ABBAMANIA

21 03 2017

Today the first copies of my book “AbbaMania Australia” were dispatched by the printers. It’s a mixture of excitement and also a bit nerve racking at the same time.
For this is something I have never done before, I am not a writer or author, but I have written a book. I am not a designer or graphic artists but yet I designed and created the whole project my self. I am very proud of that. I have also shared my story, which is odd as I am such a private and extremely shy person. But my love for Abba just overtakes me sometimes and I do things for them that just don’t fit with my personality (and that no one else could ever get me to do)!

My hope for this book is that other Abba fans will enjoy it. This is after all a “fan Book” (amateur not professional) but more than anything it has been a true labour of love.
The last five years of work on this book has created the end result. The book was originally 900+ pages of material and I had to find a way to cull that down big time. I got to 600 pages and thought I could not reduce it any further. Then we had to consider the cost of producing a book of that size. It simply was not possible. The cost was far too high.
After many months of torture I did get down to 400+ pages. That was it I could not go any further. Some have commented on the book being expensive or the most popular one: “how much?”
I really wanted this project to happen and I made every effort to make the book as low priced as possible but mostly to still retain the highest quality. But for your money you get 400+ pages all in colour, printed exclusively for you on demand!
Thus it is only available to order from blurb. Selling through Amazon would actually make the price much higher as they charge an extra amount on top for their cut.

It may inspire someone to write a book about Abba’s success in their country. My god I would buy it! I tried to make this book something I would die to have myself. I hope I have achieved this. Sure there will be those usual so called “fans” who love to cut others down for their efforts, and I am sure I will endure this in time to come. All I ask is that those “fans” keep in mind what I have said, I am not a writer/designer etc and that this is a “fan book” which I’m sure will have some faults and all for my first try at something I had no idea about.

To everyone who has ordered a copy, I want to express a heart felt Thank You to you. I hope you will enjoy the book and that you may learn something new about Abba and the whole experience of what “AbbaMania” was like in Australia. Or you may just feel that connection to another Abba fan who feels the way you do about them.

Thank you

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ABBAMANIA AUSTRALIA UPDATE

20 03 2017

Updated Link to buy a copy of the book.

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Please note this updated link replaces the original link to buy the book.

Or simply visit Blurb.com and search ABBAMANAIA AUSTRALIA to order.

 





ABBAMANIA – Thank You!

17 03 2017

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A huge thank you to you all!  I am totally blown away at the response to my book. I would like to personally thank everyone who has ordered a copy of the book.

To anyone who wants to order the book please check the blurb site in your country (where available) as the book will be listed there and the postage will be at local rates within your country.

To all those asking, sadly the book will not be listed on Amazon. I really wanted to have it on Amazon, (I mean who wouldn’t?) But due to the size of the book (400 pages) the extra charge and fees to sell through Amazon would actually make the book more expensive from them, so selling just through blurb it was possible to make the book much cheeper.
Blurb accept Paypal and can print and supply the book within 2 weeks (approx)

Available in Hard Cover and a soft cover version. The 40th Anniversary Edition is a limited run and will end very soon.
The second edition will not feature the 40th Anniversary on the cover and in the book. The 40th Anniversary Edition was my way of celebrating just that, the 40th Anniversary of Abba in Australia and their tour in 1977.
The book features 48 pages devoted to the Australian tour in 1977 alone.

I have tried to include as much as possible in this book, but it was pure torture to not include so many things that failed to make it into this book simply due to lack of space. This “fan book” is 400+ pages in full colour. The size of the book is 8×10 in, 21×26 cm. It weighs 1.5 kg (approx)

For further information and updates please visit:  abbamaniaaustralia.com

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ABBAMANIA AUSTRALIA

16 03 2017

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ABBAMANAIA AUSTRALIA is a fantastic collectors item full of amazing pictures of Abba In Australia, the full Australian Abba & Solo years discography and a collection of the most amazing Official Abba memorabilia ever made.
The book is printed on demand, making your copy a one off original. Available in Hard back cover or soft cover. The first edition of the book is the *40th Anniversary Collectors edition.
The book follows an Abba fan’s story in parallel to the unfolding attack of Abbamanaia on the Australian public. The ‘Abba Fever, was worse then the flu’ a daily newspaper stated!
This “fan book” is 400+ pages in full colour. A must for any Abba fan anywhere in the world.

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*This is a limited offer and will be replaced by the standard edition (without 40th Anniversary content. Please note this is not a numbered edition)





ABBA40AUSTRALIA

6 03 2017

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GLITTER AND GLORY! Melbourne Sunday Press Sunday March 6,1977

 

Snip20170306_5Abba’s Kinky Velvet Bed!   Melbourne Sunday Observer Sunday March 6, 1977

ABBA LIVE AT THE SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL SUNDAY AFTERNOON 2:30 &             SUNDAY EVENING 8:30 MARCH 6 1977

 





ABBA40AUSTRALIA

1 03 2017

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On This day in 1977. Tour rehearsals & sound checks in Sydney