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Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: msch on February 23, 2018, 10:18:25 am
Today I received my copy of a wonderfull NeXT book from Italy:

"Inside NeXT"
Guide to Black Hardware

The quality is superb and it was made with love from the author. It is a wonderfull book!

The first edition of this book was printed in a limited editon (only 50 copies, only in Italian language: a small edition for italian enthusiasts of NeXT Computers).

But the author (Luciano) wrote me, that he is willing to make an international version (in english) of the book if he has enough international bookings!

The international version of the book will be translated by an interpreter, will have a hard cover and a few more pages (dedicated to repairs of the NeXTstation). To cover the printing costs of an English version it needs about 40 or 50 orders of the book.

So if You are interested, send me a PM with You email-Adress and I will pass this to Luciano.

More Information about the book:
https://www.1000bit.it/books/nextbook.asp

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Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: mikeboss on February 23, 2018, 10:57:34 am
massive want!

PM sent...
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Rob Blessin Black Hole on February 24, 2018, 08:04:51 am
Hello MSCH: Let Luciano know I would buy 5 translated copies ! Best regards Rob Blessin
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: msch on February 25, 2018, 06:38:40 am
Hi Rob,

Great, I will let him know and pass Your contact details to him.

Best regards

Mathias
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on February 26, 2018, 02:08:05 pm
Wow -- I absolutely want this in English!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: jasonweckert on February 26, 2018, 02:30:26 pm
That is pure awesomesauce!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: msch on February 26, 2018, 02:48:48 pm
Guys - if You are interested, pls. send me a PM with You email-Adress and I will collect and pass this to Luciano.
Title: How do you. order?
Post by: jtayler on February 26, 2018, 10:59:40 pm
I'll take one for sure!

I'd vote for English, but I'll order whatever it is right now if I can!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Rob Blessin Black Hole on February 27, 2018, 02:33:22 am
Hello NeXT Community: I also just sent an email to Luciano offering to buy 30 copies for distribution here in advance if the translated version and may be help with the translation. My sister is fluent in Italian , she and her lived in Italy for 6 years, I have not told Luciano yet as this is all fluid . So my thought is he would be able to ship them here than I would turn around and ship them US Media or other preference mail.  I'm not sure of the list price but we will cross that bridge when we come to it and I won't mark it up much just enough to cover expenses.  :) Best regards Rob
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: msch on February 27, 2018, 06:24:47 am
Rob, this is great - it should allow Luciano to go in production!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on February 27, 2018, 02:01:39 pm
Quote from: "Rob Blessin Black Hole"So my thought is he would be able to ship them here than I would turn around and ship them US Media or other preference mail.

Another thought would be to have it printed in the USA, then shipped from here.  Maybe that would be cheaper; I would be happy to help out if the printer were near me, or if the lot were shipped to me.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: bobo68 on March 05, 2018, 05:00:21 pm
Want one.  :shock:
PM sent.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: NeXTnewbe on March 05, 2018, 08:21:45 pm
Pm sent
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: bobo68 on March 08, 2018, 05:49:36 pm
Hi.

Luciano wrote me that he would like the English version of his book to have a hard cover and improved printing for better durability and exclusiveness. For this he would need at least 100 subscribers, e.g. 50 from Italy + 50 from ROW.

I guess we need a public web space and have to put up a nice web page to promote the book. :arrow: Who can help?

Best Regards, bobo68
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on March 08, 2018, 06:01:27 pm
I'm happy to host it on my server.

I have configured https://nextbook.unixdude.net
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: bobo68 on March 08, 2018, 06:35:46 pm
That was fast. Awesome, eagle.

Now we need a web page. It can be simple but it needs to have the aesthetics and professional appearance that this books deserves.

Last time I created a small page I did it with iWeb. :oops:

I had a quick look on the Interwebs but I did not find any good and free web page WYSIWIG tools. Maybe Google's Web Designer will do?

:arrow: Who knows a decent free web page builder?
:arrow: Who has some competence in (web) design?
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on March 08, 2018, 06:55:11 pm
I have Pelican installed on my server, and if someone wants to build a Pelican site for this, I can deploy it.  I don't have time right now because I'm moving, but we can do something simple.

If we want to use something like what I did for previous.unixdude.net, I can copy that site too.

https://blog.getpelican.com
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: msch on March 08, 2018, 09:01:28 pm
Luciano already has a website, which promotes his book - see
https://www.1000bit.it/books/nextbook.asp
And the contents of the website is in english language:
https://www.1000bit.it

It should be no problem to add a page for the international edition of the book in english...
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: bobo68 on March 09, 2018, 09:24:39 am
May be another option. I asked him if he has a web space which he declined.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: bobo68 on March 12, 2018, 04:02:11 pm
An English version of the web page is online at https://www.1000bit.it/books/nextbook.asp. The language is chosen based on visitor's IP.

eagle: I guess we do not need your web space for now. Thanks again.

