Books Expensive?!

Lately we see a lot of complaints about the price of books (especially outside Europe). Well, Taschen seems to beat them all with the upcoming Wertheimer book. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll comes in several editions, the cheapest, numbered and signed by Wertheimer in a special cassette will be € 500. There will also be two art editions, which include a special numbered and signed art print. These will be € 1250. This is not including the postage. Not bad for photos you already have in a handful of other books.

Source: Email / Updated: Jul 2, 2012 
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benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2012report abuse
Fantastic photos or not : shame on everybody who's behind setting the price for this release. Disgusting indeed ! Always El.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2012report abuse
How many more times can Alfred Wertheimer milk his photo opportunity ? Don't get me wrong - his photos were fantastic and I bought his previous de-luxe version half-a-dozen or more years ago. Taschen is (I believe) a prestigious publisher, but this is a ridiculous price. It seems the only place you get value for money these days, in the Elvis world, is from Memphis Recording Service. And, no, I have no connection with MRS whatsoever.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2012report abuse
Steve V, a fantastic reaction! It is indeed disgusting to read this item about prices for books! And as you rightly observe: in this time so many people are having a hard time, so I also rather help the needy than spending this money on just photos. And I do understand this news item as there has been an increase on very expensive book offers. And yes, Japio, this is also true with the latest CD offers (of which we have 95% or more on cds already. There are only 2 ways to get the 'unreleased' stuff: buy it with anexpensive book or get a copy from a fellow fan. Milkcow Blues!
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2012report abuse
I agree, But is this not the same with cd's. The last few years we get only camdens,K-tel,Arcade and even RCA albums from the 70's. Compilations with nothing new and so-called bonus tracks what's been ripped from various other imports.
And yes books are really expensive. That's why i don't understand this newsitem. it's been many years now that we are ripped off. Books Cd's and even dvd's
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2012report abuse
This disgusts me. Even if I had the money I wouldn't order it just on principle. I couldnt sleep at night knowing I spent a boat load of money on this when I could be helping people in real need. I even feel like selling my other Alfred books now just for the heck of it.

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