New Atari User magazine was a British publication that started out as Page 6, then became Page 6 Atari User, then finally, New Atari User. It was published between 1982 and 1998, and covered both the Atari 8-bit and the Atari ST lines of computers.
The ad states:
"Books for the Atari 8-bit computers are now becoming very difficult to obtain with almost all the Compute! titles now out of print so we are very pleased to have been able to secure a supply of some of the early British books covering the XL/XE range. Don't be put off by the low prices, we are only passing along the enormous savings we have been able to obtain. All these books are brand new and most are shrink wrapped so you will find them of top quality. If you are interested in programming with your Atari almost all of these books will help in some way and at these prices you can afford to experiment!"
The bargain books listed in the ad include:
- The 130XE Handbook - Century Communications (1985)
- Easy Programming For Your Atari Micro - Shiva Publishing Limited (1984)
- Atari Games & Recreations - Reston Publishing Company, Inc. (1982)
- Inside Atari BASIC - Reston Publishing Company, Inc. (1983)
- Micro Enquirer
- Best of PCW Software
- Writing Strategy Games On Your Atari Computer - Techniques For Intelligent Games - Sunshine Books (1983), and Hayden Book Company (1983)
- Atari Adventures - Sunshine Books (1984)
How many of these books have you read?
I'd like to read Atari Adventures: A Guide to Playing and Writing Adventures by Tony Bridge, but I haven't come across a copy of it as of yet, as it doesn't appear to be in any of the usual online archives such as atarimania, or archive.org. It is available for purchase on a few used books sites, but it is priced quite high. Note, it has recently been scanned and uploaded.
I do have three of the The Accessory Shop ad books on my bookshelf, Writing Strategy Games On Your Atari Computer - Techniques For Intelligent Games, Atari Games & Recreation, and Inside Atari BASIC.
- C5P6.BAS - While most of the programs in the book use keyboard entry, this example moves a cursor around a game board using the joystick.
- C6P4.BAS - Hexapawn, a simple game on a 3 by 3 game board.
- C7P1.BAS - Noughts and Crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe).
- C7P2.BAS - Race!, a simulation of the game Ludo.
- C8P1.BAS - Chess Book Openings.
- C13P1.BAS - Warp Trog strategy game.