Pop-culture expert Brett Weiss has written numerous articles that have appeared in Comic Buyer’s Guide, Fangoria, Allgame.com, and past issues of Classic Gamer Magazine. Brett recently authored two books: Classic Home Video Games: 1972-1984 and Classic Home Video Games: 1985-1988 and agreed to talk to us about the challenges of writing, getting published, and how mowing lawns is
good for the game collector’s soul.

Convincing a major book publisher to publish a book isn’t easy. Can you tell us how the initial deal happened? Did you approach them or was it the other way around?

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