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Old 20 January 2015, 14:11   #141
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but because they're so specific to the amiga you'll end up annoying those readers that don't care for it.
So that's why you sold out then?
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Old 20 January 2015, 14:19   #142
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Well judging by comments here people most members don't read the magazine.
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Old 20 January 2015, 14:21   #143
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I scan it in the newsagent for any Amiga references. I rarely buy it as I don't have much interest in retro console gaming.
I bought the Amiga bookazine.
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Old 20 January 2015, 14:49   #144
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So apparently the Amiga Book is only on sale in larger WHSmiths stores. Unfortunately, I have no idea what WHSmiths class a big stores as I don't work for them. It may explain why some of you have been unable to find it in your local branch.
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Well judging by comments here people most members don't read the magazine.
Whilst I don't claim to be 'most members', I have EVERY issue of Retro Gamer...

And, despite a lot of The Amiga Book being re-printed/recycled material, I still enjoyed reading it. All the articles together, rather than spread separately through (in my case) hundreds of magazines, is useful!
I have the Megadrive/SNES & ZX Spectrum/C64 Bookazines too, for the same reasons.
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Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 20 January 2015, 16:02   #147
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I only tend to buy the Bookazines.

Got the big annual one too, which I thought was fantastic
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Old 20 January 2015, 18:01   #148
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Here in Portugal i bought mine this weekend and a few others were bought by a few friends in local shops.
I was afraid that it never reached our soil but it did
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Wow it can reach Portugal, but not 20 miles down the road in the smaller WHSmiths...what it is going with their distribution!?
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Old 20 January 2015, 20:48   #150
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WHSmiths buy a set amount and then decide where they sell it. It's gone out to all the usual distributors just like all our other books do, which is why it's now appearing overseas. Maybe smiths felt that a book solely based on an old computer would only sell in their bigger stores. That's a Smiths decision though, not an Imagine one.
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WHSmiths buy a set amount and then decide where they sell it. It's gone out to all the usual distributors just like all our other books do, which is why it's now appearing overseas. Maybe smiths felt that a book solely based on an old computer would only sell in their bigger stores. That's a Smiths decision though, not an Imagine one.
I ended up buying it on applestore, shame I cant get it on android.
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Why's it not on the play store?
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Old 21 January 2015, 00:39   #153
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A revised second edition could be great!
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Old 21 January 2015, 00:46   #154
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A revision merely with spelling fixed and some minor changes would make the current The Amiga Book pretty much redundant and a waste of money... would be kind of unfair really inmo



It would have to be a Volume 2 with new (broader Amiga) content to make sense...



I ordered mine online as the small town I live in barely gets the tech magazines I like let alone RetroGamer lol the postage to Australia was more than the book (as usual)
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Old 23 January 2015, 00:06   #156
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I was a little disappointed that the focus of the book was mainly on the A500......I guess there is scope for releasing a 2nd book further down the line to cover the AGA machines.....
 
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I looked at the 500 because compatibility meant that you'd have been able to experience most of the games featured. I'm sure a second book will be in the works and that will also include pieces on the CD32 and Amiga 1200 at least.
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Had mine in the mail a few days ago (Germany) and like it a lot. If you haven't read the original articles from Retro Gamer, I'd say it's a must buy for every Amiga fan.
 
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Wow it can reach Portugal, but not 20 miles down the road in the smaller WHSmiths...what it is going with their distribution!?
That had them at Tesco Extra Peterborough, not sure where in Cambs you are.
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managed to track down a copy at last in a small town WH Smiths, bizarrely there's been no sign of it at all in the city centre store near me yet there were 4 copies in the store in a town 20 miles down the road!
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