The German language edition of our popular Deep Purple book telling the story of the In Rock album and the events leading up to it is finally out. What I assumed would be a relatively simple job of replacing the english text taking me a couple of weeks turned out into a mammoth three month job and a steep learning curve! ItBut the end result does look very good and it seems to be getting well received in Germany. The book can be ordered direct from the publishers there, Hannibal Books, who have their own shop. It will not be available through us. A big thank you to our translator, the people at Hannibal, our proof reader and everyone at the printers. All are credited in the book. There is a preview of the book on our flipbook page.
We do apologise for the lack of updates lately; we’re only a small business and had some family health issues to deal with which have clobbered our publication plans this summer. However we’re now starting to pick up the pieces and pleased to announce that our German language Deep Purple edition is at the printers, and also preview our next title, The Yes Interviews, below. More to follow!
The next title on the press is the Yes Interviews book, a fabulous read compiled from the many interviews of radio DJ and writer Jon Kirkman done with the musicians over the past twenty years or more. Final layout is now being done and we can show two of the spreads here. As always the book will have illustrations throughout. More pages will follow and we hope to announce pre-sales in a couple of weeks. You can read more about the project under the forthcoming section of this site.
There are flipbook samples of the Deep Purple In Rock book on our library now. There are 20+ pages from the English edition, and 20+ different pages from the upcoming German edition, so you can get an idea of what the book looks like whatever the language!
ENGLISH EDITION flipbook:
GERMAN EDITION flipbook:
The upcoming German edition of our popular Deep Purple title Wait For The Ricochet (see below) can be pre-ordered direct from the publisher’s on their site. Doing this helps everybody concerned from the writers to the distributors and helps stop Am*zon’s plan for world domination. The English edition can still be ordered direct from our shop.
We are pleased to announce that there will be a German language edition of our Deep Purple book Wait For The Ricochet available later in the year. This will be released by Hannibal Books in Germany in October 2018. The translation has been undertaken by Andreas Schiffmann, who has worked on other music titles in the past and is a big fan of Deep Purple’s music.
The book will be as close to the English language edition as possible, both in layout illustrations and content, but some small changes will be made to incorporate the translated text which takes up more room.
We will show spreads from the edition here soon, in the meantime the amended cover is attached.
The book will be available through the usual German outlets and we hope to be able to stock this edition through our online shop direct nearer the time. In the meantime the English second edition is still available and more details are on the site.
Reviews for the Graham Bonnet book The Story Behind The Shades continue to arrive, although the latest two are in German from Rock Hard Magazine and Rocks.
“Featuring uncountable never before seen photographs “The Story Behind The Shades”, the biography of one of the greatest living hard rock singers of all time, grabs the reader from the first to the very last page. Essential reading. 176 pages full of information. Author Steve Wright tells the story of ex Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet with total dedication, zeal and almost fanzine-like attention to detail…”
Still if you are better at languages than I ever was, you can read more (and of course the English language reviews!) on the review page. Thanks to Matthias Penzel for sending me the scan and John Tucker for the bit of translation.