Paper-Folding Giveaways for Magicians by Sid Lorraine and Devin Knight: A Review

18-page ebook available at Price $9.95

An ebook cover for paper folding giveaways

Sid Lorraine was a very talented magician and commercial artist. He created several fun paper-folding stunts that could be used as marketing tools or even as an interlude during a show. (A modern application of this idea is Dick Stoner’s “A Grave Mistake.”)

Devin Knight got permission from Abbott’s Magic to rerelease some of these paper-folding ideas. Devin goes into detail about how to fold the items correctly and has includes directions and presentation ideas.

These are not magic tricks, but they are magical. They are natural to use as promotional giveaways since people will very likely show them to friends and family; this will get lots of eyeballs on your name and contact information. While these are geared toward magicians, I think they should be adaptable for other variety entertainers.

Here are brief videos demonstrating two of them.

There is a little learning curve to learn the correct way to fold these items, but once you know that, you can do the folding very quickly so the item is ready to present.

One potential drawback is that some may consider the artwork to be “old,” and I can see that. I guess comes down to personal preference, but I doubt laymen will care about that if they are amused by the outcome of the folding.

I’m usually a fan of Devin’s tricks and ideas, but I do have a criticism. Devin mentions jpeg files several times in the ebook, but there are no jpegs included. (Did he forget to supply them when he sent the ebook file? I don’t know.) As I said on the Lybrary site, for that reason, I must rate this ebook four stars instead of five.

That said, you should be able to convert PDF files to jpegs or pngs without much problem. If you don’t have software that can do it, do an online search for “pdf to jpeg converter.” You’ll find several options. Then you can import the image into your graphics software and print it out. If you get stuck trying to do this, send me a voicemail with the Speakpipe widget, and I’ll try to help you.

The ebook is 18 pages long and includes the PDF images that you need. Most entertainers ought to be able to find and least one folding item they can use. If you’re a kid show performer, then What! No Rabbit? should be a big hit with the kiddos. Grab your copy here at By the way, that is an affiliate link. I may make a small commission if you make a purchase through that link. I might even make enough to buy tacos on Taco Tuesday! Ha ha!

The Secret Edge for Children’s Entertainers: A Review

Fourteen-page ebook available at Price $4.00

Magicians and mentalists know that Devin Knight is a creative performer and inventor of magic effects. He has also written several ebooks that reveal very important ideas for marketing shows, especially family shows.

Devin Knight's ebook The Secret Edge for Children's Entertainers

In The Secret Edge for Children’s Entertainers, Devin explains just what the edge is, why it is important, and how entertainers can utilize it to book shows, even when they are more expensive than the competition. Any magician, ventriloquist, clown, juggler, balloon artist, or other entertainer who works with kids will find this information useful.

Even though his focus in the ebook is on kid-show performers, this edge will also be valuable in other markets. I can easily imagine a time in the near future when having this edge will be necessary to get booked for any gig.

If you are only interested in learning new tricks, then this ebook is not for you. But if you consider yourself a professional entertainer at any level, I strongly recommend that you read this ebook and then act on the information it contains.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that this could be the most important ebook any kid-show and family entertainer reads. It is about marketing, but it’s also about being a responsible business owner.

The Secret Edge for Children’s Entertainers is only 14 pages long, but it’s priced way too cheap at only $4.00. I guess Devin priced it so reasonably to help get the information out there. You can read the ebook in about half an hour or so, but the information could be vitally important to your business success. This ebook is highly recommended for professional entertainers. Grab your copy here at By the way, that is an affiliate link. I may make a small commission if you make a purchase through that link.

Get More Gigs the Easy Way by Devin Knight: A Review

Sixteen-page ebook available at Price $9.95

Many magicians and mentalists know that Devin Knight is a creative performer and inventor of magic effects. He has also revealed in his ebooks some very clever ideas for marketing entertainment services and booking shows.

Devin Knight's ebook Get More Gigs the Easy Way!

His ebook Get More Gigs the Easy Way describes an unusual and fun way of promoting your services by going out in public. While this would be primarily for booking birthday parties and family events, there is also the potential for booking other types of shows with this promotional method.

Get More Gigs the Easy Way is written from the perspective of magicians using this promotion, but just about any family entertainer should be able to put this to work. The good news is there will be little to no resistance for people taking your business card. You’ll create smiles and laughter, and people will want to get your business card.

Devin mentions that he has sometimes been able to book a gig on the spot. That hasn’t happened to me yet, but I can certainly see how that would be possible.

