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Post by psj3809 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:50 am

Cant wait for this ! Think its about to be printed !!! Very exciting !

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:28 am

Thanks for that my rubbery friend. I'm not a frequent visitor to the WoS forums and the home site hasn't been updated with the latest.

Not long now then. Again.
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Post by Morkin » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:04 am

Another little update on this book, taken from Andrew's post on the WOS forums. Nearly there ! :D
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The book is currently being printed. The delivery date for the books from the printer is December 14th. I'll get them sent out in the two weeks that follow after that. So, not quite in time for Christmas, but hopefully it'll be something to read after you've all recovered from your New Year hangovers.

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Post by andrew_rollings » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:28 am

Yep. I've been a bit lax on updating the web site for a while.
Now the book is being printed, I intend to revamp it from its current 'placeholder' status to something a little more 'professional' looking...

Of course, knowing that I've got nothing to do other than sit and twiddle my thumbs for the next month waiting for the book delivery (not to mention hoping there are no horrendous show-stopper errors I've made that will mess up the print run) is incredibly difficult...

Hmm... It almost makes me want to start another book... Or at least a RetroGamer article...

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:04 pm

Forgive my scepticism, but I'll take that delivery date with a pinch of salt.

Out of curiosity, did you have a look at that lulu.com book printing place that was on the news the other day? I'm curious of your opinions on it having gone down the 'normal' self publishing route with the Speccy book.
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Post by andrew_rollings » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:09 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Forgive my scepticism, but I'll take that delivery date with a pinch of salt.

Out of curiosity, did you have a look at that lulu.com book printing place that was on the news the other day? I'm curious of your opinions on it having gone down the 'normal' self publishing route with the Speccy book.
I did take a look at lulu. It would have cost more than I am charging to print the book with them.
Incidentally, that delivery date was given to me by the printer - and they have had the final proofs since last week. From the references I have about this printer, they keep their delivery dates.
Your scepticism is forgiven, however, because once the books arrive, I still have to send them all out...

I *will* make sure yours is one of the first though....

Andrew :)

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Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:18 pm

Andrew, I am not a memeber at WoS so can't post there.
What are the dimensions of the book and how many pages is it?
Also, is it paperback or hardback?

Love the cover pic by the way.
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Post by andrew_rollings » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:37 pm

SirClive wrote:Andrew, I am not a memeber at WoS so can't post there.
What are the dimensions of the book and how many pages is it?
Also, is it paperback or hardback?

Love the cover pic by the way.
It's as close to spectrum size as I could get without inflating the cost drastically...

I.e. it's 5.75 * 7.75 inches, landscape view, and the cover is meant to look like a spectrum from the front and back.
It's a paperback (hardback being *way* too expensive) and has 256 pages (the most I could get in without inflating the cost).
Still, 256 pages is remarkably appropriate considering it's an 8-bit book :)

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Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:40 pm

Cool, I am off to order one.
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Post by markopoloman » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:43 pm

I think I'll order one too..............



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Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:45 pm

Thats mine in the pile for posting.
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Post by Morkin » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:08 am

What shipping method are you going to use Andrew ? I'm guessing that International Global Priority Letter will be too expensive, so the alternative will be surface mail, with a delivery date of between 6-8 weeks.

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Post by andrew_rollings » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:11 am

Morkin wrote:What shipping method are you going to use Andrew ? I'm guessing that International Global Priority Letter will be too expensive, so the alternative will be surface mail, with a delivery date of between 6-8 weeks.
Hmm. I guess I should have offered shipping options, rather than just the one.
Let me look into that and see what I can figure out...

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Post by tcv » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:02 pm

Any chance of an e-book?

Pretty please?

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