Cue dramatic music: da-da-daaaaah!

On November 26, 2010, in book, by Steffen Itterheim

I got my shipment of books. Must be 20 copies. That box is HEAVY!

This marks the point for me that I actually realize what I have done. What have I done?

Now I know… I can hold it in my hands. :)

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15 Responses to “Cue dramatic music: da-da-daaaaah!”

  1. marcotronic says:

    Congrats! I remember very well how that feels! :) A couple of years ago I produced some Photoshop tutorial DVDs for Data Becker and I was feeling sooo proud when I held the first real copy in my hand.


  2. Jeff says:

    Well done! Congrats!

  3. CrizZ says:

    Contragts from, too! :-) I can’t wait to get my own copy!

  4. Kamruzzaman Ripon says:


    So now the book named ‘Learn iPhone and iPad Cocos2D Game Development’ fully complete from your end it is available in Apress book store. I am from Bangldesh, I was waiting for this book from last 1.5 months. I hope this book will be pretty helpful for me, my team and as well all cocos2d game developer.

    Thanks a lot.

  5. Petter says:

    Send me one!!!! I have preorder your book at amazon, but wont get it for another month :)

    But seriously, I’m really looking forward to reading it. It would help my cocos2d project i*m currently working on a great deal. Since I’m totally new to Obective-c and Cocos2d, development are going really slow :)

  6. daniele says:

    wow, why you need 20 copy of your book? 😀

    ps: i want the book, pls apress, come on!.

  7. Dad says:

    Must be a very nice feeling! Impressive. Congratulations!

    P.S. keep a few. My dad didn’t keep more than one of his book and now it’s out of print and he’s buying used copies off of Amazon to give to his grandchildren! :-)

  8. Thank you all! I can’t wait for the book to become available through retail channels (eg. Amazon). I guess that’s when things will get crazy … :)


  9. Niclas says:

    Hey Steffen, congratulations! I wanna read your book NOW. I figured the fastest way is to get is as an e-book. I absolutely don’t want to read it on a computer screen, but Kindle seems pretty nice actually. The problem is that the latest Kindle has a looooong delivery time.

    Do you know if it’s possible to buy it as an ebook, order a Kindle, and put it in when the Kindle gets here? Or is e-book and Kindle two different products on amazon?

    I live in Sweden, and no Swedish bookshops has it in store. Any clues for me on how to get it quick? :)

    Thanks, and good luck with the sales, I think you’ll sell a lot, a very unique book right now. But in the next 6 months you’ll have some competition. So don’t wait too long for a 2nd edition :)

    • Hi Niclas, I think the Kindle version is a seperate purchase. The eBook on Apress’ website is in PDF format. I don’t know if the Kindle can read PDFs.

      I’ve been using my iPad and the GoodReader app to view PDFs, couldn’t be happier with it.

      Btw, it seems that the book hasn’t hit the stores yet. But since I got printed copies, I suppose they’re currently in distribution and should appear in stores soon. I don’t know how long it’ll take for them to be shipped to europe though, if they are shipped by ship then add another 2-3 weeks before the book appears in europe.

  10. iWalter says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait to get my order in.

  11. Awesome job! Congrats
    I know this will be an outstanding book and invaluable resource for game designers!

  12. Congratulations, Steffen! I know it was a ton of work, but you did it! :]

  13. Valentin Vit says:

    I have bought yours ebook.It is a good book and cover some important aspects in cocos2d.