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David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by PostieDoc » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:22 am

Something for any interested Amiga fans. It is nearly funded already so can just wait for the book to release and then buy it then.
I've gone for the Platinum Pledge as I want the blu-ray with it.

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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by English Invader » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:24 pm

I'm in for this as well. £30 hardback.

I also found out that Brian Bagnall's Amiga book was still happening. I had a pre-order on Amazon and when Amazon cancelled the pre-order I assumed that was it but it turned out that the project was overwhelmingly funded on KS and Brian chose not to sell through Amazon anymore for some reason. Fortunately, the Kickstarter deal is still available through PayPal (much to my relief and delight):
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Post by necronom » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:05 pm

Yeah, I pledged for both those books the instant I knew the campaigns were live.
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Post by rocky1980 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:55 pm

I am really looking forward to this one. I was backer number 2 :)
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Post by the_hawk » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:26 pm

I thought he was great in Halloween.
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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by English Invader » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:11 pm

the_hawk wrote:I thought he was great in Halloween.
You're thinking of Donald Pleasance:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Pleasence

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Post by the_hawk » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:22 am

Oh, right. Er thanks.

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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by Sephiroth81 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:07 am

the_hawk wrote:Oh, right. Er thanks.

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Haha, its ok Hawk, I got your joke :D

David Pleasance seems like an interesting guy, but definitely is the 1980s throwback of brash businessman, "yuppie", bragging about his successes (often individual success) and blaming failures on others. Which is interesting, even if his "ilk" and style is currently outdated (although Trump might be trying to re-invent it!). So his book should have some juicy stuff in it.

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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by English Invader » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:20 am

Sephiroth81 wrote: David Pleasance seems like an interesting guy, but definitely is the 1980s throwback of brash businessman, "yuppie", bragging about his successes (often individual success) and blaming failures on others.
I definitely got a Lord Sugar vibe from his video.

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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by NorthWay » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:46 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it's a wrap!
Campaign goal met. Hope there will be some stretch goals soon.

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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by rocky1980 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:36 am

It ends in a few hours, its done really well. Its going to be an interesting read
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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by necronom » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:26 pm

I'm really disappointed with the stretch goals. It's the worst one I've ever seen, and I've backed over 20 of the things. The first one was something that was already promised in the video (but not mentioned on the main page; signed books), and the second one was for another Kickstarter (download only of a film) that I'd expect most people were already getting, as it's a very similar subject (both Commodore, one a book, one a film).

So, I feel like after getting 200% of the asking amount, we aren't really getting any extras. Other ones I've backed have had excellent stretch goals (more pages, more pictures, full colour, better cover, free gifts, etc).

I'm sure the book will be very good, though.
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Re: David Pleasance book Kickstarter

Post by quantum » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:48 am

English Invader wrote:
Sephiroth81 wrote: David Pleasance seems like an interesting guy, but definitely is the 1980s throwback of brash businessman, "yuppie", bragging about his successes (often individual success) and blaming failures on others.
I definitely got a Lord Sugar vibe from his video.
Spot on!

Will buy this when it's out. The "retro books to read" pile is too high for me to have backed the KS.
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