects the experience of David Stone who writes about how to avoid stage fright, how to work at different venues, how to approach a table, how to find a stage persona, ...
For me, this book is an inspiration and motivation for my work as a (part time) professional magician in high class Restaurants and at company events. For me it was very funny to read (I can deal with the sometimes "rude" humor lines).
I highly recommend "Close Up - the real secrets of magic"
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 26th, 2018
What a great surprise this book is. Well translated by Graham Jones who captures the humour and wit of David. No tricks, just great ideas and stories that will make you laugh. Great size book that you can throw in your bag to read while waiting around gigs.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 14th, 2014
In all honesty, I never bought this book from Penguin. I should have because it is cheaper on Penguin (They always have the best goods at the best price!)

This book has no tricks in it. It is pure theory and anyone who is serious enough to better themselves, their magic, themselves AND their magic will pick this book up. It is written is such an easy-to-read language and I found the introduction really got my juices flowing and revved me up for the rest of the book. David is funny,calls a spade, a spade, and has so much to offer... It's all in this book my friends. So get it. You won't regret it!
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