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  1. Thank you, fellow Zep-Heads!

    Woot! My book "So L.A. - A Hollywood Memoir" is trending in the heavy metal section of Amazon (both Kindle and Paperback). I'm in the top 10 across 3 areas: #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Arts & Photography > Music > Musical Genres > Heavy Metal #6 in Books > Arts & Photography > Music > Biographies > Heavy Metal #6 in Books > Arts & Photography > Music > Musical Genres > Heavy Metal I think it's in part thanks to my fellow Led Zeppelin fans. I posted about my book a week or so ago in another forum here, and I've gotten so much great feedback from folks who read it and enjoyed my Led Zeppelin stories in particular (though I have stories about my personal brushes with other bands too). Really happy, just wanted to share my news and say thanks. Staci Layne Wilson
  2. Thank you, fellow Zep-Heads!

    My book was #1 in the Kindle store for three weeks in a row. But it just got knocked out the top spot by a newly released book on James Hetfield. I have one Metallica story in my book, but that's it. Lots more on Led Zeppelin, and of course The Ventures (my dad's group). Anyway, I've been getting some really good feedback from Led Zep fans - such a great 'family' to be a part of.
  3. Thank you, fellow Zep-Heads!

    Thank you!!
  4. Thank you, fellow Zep-Heads!

    Hmmmm. Sorry about the strange gaps in that post! I can't seem to get rid of them.
  5. Hello. It's been a while since I've posted here (more than a year, maybe?). I have been very busy writing my memoir "So L.A." which came out yesterday in Amazon's Kindle store (and already in the Top 50 ) and will be available in paperback next week. Anyway, the reason I'm posting here is because I have some personal Led Zep related stories in my book, as well as tons of other classic rock tales from my time on the Sunset Strip in the 1980s, and so I'm wondering if you guys have any favorite classic rock podcasts or blogs that cover books or do interviews with authors? I usually write horror (fiction) so this is kind of a new world to me as far as getting the word out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! Staci
  6. New Book With Led Zep Stories

    Thanks ... maybe I should post this in "news"? I don't wanna be spammy though. My book is not about Led Zeppelin, but there are several pages on me meeting and befriending Richard Cole in the 80s, and then an account of an interview I did with Jimmy Page for "It Might Get Loud."
  7. New Book With Led Zep Stories

    Thank you! Nope, my collection is long-gone and being enjoyed! (I still get thank you notes, LOL)
  8. That would be great - I'd love to see an insider's doc on Led Zeppelin! Staci
  9. Hey, fellow Zep heads! Some of you might remember me from my rather spotty postings here, over several years. Or not. Anyway, since I love Led Zep, and I love Led Zep fans, I thought I'd post my little Call for Submissions here. Would you like to write a short chapter for my upcoming book? The Movie That Changed My Life is a collection of stories written by people from all walks of life (doctors, store clerks, astrologers, chefs, woodworkers, truck drivers, etc.) about a film that touched their lives in some significant way. These anecdotes need not *all* be earth-shattering or profound. Some will be laugh-out-loud funny or maybe centered around crazy experiences while a certain movie was playing; they can be about a movie you didn’t know changed your life until later (first-date movie with spouse-to-be, perhaps?); the first film you ever saw; a movie that made you decide to go into a certain profession, or made you realize it was time to quit your job, etc. These stories can be centered around any kind of feature film – documentary to horror, silent to animated, noir to giallo, and everything in between. It will be a fun, fast read. Kindle to start, and maybe print-on-demand in the future. I cannot pay you for your contribution, but I am giving 25% of net sales to Reel Grrls. At Reel Grrls, girls ages 9 - 21 learn production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators. Reel Grrls is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. = = = Here’s what I need: Your name, your profession. (Student or Retired is OK, too.) Your email address (for my use only, not to be published). The story. From 500 – 750 words. Somewhere in your story, you must include the name of the movie, what it’s about, and talk about a scene from it that stuck with you. The story must have heart – whether it’s funny or poignant, it has to be entertaining! A short, snappy bio about you; no more than 3 or 4 sentences. Be as funny or as creative as you can! Boring bios… bad. Please add your twitter, instagram, blog, or website. = = = The deadline is July 1, 2015. By sending your story, you agree that you understand: it’s a contribution, and that it may be edited for content and grammar, punctuation, etc. Send it to me at: BlueStreakProductions@gmail.com My name is Staci Layne Wilson, and you can check Amazon Kindle for my other books (just so you know you’re not sending your stories into a black vortex of “?”)
  10. Is there a movie that changed your life?

    I have extended the deadline to AUGUST 1, if anyone's interested in contributing
  11. Is there a movie that changed your life?

    Thanks! Staci
  12. Read any good books lately?

