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@Matt: No publishing options have been lined up yet, though that's on purpose at the moment. While there's a possibility, I want to see how the book starts to shape up before determining if it makes sense to go with a traditional publisher or self publishing. As you know, I've been wanting to explore self publishing for some time now due to the flexibility that it provides in terms of design and other possibilities (like enhanced eBooks), and this may be the best chance to explore that. My co-author, who is the lead on this project, has a very rich design in mind, so the best way to see that through may just be avoiding the traditional publishing route. At the same time, that's all I've known to this point, so I obviously feel most comfortable going that route.
@Adam: Yeah, I too was a C-64 guy back in the day and also never knew anyone personally who had a CoCo. I have a nice assortment of CoCo stuff, though it's a part of my collection I've yet to explore much. This will be my chance, finally. The series lasted 11 years on the market and was never the cheapest, most powerful, or best supported systems out there, but there was nevertheless still some fascinating stuff going on both publicly and behind the scenes, and quite a bit of passion around them that's still burning today. That's all worth exploring. And yes, we're talking very much an OVERALL history, complete with modern usage. The intimate knowledge of things like OS-9 and what was going on in the 90s is just a nice bonus.
I have "Priming the Pump" signed by the authors if I remember correctly, who I met at a VCF East one year. I haven't read it yet, but it's my understanding some people dislike the one too many personal stories in there, plus there are few inaccuracies or "mis-remembrances." Still, your assessment makes me want to read it now.
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