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We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:17 pm
by Videl
Hello Atari-Forum,

It's been a while since I posted here (years in fact), but I just wanted to let you know I have put a new book together about Atari and it will be available to buy in a few weeks time. I published it myself, so copies will be limited.

Volume One covers Atari from 1972-1983, and Volume Two will cover 1984-1996.

There is more news on my website here: www.zafinnbooks.com

In other news, my very very old website Atari Explorer, will be getting a makeover and that wil be back online before the Summer holidays.

www.atariexplorer.com

Other than that, I want to thank all the people here still using Atari and keeping the flame alive :cheers:

regards,

Karl

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:52 am
by DarkLord
I'm interested.

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:09 am
by chlu600
Good news!

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:56 am
by Atarieterno
Good news!

:cheers:

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:25 am
by frost
Interested, excellent news :)

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:14 am
by dbsys
Interested - in Volume Two.

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:06 am
by ggn
Would it be possible to read a small excerpt from the book?

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:53 am
by dhedberg
From where in the world (country) is the book shipped out from?

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:05 pm
by Videl
Hello guys,

Thanks for the interest in the book, makes the effort worthwhile! Let me answer your Q's:

@dbsys - Volume 2 is done, however I need to sell Volume One to cover the print run of Volume Two, but if all the e-mail's I have received turn into sales its nearly a done deal. It looks great, if I don't say so myself! I also have a section dedicated to Demos (8/16 Bit), I'm a big fan of the YM2149 and POKEY :-)

@ggn - Yes, sure. I can upload something tonight on the website so you can get a better look at the content.

@dhedberg - My home town of Dublin, Ireland.

Thanks again for all the support.

Karl
www.zafinnbooks.com
www.atariexplorer.com

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:38 pm
by dhedberg
Videl wrote:My home town of Dublin, Ireland.

Great! As long as it's within the EU I'm happy! :-D

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:39 pm
by dbsys
Videl wrote:
@dbsys - Volume 2 is done, however I need to sell Volume One to cover the print run of Volume Two, but if all the e-mail's I have received turn into sales its nearly a done deal. It looks great, if I don't say so myself! I also have a section dedicated to Demos (8/16 Bit), I'm a big fan of the YM2149 and POKEY :-)



Hi Karl, thanks for the answer. I fully understand that. I am looking forward to the release of volume 2, whenever that will be.

Does volume 2 also cover the 16 bit computers, or are these books dedicated to gaming only?

What I would like to see, as some other folks over here too, is a few pages as a preview which represents the respective volume. I would like to read a few sentences to see, if my English language skills will be enough to enjoy the book(s).

Thanks.

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:00 pm
by Videl
Hi dbsys,

Of course it does! I got my 520STFM in 1987 and upgraded to a MEGA, I did almost everything on it. The books are not gaming specific, they cover everything Atari I could fit in, I just used a joystick on both covers to represent the different era's. I'm going to put some extracts on the website of both Volume One and Volume Two tonight, I hope you enjoy them! There are a lot of visual references in both volumes, it isn't a text heavy book, it's something you can enjoy at any time.

best regards,

Karl

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One) Available Now!

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:25 pm
by Videl
Hello!

The book is now available to buy at www.zafinnbooks.com

Thank you all for your support and interest, I hope you enjoy it :-)

best regards,

Karl
www.atariexplorer.com

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:50 pm
by wietze
I did order the book, but something went wrong with the address; Ive sent an email to payment@zafinnbooks.com ; please react :)

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:54 pm
by ggn
Ordered as well - looking forward to it!

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:00 pm
by Videl
wietze wrote:I did order the book, but something went wrong with the address; Ive sent an email to payment@zafinnbooks.com ; please react :)


Hi Wietze,

All fixed, got your amended address details :D

Thanks again for the order,

Karl

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm
by Videl
ggn wrote:Ordered as well - looking forward to it!


Appreciate the order ggn.

It's St. Patrick's Day on Monday, so books will be posted by Wednesday at the latest. 8O

Karl

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:39 pm
by frost
Hi Karl,
Ordered too. I have a problem too with my shipping address, PayPal locates me in UK but I'm in France... I wrote to the same address as Wietze to sort this out.

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:51 pm
by Videl
frost wrote:Hi Karl,
Ordered too. I have a problem too with my shipping address, PayPal locates me in UK but I'm in France... I wrote to the same address as Wietze to sort this out.


Hi Frost,

Not sure why PayPal is changing your location, but thanks for letting me know. I sent you an e-mail to confirm :D

Enjoy the book!

Karl

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:30 am
by Videl
Hello,

I just wanted to give a quick update, all orders from the 14th March have been processed and packed ready to be shipped. I will e-mail customers with confirmation as soon as they leave.

Actual proof, see image! :wink:

boxes.jpg


Thanks for all the support so far! Spread the word, I really want to share Volume Two as soon as possible!

best regards,

Karl

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 pm
by DarkLord
Ordered Volume 1 just now....

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 pm
by brunosilva
also ordered volume 1 :)

why dont you make a crowdfund for volume 2?

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:16 pm
by Videl
DarkLord wrote:Ordered Volume 1 just now....


@DarkLord - Than you for the order! I sent you an e-mail FYI :wink:

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:22 pm
by Videl
brunosilva wrote:also ordered volume 1 :)

why dont you make a crowdfund for volume 2?


@brunosilva - I did look into it, but I thought I'd rather offer something tangible first, and not rely on hitting some magic number to see my book published :lol: If sales keep moving along like they are, it shouldn't be too long before I can print V2. Thank you also for your order today :cheers:

Re: We Love Atari (Volume One)

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:11 pm
by Videl
Hi there,

Just keeping everybody up to date - all order #'s upto 10021 have shipped and e-mail confirmations with tracking info have been sent.

Karl