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Old 29 March 2009, 11:41   #1
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Happy The 8-Bit Book 1981-199x available for Pre-Order...

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Jerry Ellis' The 8-Bit Book 1981-199x follows on from The ZX Spectrum Book 1982-199x and The Commodore 64 Book 1982-199x, and covers over 200 of the best games for the a range of 8-bit systems.
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Once again, the book printing is financed on the goodwill of the community, and so I'd really appreciate it if you'd go to the website to take a look

http://hiivebooks.com/bookdetails.aspx?ISBN=9780977998326

There is a sample chapter online to take a look at which you can get by clicking on the cover.

Thanks for taking a look, and my apologies (again) for the email intrusion. I'd be happy to receive any feedback (and even happier to get your pre-order!)

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Old 29 March 2009, 14:01   #2
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This looks pretty good
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Old 11 June 2009, 16:30   #3
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This looks pretty good
Why, thank you!

The Amiga book is steadily being worked on... There's another couple of books to come out first though. You'll be able to tell when the Amiga book is close to being done because I'll be showing up here a lot and asking dumb questions

In the meantime, the 8-bit book is about one day away from being sent to the printer...

Here's the *nearly* finalized cover art for the 8-bit book, for anyone who is interested.



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Old 11 June 2009, 18:35   #4
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Congratulations Andrew!!

I have sent you an email last week

Did you receive it???


Cheers!
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Old 11 June 2009, 18:50   #5
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Fantastic! Looking forward to this!
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Old 09 October 2009, 00:11   #6
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Well it's finally out

now to get cracking on the amiga book!

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Old 09 October 2009, 00:28   #7
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Will there ever be another pressing of The ZX Spectrum Book 1982-199x?
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Old 09 October 2009, 00:38   #8
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P.S. I do not like that you have to provide your credit card details before you find out how much shipping & handling is!
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Old 09 October 2009, 01:29   #9
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No current plans for another printing of the speccy book... But I'm thinking about it.. Or something like it..

And sorry about the shipping thing. I can't calculate shopping until I know the address... nothing gets charged until you see the shipping cost and confirm the order... I don't store credit card info though. I use it and then discard it. Well, I do save the expiry date and last four digits in case any questions come up later, but that's it.

Also, it's all client side. The credit card info doesn't even get transmitted to the server until you press the 'confirm order button'. Up till that point, I only send the country selection (to calculate shipping)... Or maybe the full address... Can't remember :P
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Old 09 October 2009, 01:47   #10
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Amiga has > 8 bits. NO SALE

Just kidding Gogogo and make sure to include some tidbits not available on the net, if you have it.

Gahhh... I miss the good old days of Compute and Creative Computing and Byte and other nice mags where you could revel and marvel... only 'printer round-up' and crap like that in today's excuses for magazines...

I know, I know, 1 man can't make it worth the while to print n issues... but still, would be nice
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Is there a table of contents, or a list of the games covered, anywhere?
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Is there a table of contents, or a list of the games covered, anywhere?
For the 8-bit book? On the website go to the relevant book page for info.
For the amiga book, we are still deciding on the final list.

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Excellent! Well done Andrew...
...now where did I put my card..?
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Received my hardback version of the book a few days ago, excellent work andrew . Now looking forward to the Amiga book, any news on when we'll be able to pre-order ?.
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Received my hardback version of the book a few days ago, excellent work andrew . Now looking forward to the Amiga book, any news on when we'll be able to pre-order ?.
I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole 'book production' thing, so this time I will try and announce the book for preorder much closer to the actual publication date... I'm thinking three months rather than eighteen months
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Old 15 October 2009, 20:26   #16
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Andrew I have ordered (and paid) The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x (hardback edition) 10 days ago but I have not received any info email regarding the status of my order.. I have sent msg asking about the order status through the Contact Form of your site twice but no reply. Please let me know.Thanks in advance. Periklis from Athens-Greece.
 
Old 16 October 2009, 00:44   #17
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I got my hardback version of the 8bit book a few days back too. I urge anyone with any interest in the early 8bit games of the 80's to get this. Its a great book, full of facts about games covering a broad range of machines, and one of the things i found most interesting was all the info on games i knew from the spectum but from a different platforms perspective.

And i'm also very keen for the Amiga book
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Old 16 October 2009, 00:52   #18
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I'm gutted, just went on the site and saw the spectrum book. It's sold out. Damn. I think I would have liked that, would have made an enjoyable read. Will definitely have to get hold of a copy of the Amiga book when that comes out.
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Old 16 October 2009, 01:00   #19
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Spectrum Book is cool! I've still not read it all and I've had it for yonks... damn work
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Old 18 October 2009, 21:14   #20
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Andrew please can you inform me about my order status ?
 
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