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Very proud of these :)

Post by andrew_rollings » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:24 pm

Got the hardback proofs through last week :)

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/very happy... just had to show it off ;)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:37 pm

Looking good Andrew. Any indication of a shipping date for those of us who've pre-ordered? I'm going away for a couple of weeks soon.
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Post by andrew_rollings » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:46 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Looking good Andrew. Any indication of a shipping date for those of us who've pre-ordered? I'm going away for a couple of weeks soon.
Best guess in end of september, beginning of october.

Maybe a little later, depending on the proofing process/print turnaround...

It should definitely be in october sometime though...

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Post by mikeb » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:13 pm

Looks awesome Andrew.

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Post by rossi46 » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:41 pm

I never had much Speccy interest, but I'd definately be interested in a copy of the book. It looks really good.
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Post by Oh not again! » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:53 pm

Nice! But you need to hoover your sofa :)

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Post by andrew_rollings » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:22 pm

Oh not again! wrote:Nice! But you need to hoover your sofa :)
Hehe.... I'd just eaten a Rich Tea Biscuit moments before...

Don't worry, my wife made me clean it up right afterwards.

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Post by JetSetWilly » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:03 pm

does the hand come free with every pre-order?
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Post by andrew_rollings » Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:11 pm

JetSetWilly wrote:does the hand come free with every pre-order?
Nah... See that ring? I'm taken mate...

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Post by liveinabin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:06 am

That's really lovely. Love the cover, surely the ONLY image that should grace a Speccy book. :)

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Post by ShadowMan » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:15 am

Awesome cover, might have to pick me up a copy!
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Post by Opa-Opa » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:33 am

I hate it.

I bought the Paper back version for 2 reasons...

1. It was a fantastic book that was going to be rare.
2. There was no hardback version.

Now it is being re-released in a better version it won't be as rare and worse than that it is now also hardback, I feel so lucky having bought the cheaper, not so nice paper back version :(

Thanks...

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:42 am

The hardback is a limited run. If you want one, order it now as they'll sell out soon enough.

I'll probably end up selling my paperback once this one arrives.

The hardback wasn't really an option without knowing it would sell well enough to cover the costs - the paperback sales have proven it viable. I believe the hardback is a direct response to requests from readers.

The paperback isn't any less r@re now the harback is out. But did you plan to sell it anyway? If not, teh ebay r@rity really is irrelevant.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:01 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:The hardback is a limited run. If you want one, order it now as they'll sell out soon enough.

I'll probably end up selling my paperback once this one arrives.

The hardback wasn't really an option without knowing it would sell well enough to cover the costs - the paperback sales have proven it viable. I believe the hardback is a direct response to requests from readers.

The paperback isn't any less r@re now the harback is out. But did you plan to sell it anyway? If not, teh ebay r@rity really is irrelevant.
If i buy the hardback version of this it won't match with the paper back version of the CBM 64 book and that would look a bit rubbish on the shelf.
I wasn't going to sell my copy, thats not why I like it's rarity but it is nice owning things that make your collection stand out rather than junk you can get from any old bootfair or auction site, these books are something special for hardcore collectors (I think) and now there is going to be an even more special, special version my collection is going to look a bit poop. People will look at my shelfs and instead of thinking "wow, thats some nice rare books he has there" they are going to think "poor bugger couldn't afford the hardback version, which is much harder to get now.." :(

I'm sure the book is lovely but I can't afford to replace the version I have, had I known the hard back was coming out I would of waited but buying the same book twice and then hoping I will be able to sell it for a reasonable price to cover the cost isn't really an option for me at the moment.

I hate it for personel, selfish reasons...

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Post by Fightersmegamix » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:34 am

That looks pretty cool, where do I order a copy?

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