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Book project "The Crackers" - Let's make this happen

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TL;DR: I'm doubling every donation to MICROZEIT publishing up to a sum of 500 Euros to make "The Crackers" happen.

Hi,

If you're following Marco's updates regarding his new Atari book project "The Crackers" you might have learned that he needs financial support to make this happen. I've enjoyed his first three books very much, and I'd be thrilled to see a fourth book on the ST cracking scene. This topic is close to my heart since I spent hours (as a 10-year old) watching cracktros and imagining that one day I might be able to learn this magic myself. This is what brought me to tech.

Unfortunately small-scale publishing is not a very rewarding engagement as far as the financial aspect goes. Still I really, really want to hold this book in my hands, and I hope to see even more stuff being published about the Atari ST and its scene.

I've made a donation that I hope will make a difference, and I'm offering to double every donation that YOU make, up to a total of 500 Euros. If you reference "tomster" in your donation I will get in touch with Marco to check on the amount that has been donated, and double it (up to 500 Euros in total). Please consider helping if you can afford it, even a small amount will do (and will have double impact!).

If you're not subscribed to Marco's newsletter you can do so here: https://www.microzeit.com/contact/subscribe/

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Hey guys,

here is the link to my Newsletter where you can make the donation. Only 5 Euros would make the deal :!:
https://mailchi.mp/162374e43cff/the-cra ... al-4766950

Thanks you so much!
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If you reference "tomster" in your donation I will get in touch with Marco to check on the amount that has been donated, and double it (up to 500 Euros in total).
I donated 25 Euro today and just read your thread, so couldn't mention the reference :( .
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AtariFan wrote:I donated 25 Euro today and just read your thread, so couldn't mention the reference :( .
No worries, I got you.
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Is there any possibility for a small re-print of volume 1 of Breakin' the Borders just to match the numbers you have remaining of volume 2 and 3, so you could sell only the complete sets?

I'd buy a few complete trilogy sets to give away to friends, to support the new book. Might even be worth doing another fast indiegogo for complete sets of the original series, to fund the re-print of volume 1, to ultimately fund the new book. Of course if you only have a few volume 2/3 remaining it wouldn't be worth it, but if you have a lot maybe it could be.
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Zippy wrote:Is there any possibility for a small re-print of volume 1 of Breakin' the Borders just to match the numbers you have remaining of volume 2 and 3, so you could sell only the complete sets?

I'd buy a few complete trilogy sets to give away to friends, to support the new book. Might even be worth doing another fast indiegogo for complete sets of the original series, to fund the re-print of volume 1, to ultimately fund the new book. Of course if you only have a few volume 2/3 remaining it wouldn't be worth it, but if you have a lot maybe it could be.
Well, this sounds all too tempting, and I surely have a decent stock! But it would need a reprint of at least 500 books which will be quite expensive and only possible with another crowdfunding. The printers are not printing under 500. But the result would be that I could only sell 200 trilogys, because I have 200 times vol. 2 left. 400 times vol. 3 btw.

It’s not what I would do. If I would do a reprint I want to rework the book. It really needs to. The translation on some parts have to be bettered and I even want to add more pages. These ideas are lying on the table since a long time. Volume 1 should be an extended edition afterwards. :!:

Don’t worry, The Crackers book will start at Indiegogo very soon and I will update you here! :coffe:
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I donated 25 Euro today and I'll buy the book once it's out!
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this sounds so cool. i hope to see this book also. I will definately be donating end of month for this.
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Hey,

I'd like to participate, as I don't have a palpal account, I asked my bank to allow a german IBAN for transferring money. This may take a couple of days+another couple of days to register the IBAN.
Is there another way (credit card would be my best choice)?

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JeanMars wrote:Hey,

I'd like to participate, as I don't have a palpal account, I asked my bank to allow a german IBAN for transferring money. This may take a couple of days+another couple of days to register the IBAN.
Is there another way (credit card would be my best choice)?

Cheers,
Jean

Doesn’t seem to be possible with my credit card. :shrug:
But you normally need to use the BIC-number if you want to pay to foreign countrys. At least what I know...

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Hi Marco,

my bank (LCL) doesn't allow me to use a BIC for a money transfer, only IBAN.
Should work BTW, just need more patience :-)
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Done, with thanks! Your anthology to date has been enjoyable and respectfully priced for hard back editions.

Noted the reference tomster!

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Great! Great! Just waiting on some pending transfers. But it’s looking good already. Starting to prepare the project... :contract:

Stay healthy
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I'll order a few volume 2/3 bundles and put them away in hope for a volume 1 re-print one day. :)

Or if anyone has a volume 1 for sale please let me know.
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Hi Marco,

just tu update you: I was able to register Germany as a possible country to send money to but I can't right now add you IBAN to my interface, probably a stupid bug in the bank GUI, working with my bank support to address this.

There is delay but I still want to support you :-)

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JeanMars wrote:Hi Marco,

just tu update you: I was able to register Germany as a possible country to send money to but I can't right now add you IBAN to my interface, probably a stupid bug in the bank GUI, working with my bank support to address this.

There is delay but I still want to support you :-)

Cheers,
Jean
Wow! Thanks a lot! Your help is appreciated of course. It must be an error with the banking interface.
By the way, I have decided that every donor can get one of the packages of The Crackers Deal as part of the crowdfunding support. Actually it’s 40% Off. :cheers:
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Very generous of you Marco, looking forward to it!
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Hi Marco,

done! You should be receiving 30€ very soon :-)
Thanks for the good job!
@tomster: sorry, this will cost you 30€ as well ;-)
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Just sent 15 Euro's towards the project via PayPal, and I hope tomster is still matching!

Thank you Marco
Thank you tomster!

Be safe and stay healthy all!
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The Definitive Demo .... Of a banner? No, it's definitive. We'll make it. I mean: Let's try. Against all odds.

>> The Crackers << 20 April – 10 May @ Indiegogo :megaphone:

... A dark addition to The Atari ST and The Creative People.
... The art of cracking and hacking from 1984–1994.
... Up to 400 pages of decryption magic.
... Big special on C64 scene.

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Now live @ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the- ... x/17489653#/

Love the promotional video too :

https://vimeo.com/409790552

Aaaaah, the nostalgia. :D
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@nada-san

Will there be an option (again) to back the book via direct PayPal payment to your email address?
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€25 donated

Looking forward to another great book :D

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theimann wrote:TL;DR: I'm doubling every donation to MICROZEIT publishing up to a sum of 500 Euros to make "The Crackers" happen.

Hi,

If you're following Marco's updates regarding his new Atari book project "The Crackers" you might have learned that he needs financial support to make this happen. I've enjoyed his first three books very much, and I'd be thrilled to see a fourth book on the ST cracking scene. This topic is close to my heart since I spent hours (as a 10-year old) watching cracktros and imagining that one day I might be able to learn this magic myself. This is what brought me to tech.

Unfortunately small-scale publishing is not a very rewarding engagement as far as the financial aspect goes. Still I really, really want to hold this book in my hands, and I hope to see even more stuff being published about the Atari ST and its scene.

I've made a donation that I hope will make a difference, and I'm offering to double every donation that YOU make, up to a total of 500 Euros. If you reference "tomster" in your donation I will get in touch with Marco to check on the amount that has been donated, and double it (up to 500 Euros in total). Please consider helping if you can afford it, even a small amount will do (and will have double impact!).

If you're not subscribed to Marco's newsletter you can do so here: https://www.microzeit.com/contact/subscribe/

Cheers
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Ugh, I missed out on this one too :?
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Hi, I've already reached my limit and did transfer the donation to Marco.

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