I’ve had a couple of purchasers asking why they can not print out their downloads. Well, the reason is, there is security on the PDF to prevent this and the copying of photographs.
These downloads are essentially only e-books and as such are designed to be viewed on a PC or other portable devices. If you want a BOOK, then buy a book. However, most of my books are no longer available as physical books and I have no intention of printing new copies. Both the outrageous postage costs charged by the thieving bastards at Australia Post and the rising costs of printing have made this impossible. Can you imagine how much books such as THE CALIFORNIA SOUND and the WALTZING THE PLANK 2009-2013 would cost to print and post!! I had an estimate for the WALTZING THE PLANK BOOK which contains 812 pages (256 in full colour). It was $250.00 per copy and that did NOT include any sort of binding or cover. It would have to be bound via hardcover and that price currently is $55 per copy!!!!!
For those still interested in buying books, below is a list and price of those available. Prices do not include postage!
THE GRAND HIGH POTENTATES OF CALIFORNIA ROCK – VOL.1 – $40
THE GRAND HIGH POTENTATES OF CALIFORNIA ROCK – VOL.2 – $40
SURFBEAT – $30
COWABUNGA! GIDGET GOES ENCYCLOPEDIC – $40
COWABUNGA! GIDGET GOES ENCYCLOPEDIC – (HARD COVER VERSION WITH THREE GIDGET DVDS) – $110
WALTZING THE PLANK – THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SURF MUSIC 1963-2003 (HARDCOVER ONLY) – $170
IT’S PARTY TIME (A MUSICAL APPRECIATION OF THE BEACH PARTY FILM GENRE) – $45
BULL SESSIONS FROM THE BIG DADDY (INTERVIEWS WITH THOSE WHO HELPED CREATE THE CALIFORNIA SOUND) – $40
TALES FROM THE BIG KAHUNA (INCLUDES FREE SURF MUSIC CD COMPILATION) – $40
CALIFORNIA CONFIDENTIAL (IN CONVERSATION WITH KIM FOWLEY) – $30
THE CALIFORNIA SOUND (THE MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY OF GARY LEE USHER) VOLUME 5 – DISCOGRAPHY & NOTES – $30