New R.E.M. Biography: Maps and Legends

Interesting, thanks for the clarification! Looking forward to picking this up.

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Cheers JohnHunter!
Any plan to sell it soon also in Europe?
Shipment and duties are killers for European buyers…. :frowning:

Yes, as a record collector in the USA, I’m very aware of the crippling postal fees for shipping anything across the Atlantic Ocean, in either direction. I just mailed two copies of the book to Europe today - and, in each case, the postage cost more than the list price of the book in dollars.

For those who use Apple Books, the book is available as an e-book on the Apple Book store, for $5 less than the cover price of the paperback, and with no shipping costs, in the following fifteen countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

While I’m working on some ideas to have some books printed in the UK or the EU and then distributed on the Continent from either the UK or France, I can’t promise that will happen anytime soon. If the book does well enough to attract interest from a UK or EU publisher, I would consider partnering with such a publisher in the UK or Europe.

I hope that answers your question, and I am sorry about the high international shipping costs.

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You all, and Ethan, have been patient and generous to allow me to post about my book here, so I will try to make this my last post about this subject here: if anyone has any questions about the book, I will do my best to reply, but I won’t fill up this thread with further posts about my book, but I wanted to let you know that Maps and Legends is now available in the United States on Amazon: Maps and Legends: The Story of R.E.M.

For those of you who prefer to support local booksellers, it is also available in the United States at the online store of Oxford, Mississippi’s Square Books. Copies purchased from Square Books are signed, whereas copies purchased from Amazon are not.

Thank you so much to everyone who has already bought the book and begun to read it. I hope you enjoy it.

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My copy’s on its way. Looking forward to diving in!