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Title: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on May 09, 2012, 00:16:45 AM
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Thought i would post this, one of our members wrote his own book about the ill fated Gizmondo

https://www.createspace.com/5156712 (http://https)

It's in US dollars, but works out at around £12.75/16.13 euros.

Check it out i know i am.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on May 10, 2012, 21:00:24 PM
Hey, cheers for that, I was going to get round to posting it!
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on May 10, 2012, 22:27:27 PM
Thats ok, thought you may have felt awkward lol.. ;D
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on September 19, 2014, 22:02:59 PM
Both editions have been retired, for those still wanting a copy i have a few left in my shop which are reduced.

http://www.freewebstore.org/storepage2820072.aspx (http://http)
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: bogstandard on September 19, 2014, 22:26:46 PM
It's good to know this part of video gaming history has been so awesomly researched..

..however, now I'm hearing the theme song to sticky balls in my head again ;-(

......STICKYYYYY BALLLLLLS!!!!
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 19, 2014, 23:16:34 PM
Completely missed this before! I love my Gizmondo and just ordered a paperback copy  :113:
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on September 19, 2014, 23:22:31 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Completely missed this before! I love my Gizmondo and just ordered a paperback copy  :113:
Yeah got the email thank you! Will get it off to you over the weekend.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 19, 2014, 23:26:11 PM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Completely missed this before! I love my Gizmondo and just ordered a paperback copy  :113:
Yeah got the email thank you! Will get it off to you over the weekend.

Cool, thanks!
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on September 19, 2014, 23:48:49 PM
Justin. Rather than going through the process can I order through you now and pay via PayPal? Paperback please.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on September 19, 2014, 23:58:47 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Justin. Rather than going through the process can I order through you now and pay via PayPal? Paperback please.
Yeah sure i will pm you details.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on September 19, 2014, 23:59:39 PM
Nice one.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Lorfarius on September 22, 2014, 13:39:48 PM
Have you considered sticking it up on the Amazon Kindle Store?
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on September 22, 2014, 14:16:42 PM
Quote from: "Lorfarius"
Have you considered sticking it up on the Amazon Kindle Store?
I did have it on the Kindle Store for a couple of years, never got any money from it, sales were only a handful and Amazon were mucking around my tax info, so i thought stuff its not worth the hassle. (plus i never formatted it properly to begin with, always much easier to design around Kindle to start with rather than convert it afterwards)

There is a PDF version, i know its not Kindle compatible but works on most other devices.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Lorfarius on September 22, 2014, 14:34:59 PM
I've got a few of mine on there too, they don't make much but even leaving them for a few years I live in hope  :19:
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on September 23, 2014, 13:22:56 PM
Book came yesterday, really impressed fella.. Tweeted the hell out of it also so i hope you get some mpre sales.

Are you getting www.castlebooks.co.uk (http://http) or com domain?
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on September 23, 2014, 14:23:06 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Book came yesterday, really impressed fella.. Tweeted the hell out of it also so i hope you get some mpre sales.

Are you getting www.castlebooks.co.uk (http://http) or com domain?
Nice one, glad you liked it...it was ok for a first book, but was put together really quickly in around 6 weeks from start to finish, so looking back there's some things i would have changed, but in the time-frame i completed it I thought it was good.
Thanks for tweeting it, i only have a few copies left anyway, there's only so many people who have heard of the Gizmondo let alone played one, then let alone wanting to read more about it  :21:
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on September 25, 2014, 09:25:26 AM
Wow, sold out of the paperback now! Had more sales in one week than the whole of the last year! Where did all the Gizmondo fans come out of the woodwork!
Anyway only a couple copies of the hardback left too now.
Thanks to those who bought a copy,  :113: btw fyi you're one of only 50 (physical books) owners worldwide, that's all that I ever sold (40pb, 8hb, 37pdf,kindle), so it's a nice collectors item. Only the PDF version will remain on sale when the hardback sells through.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Greyfox on September 25, 2014, 11:14:09 AM
Delighted you've sold out on the paperbacks  :113: , that's the power of the force for you, no wait, it's the power of RVG publicity lol..

Delighted they are moving.
Title: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on September 25, 2014, 14:48:42 PM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
Wow, sold out of the paperback now! Had more sales in one week than the whole of the last year! Where did all the Gizmondo fans come out of the woodwork!
Anyway only a couple copies of the hardback left too now.
Thanks to those who bought a copy,  :113: btw fyi you're one of only 50 (physical books) owners worldwide, that's all that I ever sold (40pb, 8hb, 37pdf,kindle), so it's a nice collectors item. Only the PDF version will remain on sale when the hardback sells through.

That's ok pal anytime lol.


And glad to see it sell so well now.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 03, 2014, 05:57:55 AM
Book showed up today and looks great! Thanks Jay  :)
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Lorfarius on October 03, 2014, 07:57:36 AM
Take a couple of pictures :)
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: Greyfox on October 03, 2014, 11:07:16 AM
yes would love to see some too..see what all my nemesis's out there are up too.. lol
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on October 03, 2014, 14:30:32 PM
I will be doing a review, but considering Justin did this for fun its bloody good..
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on December 10, 2014, 09:56:47 AM
I've still had a few people ask for the paperback, so I've decided to resell the paperback, you can order a copy direct from the publisher;

https://www.createspace.com/5156712 (http://https)

It's in US dollars, but works out at around £12.75/16.13 euros.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on December 10, 2014, 16:35:43 PM
This is brilliant news. A fantastic book and I forgot to review it. Will get that done ASAP.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on March 19, 2015, 09:15:49 AM
Happy 10th Birthday to the Gizmondo!

Can't believe its been that long since i was in that scene, time flies!

Anyway for one day only I'm offering the PDF Gizmondo book for 50% off (its still 25% off for another week of its 10th Birthday)

http://www.freewebstore.org/castlebooks/Gizmondo_-_The_Machine_Digital_PDF/p2820079_12475163.aspx (http://http)
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on March 19, 2015, 09:42:28 AM
Amazing how time flies. Nice offer fella.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: hamie96 on March 19, 2015, 16:23:25 PM
Huh, didnt even realize today was the 10th Anniversary.
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: AmigaJay on September 10, 2017, 19:03:01 PM
Since all the links no longer work as you cant buy it anymore, you can download the free pdf or view online via my book page here;

https://jaysretro.blogspot.co.uk/p/books.html (https://jaysretro.blogspot.co.uk/p/books.html)
Title: Re: Gizmondo - The Machine Book
Post by: zapiy on September 12, 2017, 10:53:41 AM
Nice one pal.