Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Location: Selsey, West Sussex
|Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:09 pm Post subject: Four new Goth books and two exhumations
|My first self-published Goth books are now available, starting with three Goth interview books and my Goth gig review collection, primarily featuring work from the 80’s, concerning classic bands and including hundreds of previously unseen photographs. I have also done Author’s Editions of my Gothic Rock Black Book and Gothic Rock books, so both are finally back in print, and expanded.
UK Decay pop up in most of them, naturally enough.
The books are now available from Lulu.com to buy, which is the quickest method. You will need to register with Lulu to buy them, which takes no time, but DO NOT use their express postage, which costs far too much. ONLY use the ‘economy’ service (they say they can’t track it, but that just means it’s standard Air Mail) and in the UK just go with Flat Rate, not Express, for the same reason. Lulu take credit cards and Paypal. If you have neither and wish to get the books from me with cheques or cash send me an email or message. The books will cost more that way, as I will have to buy them from Lulu myself first, but I am happy to do this for you.
Having come from a fanzine background the fact I was working for music papers didn’t prevent me getting far more informal interviews with many of the bands and so as well as pieces of depth I also believe I got more humour and character out of them than was usual. This is treasure trove, of an entertaining sort.
Full contents details of each book, and 12 page previews are at the following links.
http://www.lulu.com/content/6035060 GOTHIC INTERVIEWS, Volume 1 (£12.99) - 232 pages, with 167 photos.
http://www.lulu.com/content/6035933 GOTHIC INTERVIEWS, Volume 2 (£12.99) - 228 pages, with 150 photos.
http://www.lulu.com/content/6036282 GOTHIC INTERVIEWS, Volume 3 (£12.99) - 224 pages, with 165 photos.
http://www.lulu.com/content/6944908 GOTH GIGGERY (£9.99) - 172 pages of live reviews + 170 photos.
http://www.lulu.com/content/6966266 GOTHIC ROCK BLACK BOOK, Author’s Edition (£12.99) - It’s a 21st anniversary for the book, and I have enlarged it from the original 96 page version to 268 pages with 311 photos.
http://www.lulu.com/content/6955143 GOTHIC ROCK, Author’s Edition (£14.99) - Originally it was 176 pages, now it’s 400 pages long, with 200 images and 444 photos.
These are the First Editions. In months to come these will become available on Amazon, which will be the Second Editions, where they will invariably cost more, and because I believe first editions should be special the second editions will each lose four pages, and have different covers.
If you need to pay by cheque or cash (UK pounds or US dollars only) my email is:
mercermick at hotmail dot com
http://stores.lulu.com/mickmercer - all links in one.
There's a Punk series coming too!
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