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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu May 19, 2011 3:29 pm

When you say Kindle, I take it you mean eReader, so I can get it for my Sony?
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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by kiwimike » Fri May 20, 2011 12:47 am

Sounds great, when it gets to Amazon UK I'll be int, as the UK Amazon has a free post option for me atm, esstential when buying heavy books internationally. This book is deffo my cuppa tea

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Morkin » Fri May 20, 2011 4:04 am

discoalucard wrote: I guess I can always try selling it directly if it's an issue, but I'll have to order some spare copies and figure out the shipments costs to the UK and other EU spots. It's 4 lbs so it might not be cheap - I'm frankly baffled that the shipping costs from Createspace are so low.
Will it be available on Amazon UK in the near future?

EDIT

Just noticed on the site...
For right now it's only on the US store, although I'm told it'll feed over to the UK one "eventually". This happened much quicker than I expected, so hooray! The Kindle version, I'm still working on - it requires a bit more reformatting to look right, plus it needs lots of linking for the table of contents to show up. And since there are easily over 350 different things to link...At any rate, I fixed the link to the preview, which is currently from an earlier draft, so some of the text may have changed slightly, but will give you a good idea to what the interior looks like. I'll be putting up some more adventure game related content shortly, so please keep your eyes open.
Can't decide whether to order from Amazon.com or wait for it to appear on Amazon UK.

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 20, 2011 1:17 pm

El cheapo international postage from Amazon US is only $7.98.

That's only $34.98 = £22.50 total. Not bad at all for a small print run book with international delivery and you'll pay a lot more once it becomes scarce.
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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri May 20, 2011 1:54 pm

Even when using the cheapest postage on Amazon , the DVD I ordered arrived well before the 'approximate delivery date'.

Yeah you're right Ant , the UK cost including p+p really aint so bad.
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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by discoalucard » Fri May 20, 2011 7:35 pm

As for as eBooks, the Kindle is my priority, but I should be setting up with another publisher for a wider variety of formats (Nook, Sony eReader, etc.)

BTW, since this is print-on-demand, it shouldn't be going out of print, unless the publisher somehow goes under. I don't intend on removing it from distribution either.

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by retrosofer » Sat May 21, 2011 5:23 am

Its looks pretty cool and seems like it will be a good read even if it does focus on point 'n' click games.

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Morkin » Sat May 21, 2011 9:16 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:El cheapo international postage from Amazon US is only $7.98.

That's only $34.98 = £22.50 total. Not bad at all for a small print run book with international delivery and you'll pay a lot more once it becomes scarce.
Agreed. Just ordered it with expedited shipping which was only a few extra quid.

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Szczepaniak » Mon May 23, 2011 4:24 am

Since the US is probably still asleep, thought I'd pop in to post this early. Hope you guys enjoy the book, I contributed a few small pieces and helped with the sub-editing. So if there's any grammar mistakes... blame the other guy. ;)


Anyway, the kindle version is up!

And it's only £7!

LINKS:
Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005 ... B005231248

Amazon US - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00523 ... B005231248

Amazon DE - http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B005231 ... B005231248

BTW, use the following link for the actual book on the US site:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/146095 ... 146095579X

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Morkin » Tue May 31, 2011 2:26 pm

My copy has just arrived, but sadly the back corner of the book is completely bent/folded over. Still, looking forward to having a good flick through later on. :D

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by hydr0x » Tue May 31, 2011 2:59 pm

Morkin wrote:My copy has just arrived, but sadly the back corner of the book is completely bent/folded over. Still, looking forward to having a good flick through later on. :D
Mine hasn't yet, when did yours ship? Mine shipped on May 21st. Well, hopefully I'll at least get a better shape copy for having to wait longer :lol:
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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Morkin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:23 am

Posted on the 21st using expedited shipping. I was going to return it until I realised I had to pay the initial shipping costs up front & that I *should* get that refunded.

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by hydr0x » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:18 am

Morkin wrote:Posted on the 21st using expedited shipping. I was going to return it until I realised I had to pay the initial shipping costs up front & that I *should* get that refunded.
Ah, I didn't use expedited, waste of money ;)
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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by Szczepaniak » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:26 am

I'm still waiting for my copy (I didn't use expedited either). :)

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Re: The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - new book

Post by walrus » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:25 am

I bought the Kindle version of this on the day of release and enjoying it so far. Just got too many books on the go at the moment, one of the downsides of the Kindle for me

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