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Permalink New Book: "Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966"

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"Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966" isn't due out for three more days. However, I learned this morning that the initial print run of the book has sold out (I understand this to be around 900 copies intended for advance orders). This is the first time (or one of the very few times) this has happened with this publisher in the 22 years they've been in business. If you've pre-ordered the book, it should arrive early next week. Yowza.

John

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Congratulations again John!

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Big congrats! What does this mean for availability at SG101?

Selling out the initial print run is only a temporary problem, but a good problem to have. Copies will be available at the convention, at the Sierra Surf Band Camp in May, and at the Surfer Joe Fest in June. If you want a signed copy, you can order the book through my website as of next Tuesday (please request a signed copy when you order through PayPal).

John

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Wow, John! Phenomenal, congratulations!!!

(There are 900 surf music fans in the world?? Shocked Who knew???)

Wink

Ivan
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The publisher did not expect 900 copies to go before the book's official publication date. As I now understand, they expected that number of copies to be sold IN THE FIRST YEAR. I'm not sure what this portends for the music in the future, but it'll be interesting to see.

John

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This is fantastic! Congratulations, John! Cheers

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I's a terrific achievement! Congratulations!!!

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This is like, so bitchin'!
Cool

Signed or not, I'm glad I pre-ordered mine. Should be at the PO Monday according to Amazon. (Or Tuesday, because everything inbound to this burg seems to take an extra day just because...)

This is an important work; I'd like to see that printer find they gotta keep going like the Energizer bunny.

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

Congrats John!
Rising Surf indeed!

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Congrats, John! Damn, didn't pre-order it. I should have! Are there more being printed ASAP?

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John wrote:

If you want a signed copy, you can order the book through my website as of next Tuesday (please request a signed copy when you order through PayPal).> John

Okay, will check out your website http://johnblair.us/

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John,
Congratulations, glad I pre ordered.

Is your publisher tracking which part of the world ordered the most copies?

Happy Sunsets!

Great news that the first print run is soldout! Just pre-ordered the book at a Dutch booksellers webshop, delivery is expected Wednesday April 8.

Well, darn. Though I pre-ordered on Amazon several weeks ago, when I check it now it says: "Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate. We'll notify you via e-mail as soon as we have an estimated delivery date." I think I didn't order early enough to secure one from the first print. Argh

Ivan
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The Madeira on Facebook
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The Space Cossacks on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube

Similar (but not same) here. At least we know we're getting close. Mine now doesn't say delivery date anymore, but rather Shipping Date for Monday. Then again release date says the same thing. We'll see; I'll just wait for the tracking button to go live & get the email - they're pretty good about that stuff. It's just that I would really like to get my mitts on this book!!!!!! Big Grin

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

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Last edited: Apr 04, 2015 20:16:38

Get the book from John at Surfer Joe or at the Surf Guitar 101 convention!

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Badger wrote:

We'll see; I'll just wait for the tracking button to go live & get the email - they're pretty good about that stuff. It's just that I would really like to get my mitts on this book!!!!!! Big Grin

SHIPPED! Due Sat April 11th. Big Grin

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

Mine is shipped too!

The book can now be ordered on my website, www.johnblair.us (please read ordering instructions carefully if you aren't in the U.S.). If you want the book signed, please request that when you complete the order online. Thanks everybody. Off and running (er, surfing?).

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