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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : Commodore: The Amiga Years Book Cancelled
   posted by danwood on 22-Oct-2013 16:27:47 (7903 reads)
Author, Brian Bagnall has confirmed on Twitter that the follow up to the 'Commodore: A Company on The Edge' book has been cancelled... (Please click 'Read more')

Read more: http://www.kookytech.net/2013/10/commodore-amiga-years-book-cancelled.html
    

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Re: Commodore: The Amiga Years Book Cancelled
Posted on 22-Oct-2013 17:36:33
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Very sad news really. I was really expecting to read this book (as the previous one). Hope that someday, better news will come for this.


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Posted on 22-Oct-2013 18:08:16
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Oh that's a real shame.

The first volume is fantastic, but for Amiga fans it's just an appetiser for the main course...

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Ya real shame first book was a great read. On a side note how is the film viva Amiga coming on not heard much lately.


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Re: Commodore: The Amiga Years Book Cancelled
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The same author did do an earlier, now out-of-print book called "On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore." It does tell the whole Commodore story, including the latter years with the Amiga.

Looks like used copies are available on Amazon. I recommend it.

The book "Commodore: A Company on the Edge" is a revised, more detailed version of the Commodore history until Tramiel's departure.


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It is a shame...a book on the edge :)

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@ mbrantley

Actually no. It just scratches only the surface of Amiga years.


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Of course we want more. I was really looking forward to "The Amiga Years."


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Brian Bagnall's Twitter site is here
https://twitter.com/BrianBagnall1

The quote includes, "I plan on returning to it someday when things are working out better."

Perhaps we should call it "on hold"


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His word was "cancelled", so presumably the deal with the publisher is off and the retail distribution deals cancelled.

As he said he may pick it up again someday, but I wouldn't hold our collective breaths now and we should all claim our refunds from Amazon etc.

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If he can't find a publisher, he should try print on demand.

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That's a shame, i was looking forward to it!
I'd really try self-publishing for books like this, there're a lot of companies that offer those services, like Amazon... unless he's sick of writing to begin with, of course.


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Was looking forward to this too. Had both of his previous books on Commodore. Well worth a read even if you weren't particularly a fan of Commodore, besides obviously the Amiga.

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@g01df1sh Quote:
On a side note how is the film viva Amiga coming on not heard much lately.

I'd like to know too. A lot of money was put into it, with nothing much (publically) to show for it so far (AFAIK).


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Latest update on the blog page for the film Viva Amiga is from July, which is not really all that long ago. That was about interview for the film with NewTek's Tim Jenison. I have no affiliation with the film or filmmaker.... just looking forward to seeing it.

Viva Amiga blog entries


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like many of you I was looking forward to this too. I wonder how much of the book is written, because in this day and age a publisher is not that important with the rise of ebook and print on demand web site you can self publish at very little cost, just seems a shame not to release what has been done.

I do enjoy Trevor classic reflections series in Amiga Future and I kind of wish he turn that into a book as I missed a few articles and I'm sure a few articles could of just kept going.


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Maybe Brian Bagnall should try another kind of funding, like Kickstarter...
A book about Sensible Software was released this way a few weeks ago...

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That's really too bad. The first book was an awesome read. One that focussed specifically on the Amiga would have definitely made it into my personal library.


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On a side note how is the film viva Amiga coming on not heard much lately.

Yep
Since they promised the release for end of 2013 (at least that's the last deadline adjustment I know about) I dared to ask for a status update on their facebook page. This was one week ago, no reaction at all...
To me this smells like yet another neverending story that ultimately will turn into vaporware (only with the small difference that other people's money is vapored... last not least my own )


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Posted on 22-Jan-2014 14:18:34
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after the n-th email from amazon notifying me that the book is still not available (and the offer to cancel the order) i finally started to google about it and found this thread.
bummer.
:(

also: though not available anymore for odering it is still listed.
http://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Amiga-Years-Brian-Bagnall/dp/0973864990/


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