Joe Esposito, author of - amongst others - "Straight Up vol. 1" has made it known to us that there will be no sequel.
Volume 2 has been announced, including the black & white cover, but the script itself is withdrawn.
No specific reason was given, other than Joe's hope to be able to concentrate on other book projects.
Volume 1 is an excellent read, and it's really too bad that this series of books has been short-cut -- making volume 1 a collector's item al by itself.
You can bet if it was really "a near sell out" as they claimed , there would be a
sequel. Joe's told his story in several books on several tapes and a DVD, I can't imagine he's got much left to tell .