Let's refer friends and family to the book's web page in order to get more subscribers.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Faust on March 17, 2018, 09:44:34 pm
PM Sent.

Would love to have one of these books!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: marc on March 18, 2018, 10:49:58 am
PM

Beautiful project for 30th Anniversary of NeXT introduction
Title: count me in!
Post by: Jsmirand on March 25, 2018, 04:53:19 am
http://www.johnmiranda.com/next.htm
Title: Re: count me in!
Post by: bobo68 on March 25, 2018, 10:09:00 am
Quote from: "Jsmirand"http://www.johnmiranda.com/next.htm


Hi John, can you put a link to the book's homepage on your NeXT page?
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: msch on March 26, 2018, 10:22:06 am
Luciano wrote me today that he will launch the english version of the book!
Very good news :-)

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Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: mikeboss on March 26, 2018, 08:17:07 pm
good news indeed! just can't wait!!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Faust on March 27, 2018, 07:26:02 am
Excellent news!!  :D

I can't wait to hear progress on the production once it happens!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: barcher174 on March 28, 2018, 12:28:22 am
Looking forward to it!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on March 29, 2018, 10:57:31 am
Wow, so excited!  Can't wait to get that.

I love my copy of "Digital Retro," and now I'll have a book dedicated to the NeXT too!
Title: Official book website
Post by: msch on June 28, 2018, 05:59:43 pm
The author, Luciano has created a small website to present the english edition of the book:

https://www.borzini.it/insidenext/
Title: Re: Official book website
Post by: eagle on June 28, 2018, 06:49:21 pm
Quote from: "msch"The author, Luciano has created a small website to present the english edition of the book:

https://www.borzini.it/insidenext/

Great! I have emailed him.  I definitely want a copy of this book.

Thanks for posting.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: chrisrot on September 23, 2018, 10:41:53 am
Has anyone heard news about the book ?
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: mikeboss on September 23, 2018, 10:49:49 am
Quote from: "chrisrot"Has anyone heard news about the book ?


I did. the books should be ready by the end of the month (sept. 2018).
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: chrisrot on September 26, 2018, 06:42:24 pm
Thanks for the info.
I contacted Luciano again and ordered a copy. It should arrive eraly October.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on September 26, 2018, 07:54:40 pm
Quote from: "chrisrot"Thanks for the info.
I contacted Luciano again and ordered a copy. It should arrive eraly October.

I wrote to Luciano again today to ask how to order.  I want one! :)
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: bobo68 on October 07, 2018, 10:09:32 am
My book is on its way. Will be great!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on October 07, 2018, 05:26:32 pm
Quote from: "bobo68"My book is on its way. Will be great!

Fun! I can't wait to get mine.  Hopefully sometime in the next week or so I get an email requesting payment...
Title: email responses?
Post by: cubist on October 09, 2018, 02:52:41 am
Have people been receiving offers for the English edition?  I signed up as soon as the site went live and haven't heard anything...
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Rob Blessin Black Hole on October 09, 2018, 07:26:22 am
Hello NeXT Community:  So I took a leap of faith and paid up front for 30 copies of the book , which he has signed and dated . From my understanding his quote  including shipping = $79 USD for individual book purchases so my plan is to offer them to you in the US at $75 which will include Sturdy packaging and ~ $18.50 USPS Priority Mail shipping. $75 Total

I refuse to use Media mail after they literally destroyed a package  and disposed of it with no option to recover. I also take them directly to the main post office and wait in line to minimize handling.

This should also cover any import fee's and paypal expenses,

I think it is a fair deal as ordering direct was $79 and they will go quickly from my understanding he is sold out also the difference keeps the lights on here.  

I have 2 people on the wait list, I'll send out a paypal invoice for payment and from my understanding the books are on the way.  

My Guess is to Canada will run an extra $10 to $20 USD which is $1000 Canadian (just kidding).

I did not plan on shipping these back to Europe as I  assumed all those orders were filled, but already have 1 customer that says they need one and I will be happy to do so and we will have to figure out the rate.

I expect to sell out of these quickly.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on October 09, 2018, 03:58:02 pm
Rob, I want a book.  How do I get you the money?
Title: Re: email responses?
Post by: chrisrot on October 09, 2018, 03:58:40 pm
My copy is on its way, too.

