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Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Slope on Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:22 pm

If this has been posted before, my apologies - but on Mick's website, you can see the following:

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

We are pleased to announce that Mick is preparing to self-publish his autobiography entitled JAPAN & SELF EXISTENCE.

We will bring you more details soon.

Posted: 4th June 2009



Now THIS should be interesting!
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby E.T. on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:41 pm

I'd like to read it.
Thank you for the information. :D
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Pocket Dragon on Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:56 pm

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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby missouriman on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:01 pm

Anybody got any news on Mick's book? We are waiting and waiting.
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby billster on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:12 pm

TERRIBLE title..
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby karnsculpture on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:15 am

Heard today that some final photos are being sourced... which is great because I never thought about photos.
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby MrNormall on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:27 pm

It's available now > http://www.mickkarn.net/
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby karnsculpture on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:38 pm

Great isn't it! What an autumn - best Porcupine Tree album yet, Sylvian back, Mick back.. Sakamoto playing the UK in November etc
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby ob8 on Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:04 pm

Great news i am just going to go and order my copy. I have always though Mick was a funky monkey and i am sure it's going to be a great read.
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Simonp on Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:49 am

I always laugh when I see a book described as having "perfect binding"...as opposed to what exactly?
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Crickett on Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:18 am

WOW What a WONDERFUL DAY!!!! Listening to "Concrete Twin" and earlier ordered Mick's autobiography.. Beautiful Cover!!!! .. can't wait to delve inside to experience Mick's writing style and see what he has to say....... WOW :D
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Haldeman Gracie on Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:07 am

As intriguing as the book may be, I think charging £20 for a paperback is daylight robbery. He should be wearing a mask on that book cover!
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Simonp on Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:43 am

Oh here we go again... these guys have to earn a living. £20 for a 300 odd page book isnt that expensive if you ask me. I paid £12 for an Apple Mac magazine at the weekend.
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Haldeman Gracie on Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:28 am

Simonp wrote:Oh here we go again... these guys have to earn a living. £20 for a 300 odd page book isnt that expensive if you ask me.


If you're happy (or even begrudgingly so) to pay the asking price, that's obviously personal choice. I wouldn't mind a gander at it personally, although the asking price certainly puts me off a) in principle and b) given the fact that it's a first time author self publishing.

But to say that £20 for an average sized paperback book isn't that expensive is just plain wrong. That is very expensive these days for a newly released HARDBACK you would order online. To compare it to something similar, should you wish to buy a book by ex Japan manager Simon Napier-Bell, you would pay a roughly a third.
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Re: Mick Karn's Autobiography

Postby Astronaut on Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:21 am

Haldeman Gracie wrote:
Simonp wrote:Oh here we go again... these guys have to earn a living. £20 for a 300 odd page book isnt that expensive if you ask me.


If you're happy (or even begrudgingly so) to pay the asking price, that's obviously personal choice. I wouldn't mind a gander at it personally, although the asking price certainly puts me off a) in principle and b) given the fact that it's a first time author self publishing.

But to say that £20 for an average sized paperback book isn't that expensive is just plain wrong. That is very expensive these days for a newly released HARDBACK you would order online. To compare it to something similar, should you wish to buy a book by ex Japan manager Simon Napier-Bell, you would pay a roughly a third.


Correct. However may I point out that Mick has been trying to get this autobiography published for a considerable length of time and looked at several different publishing houses before deciding to publish it this way, ie: the book is printed specially for each order received. £16 isn't expensive for a newly published autobiography (on-line or otherwise), although admittedly they are usually hardback editions.

As this could well be the only autobiography from the former Japan musicians I, for one, am happy to invest in it and I hope Mick does well out of it.

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