To Your Credit
Magic download (ebook) by Harapan Ong (Free)
Like everyone at Vanishing Inc., Harapan Ong is passionate about crediting. So passionate that he's written a book about it. So passionate he's decided to give it away free.
In this 82-page ebook, Harapan explains the rules for crediting. The whys and wherefores and very practical methods to make sure you credit accurately when you publish.
He covers the problems with crediting, when and why one should credit, how to credit, crediting for moves, methods and effects, for presentation and context and more. No crediting stone is left unturned.
He explains how to research the history of something, how to ask for help and how to develop good habits.
If you're at all interested in magic - and you probably are because you're here - this is a must read.
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Customer reviews for To Your Credit
The fact that this e-book needs to be publish may speak volumes about the poor state of crediting. But now that the author put everything down in writing, and articulated all that needs to be articulated, I hope that cuts down on all the "this has never been published before" type of hype that gets used in advertising these days.
Another important issue that needs to be discussed, now that magic has become globally accessible, is how to credit work in languages other than English. There are many works in German, Spanish, and Japanese, just to mention a few, that have not been translated into English but deserve to be credited. There may also be works in foreign languages that borrow from ideas published in English that get away without crediting the source in English. This may be because the author doesn't read English, or because of intentional negligence, which is inexcusable.
A fine contribution to magical literature. The quality and extent of crediting across effects, books and DVDs amongst the fraternity is patchy to say the least. This presents an unanswerable case for assiduous crediting, making more than simply the moral case, and goes on to prove guidance on how to credit, research, and the like. Please read it - that it is a free e-book speaks volumes for Vanishing Inc's desire to contribute to the wellbeing of magic publishing. Thank you, guys!
A great, important E-book that will only take a few minutes to read but could help you for a lifetime. A must for any performer looking to publish the right way.