We spent some time with Graham Bonnet Biography author Steve Wright the other day so he could sign copies of the biography personally for people who had requested this option. Fuelled by tea and a Penguin biscuit we formed a chain; me opening at the right page, Steve signing, and Ann packing back into boxes. Oh and me forgetting to take any photos.
This gives us a logistical fun-time; we now have in effect four versions of the book to keep on top of! Regular edition; regular edition signed by author Steve; special edition signed by Graham, and special edition signed by Graham and Steve (on different pages of course)… So it’s a question of triple checking everyone’s paperwork before we pack.
Copies signed by Graham will also get a certificate sheet to guarantee it is what it is.
The Graham Bonnet book is now in stock. We will begin mailing out next week once we have got all the stock shelved, counted and checked. It does look excellent though, and any fans of the singer should be pleased that he has been served so well by author Steve Wright and also by our design team. Everyone who has placed a pre-order will be emailed with an update next week and you can still do this for the next few days and get the discounted rate (or the special signed edition which is mail-order only.).
The delivery itself was huge fun; our office is down a narrow lane and we warn all delivery companies about this. So when the stock turned up on a full size continental articulated truck at rush hour last night it posed a few problems; there was the stock, all nicely palletised… but with no tail lift, or pallet trolley! The driver pretended not to speak English, opened the back doors for us, shrugged, got back in his cab and went to sleep. It took the pair of us about an hour to pull the pallet apart, unload the books onto one of our own pallets at the side of a busy road, then into the boot of our car, a drive round to the storage area under the office and unload; repeat six times! The joys of running your own business. We sneaked off to a local country inn for dinner, and figured we’d earned it!
We can now take pre-orders for Graham Bonnet – The Story Behind The Shades.
There are two editions, both are 176 pages, a regular edition and a Ltd Ed. signed slipcase edition, just 300 copies worldwide. PRE ORDERS ON BOTH EDITIONS NOW LIVE. You can read full details on the Graham Bonnet page, or if you wish jump straight over to the shop to place a pre-order. Shipping is due September, and all orders through the shop will be delivered ahead of any other stockist.
signed limited slipcase edition pre-order :
regular softback edition pre-order :
You can also see a Flipbook sample of 20+ pages on the site.
Our large format range of limited edition titles published by Stereo 33 Books are busy with the ambitious Genesis / Lamb Lies Down On Broadway project. Pre Sales for the packed Signature Hardback Edition will start shortly, and you can get early information on this by subscribing to the newsletter about the book. There will only be 350 copies of this available worldwide.
Anyone who pre-ordered the reprint of Wait For The Ricochet will be getting their copy over the next few days, indeed a lot of people have already received it. We will hold the special price for another fortnight. The book will be available to order through book shops etc. but this will take a few weeks, so if you want to jump the queue (and stop online slavery) order through us. For more on the book, read the post below.
At long last our Deep Purple title Wait For The Ricochet is being reprinted and will be back in stock during May 2017 (production files are already with the printer.) The book is substantially as before, with just typos and other small text corrections being made. You can place a discounted pre-order now on our official shop (who will be able to supply it long before Am*z*n get their rapacious hands on it!) So if you were one of the lucky people who bought it first time around you do not need to upgrade (though if you want to we will offer you a special discount.)
Rather than plug the book ourselves, here are one-line comments from different journalists and readers of the original edition. You can read the reviews in full on the site. And if this gets you in the mood for the follow-up, the Machine Head book is on the way.
• You’ll come out of the other side of this entertaining read feeling as though there is nothing more to know about Purple’s pivotal album, such is the comprehensive and detailed breadth of material on offer.
• The book looks fantastic, chock full of rare photographs and memorabilia. It’s a joy to flick through and savour,
• I had to read it from beginning to end, couldn’t lay it aside. It’s an astonishing labour of love, so much detail and very well written.
• Simply fantastic piece of work
• A superb publication. Full of fascinating stuff;
• I was anticipating an informative read, but flipping heck, the detail and general level of love and almost but not quite reverence is to be praised.
• The attention to detail, background stories, interviews and archive photos in breathtaking.
• Flawless and immaculate
• This truly is a fantastic book.
• Hugely attractive just as an object!
• Monumental and stupendously detailed.
• Superbly illustrated.
It probably looks from the sometimes slow postings here that we’re not up to much, but truth is we’ve been astonishingly busy on projects for our other imprint, ST33Books. These are not available in stores, and are limited run large format titles. After numerous teething problems our first title on the rock band Yes (titled Yes : Dialogue) is now shipping and getting a fabulous response, see the comments below. Over half the run of 600 copies have been shipped since it came out three weeks ago. Nip over to the site and see what we’re up to. And that is indeed an exclusive to us Roger Dean piece of art which adorns the new cover.
Now that this is mostly off my desk top I can get back to preparing the next three Easy On The Eye titles (and a long awaited reprint.) for the presses.
IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!! Your team have really outdone themselves on the production; definitely worth the wait.
I just wanted to say how impressive it is!
Many congratulations to all concerned, this has clearly been a labour of love
A must have for any collector of Rock history and a must must must have for Yes fans!!
It’s a beautiful book. Oozes quality in all aspects.
The book is simply glorious, well done!
It really has been worth the wait to receive such a marvellous finished product.