Jim Book: Final Hardcover Copies

I know, I know, I gotta stop the pimping. But I’ve been told that there are only a couple of hundred copies of the beautiful hardcover of This Gaming Life remaining, and at this stage there’s no guarantee that there will be another batch printed. If you want to get hold of my book on gaming and gamer culture then now would be a good time.

“This Gaming Life is a fascinating and eye-opening look into the real human impact of gaming culture. Traveling the globe and drawing anecdotes from many walks of life, Rossignol takes us beyond the media hype and into the lives of real people whose lives have been changed by gaming. The results may surprise you.”
—Raph Koster, game designer and author of A Theory of Fun

Links for the ordering after the jump.

Americans! Obtain your copy here.

Europeans, try here, or, for a quicker dispatch, the official distributors here.

It’s also available at Oxford St Waterstones in London, and some major US bookstores (probably).


  1. Gap Gen says:

    How many has this sold, out of interest?

  2. Meat Circus says:

    I just One Click Bought Amazon.co.uk’s last remaining hardcover copy, suckahs.

    I also picked up a copy of Anathem by Neal Stephenson and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, in case I need something to soothe my soul afterwards.

  3. Little Green Man says:

    Oxford Street eh? Might mosey on down there next time I’m in London.

  4. Meat Circus says:

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  5. Heliocentric says:

    This just show how stupid print media is. Do you still own the rights to the text? Could you web host the material one day?

  6. The Hammer says:

    @Helio: Presumably the paperback will still be in stock for a while yet.

  7. Jim Rossignol says:

    Paperback edition not confirmed as yet. Have to wait and see on that one.

  8. James G says:

    My copy is waiting for me at my parents’ house. I’ve just got to wait for my next trip home to pick it up.

  9. Cigol says:

    I was putting this on my christmas list so that’s crushing.

  10. Dolphan says:

    Phonogram: Rue Britannia by Jamie Mckelvie – hehe.

  11. Chris Evans says:

    Make more copies
    Make more copies
    Make more damn copies!

  12. thesombrerokid says:

    books are too feely I’d pay for an electric version as I do intend to read this

  13. Dave says:

    I’d recommend it, it really is very nicely bound.

    The words are pretty good too.

  14. Thiefsie says:

    Would not selling all of your first run permit the second print issue?

  15. graham says:

    got mine two weeks ago from my local bookseller, none of this multinational book warehouse stuff.
    Great Stuff Jim a good read between clients at work

  16. Byron_Black says:

    Good read but found it quite hard to get a hold of, think i was waiting almost a month for my copy

  17. Cian says:

    It is one of the prettiest books on my shelf currently. And the words contained within those gorgeous covers are worth reading also.

  18. Matt says:

    Got a copy of it t’other day from amazon. I know it’ll probably take me about a year to read it like most things, but the first 20 pages is goods! Tis a nice looking book too.

  19. Acosta says:

    Just bought mine from Amazon UK, no problems but thanks for the reminder, I would kick myself if I didn’t get this.

  20. mathew says:

    I should get this!

    …later today, when I have my trousers on (where my credit card is.)

  21. Saflo says:

    I’ve checked stores big and small in both New York and California and haven’t found it. I guess it’s time to do it the lazy way.

  22. JoeX111 says:

    Already picked up a copy of this the other day, despite my utter hatred of hardcover books. That said, I’d definitely purchase a second copy in paperback if one ever comes to light.

  23. Meat Circus says:


    Jim Rossignol, the most fun you can have with your trousers on?

  24. Mo says:

    Ordered! :)

  25. MetalCircus says:

    paperback version please!

  26. Down Rodeo says:

    Consider it bought. Meat Circus you lied!

  27. Ging says:

    gah, I hates the hardbacks, but as the possibility of a paperback is in question – I’ve done my bit and ordered it from amazon (yay for prime!)

  28. Okami says:

    I still want to read that novel about sentient graffiti..

  29. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    Jim, if you’re reading this, I’m having some problems with credit cards at this moment, and neither Amazon nor European Bookstore let me pay via PayPal (which seems like the only thing that’s working for me now). Any suggestions?

  30. Jim Rossignol says:

    If you take the ISBN number to a bookshop they’ll be able to order it from Eurospan for you.

    ISBN-10: 0472116355
    ISBN-13: 978-0472116355

    No idea which is the relevant one.

  31. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    Ok, thanks Jim :-) I’ll see what I can do about that.

  32. Nodebug says:

    Lovely, bought’d :D

  33. Matt says:

    I’m actually a bit pissed off with the direct euro publishers, they’ve failed to send me a copy for 2 months now, I’m still waiting.