    Hey, Guys - thanks again for all the feedback on my collection. I am slowly but surely selling it. I started listing the books today - http://www.ebay.com/usr/15dollarsonly - I'll try and get some of the vinyl up there tonight, or tomorrow. I've already sold about half the vinyl, tee-shirts and newspaper articles and clippings. Chipping away at my massively-packed storage space!
  13. Hey, Guys -- Just wanted to catch you up to date on my Led Zeppelin collection sales adventures. Before Xmas, sales were great -- I made enough on just the tee-shirts to pay my rent for two months. Then I sold all the bootlegs, and autographs, etc. All the books, too. But in summer time, sales are way slower. Now I am down to the magazines from the 70s and 80s. Just thought I'd post my eBay name here -- 15DollarsOnly -- in case anyone is interested. I'm moving in about 2 weeks, so I'd love to get these oldies but goodies off and into new homes. There are lots of cool ones. Thanks so much, Staci Layne
  14. Hello, Fellow Fans! I'm still in the process of slowly selling my collection on and off Fee-Bay. I've sold a few tee's, several magazines and clippings, some vinyl. Most of it I can get a handle on, but I do have a few books for which i can find no provenance online... so, when I go to sell them, I am not sure what would be reasonable to expect. Have you guys seen: “Princess Comics #23” by Y.A. Dike in Japanese Paperback, 1998 Japanese Anime / Manga 4-253-07131-7 ISBN 4-253-07131-7 Led Zeppelin Heavy Metal Photo Book, Volume 3 In Japanese Paperback, 1983, Shinko Music Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN 9-401-62053-4 “Led Zeppelin Rock Fun Photo Gallery” In Japanese Paperback, 1977, In Plastic Slip Covers ??? Here's a list of all the books, if anyone's interested... Page & Plant 1995 Tour Book – VG+ with ticket stubs, etc. “Robert Plant” by Michael Gross Paperback 1975, Circus Books, Popular Library Missing Photos (pages 73-86) ISN 445-03060-150 “Led Zeppelin” by Howard Mylett Paperback 1981 Granada ISBN 0586 04390 “Led Zeppelin” by Alain Dister Un Illustration Du Heavy Metal In French Paperback 1980 Albin Michel ISBN 2-226-00793-8 “The Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Led Zeppelin” by Robert Godwin Compact Disc Edition Paperback, 1994 Collector’s Guide Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-9695736-3-4 “Led Zeppelin Live – An Illustrated Exploration of Underground Tapes” by Luis Rey Updated Edition, Hot Wacks Press Paperback, 1993 ISBN 0-9698080-1-1 “Led Zeppelin – La Furia De Heavy Rock” by Jordi Sierra I Fabra In Spanish Paperback, 1979, Published in South America ISBN 84-85380-24-X “Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin” by Dave Lewis Ominbus Press Paperback, 1994 ISBN 0-7119-352809 “Led Zeppelin CD Books” by Chris Welch Carlton Books Paperback SEALED ISBN 1-886894-08-6 “Led Zeppelin - Interview” Picture Disc and Fully Illustrated Book #8043 Paperback, 1996, by Omnibus Press SEALED ISBN 1415180432 “Led Zeppelin” by Tony Horkins Hardcover, 1997 Virgin Modern Icons ISBN 1-85227-763-8 Led Zeppelin: Heaven & Hell, by Charles R. Cross & Erik Flannigan Hardcover, 1991 Harmony / Crown Books ISBN 0-517-583089 “Hammer of the Gods” by Stephen Davis Hardcover, 1985 William Morrow ISBN 0-688-04507-3 “Led Zeppelin Biography” by Ritchie Yorke Paperback, 1976, Methuen ISBN 0-458-91740-0 “Led Zeppelin” by Ritchie Yorke Paperback, Revised Edition 1993 ISBN 0-86369-648-1 “Led Zeppelin In Their Own Words” compiled by Paul Kendall Paperback, 1981, Omnibus Press ISBN 0-86001-932-2 2 copies: “Led Zeppelin A Visual Documentary” by Paul Kendall Paperback, 1982, Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-0094-9 Led Zeppelin: A Celebration by Dave Lewis Paperback, 1991, Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-2416-3 “Portraits” by Neal Preston Paperback, 1983, Mirage Limited Edition, Tea Lautrec Photography Good shape, some wear “Led Zeppelin The Final Acclaim” by Dave Lewis Paperback, 1983, In Plastic Slip Covers Babylon Books ISBN 0-907188-20-6 “Robert Plant: Pictures at Eleven Songbook” Paperback, 1982, Warner Bros. Publishing “Princess Comics #23” by Y.A. Dike in Japanese Paperback, 1998 Japanese Anime / Manga 4-253-07131-7 ISBN 4-253-07131-7 Led Zeppelin Heavy Metal Photo Book, Volume 3 In Japanese Paperback, 1983, Shinko Music Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN 9-401-62053-4 “Led Zeppelin Rock Fun Photo Gallery” In Japanese Paperback, 1977, In Plastic Slip Covers “The Illustrated Led Zeppelin Collection” by Robert Godwin Paperback, April 1984, Blue Flake Productions
  15. Hey, Folks! After holding onto several things since my crazy-collector years as a teenager in the late 70s and early 80s, I'm ready to part with it. It's been in storage for some 20 years, so obviously, there's no reason to keep it anymore. I haven't gone through all the boxes yet, but off the top of my head, I remember I have the Jimmy Page "She Just Satisfies" original single, the "Hey Hey What Can I Do?" picture disc, foreign pressings from the 70s, all the tour books starting with 1969 (hardcover) and ending with Knebworth (softcover, I think...?), tons of books (a French one by Alain Dister, collector's manuals, unauthorized bios, etc.), magazines (Rolling Stone cover issue from 1975, Creem, Hit Parader, etc.), plus some Robert Plant crew tour tee shirts, Page an Plant tour official merchandise, etc., etc. So, I have two questions: 1. How would I figure how much these items might realistically be worth? I can't find some of them online, so there seems to be no point of reference. 2. Secondly, is eBay "Buy it now" or eBay "auction" the smarter way to go? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. And, of course, I will post photos here, and give any forum folks who might be interested, first crack. (I'm hoping to have the time to go into my storage space within the next week to 10 days to start cataloging and photographing). Thank you, Staci
  16. Selling my LZ Collection - any tips?

