Only about 2,700 copies have been sold so far, and that's really disappointing. If you're a fan of game collecting, forget about the "price guide" part and remember--the book is more of a collector's guide. About half of the nearly 500 pages don't even list prices. You can get it at Amazon for $12. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
This just in! Jay Fennimore at J2Games will be selling autographed copies of my book at the VGXPO in Philadelphia November 12-13. Stop by Jay's booth and pick up a copy. Jay will also be selling the book on his site after the show.
Look for a print review in the October (or it could be November), 2004 PSE2 Magazine (available at video game stores like EB Games) and a review in Issue 3 of the online, downloadable Classic Gamer Magazine (coming soon).
I'll post more information as it becomes available! I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it!
For the better part of 2003, I was working on a book for Random House--The Official Price Guide to Video Games. I had originally pitched the idea as a book dedicated to collecting and restoring classic arcade games,, but my editor convinced me that the audience would be bigger if I included console and handheld games as well. I cover pretty much ever major U.S. video arcade, handheld, and console video game released between 1971 and 1984.
Despite the title, the book is more than just a price guide (although there are extensive price guides in the book). It includes information and advice on all aspects of collecting classic video games--where to buy, how to determine value, and even basic arcade game restoration and repair. This book promises to be one of the most comprehensive mainstream guides to classic video game collecting ever released (if I may say so myself).