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:: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:03 pm

Update:

Volume Two of We Love Atari is currently in production at the printer. I've updated the website, and I hope to have the checkout page available from the 10th September. Just awaiting delivery of packaging material and customer goodies... Not long now :)

Thanks to everybody who ordered Volume One, and the feedback you provided has been put to practical use in the new book. Volume Two would not have happened if I didn't get the support from Atari users all over the world, thank you.

I am also preparing Volume One for a small re-print later in the Winter.
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby brunosilva » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm

thanks for the "warning"... will try not forget that date! :)

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby dhedberg » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:27 pm

Exciting times it is!
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:03 pm

Hi everyone,

Just put some images on Twitter (link below).

Please note, I have to send your Atari goodies after your book order is sent because the new book is slightly heavier due to a glossier paper being used. Anyway, it won't cost you anything, I'll keep all costs as before and send the goodies on afterwards at no extra cost. My own fault for not thinking about paper weights, DOH!

Taking orders from the 10th... but if I remember I will get a link for Atari-Forum members a little earlier if I can :-)

Keep safe,

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby wietze » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:35 pm

Looking forward to it!

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby KLund1 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:42 am

This is great !! Ordering!!
What about :
Atari Corp. – Business Is War
? ? ?
UPDATED: Falcon 030(FX-1)(CF int & removable SD), MSTE 4+PS3000 4160STE 2.06+HDFD STacy4-internal-USD 1040STFM+I.B.Driver-5.25"FDD 1040STF 1040ST 520ST-AdSpeed 400-48k 800+810x2+820+822+825+830+835+850, 800XL+IndusGT 600XL 130XE+XF551x2 Portfolio 1200XL APE(Warp+32in1 OS SuperVideo 2.1 256k RAMBO)+1050x2 USD'd+SIO2PC, PC1+PCH204+PCM124+PCF554x2

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Hi guys,

Ok, just for Atari-Forum users, here is early access to the ordering page: http://www.zafinnbooks.com/zbpayments2.html

Read the ordering instructions carefully - just make sure you choose the correct country from the drop down menu before you click "BUY NOW".

Please DO NOT spread this link, the page officially opens tonight, but I promised I'd give you guys a heads-up. Thanks for your support.

Re: Atari Corp - Business is War - The last time I spoke with Curt Vendel (around April this year) he said it was on the back burner while he finished some other projects, but perhaps Marty is still working on it. I can't wait to read that one as well :-)
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby dhedberg » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm

Finally! :-D
Order placed! Thank you!
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby vido » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:05 pm

Ordered!
Thanks! :)

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby wietze » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:57 pm

Joining the bandwagon; ordered!

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Postby Almerian » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:19 pm

Ordered. A wonderful birthday gift to myself!

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby brunosilva » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:33 pm

Also ordered

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Postby davemacblack » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:15 am

Ordered, I look forward to it!

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:01 am

Thanks everyone,

I'm up to my eyes in labels and packaging! Almost 50% sold out in less than 24 hours, which I wasn't expecting, so I've a lot of work to do here. 8O

But, it bodes well for a re-print of Volume One

The new book might be a little heavier, but the colours pop out. I think it was worth the change and cost, so I hope you are happy with the final product. Let me know what you think.

best as always,

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:17 pm

Just a note to say stock is now low (under 30 books left).
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm

As requested by a few people, here are some of the photos I put on Twitter:
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Postby Videl » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:27 pm

And the last few...
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby vido » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:55 pm

I just got the book!
It looks realy good! Cant wait to read it.
Thank you! :)

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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:14 pm

vido wrote:I just got the book!
It looks realy good! Cant wait to read it.
Thank you! :)


Thanks Vido, so glad you like it. Enjoy.
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Postby mikro » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:29 am

For me, this is a clear winner against the ST Anthology trilogy. Much more polished, proof-read, structured, with the right amount of text and pictures. My dream is to see "Business is War" in this form, that would be the ultimate Atari book ever. Thanks Karl!

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Postby dhedberg » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:40 am

mikro wrote:For me, this is a clear winner against the ST Anthology trilogy. Much more polished, proof-read, structured, with the right amount of text and pictures. My dream is to see "Business is War" in this form, that would be the ultimate Atari book ever. Thanks Karl!

Yes, I have to agree with everything you said mikro! Finally a book covering the Atari Corp. years! Worth every penny! Thanks Karl!
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby dbsys » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:29 am

mikro wrote:For me, this is a clear winner against the ST Anthology trilogy. Much more polished, proof-read, structured, with the right amount of text and pictures. My dream is to see "Business is War" in this form, that would be the ultimate Atari book ever. Thanks Karl!


I fully agree.

And if the book "Business is War" will ever see light of day is not certain at all.
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:13 pm

Thank you all for the kind feedback. It is a pleasure to produce a book for the Atari community, especially people who appreciate the work that goes into something like this. I'm glad we have something "out there" that goes a little way to appreciating Atari Corp. and the ST series in particular, and even though we get angry and frustrated at the way things went down at 1196 Borregas Avenue, we were part of something special that should always be remembered and will sadly, never again be repeated.

Thank you again for supporting my little project.
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby KLund1 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:07 am

Just received and read this amazing book!!
WELL DONE !!! A must read for all ST fans!!!
Quality of the book/binding/thick paper stock/glossy pages is OUTSTANDING !!!
The writing to good, sharp and to the point. Writer notes where his opinion is shown.
There are a few typos, like XF-551 is XF-511, an 1998 instead of 1989 and similar in a few places, nothing major. Similar to the Business is Fun first printing I have.
Perhaps I am not remembering things quite right, but I got one of the first 1040's when they came out. I got it in Hayward, CA, the first month they were available. I will swear on whatever book you choose that the label was 1040ST, not 1040STf. This book says that the first all in one ST was a 1040STf. I'm not quite sure about that. I wish I still had that machine.
A small item not mentioned is the 4160STE upgrade offered by Atari authorized dealers, though it is listed the timeline on page 224.
I wish there was a bit more about the various monitors Atari put out during this book's time frame. There, in itself, lies an interesting story.

But overall a really great book!!! I commend anyone who can put something together like this! I couldn't do it. Hundreds of pictures and photos, many I have never seen before. I love the yellow sticky note captions! Many new facts that I did not know about are now, in the light. Congratulations!!
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Re: :: We Love Atari (Volume Two) Atari Corp. ::

Postby Videl » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:37 am

Thank you @KLund1, I appreciate those comments very much. I also want to thank you for pointing out those couple of typos, which I have fixed on the master document, I can't believe I missed those, and I've read this book a million times!!! :-( Doh!

As for the 1040ST(F) label, there is always a possibility some very early models had a different label, but any early 1040ST's or 1040ST literature I have seen always show a small "F". I suppose the main point here is it contained an integrated FDD and PSU unlike the first 520ST's. Atari monitors are interesting, as are all the other peripherals Atari sold, maybe I can find a way of adding those to a future updated edition. I wanted to add so much more to these books, but the weight versus shipping costs had to be taken into consideration; you should see how much I had to edit out of the original documents :-( I think we got a good balance in the end though.

Thanks again for buying the book!
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