Today most Mentalist and Psychic performers work in banquet rooms; therefore, today, the same thing is referred to as “Back of the room” or BOR. Many people want to take away something to remember the show, and this is where your opportunity to increase your income lies.
Many commercial shows sell T-shirts or posters. Shows like singing groups or plays offer programs also shirts and posters of their show or CDs and DVDs, and this is where pitch books would come in for Mentalists and Magicians.
A book on a subject similar to what you performed in your show is natural for people to want to take away. It may or may not be from your show or act, but it is related to Mentalism, Magic, or allied arts in many cases. On this page are listed several books that will be available from us for your use.
The books will come to you via e-mail in a locked Adobe PDF format. They will have your name as author and will not have a price list anywhere on the book unless you ask for it. Therefore you may price them as you see fit for the venue you are working. You might even wish to give them away as gifts or premiums. It’s up to you.
All printers such as FedEx Kinko’s©, Office Max©, and Office Depot©, and Staples© will be able to read the files and can print from them in any quantity you wish. You may also have them bound in a manner and style of your choice—Stapled, comb-bound, or as an expensive book. You can even print them on your computer. You have total flexibility.
Today, I recommend that my buyers use a service that will “burn” their books to a CD. That has several advantages. First, the buyers have no idea how many pages your book has. Second the cost. Today companies will burn, label both the disc and the case, and seal it in clear plastic for less than printing. My last check was about $1.75 per disc.at Kunaki.com
Years ago, Bob Nelson sold these kinds of books, but he printed them in predetermined quantities. Even if you didn’t want one hundred copies, that was what you received. And he bound them as he saw fit. Buying our books in PDF ensures that you will get precisely the style that fits your needs. You pay Carlyle only once, and they are yours. If the PDF file is lost or damaged, contact us for a replacement file at no cost!
When I first sold books, many a show I took in more money in book sales than from my performance. So check the titles and check for new titles as they are added and become available to this catalog. We also sell two (2) different “Ticking” sheets. They all work with a shortcode to tell you which little boxes to check off as you do a reading. The reading is made very easy because of the easy-to-use code.
When ordering, please enclose a Back Story or Bio. It shows your more than a performer but also an Author. Please provide us with your contact information, such as an address, phone number, and or E-Mail address; a web Site URL will be needed, but you decide which you want on your Bio. Also, a photo (Bust Shot) of as high a quality as possible as printing degrades the photos. Also, what name do you wish to use? Your real name or a ‘stage’ name.