Today I Received...

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Re: Today I Received...

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:27 am

Thanks!

Strangely, I already have good ratings!

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 871,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#164 in Compilers Programming
#1441 in Programming Languages & Tools
#752 in Computer Operating Systems (Books)

Pre-sales? Who knows how Amazon works. :)

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Norm.


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby Chr$ » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:50 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:
Pre-sales? Who knows how Amazon works. :)

Cheers,
Norm.

They usually offer books for pre-sale when they know that the wholesaler they get them from (Gardners Books in Eastbourne for my titles) has the title on their system and has made a pre-pub order from the publisher. Not quite sure exactly how it works either, but I find that Gardners Books seem to play a key role - when I want my books (which are nothing to do with computing) to appear on Amazon I find I'm better off having a word with my buyer at Gardners.


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Custom AT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
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Re: Today I Received...

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:09 pm

Alternatively, maybe there are only 166 books in the compilers programming category! :D

Your explanation is interesting though.


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue May 05, 2020 1:03 pm

Whoo hoo! It has arrived.
Not that I am chuffed to bits or anything! ;)

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Re: Today I Received...

Postby robheaton » Tue May 05, 2020 2:20 pm

Congrats Norman,
I'll have to order a copy!


I've had two deliveries today;
penultimate.jpg


JiffyDOS.jpg



Vanpeebles kindly sent a Vic20 my way last year, I've never used one before, so time to get stuck in!


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BBC Model B 32k + Datacenter + Z80 Tube, BBC B+64K, BBC Master 512, BBC Master 128k + Datacenter & 6502 Tube, Risc PC x2.
Amiga 600, Amiga 1200, Commodore 64 x3, Commodore 128, Commodore 128DCR, C64 Ultimate, VIC 20, Sega Megadrive, Mega CD + 32X, Sega Megadrive II + Mega CD II, Sega Saturn.
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Re: Today I Received...

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue May 05, 2020 2:34 pm

Nobody ever sends me any old computers. A Cray would be nice! ;)
Enjoy the Old Vic!


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby RalfR » Tue May 05, 2020 5:11 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Nobody ever sends me any old computers. A Cray would be nice! ;)
Enjoy the Old Vic!
Urs and Markus from Switzerland sent an original packaged unused German QL in the 80s to me. I was very astonished, but they just said "This as a Thank You". OK, why not, it was great!


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue May 05, 2020 6:47 pm

Nice!


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby mk79 » Tue May 05, 2020 7:56 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Whoo hoo! It has arrived.
Not that I am chuffed to bits or anything! ;)
Wow, Norman, congrats! I'm somewhat amazed how many pages you managed to write about the little Arduino ;) But having that thing in your hands must be exhilarating! :D

Cheers, Marcel


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue May 05, 2020 9:21 pm

Thanks Marcel.

As for the pages, is sort of grew and grew over a couple of years. I've written various eBooks over the years but this one is special.

Book two is about a third of the way done now too, on the same Arduino. ;)

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