It’s super late, but the first GameSpite bonus package is just about ready to go in the mail. The mini-magazine is printed and ready for photocopying, the magnets are complete, and the buttons are printing as I type. Everything should be in the post by the end of the week. That’s good! I also have a pretty clear idea of what do for the next batch, which will go out on schedule — which is to say at the end of next month. So that’s also good. But I’m also thinking ahead to another possible project:
I’m thinking of compiling existing GameSpite articles into a few books (with the usual “couple of extra original pieces as incentive” thing going for them); in fact, I spent a good part of the day planning out a possible first book. So I put a question to you, the readers of this site: would you pay $20 for a 250-page omnibus of GameSpite content? I’m not taking orders right now, just gauging interest. I’d need to sell about 60 of these to break even. Interested? Please comment below.
Edit: Um, so I guess that’s a “yes.” I’ll be working on this over Thanksgiving break, since my girlfriend has to attend to family obligations on the east coast that weekend and I’ll have nothing better to do with my time. If all goes according to plan — and it never does! — these will be ready in time for Christmas. You know, being the perfect gift for the nerd in your life. Yeah.
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Long time reader, first time poster, and yes, I would totally be up for a book like that.
Pardon my ignorance, but will said issue include only reviews, or also special features and such?
I’d do it.
Count me in for a “yes.”
Hell, I’d buy one and I’m just a lurker.
Hell yes I would.
In two shakes of a lamb’s tail.
250 pages? Hell yes I would.
I’d feel like a horrible person if I didn’t, the amount of time I spend here.
I’d pay $20 for a book like that, as long as postage to the UK doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
It’d be great to have your work in a portable format I can read at my bedstand. Probably wouldn’t buy it as per normal, but I’d put it on my Christmas list
I’d be down, provided it actually happens (I paid for a subscription to your physical ‘zine a few years ago and it never seemed to materialize… not that I regret making the donation, mind you).
I really like the articles on this site, so it would be cool to have something tangible to take with me when I’m not online
I’d buy one fo’ sho’.
If I had income I totally would. Right now I’d do like Tohoya and put it on a birthday or Christmas wish list.
Definitely! Definitely! DEFINITELY!
For $20? Definitely. This site is easily the best games writing that I’ve found online, and I’d love to have a 250+ pg. coffee-table book from you.
Oops, heheh. Posting again cause I evidently forgot to close a tag last time.
Absolutely. Count me in.
Perhaps, depending on the exclusive content.
Sounds like a pretty good deal, yeah.
I wouldn’t actually take orders for this until it was complete and ready to mail out. That’s why I’m concerned about breaking even — I’d be dropping about a thousand dollars up front to have everything printed.
First time poster. I’d gladly pay $20 to support the gamespite crew.
Yes, I would. This would be the closest thing yet to an game writing analogue to Da Capo’s “Best Music Writing” series, which is something I’ve wanted to see for a long time.
Twenty bucks? All over it.
I’m down for a copy–though you probably already knew that.
Twenty bucks? Yeah, I could do that.
Sure, why not?
I’d buy one.
For $20 I’d bite.
Yes I would.
Yep, most definitely would.
I’m definitely interested.
Only if it included a Xenogears TT.
I’d buy it.
god damn it, yes.
Good God yes. Make these, make these now.
Hell yeah, I would buy this. So come, open your mouth and show us the inky, star-filled expanse of the universe, just as Krishna would!
Absolutely. I’ve spent a fair amount of time wandering through the site, and I’d much rather read it on the page than the screen.
Sure would. +1
I would buy.
I’ll have one please.
Where do I sign?
You’re askin’ if I’d be willing to represent? ‘Course I would!.
I’d definitely buy one ^_^
Sounds like you already feel pretty confident about breaking even, but count me in, too. The cover shot you put up is worth at least half of the admission price!
I’ll happily pay, the writing on this site is always top class, it would be great to have it in book form to proudly sit on my coffee table for easy reference! Count me in Mr. Parish!
Count me in!
I’d take two.
Also just a lurker, but I’d part with twenty bucks in a heartbeat. Hell, to cover the cost, I’d go 25
I would hate to see you have to eat cost on this stuff. I’m sure it goes against your better nature, but please do consider taking pre-orders, just to make sure you don’t screw yourself over? I do think it’s a fine idea, though.
I’d definitely drop some scratch on a book.
I’ll chime in with a “hell yeah”.
You already have enough yes-es, but I’ll throw mine in as well. Yes! $20 seems like a very fair price for a 250 page small print run book. Count on my preorder come preorder time.
Actually, I plan on buying some copies for my nerdy friends, so you can bump my future order up to three copies.
As a gauge of interest, if even 2/3 of the ~60 responders to this thread purchase at $25, you make some money. Frankly I think you could sell out your print run before Christmas. I’ll probably buy more than one copy as well.
Yeah, reckon I would. Would be better if you included some best-of vintage, independent Toastyfrog writings.
I want one.
I was thinking to include some permanently retired stuff, like “worst game companies ever.” It will depend on space, although 250 pages of 10-point type is a lot of words.
Oops, forgot my name.
Sounds like a good thing. I’m in.
You got the book, I got the cash-money.
Would definitely buy one.
I’d buy it.
‘I was thinking to include some permanently retired stuff, like “worst game companies ever.” It will depend on space, although 250 pages of 10-point type is a lot of words.’ Hmm… That sounds interesting. Depending on what all is in the book I might be interested in a purchase.
Sign me up for the first copy.
Jeremy…why not take pre-orders once you’re certain the book will be printed (i.e. when the content is completely finished and laid out) but before you have to spend the money to actually print it? That way you won’t have to front the money yourself and you’ll have a good idea as to exactly how many copies you need to print up (minimizes waste). Just a suggestion.
Heck yap, I want one too!
Not only will I buy one, I’m holding out hope for a special collector’s edition that includes a figurine of you holding a Gears of War Lancer.
I really like that cover.
Yes, yes, yes.
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