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Jason Schreier's "Blood, Sweat and Pixels" is $1.99 (US/Can) on Kindle

Oct 26, 2017
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#1
Looked and couldn't find a thread, but "Blood, Sweat and Pixels" by Kotaku's Jason Schreier is currently on deep sale on Kindle. It's $1.99 in both the US and Canada. I haven't read it yet, but I've heard it's a fantastic look into the harrowing world of game development.

Note: if you don't own a Kindle, you can still read it on your phone/tablet via the Kindle app, or on a web browser via the Kindle cloud reader.

Link to the US sale page

Link to the Canadian sale page



Edit: also on sale on Google and iBooks!

It's also available through Google Play Books.

https://play.google.com/store/books/details?pcampaignid=books_read_action&id=-bK-DQAAQBAJ

Luckily I checked before making the mistake of buying it through Amazon.
Thanks for the heads up! It's on sale on iBooks too
 
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Jan 3, 2018
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#2
Definitely recommend, especially the audiobook narrated by Noctis Ray Chase. Even the chapters on games I had no interest in were interesting to read/hear.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#3
If you have any Project Management experience the whole book is almost one big face palm. But it was a fantastic read.
 

Orb

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Oct 27, 2017
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#4
Shows up as $1.99 for me, which is still a hell of a deal. I loved this book and if you are interested at all in the process of game development and publishing, you will too.
 
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DyslexicAlucard
Oct 26, 2017
383
#7
Shows up as $1.99 for me, which is still a hell of a deal. I loved this book and if you are interested at all in the process of game development and publishing, you will too.
I'm browsing from Canada, so I had to visit Amazon.com to get the US price. Maybe there's some weird auto-conversion going on.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,123
Edmonton
#18
Neat.

Will see how easy it is to convert to Kobo format (otherwise I'll just read it on my phone). Had my eye on the paperback version for a while but this is a fraction of the cost.
 

pld

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Oct 27, 2017
3,978
#27
it's 11.72 on Amazon US for me and on Canadian Amazon it's not even showing the ebook version :/

EDIT: Never mind it's just for US accounts.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
1,791
#29
Kindle version not even available on amazon.co.uk. :(

edit: but just noticed I already bought it from .com at some unspecified time in the past. :)
 
Dec 14, 2017
484
#35
Echoing that it's a great read, very enjoyable. Already own the paperback myself and I don't have a kindle, but great deal. I hope Jason writes a follow-up or another one, would be really interesting if he even covered some of the same teams/projects again, plenty of chapters are about long-standing service games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,916
#37
I'm getting "This title is not available for purchase" in Canada?

EDIT: Turns out I had the wrong region set in my Kindle settings. Thanks for the heads-up, looking forward to reading this!
 
Oct 25, 2017
264
California
#42
A truly fascinating read. Even game titles I had no interest in before reading turned out to have insightful and gripping development stories.
Seconded this. I really enjoyed the Stardrew Valley read even though I've no interest in the game. My buddy that is into the game had a fun time discussing it together. Not to be a shill, but Jason's authorship here was easy to pick up and hard to put down.
 
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DyslexicAlucard
Oct 26, 2017
383
#45
So based on some responses, it's $1.99 in the US too (despite Amazon.com claiming otherwise when browsing from Canada.) I'll message a mod about editing the title then.
 
Oct 28, 2017
305
#50
If you are at least a bit interested in video games (and I assume you are), just read it. It's absolutely phenomenal.
It really makes you understand what these developers have to go thru to make these awesome games.
I would kill for a second book like this one. Jasooooooon