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    I got my copy a few weeks back (I'm in the UK) & I'm really enjoying it. Out of interest, are most of your orders for the US or is your book going worldwide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy Miller View Post
    I got my copy a few weeks back (I'm in the UK) & I'm really enjoying it. Out of interest, are most of your orders for the US or is your book going worldwide?
    Glad you're enjoying it! As far as I know, most of my orders are coming from the US. I don't believe Lulu gives us stats like that to check, but I can look into it.

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    It's been a while, but I have news about Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman.

    Very soon, MoaVC will be available for sale at the Digital Press store! If you haven't checked it out yet and live in the area, stop in sometime sometime in the next couple of weeks and ask Joe about it. And if you pick up a copy, feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.

    Thanks!

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    This just in: MoaVC is available now at the DP store!

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    Sorry posting on a dead thread, i just recently found about this book on the net, but its been a few years and it seems its not being sold anywhere anymore. is there any chance there will be any more copies of this book or a digital version made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmech View Post
    Sorry posting on a dead thread, i just recently found about this book on the net, but its been a few years and it seems its not being sold anywhere anymore. is there any chance there will be any more copies of this book or a digital version made?
    Luckily I've been popping in and out of here recently, or I might have missed this.

    I discontinued MoaVC almost two years ago, after the initial sales waned. I've been planning to do a revised edition for quite some time, but those plans have been on the back burner for a while. Perhaps I'll get to it this year, and release it in time for the 5th anniversary of the original release in 2013.

    There's probably quite a few copies for sale at the Digital Press store, if you're able to get there. I have been unable to go, so I'm not sure how many copies Joe has left (although I'd be willing to bet he has most, if not all of them, still there).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dire 51 View Post
    Luckily I've been popping in and out of here recently, or I might have missed this.

    I discontinued MoaVC almost two years ago, after the initial sales waned. I've been planning to do a revised edition for quite some time, but those plans have been on the back burner for a while. Perhaps I'll get to it this year, and release it in time for the 5th anniversary of the original release in 2013.

    There's probably quite a few copies for sale at the Digital Press store, if you're able to get there. I have been unable to go, so I'm not sure how many copies Joe has left (although I'd be willing to bet he has most, if not all of them, still there).
    I contacted the store and there sold out, oh well, thanks for the response anyway, I look forward to the revised edition.

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    I would also be interested in a revised edition

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    Count me in as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmech View Post
    I contacted the store and there sold out, oh well
    Wait, what? Sold out? I'm... surprised, to say the least. I wonder how long it took, as Joe's had them since late '08.

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    thanks for the response anyway, I look forward to the revised edition.
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    I would also be interested in a revised edition
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    Updated the first post with news.

    Yes, it is coming back.

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    Now that the book's getting closer to release, I've set up websites for it. Feel free to check them out, "like" or follow them. Thanks!

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/virtualcaveman
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/VirtualCaveman
    Website: http://opcfg.kontek.net/

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    There's now a brand new website for the book. There's a lot of new information there, might give you a little more of an idea of what I'm doing here. It's a work in progress, so expect changes as time goes on.

    http://www.memoirsofavirtualcaveman.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dire 51 View Post
    There's now a brand new website for the book. There's a lot of new information there, might give you a little more of an idea of what I'm doing here. It's a work in progress, so expect changes as time goes on.

    http://www.memoirsofavirtualcaveman.net/

    Website looks really good, Rob. Bravo.

    Really excited and can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I applaud your decision to go physical with the book versus opting for a strictly online PDF format. There's nothing like holding a real magazine or in this case a real book in your hands... to be able to read it in bed or outside on the front porch. An IPad or Kindle will never replicate the same feeling. I also feel like Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman fills a void in the world of video gaming-related books... it looks to me like the kind of book where I'll go "Yes, I needed one like this on my shelf all this time." I'm actually surprised there aren't more video gaming-related memoir books. It's definitely a niche genre, but one I think all retro gamers, especially those who appreciate a good story and a glimpse into the "glorious past" of this great hobby, should consider picking up when it hits sometime in June 2014.

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    Thanks, Steve. There actually are a few other vg memoir books out there: Rob O'Hara's Commodork and Jeff Spega's Tron and Robotron come to mind immediately, but what I'm doing here hasn't been attempted on this kind of scale before.

    Also, I'm happy to announce some new interviews! Recently added are interviews with Allan Findlay, Howard Scott Warshaw and a never-before published interview with the legendary Game Doctor, Bill Kunkel.

    http://www.memoirsofavirtualcaveman.net/interviews.html

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    8 Bit Evolution has posted an interview with me about Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman!

    http://8bitevolution.com/8-bitter-ja...irtualcaveman/

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    The book now has a release date: July 15. I had to push it back from June due to some unforeseen circumstances, but come July 15, it'll be here. Mark your calendars!

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    IT'S DONE! Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman has been completed! It's been uploaded to Lulu and I've ordered the first copy, which I should receive in about a week. It weighs in at 472 pages - not the biggest book I've ever done, but just over three times the size of the original - and will be available on the 15th. The price is still TBD, but figure on at least $20 per copy.

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    So last night I had the privilege to get a sneak peak at the book. In a word: amazing. The amount of passion and nostalgic goodness that bleeds from this massive group effort is clear from the very first second you start reading. From Gradius to Mega Man and a host of other classic games, this is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the LORE-style stories of DP fame. Speaking of Digital Press, it gets mentioned several times in the first 10 pages. Definitely a book every retro gaming lover here should consider investing in

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    Thanks Steve!

    Check it out: you could win a free autographed copy of Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman!

    Details on Facebook.

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