GameSpite Journal 10 now (mostly) available

Blurb is kind of crappy these days, but I’m pressing ahead regardless… at least in part. This isn’t really how I wanted to launch this issue, but I want you guys to be able to take advantage of a discount code that expires after tomorrow. (DONTDELAY, which is worth 25% off two books.) So! Here we go with the, ah, soft launch of GameSpite Journal 10.

Since I can’t be certain Blurb’s system actually received my files in color — which is funny, because they didn’t have any trouble getting color files of the books I submitted strictly as black-and-white, only the book designed expressly for color — I’m only making the B&W versions of the book available for now. Once they figure out how to make their service work as advertised, the color books will be up for grabs as well!

We’ve switched to a new format this time; it was supposed to help cut costs, but thanks to their price increases it turns out to be a wash. Well, not a wash, exactly; I like the new format much more than the old. The pages are bigger and more open and I can fit 500-600 words per page and still leave plenty of “breathing room” for the text. I think once you have one of these books in your hands, you’ll see exactly what I mean. It’s a really great-looking volume.

Of course, it would be much greater if it were available in color right now, but there’s not much I can do to fight a tide of corporatized ineptitude. I figure most people are probably going to spring for the less-expensive B&W books anyway, which contain the same contents as the color edition and still look pretty danged good, if I do say so myself.

So, here it is! A 20-year retrospective on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. You can check out the table of contents, read a historical synopsis of the platform, and order either the paperback edition ($16) or hardcover version ($38) of the B&W book. FYI, the color editions will cost $38 for the paperback and $60 for the hardcover — a bit steep, yeah, but very pretty.

10 thoughts on “GameSpite Journal 10 now (mostly) available

  1. Thanks for all the hard work getting the book shoved out the door in time for that 25% discount, Jeremy (I’ll hold off for the color hardcover, though, because I am *that* stupid.)

    That cover just served to remind me of how much I hate the barfy grey/purple color combo NOA chose to swath everything SNES-related in. The cover itself is fine – I just wish we’d gotten the jazzy multicolor-button gamepad and a console that hewed a bit more closely to the Super Famicom’s futuristic lozenge shape.

    • That reminds me – can we throw down an extra $20 for a deluxe version of the book with a cover that turns nicotine yellow with age?

  2. Now we’re spiting with super power! Grouse, will have to get an order in for the last few.. gotta wait and do bulk orders to offset the international postage.

  3. Hmm, so both coupon codes say “Sorry, your product total does not meet the minimum amount required for this promotion.” Do you need to order two books in order to get the discount?

  4. After seeing the colour mock up you posted a while back Jeremy, I’m afraid my money is going to wait for the more expensive colour variant.

  5. Yeah, I’m getting the “minimum amount” error with GLOBAL1 for one (paperback) also. Ah well.

    I also appear to have gone missing from the Table of Contents. In the unlikely event anyone cares, the Seiken Densetsu 3 piece is by me. ;)

  6. I want the color version pretty bad, but I’m not sure I can bring myself to shell out the cash for it. Besides, it’s all about the writing, right? ;)

    Thanks for all the hard work, Jeremy, and everyone else that contributed!

    • Yeah, the price for color is pretty steep, which is why the B&W versions are still available. I’m glad the option for color is available for anyone who is interested.

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