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The Ghost Show Operator's Manual by Robert A. NelsonThe Ghost Show Operator's Manual
by Robert A. Nelson

The hard-to-find final book of Nelson's ghost show trilogy -- now available once again and better than ever!

In this book, Nelson sets out the details for designing and framing of the ghost show, securing bookings for the act, the setup and tear-down, and finally, tips and suggestions for the operation of your very own spook show.

Previously available only as part of the "Ghost Show Package" direct from Nelson.

Now, many years later, this must-have reference is once again available in this revised and update edition, including additional Nelson content not found in the original manuscript:

  • 14 added illustrations
  • Reproduction of Nelson's "Faint Check" give-away to drum up business
  • Nelson's "Instructions to Managers" handout that provides much-needed information for the theater manager to ensure a successful show
  • Reproduction of Nelson's one-page herald that was given to theater patrons the week before the show
  • Nelson's sample Press Release that helped ensure free newspaper coverage for the event
  • Nelson's booking contract template (that was also sold separately in the Nelson catalog)

Partial list of contents:

  • PART ONE - Business Concepts

  • PART TWO - Assembling a Successful Show
  • Essential Factors in Framing the Show
  • Mechanics of the Show
  • The Blackout

  • PART THREE Bookings

  • PART FOUR Exploitation
  • The Ticket Gimmic
  • Read the Instructions!

  • PART FIVE - Playing the Date
  • Merchandising

  • PART SIX - Miscellaneous Advice

  • Faint Check
  • Instructions to Managers
  • Herald
  • Sample Press Release
  • Booking Contract

Magic World Publishers' revised and enlarged edition, features three added chapters, 14 illustrations, plus several corrections and updates.

FYI, the other books in Nelson's Ghost Show Trilogy are "The Ghost Book of Dark Secrets" and "The London Midnight Ghost Show".

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
(A) Get the digital edition from, or

(B) Get the print edition from House of Mystery Books.



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