NOT OUT … yet!

top of the pops cover girlTo anyone spotting the Top Of The Pops title being advertised by Amazon and others (even Sainsbury’s online!) as available to buy, ignore them. We’re sorry about this but these companies are now so big they can more or less do whatever they want. A lot of the big online retailers do this sort of trick to grab orders, rather than waiting until the book is actually out (I’ve seen CDs I’m working on being advertised as for sale when I haven’t even finished the cover artwork!). Personally I never buy new books online, but always order through a proper high street shop. If the big book companies had any sense they’d get together and organise their own online site, which doesn’t screw publishers, and then refuse to sell to Amazon and the like. J.K. Rowling has shown it can be done).
But if you haven’t got a local shop and want to pre-order, our own dedicated online store will be up and running very shortly. And the Easy shop will also have some exclusive material.

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Top Of The Pops LP auction!

A few Top Of The Pops album collectors have noticed a full set of the albums being sold online, and Terry Wilson has been keeping an eye on it. Apparently the owner put the set up for sale as a complete set only, and asked a large sum for it (it may have been as high as £1500!).
It didn’t sell needless to say (there is a tendency these days for a few sellers to ‘try it on’ at first, just in case someone with more money than sense is surfing) and was readvertised shortly afterwards at a straight auction and reached the reserve of £150, and was sold for this. Which is a pretty good price really, considering the last few albums alone can spark bidding wars now from people keen to finish their set off.
Then the set reappeared for sale again, supposedly due to the earlier buyer backing out, and with a new price of £500 – buy it now. Which is a lot to shell out in one go, it works out at about a fiver a pop. I had a look at the auction, and was surprised to see the seller note that the set was actually missing one album which he’d mislaid. On the other hand he was throwing in a batch of related albums, Best Ifs, Tots etc.