By the time you finish reading this ebook, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of this idea. (When I read it, I wondered it myself!) Well, that part doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you don’t let the information sit and collect digital dust; get off the couch and start using it!

Give this promotional idea a fair trial. The more you do it, the better you’ll get at it, which will mean more bookings for you.

Get More Gigs the Easy Way is only 16 pages long, but seriously, it’s priced way too cheap at only $9.95. You can read the whole thing in about half an hour or so, but the information is gold! Highly recommended. Grab your copy here at By the way, that is an affiliate link. I may make a small commission if you make a purchase through that link. I might even make enough to buy tacos on Taco Tuesday! Ha ha!

San Antonio Public Speaker and Marketer Describes What Is Needed for a Successful and Powerful Online Shopping Cart

San Antonio, Texas, United States – WEBWIRE – Saturday, March 5, 2022

More and more people around the world are getting into Internet marketing and sales. The right sales and marketing tools are necessary for business success but sometimes can be tricky to find.

According to public speaker and Internet marketer Joe Libby, “For anyone selling products online, picking a shopping cart system is a very serious decision. It’s simply too important a decision to make without knowing the right questions to ask.”

Libby points out that many systems are frustrating to install and extremely difficult to use, which can result in lost sales. If a customer is sitting in front of the computer or tablet with an open wallet, it’s a bad idea to make it hard for them to buy.

Even those who have a lot of money invested in their shopping cart systems may not be making the sales they think they should. If that’s the case, says Libby, maybe it’s time to consider scrapping the old system in favor of a new less-expensive system that has vital sales tools built in.

As Libby points out, “Sticking with a complicated system just because you have lots of money invested makes no sense and will continue to hurt sales in the future. Why continue throwing good money after bad?”

Libby offers a free ebook, written by his friend and mentor Tom Antion, that explains everything an Internet marketing professional should look for in a reliable and powerful shopping cart system. It also includes information about the system that Libby, Antion and many other savvy marketers use. Anyone interested in a copy of the ebook can get it by clicking here.

And anyone ready NOW to check out the recommended shopping cart site, see all the features and benefits, and get a free 30-day trial, is encouraged to visit .

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Master Class by Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels was arguably the UK's most successful magician. He had a long-running TV show and was also a veteran of numerous stage performances. He had a phenomenal career, and he was seemingly able to perform everything from close-up magic to large stage illusions.

He also toured with a "Master Class" in which he discussed his principles for success as a magician. Highlights from these various master classes were captured on DVD. Now you can learn from the master in the comfort of your own home.

The topics covered include upselling, goals and dreams, managing money, how to get a job in a restaurant, publicity, and so much more.

One good idea gleaned from the wisdom of Paul Daniels should pay for this DVD many times over. Take it from me, this DVD is well worth having in your magic library.

You can purchase the DVD at MJM Magic. Visit this link to get the details and order the DVD today.

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Wake ‘Em Up: A Great Book for Performers, Speakers, and Emcees

I call Tom Antion "one of the smart guys." He has been very successful as an entrepreneur for over 40 years. He has had great success as a public speaker, as an Internet marketer, as an author, and as a mentor.

He is also one of the good guys. He wants to help people be successful in their endeavors.

One of his most significant publications is Wake 'Em Up! Business Presentations. The book is aimed primarily at public speakers, but it also contains a wealth of information that is suitable for magicians, emcees, ventriloquists, and anyone else who needs to get in front of an audience.

I really can't explain adequately in a blog post how valuable this book is. But visit Tom's website, and you can get all the information there.

Since the book was originally published in the 1990s, a little bit of the information is out of date. But don't let that hold you back. I have this book and have gotten a lot from it. Highly recommended!

Click here to visit Tom's website and get your copy of Wake 'Em Up!

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KickStart Cart: A Shopping Cart System That Can Make You Money!

This is now our recommendation for an integrated customer management system. It includes a shopping cart, autoresponders, broadcast emails, an affiliate module, and many more useful tools. It is VERY powerful.

I have been using this for a while, and it is an incredible program. If you are thinking of doing any e-commerce online, or even if you already have a shopping cart, you should really check this site out.

The program is called KickStart Cart. It is one of the hottest products on the web today. Many top marketers are recommending it as THE tool of choice. When you see all features that are included, I know you'll want to give it a test drive. The good news is that you get a FREE 30-day trial of the system for up to 50 customers.

Anyway, I'm not doing it justice by trying to explain it to you in a blog post. Go to the site, sign up for your free trial and see for yourself. I am sure you won't regret it!

