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Old 22 October 2016, 04:02   #21
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Any updates on the English translation?
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Old 23 October 2016, 12:43   #22
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Soon there will be some news ;-)
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Old 19 November 2016, 11:31   #23
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Found this thread and the book.
And wow !

Still curious, did one manage to get an English translation going?
I would buy the book if there was.

Been collecting books on Amiga Assembly for over a year now picking up where i left of as a kid trying to code This book would be a nice addition
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Old 19 November 2016, 12:38   #24
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I'm pretty excited to write that, but yes, it can works! [cit.]
In the past days we kept a low profile in order to gather all the informations that we need to start the translation and get the whole thing done. We want to do it in the best way we can, so doing it "the google translate way" is not an option. We searched for someone that can do it in a professional way without busting our bank and with some technical background in order to minimize review time and obviously translation mistakes. This of course has a price that we cannot afford by ourselves: in the end the book is more than 400 pages long.

The solution of the problem is for us starting a Kickstarter campaign if the number of interested people is able to support the translation expense. These are our planned pledge list starting for the cheaper to the most expensive (they can change before the campaign start of course):
  1. simple english pdf of the course
  2. printed book (paperback format, color cover as for the italian version):
    • adf with sources of a demo presentation of the book
    • pdf of the book
    • your name printed on the list of backers on the book
  3. printed book plenty of gadgets :P
    • 1 physical floppy of the demo
    • 11 physical floppies of course examples
    • all of the previous points
  4. printed book with gadgets + Motorola Instruction set booklet (this is the most interesting one in my opinion)
  5. signed and numbered printed book + previous points (this is the top pledge with unlimited amount of copies)

Now the limited ones:
  1. signed and numbered book with a floppy filled with source code of one of RamJam's demo
  2. all of the previous + a dinner with me and Stefania (offered by us)
  3. all of the previous + an Amiga 1200 signed by the authors and Petro Tyschtschenko

I think that the peldge list is pretty gorgeous :P

Of course without people supporting, the campaign will miserably fail In the next days we would like to know what do you think of this initiative, and if you can be interested in supporting us. The more people will support it the cheaper the book will be!

So please give us feedbacks on what I wrote and spread the word as much as you can!
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Old 19 November 2016, 14:26   #25
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If you put this on Kickstarter I promise this will be the first Kickstarter project I have ever funded. How much were you thinking of charging for just the printed book?
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Old 19 November 2016, 14:37   #26
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I'm pretty excited to write that, but yes, it can works! [cit.]
In the past days we kept a low profile in order to gather all the informations that we need to start the translation and get the whole thing done. We want to do it in the best way we can, so doing it "the google translate way" is not an option. We searched for someone that can do it in a professional way without busting our bank and with some technical background in order to minimize review time and obviously translation mistakes. This of course has a price that we cannot afford by ourselves: in the end the book is more than 400 pages long.

The solution of the problem is for us starting a Kickstarter campaign if the number of interested people is able to support the translation expense. These are our planned pledge list starting for the cheaper to the most expensive (they can change before the campaign start of course):
  1. simple english pdf of the course
  2. printed book (paperback format, color cover as for the italian version):
    • adf with sources of a demo presentation of the book
    • pdf of the book
    • your name printed on the list of backers on the book
  3. printed book plenty of gadgets :P
    • 1 physical floppy of the demo
    • 11 physical floppies of course examples
    • all of the previous points
  4. printed book with gadgets + Motorola Instruction set booklet (this is the most interesting one in my opinion)
  5. signed and numbered printed book + previous points (this is the top pledge with unlimited amount of copies)

Now the limited ones:
  1. signed and numbered book with a floppy filled with source code of one of RamJam's demo
  2. all of the previous + a dinner with me and Stefania (offered by us)
  3. all of the previous + an Amiga 1200 signed by the authors and Petro Tyschtschenko

I think that the peldge list is pretty gorgeous :P

Of course without people supporting, the campaign will miserably fail In the next days we would like to know what do you think of this initiative, and if you can be interested in supporting us. The more people will support it the cheaper the book will be!

So please give us feedbacks on what I wrote and spread the word as much as you can!
I would get the printed editon. I hope others will back too.
 
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It depends highly on how many feedbacks we will receive on this weeks before the campaign will start. We need to cover the translation fee so the more the interest, the less it will weight. I think that we can position it on something around 25.
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Old 19 November 2016, 16:41   #28
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I'm in If you start your campaign I'll post the info also @a1k.org - that's the biggest german Amiga board.
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Old 19 November 2016, 16:52   #29
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I'm also in.
Will start spreading the news.

Loving this
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Old 19 November 2016, 16:53   #30
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Old 19 November 2016, 17:09   #31
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Would be a pleasure to support it.
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Old 20 November 2016, 11:30   #32
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This may sound like a stupid question, but will the book be 400 pages? 25 euro for a 400 page book sounds like a bargain.
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Old 20 November 2016, 12:10   #33
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Yes, the book will be 400 pages (the italian version is about 400 pages, so we expect the english version will be around that number).
We will try to get a price as near as possible to 25 (shipping costs excluded of course). This depends on how much interest will be expressed in the next days. First of all we need to cover fixed translation costs (so we need a minimum amount of books to be sold) an if we manage to gather enough interest than we will fix a price that is 25, little more otherwise.
Our sleepless nights editing and doing all other things will not be accounted in the book price :P We did the same thing for the italian version, we are planning to do the same with the international one
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Old 20 November 2016, 12:17   #34
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Very interested in this !
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Old 20 November 2016, 12:55   #35
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I'm interested too!
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Old 20 November 2016, 15:05   #36
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I would Support it too
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Old 20 November 2016, 15:35   #37
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For 25€ you can't expect too much, but consider getting an editor for the project. You can't change a printed book afterwards, and I see some room for improvement in the Italian original.
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Old 21 November 2016, 01:12   #38
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Yay what a great update you posted on my birthday. I'll be a pledger for sure
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Old 21 November 2016, 07:06   #39
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With recent developments such as announcing the intention to make a kickstarter campaign if enough interest is expressed, maybe it would be a good idea if one of the people behind this project makes a new thread about this in one of the top categories to recieve more attention, say "Amiga Scene" for example. I imagine that will attract the attention of a few more potential backers.
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Old 25 November 2016, 02:31   #40
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If this came up as a kickstarter I'd pledge.
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