Remember the old days when all a magician had to do was practise a few cards tricks and a sponge ball routine, put on his bow tie and then show the guests a few parlour tricks as they looked on admiringly? OK, maybe those days never even existed, but being a magician these days requires more knowledge and inside information than ever. There are more types of venues, more types of audiences, and you need not only the skills of a magician, but the foresight of a business man, the creativity of a marketing expert and the social expertise of a master diplomat. And that’s just for starters.
In this massive book of inside information many of today’s top stars from around the world offer you help and advice on everything you can imagine to be a successful magician. From how to book shows for a higher fee, to how to add comedy into your act, to opening lines, to what tricks are the most effective in certain surroundings and so much more. With over 300 advice-stuffed pages covering every aspect of how to become a successful magician, this is an invaluable and must-read collection of advice from people who have already done it!
Foreword by Andy Nyman.
With contributions from: Nick Einhorn, Gary Jones, Tom Wright, Chris Congreave, Joshua Jay, Jon Allen, Andi Gladwin, Pit Hartling, Paul Gordon, Aaron Fisher, Iain Moran, Michael Vincent, James Brown, Keith Fields, Morgan & West, Christopher T. Magician, and many, many more.