Quote from: "cubist"Have people been receiving offers for the English edition?  I signed up as soon as the site went live and haven't heard anything...

I haven't heard from Luciano, too. Thats why I contacted him about a week ago again and got a reply within a couple of hours.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Rob Blessin Black Hole on October 09, 2018, 07:28:44 pm
Quote from: "eagle"Rob, I want a book.  How do I get you the money?


I think the easiest way to do this is to drop me an email to bhi1@ix.netcom.com  with your paypal email address
Shipping address and phone number

Then I will send forth an invoice for $75 this includes shipping if you are in the US , if you are outside the US I calculate it .  I'm guessing a ballpark for additional shipping to Canada is $15 and back to Europe $30 USD , We will use Priority Mail for tracking and much less handling.

Best Regards Rob Blessin
Title: English edition
Post by: msch on October 10, 2018, 11:11:54 am
Today I received my book (english edition).

Again: great work, Thank You, Luciano!!!

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See more impressions on Lucianos flicker Stream:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/165306279@N03/
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on October 10, 2018, 11:59:47 am
Wow, very nice!

Good work, Luciano!

Can't wait to receive my book... hopefully Rob gets the books soon and can send us invoices.
Title: Re: English edition
Post by: Andreas on October 11, 2018, 02:28:54 pm
Quote from: "msch"Today I received my book (english edition).

Again: great work, Thank You, Luciano!!!


Me too! I'm so happy! The book are worth every cent.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: mikeboss on October 12, 2018, 07:55:55 am
my two copies have arrived today. consider me happy (and impressed)! this book is truly a work of art and passion. thank you luciano!!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on October 20, 2018, 01:20:28 pm
Mine is scheduled to arrive on Monday - Thanks Rob!

Also: Many thanks to Luciano for putting this book together!

Can't wait!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: fbal on October 20, 2018, 05:23:33 pm
I received also my book. Very happy  :D
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: paolo.bertolo on October 21, 2018, 07:22:15 am
I have a copy of the first edition in Italian, it oozes passion and a sense of a mission at every page.
I'm now looking forward to receiving a copy the new edition in English, from the preview Luciano has shared I have no doubt it will surpass any expectation. Definitely, *the* book to have when it comes to NeXT hardware and surely a fine collector item on its own.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: barcher174 on October 22, 2018, 11:42:47 pm
Got my copy today. WOW! I am completely blown away. I like that it's not only a history of NeXT, but also a history of our collaboration on this board. It has all the value of an encyclopedia combined with the attachment/nostalgia of a high school year book. I love it!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: eagle on October 22, 2018, 11:47:15 pm
Quote from: "barcher174"Got my copy today. WOW! I am completely blown away. I like that it's not only a history of NeXT, but also a history of our collaboration on this board. It has all the value of an encyclopedia combined with the attachment/nostalgia of a high school year book. I love it!

No kidding?  Wow, now I'm even more excited.

My book should arrive tomorrow.  So excited!!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: cubist on October 24, 2018, 05:54:15 am
Another happy customer.  Nice collection of information, attractive, well done.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: zombie on October 28, 2018, 09:38:34 am
I would love to get a copy too!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: emond on October 30, 2018, 12:22:32 pm
I just ordered at once, I can not wait to receive it  :P
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: crispin on October 30, 2018, 05:33:40 pm
I just received mine. Its a fantastic book.
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: NeXTnewbe on December 17, 2018, 07:59:30 am
I got my copy few weeks ago, I'm really impress by the quality of the work

Thank you Luciano!
Title: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: emond on December 26, 2018, 11:08:12 pm
The best NeXT book ever !
Thank you Luciano !

I got it as a Christmas present. I devoured it, with passion !

I noticed some errors or forgetfulness but it is a very beautiful book !
I could give some clarifications and additional information on the audio and DSP devices that were not listed in the book ... for a next revision :wink:

Here are some pictures, I came out of the reserve one of my NeXT cubes for that, and it still works  :D
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I am very happy that some of my photos (about ISPW) are in this book :
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Title: Re: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Make Mine Mothra on April 25, 2019, 07:32:46 pm
pm sent!

Are any of the books you have  for sale still available Rob?
Title: Re: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: rumbeard on April 26, 2019, 05:42:39 am
I second that.
Title: Re: New Book "Inside NeXT"!
Post by: Rob Blessin Black Hole on April 27, 2019, 08:33:00 am
Yes I have just relisted this amazing book , sold out of the first run
US $79.95 includes UPS Priority Shipping in US ,

I personally highly recommend this book it is a must have for any past , present or future NeXT hardware owner !

available here on my eBay store https://ebay.us/eBxT3L

Best regards Rob