Log Date: 3rd November - Wow, it's been a while! So what is happening here at Zafinn Books? Today I am launching Darcy The Phoenix Park Deer, a charming children's book with artwork by my friend and all round talented artist Lucan Monks. Please read more about the book here. The website has a couple of new pages, including information on the new GameGuide Series of Books. Kicking off with the Atari Lynx and then a revised and updated Atari ST GameGuide which will include all the great Atari ST Anniversary content from the previous book "50 ST Games you have to play", which had a very limited print run. More information about price and availability soon. By the way, there are three other Atari GameGuide books on the drawing board, so keep your eyes peeled!
I am working on revised and updated editions of We Love Atari (Volumes One and Two) for a print run early in 2022. It hasn't been available for a while now, and it costs a lot to print, but I've had enough requests to be pursuaded that one more print run is viable. This might be the last run I make of We Love Atari next year, so if you missed it the last time around...
One more thing... A very special Atari book will be announced in 2022 which I am working on right now. So lot's to look forward to! Series 3 of my Atari Goodie Packs are now available which help me fund new books, web hosting and other book making things! Thank you again for the support, otherwise I wouldn't be doing any of this!
Log Date: 9th August - Very close to launching a new Atari book, should be an announcement no later than October. Other books hopefully re-stocked in November, including a revised edition of the 50 ST Games you have to play. The first run was made exclusively to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the ST, whereas the re-print has been revised to be part of a series of books, more news soon.
Log Date: 3rd May - I just sold the last copy of "50 ST Games you have to play". I am working on a few new Atari projects, and I hope to have new stock of all my books later in the year. Thanks for your support.
Log date: 5th February - ST Anniversary Loot page is now available!
Update on We Love Atari Volume 2 : I will endevour to get a re-print of this later in 2021 - keep an eye on my Twitter pages.
Postal Services and late delivery : Unfortuately deliveries to all parts of the world are slow right now. You may have to wait 2-6 weeks for items, it all depends on your countries Covid-19 situation, flight schedules etc. Please be patient :-)
New reviews : A customer who purchased We Love Atari Volume 1 and 2 late last year posted his personal review of the books here.
:: New product added :: Goodie Pack (series 2) now available!
Log date: 4th January - ST Anniversary Loot page is now online.
:: New product added :: includes the ST 35th Anniversary A3 poster I got commissioned for the occasion and a new acrylic Fuji Pin.
Log date: 28th December 2020 - New book "50 ST Games you have to play", a special 35th Anniversary book - available to order today!
Log date: 22nd December 2020 - Added page for the new book "50 ST Games you have to play", a special 35th Anniversary book - available to order on the 28th December.
Log date: 26th November 2020 - Sold Out of Volume Two of We Love Atari. Next print run in Q2 2021.
Log date: 3rd August 2020 - Updated the store interface
Log date: 1st August 2020 - Website updated and SSL certificate added to the website (https://zafinnbooks.com)
:: New product added :: Beautiful A5 artisan greeting cards with copies direct from original prints from Patricia Gallagher Morris. You can read more about them here.
:: New product added :: Goodie pack (series one). To help support my current and future products I thought about a way I could give something back to those who help me. I've put together a bundle of great looking acrylic stickers (and sometimes the odd magnet, badge etc) for Atari enthusiasts, each pack has 16 items. You can read more about them here.
What is Zafinn Books?
I always wanted to publish a book about Atari. Something I could grab off my bookshelf and read anytime about the history and products of this famous electronics pioneer, which captured a lot of my childhood and more. The company is fascinating, and had gone through many transformations in its short history, but boy, did it make an impact. It seemed there were always books about Apple, IBM, Sony, Commodore and many others, but never Atari, so I put one (actually two!) books together for enthusiasts and collectors. I have been collecting and studying the company for over 35 years.
What else do you have planned?
I have plans for some further book projects, but self-publishing is an expensive and procarious business. Some other items will also be available on the website in the future, some which will help fund future projects.
Anything else going on? You can check out a website I put together about another tech company called Gateway2000. It was a PC manufacturer which began operations in 1985 and eventually sold to Acer in 2007. Click here to view.