    Thanks. I might try listing the rarer ones there -- at least, the imports and Master Recordings should be OK since they were official releases. I put a few more shirts up. After these sell, I only have two left http://www.ebay.com/usr/15dollarsonly I think I'll save the books and magazines for last... that's a massive undertaking. Thanks again for all the input, guys. I guess it's good to know people will pay a lot more for these things than we originally thought. As they say, and it cuts both ways: "Value is determined by what another person is willing to pay for it." Staci
  17. Selling my LZ Collection - any tips?

    Thanks, to Strider... I have been documenting my collection. Just got the vinyl info all typed out. I'm considering eBay only because of the auction cache (and possible bidding wars), but 1) I think I could get in trouble for selling bootlegs (though many of my records are legitimate imports) and 2) They don't call it "Fee-Bay" for nothing. Anyone wanting a list of my vinyl, please PM me. Also, I'll start listing the books soon. That's overwhelming... lots of books, many of them foreign, long out of print, etc. Best, Staci
  18. Selling my LZ Collection - any tips?

    No complaints here. Tho I did feel a little guilty that it went so high... so, I added some other goodies that were not in the auction. The box (to ship) is 25 Lb's! Staci
  19. Selling my LZ Collection - any tips?

    Thanks, Robert! Glad you like that booklet. It's rare... never seen it anywhere since. So far, sales are booming. Even those binders and the clippings you guys thought were worthless (maybe they are, generally speaking...) went for nearly $150 last night on auction as a "lot". Soon, I'll start posting books and vinyl, Robert Plant autograph, more tee shirts, etc. Feels good to get this stuff out to fans who will appreciate it, and enjoy it was much as I once did. Staci
  20. Selling my LZ Collection - any tips?

    Yep, I'm on it BKashmir. In other news, I sold 5 of my old tee shirts (3 on eBay, 2 off), totaling nearly $550. Wow... and funny because until I went into storage, I totally forgot I had those. Nice bonus. Plus, I'd also forgotten I have a few other band's tour tees (Rolling Stones, Bush, White Stripes, etc.). Haven't even begun to list the other LZ things I personally think are cooler than tee-shirts. But, that'll have to wait until after xmas day. Hope everyone has a lovely rest of the week, and thank you once again for the continued feedback. Staci
  21. Here's some of my dad's music -- I just found this on YouTube and posted it to my Facebook wall, thought maybe some of you guys would enjoy having it on in the background as well! Staci
  22. Selling my LZ Collection - any tips?

    Unfortunately, this didn't work quite as planned. I uploaded everything in organized folders, but it placed all the pics loose. Since there are over 300 images, I won't post here. If anybody cares to browse the collection, my photo-bucket is "public". http://s1263.photobucket.com/user/staciwilson/library/?sort=3&page=0 Staci
  23. Selling my LZ Collection - any tips?

    Thanks! I'll try that method for photos. As for specific concerts... I cannot remember. I'll know as I start listing things. Staci
  24. Today's task is taking my precious LZ collection out of its trunk, where it's sat unopened for many, many, MANY years, and boxing it up for storage. I merely unhinged it and opened the top, and saw the first haphazard layer... I'd completely forgotten I had so many of these things! Such as this ilustrated Japenese paperback (I think Robert Plant is a fictionalized character... can't remember, and it is all sealed up). I also have more tour guides and tour tees than I'd recalled, etc. As I unearth, I will take more photos!