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Old 17 October 2012, 20:42   #21
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I'm sure it'll turn up eventually One book I am lusting after is Hiive's 'Amiga' games book... still in progress...

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=33553
nice, thanks for the pointer. i've been curious about those books for a while. only i've ordered is the kickstarter sensible software-book of game-related books. most i got is hardware-related.
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Old 17 October 2012, 21:15   #22
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Yep! I ordered the Sensible book too! That's whats missing really, some awesome gaming books for the Amiga...!
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Amazon have a release date of the 31st Oct
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Old 21 October 2012, 22:15   #24
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New release date

I got an email from Amazon yesterday with a revised release date.

Brian Bagnall "Commodore: The Amiga Years"
Estimated arrival date: November 03 2012 - November 05 2012


Let's hope this is actually true.
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Amazon.co.uk now have Jan 31st 2013 on their website

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Is there anywhere that sells the Commodore series books in eBook form for like $5 - charging what they do atm for the eBooks is just criminal imo so i refuse to buy them.
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Is there anywhere that sells the Commodore series books in eBook form for like $5 - charging what they do atm for the eBooks is just criminal imo so i refuse to buy them.
Just curious, the commodore book this is the second one of cost in hardcover (only paper option, amazon co uk) 18.71 GBP. The kindle version cost 8.54 GBP. So a considable saving on the eBook version.

If you need eBook format as in epub,

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Commo...pZA/page1.html

11.19 usd. which is aprox 6.9 GBP

Is that really a bad price? While it is cost saving to use electronic vs paper distribution, the author and publisher still need to feed their kids so the format should only reflect the cost of production and distribution vs the lower cost of electronic distribution. Not give it away.
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Thanks for the link, I was seeing prices closer to $20 which is just a joke for an ebook.
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Email from amazon.com: Estimated arrival date: February 15, 2013 - March 07, 2013
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Amazon.ca says: Publication Date: Jan 22 2013.

They didn't even bother to send me an email that the preorder date had been revised, since it's a normal practice for amazon.ca to get whatever items are published stunningly late anyway.
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Indeed, the original book and the early years version were both brilliant.
What's the difference?
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Here we go again:

Hello from Amazon.ca.

We wanted to let you know there's a delay with one or more items (...)

Brian Bagnall "Commodore: The Amiga Years"
Estimated ship date: July 01, 2013
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31st January is the release date on Amazon.co.uk now
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Just curious, the commodore book this is the second one of cost in hardcover (only paper option, amazon co uk) 18.71 GBP. The kindle version cost 8.54 GBP. So a considable saving on the eBook version.

If you need eBook format as in epub,

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Commo...pZA/page1.html

11.19 usd. which is aprox 6.9 GBP

Is that really a bad price? While it is cost saving to use electronic vs paper distribution, the author and publisher still need to feed their kids so the format should only reflect the cost of production and distribution vs the lower cost of electronic distribution. Not give it away.
I'm loving this book, it was $10.39aud which IMO is a fair price for an ebook.
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has anyone read "The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga" by Jimmy Maher?

I bought it recently on eBook but i'm finding it a pretty dull read so far.
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has anyone read "The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga" by Jimmy Maher?

I bought it recently on eBook but i'm finding it a pretty dull read so far.
Thats probably because it is a textbook form MIT. Most text books from College courses are pretty dry.
Just an aside, the first book "The Commodore years" was over a year late also. How soon we all forget
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This updated second edition includes additional interviews and first-hand material from major Commodore figures like marketing guru Kit Spencer, chip designer Bill Mensch, and Commodore co-founder Manfred Kapp.
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It's actually kinda fitting that an announced book about Commodore's Amiga years would have multiple delays and then become "vaporware".
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