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Game Quitters - The book?

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I'd like to order publications as printed books because:
Electronic devices are triggers. It takes determination to use my iPad, phone, or computer without relapsing. It'd be better if I could just pull out the GQ books during weak times, rather than trying to bypass games, porn, and memes. Honestly, the current system feels like holding an Alcoholics Anonymous in the storage closet of a bar.

I'd like to have an additional copy on hand if a friend needs it.

Printed material seems integral to groups that meet face-to-face. Not certain if current GQ publications would help this, but some community members need F2F. I sure as heck do.

Currently, I've printed my 30 day challenge and respawn, and use those as appropriate. It only took two months because of... distractions. It definitely helps with the first issue.

I don't know if this is something you're already verbing. I'd be willing to order through a print-on-demand service. 
Example I found via Bing.
https://www.bookbaby.com/print-on-demand

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Will touch base on this when I return from Tanzania (Oct 28ish).

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Hey mateys,

so I was wondering, is there actually a Game Quitters book or is there a plan to create such a book at some point? I just thought that this forum alone is filled with so many great stories, highlights, ups, downs, pros, cons, ... etc, that it should be easy to fill a real book with all this stuff if they users agree to the content being printed. I know there is a thread about a printed book, but I am not mainly thinking about the practical part of Game Quitters. Rather, uhrm ... the personal side.

Don't get me wrong, I know that there is an e-book that comes with the Respawn, as far as I understand. But I thought it might just be useful to combine real life stories, achievements and so on and make it an old school book. Ah, shoot, I am having real issues to explain myself today.

What I imagine is a modern book, telling stories of non/ex-gamers and their ways back into that analogue thing called life. With personal stories, explanations, connections to other media, such as YouTube, porn, social media and such. The final goal however, would be to raise awareness and generate some funds to fuel Cam's project. I believe that this online project mainly focuses on the quitter him-/herself, while parents - for example - might be more attracted to a book. And that is basically where it all begins: In the childhood. We could even make it a community project since - and I take that from all the posts I read - this community is riddled with highly creative people.

Sorry, as stated above, having a real hard time explaining myself. Just share your thoughts on this and if there is already such a medium, let me know since I seem to be incapable of finding it.

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I get you. 

One book could be about the technical quirks of quitting. That would be a final, printed version of Respawn. 

What you're suggesting is a book about what is it like to be a quitter. The emotional, personal side. 

Awesome Idea @Robert Arctor!

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I'm working on a book right now that is more of a "normal book"... ie: something you would find in a bookstore. I've talked to a few literary agents about representing me for it and we're still talking. We'll see. I may just self-publish it if I don't get the right deal soon.

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Was thinking jsut about this a few days ago. Sounds great. And having a published "normal book" will improve your credibility at the Internet. Strange how such things work our days. This could be also a great way to reach a bigger crowd with our Mission o help people quitting. 

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