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Atari Book - Countdown clock has started

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The sample chapter looks great, really looking forward to the finished product :thumbsup:

 

By the way, one proofing mistake I noticed in the preview - Neil Armstrong's name is misspelled as "Neal".

 

Cheers,

 

Simon

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Ordered one. Can't wait to read it, although I have a feeling I will be depressed by the end (knowing how it all went to hell). I hope you guys sell a ton and maybe some of the long-standing myths can go away.

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Where will the second volume end? JTS? Hasbro? Infogrames?

 

The second volume, 'Atari Corp. - Business is War' is strictly about Atari Corporation and picks up from July '84 through to the sale to Hasbro. The third book, tentatively titled 'Atari Games - Last In Fun' is from July '84-2003 and documents Atari Games Corporation. So in essence, these two books are more like different branches of the same followup to the first book rather than chronological next volumes.

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Outstanding! I didn't know there was a 3rd volume coming!

 

 

How much for the glossy, color, leather-bound hardback 3-volume set in a custom holder, with some bonus Atari memorabilia? :) This would make a nice gift (to me).

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The 3rd book was something as a side project, the history books are meant as a 2 part set, in fact in December we will have some really nice surprises in store for everyone regarding the two books, and also this was why we choose the new titles to specifically tie the books together for people. It took a long time to finally make the title decision, we did a not of disinformation on our titles to throw everyone off in the beginning,

 

So the 2 part set is:

 

Atari, Inc. Business is Fun

Atari, Corp. Business is War

 

Then the side project is:

 

Atari Games Corp. Last in Fun

 

 

 

We haven't decided on when the final book will come out, probably late Spring 2013...

 

okay, back to work.

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Cool thing, but I don't find a price on your website. :)

 

That means it's free!

 

 

 

We haven't decided on when the final book will come out, probably late Spring 2013...

 

Only if aliens haven't sucked out our brains by then.

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Cool thing, but I don't find a price on your website. :)

 

That means it's free!

 

I hoped so, thanks for clearing that up R.T.!

 

Great move, Curt, can I send you my delivery adress via PM now? :P

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Wow, and please the same style spines, it's gonna look awesome on the book shelf.

Anyway, will JTS and Hasbro be included shortly in the second volume?

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Wow, and please the same style spines, it's gonna look awesome on the book shelf.

Anyway, will JTS and Hasbro be included shortly in the second volume?

 

We're not covering the Hasbro or Infogrames Ataris. These are only on the original Ataris.

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The Infogrames Atari is still a work in progress, so of course they can't be covered.

 

But Hasbro? That was a very short time and not much happened, eh?

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Both are covered in the next edition of Phoenix, but of course not in the detail that Marty and Curt would cover it

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The Infogrames Atari is still a work in progress, so of course they can't be covered.

 

But Hasbro? That was a very short time and not much happened, eh?

 

Again, these are about the real Atari companies. Not later usage of the brand and IP. We're not interested in covering that era.

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So does this mean you guys are done with your part and are waiting for Amazon to ship them?

 

Allan

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We are waiting for them to clear on amazon at this point, and its 10:30 now and they are still showing pending approval, getting nervous, it has to publish by tomorrow and no later, or the books won't make it to CGE... everyone elses will ship and every else will be able to order, no problem, I'm just worried we are only going to be able to show people the samples and show some special stuff we have planned, but anyone wanting a book at CGE may not get them.....

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Is the book only available through Amazon.com? :)

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