After thinking about it for around a month and a half now, I've finally decided on a format for my book project. It's titled: World of Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library.
This book will feature information of every single NES game in the NTSC-USA and PAL libraries. Some titles only earning a quarter page, while other titles earning entire pages, or even double pages dedicated to themself.
It will also feature at least 25 full game pixel perfect walkthroughs of my personal top 25 games and possibly some centerfolds ala Nintendo Power.
There will be other sections as well which will be dedicated to hardware, accessories, test cartridges, promotional displays, Nintendo Power Magazine, variants, and homebrews.
Each game will have its box and cartridge art displayed in beautiful detail with information such as publisher, release date, product code, players, special requirements, rarity, and a full detailed review based around four critical aspects each aspect earning up to 10 points, Graphics, Audio, Gameplay, and Replay Value based on a perspective of TODAY'S gamer, and not yesteryear's.
The book will be 9" x 12" and pack in around 600 pages of full color content, I will also be including an NES box sized checklist book that allows you to track your collection, and fits in nicely with your CIB collection. There will also be a vinyl sticker decal of the artwork I am going to comission for the cover. It's going to be MASSIVE weighing in around 5 pounds and about 2 inches thick.
I will not be taking preoders, and I think it's fair to say that a book of this size and quality will be fairly priced at $60.
Since I've only began to toss around the layout, I've got nothing to show in that regards, but here's what the cover might look like...keep in mind this is just a sketch and I haven't comissioned the artwork yet.
I also want to add special details like painted book edges, a slip cover, h-seam sealed, a bookmark, a poster, and a stack of postcards, and something REALLY special if the person of interest is willing to co-op with me.
I'll try and keep progress limited to this thread. If this belongs in Gamers Gauntlet instead, please move it mods!
Oh and last but certainly not least: 10% of all proceeds (right off the top) will go to a charity for SIDS Research
in memory of my son, Vincent.