Press release: Special Hardback Edition of "Autobiography" to be published on 5th Dec 2013 - TTY

Money is nice.

Those discographies on Stephane's site, Goddard's books, here, and Wikipedia and countless other places seem not to be worth a penny. But this one is. They mentioned it.

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MORRIZSEY

Wrong species
UPDATE Nov. 16:

Hi-res image at Amazon.co.uk, link posted by intlplayboy / Tumblr:

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14 November 2013

Press release: Autobiography by Morrissey, Special Hardback Edition to be published by Penguin Classics on 5 December 2013
- true-to-you.net

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CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
That pic always drove me crazy. Phwar. And released on Mozart's death day? Goddam. GODDAM! Bury me in a pauper's grave any day. :love:
 

eugenius

Gabba Gabba Hey
Egad, why not just release them both at the same time?

Hardcore fans would have bought the expensive hardback version anyway. The curious, casual fan would have bought the paperback version.

If the images are as average as the ones chosen for the paperback book, prepare to be disappointed.
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
So we can have 2 versions (possibly 3 if an unabridged paperback comes out) of a book and an audio book, but we can't buy a cd single of Satellite....
Which despite eco warriors and lack of shops to sell it - might sell a few... perhaps more than those who own a record player.....bletch!
God help us if an album appears.... despite the decline, 69.4 million cd albums were sold last year in the UK. It's beyond ironic that someone credited with not using the internet and using a fax machine is so ready to embrace technology and 'digital' formats that it excludes cd singles.... which, strangely they managed on their last release.... ho hum,
FWD
 

celibate

Forever Ill
*sigh*

now that it sold good , he finally comes with a proper one, damnit, I should've wait, I could've know
the hardback would come

'and they say he's mentall' ... money changes everything
 

Stevie

Member
I'm happy with my paperback at 6 quid.

Yeah, I'll probably just settle for the paperback. How did you get it so cheap? I have to pay double here.
 

Stoned

Oh well...enough said
Very very clever dear old Morrissey.....
Cheers Moz
 

the_kaz

Active Member
It's a rip-off, and a blatant cash cow in time for Xmas, but damn it... I'm still annoyed that I already bought and read the softcover! I was disappointed the moment it was announced that, unlike any other (auto)biography, this would be initially released as a softcover. I should have seen it coming.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Why is everyone blaming Morrissey when it's blatantly obvious this is Penguin's doing? THEY pay him an advance and then THEY can do what they like to recoup it, nothing wrong with that, that's how publishing (and indeed the record industry) works. Oh yes - because this is So_Low, where the default setting is "Blame Morrissey". He's a singer and lyricist, not some Blofeld-like master strategist, whereas record companies and publishing houses are full of highly paid executives who are expert in commercially exploiting their "properties". Moz won't be receiving any more money for this edition - he'll have had his cash upfront and now it's up to the publishers to recoup their outlay however THEY see fit. People were moaning before because the book he'd been talking about for ages didn't seem even close to being published, but now it has been published, there's yet more moaning because two different editions are being issued! Plus ca change.

A book issued in both hardcover AND softcover? Wow, what an unusual, cynical, exploitative innovation. It was always going to be a softcover first becaue that's how Penguin Classics are published.
 
C

Cat on a hot tin roof

Guest
So we can have 2 versions (possibly 3 if an unabridged paperback comes out) of a book and an audio book, but we can't buy a cd single of Satellite....
Which despite eco warriors and lack of shops to sell it - might sell a few... perhaps more than those who own a record player.....bletch!
God help us if an album appears.... despite the decline, 69.4 million cd albums were sold last year in the UK. It's beyond ironic that someone credited with not using the internet and using a fax machine is so ready to embrace technology and 'digital' formats that it excludes cd singles.... which, strangely they managed on their last release.... ho hum,
FWD

I think you'll find that Morrissey is VERY proficient with modern technology.
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
Yeah, I'll probably just settle for the paperback. How did you get it so cheap? I have to pay double here.

I got mine for £4.50 on amazon.co.uk. It was 5.99 when I ordered it but by the time they were ready to ship it had dropped to 4.50 so they refunded me the difference. The '25 Live' blu-ray arrived the same day and I enjoyed that immensely more than I enjoyed the autobiography. As a life-long Moz fan I found the autobiography forgettable and unrevealing. And it gave me absolutely zero insight into the songwriting process or the recording sessions.
ACTON
 

hand in glove

Life is never kind...
A copy of the book for every room in my apartment...And then a digital when NOT at home! ;P Good - in case there's need for a quick reference!
 

Mozza220559

Surmontil 50
I got mine for £4.50 on amazon.co.uk. It was 5.99 when I ordered it but by the time they were ready to ship it had dropped to 4.50 so they refunded me the difference. The '25 Live' blu-ray arrived the same day and I enjoyed that immensely more than I enjoyed the autobiography. As a life-long Moz fan I found the autobiography forgettable and unrevealing. And it gave me absolutely zero insight into the songwriting process or the recording sessions.
ACTON

You tight bastard
 

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