I’ve been holding onto this for a while as I didn’t want to jinx it. Now having been working on it for four months-ish with the contracts signed I feel it’s safe (touch wood).
I’ve been commissioned by a White Owl Books here in the UK to write a book on the history of SEGA! Right from their earliest times to present day. It’s been 10 years since the last book on the subject was published (as far as I know) and that was very much centred on their console history from an American perspective. I’m planning on covering their arcade stuff too, as well as what they’ve done since leaving the console space. While America and Japan are obviously important markets, I’m endeavouring to put in as much info as I can about European markets as well, especially smaller ones like Australia and Brazil as I feel it’s an important part of the story that often is overlooked.
I’ve got 60,000 words to play with (+/- 10% either side) and so far I’ve written a bit over 15,000, so still a way to go.
It’s both exciting and terrifying at the same time, but I am really enjoying it!
Wish me luck!