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If you would like more details on why I recommend of KickStart Cart, I have an ebook on Amazon Kindle that comprehensively explains the benefits of this online shopping cart system.  Click below to grab your copy.

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You Can Learn Ventriloquism!

I've performed as a ventriloquist for many years, and audiences, both kids and adults, love it!

Ever wondered how to be a ventriloquist? Where would you go to learn ventriloquism? Why would you want to learn? Well, here are some possible answers for you. . . .

Joe Libby with his puppet Sagebrush

Joe with his ventriloquist puppet Sagebrush

Jeff Dunham is the world’s highest grossing touring comedian. He’s been seen almost half a billion times on YouTube, has several top-selling comedy DVDs, and regularly sells out arenas around the world. Not bad for a ventriloquist.

Terry Fator won America’s Got Talent. He now headlines his own theatre at the New York New York Casino in Las Vegas. It is rumored he earned over $20 million last year. Not bad for another ventriloquist. Not bad at all.

Jay Johnson starred in the hit comedy television show SOAP. He went on to star in a one-man Broadway show called The Two and Only and won a Tony Award for his performance. Again, another ventriloquist makes good!

Darci Lynn is a very talented young lady who won America’s Got Talent with ventriloquist act. She has had her own TV special and is touring the country. She is inspiring a lot of young people to take up the art of ventriloquism.

Ventriloquism is a hugely popular form of entertainment. There are more professional ventriloquists, earning their living making puppets talk, than at any other time in history. In addition to headlining theatres and arenas, ventriloquists appear on television, at corporate functions, and on cruise ships.

The skills of ventriloquism require practice. If you try to learn ventriloquism from a book, you are in for a tough time. It is hard to explain in print how you must move your tongue inside of your mouth to create the sound “B” without moving your lips. Most ventriloquists spent years in front of a mirror, through a process of trial and error, to perfect the skill.

The easiest way to learn ventriloquism is to take private lessons with a professional ventriloquist. But those lessons can add up quickly and become very expensive.

That is why professional ventriloquist Tom Crowl created the first time-released online ventriloquism course. The course features 36 lessons that contain HD video, written instructions, practice sessions, and homework. Crowl planned the course to keep you engaged with the learning process. The lessons allow students time to practice the techniques and gain the skill.

Just click the banner below to get started. Or click right here to visit Tom's site and get all the details.

Don’t forget, your first 5 lessons are FREE! What a deal!

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How to Create and Optimize Your Free Page

If you need a web presence right away, an option to consider is a free page. It’s worth having for business, marketing, or for personal use. It could serve as a stand-alone website, and in some instances, that would be perfectly appropriate. Or it could serve as a hub to all of the other places where you have an online presence. It’s easy to set up too, but there are some little tricks that can help optimize it for you.

I couldn’t find any video tutorials on, so I went ahead and made one. I hope it’s useful to you. If you have any questions, post them below in the comments and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability.

You can also visit my resources and free trainings page for more valuable information.

Another place to find valuable info is at the Joe Libby Seminars Facebook page. Like and follow it to stay up to date!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Inspiring New Book Reveals How Authors, Coaches, and Visionaries Achieve Amazing Business and Personal Success

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Joe Libby is one of the authors of the new book, Are You the Missing Piece?

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San Antonio, TX, October 12 — Best-Selling Publisher Viki Winterton is an author and publisher who has published hundreds of globally successful authors. As a joint venture with the authors she has published, Winterton has now released a dynamic new book, a journal that is full of advice and wisdom from over 180 authors and is an incredible wellspring for readers looking for daily support and encouragement to achieve business and personal success in today’s uncertain world.

Titled Are YOU The Missing Piece? the book challenges the reader to think and initiate a change not only in their personal life, but in their professional life also. The most recent in the series of #1 best-selling books published by Winterton’s publishing company Expert Insights Publishing, the journal is dubbed a must read for all young entrepreneurs.

“I was warned, ‘You’re not going to make money selling books. You’re going to make money by having a book and using it to close more deals.’ That has been my experience—an experience far exceeding my goals and my vision,” stated Winterton in an official statement for the press. She further added “When you do what you love, and you do it in the company of visionaries and household names, you become an instant expert in your field. You owe it to the world to get your story out in a book.”

The journal accumulates priceless advice and knowledge from people who broke the barriers and used their creativity in order to find immense success in their personal lives and professions. Taking the readers to a sacred and personal space, each of the experts in this inspiring new book offers advice that is extremely intimate and exclusive. Throughout the years, these people have used their own hardships and experiences as a receptacle for inspiration and empowerment.

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