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I'm currently in the middle of writing a book called "The Unauthorized Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion - Volume 1".  I am writing it based on the same style as Michael D Salzman's Atari books - currently available on Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Michael+D+Salzman&search-alias=books&field-author=Michael+D+Salzman&sort=relevancerank , in the same look and feel of the 80's video game books - black and white print in the small digest size book.

 

For each homebrew game title, I am listing the following info:

  • Release Notes
  • Gameplay
  • Options
  • Controls
  • Scoring
  • Design
  • Strategy
  • Analysis
  • along with 2 screenshots of each game

(possibly picture of cartridge label - if there is room for it, I have about 4 pages for each title to work with)

 

I have the first 30 or so titles chosen for volume 1 (about 11 titles are already written), along with a definitions page, and will be adding a "What is a homebrew?" explanation section at the beginning of the book.

 

Is there something I'm missing? Or something that you would like to see contained it in??

 

This is my first ever attempt at writing a book and if it wasn't for Michael, I wouldn't even be entertaining a thought of this type of project!

 

Thanks for any info!

Brian

"Arenafoot"

 

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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An article already done about my upcoming book can be found here:  http://www.vintageisthenewold.com/atari-2600-homebrew-games-getting-new-compendium-soon/

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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My book went LIVE this morning!!!!

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1980969396/

 

 

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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My first book "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion: Volume 1" just went LIVE this morning via Amazon.com (plus 6 other countries)! The paperback is printed in black & white on creme paper, just like the 80's video game digest books. It covers 34 homebrew titles for the Atari 2600 in 182 total pages. Homebrews spanning from 1995 to today! 

 

Amazon Kindle version will be available in a couple of days for $3.99. If you purchase the paperback and want the kindle too, the kindle version is reduced to $1.99.

I'm also going to upload a color version of the same book, since I've had numerous requests for color pictures (though it will be pricey due to the color printing costs of Amazon). 

 

There are some preview pics of selected pages (by Amazon) on the webpage. Just click "Look Inside" right above the picture of the cover to see them. If you'd like to see a sample title, I can post one here, since Amazon only shows the beginning few pages and none of the actual homebrew titles. The game list is in the table of contents which is one of the preview pages.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1980969396/

 

 

If you purchase a copy, please let me know what you think. How did I do for my first book? Anything you'd like to see added for Volume 2?

 

Thanks!

Brian

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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How exciting.  Congratulations to you.  :beer:

Yep! Thanks!

 

Awesome! Will be ordering shortly.  :)

Thank you for your purchase!

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Yes congrats, I ordered one this morning as well.  Looking forward to checking it out.

Thank you!

 

Congrats!

Thanks!

 

Looks like my copy of the book should be arriving by Saturday.  :)

Sweet! Let me know what you think. It is my first book.

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Amazon Kindle version is now available for $3.99. If you purchase the paperback and want the kindle too, the kindle version is reduced to $.99.


 


https://www.amazon.com/Atari-2600-Homebrew-Companion-Video-ebook/dp/B07CT8L73Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525493533&sr=1-2


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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Paperback reduced to $12.60 now!

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1980969396/

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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now down to $12.13 - Amazon is changing the price daily!  :lol:  :D

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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the color version of my book is now available at Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1981060898

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Warning - because of Amazon's costs of color pages (182 pages in total for the book), this book is pricey at $30.99. But the ebook $3.99 and the b&w paperback $12.99 are still available. I added the color version after many requests.

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Amazon has been adjusting the prices on my books up and down every so often, in case some of you are on the fence of buying a copy.....

 

https://www.amazon.com/Brian-Matherne/e/B07CWNHTK9/

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Nearing the completion of volume 2!!!

 

See if you can guess at some of the game titles I'm covering in this issue.................

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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