It has been very heartening to start seeing some of the reaction to our first large format book Yes : Dialogue. It has been hard work, but it is great to see people getting so much out of the end product. Although with another six books on the go right now, it does mean we have a high standard to keep up! You can read longer (credited) comments on the reviews page, here are a few highlights.
• 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.
A couple of photographs of the ST33Books office during the Yes : Dialogue packaging process last week! We had around 1300 pieces of cardboard packing in the building at the start of the process but we’re beginning to see daylight as copies get shipped out. We anticipate all pre-ordered copies will have gone by the middle of the week.
Just to let people know the Yes : Dialogue book has begun shipping from the publishers. Everyone who placed an order has been notified, and as copies leave the office, customers will receive an email letting them know their copy is on the way. Shipping will take a few days as it is quite labour intensive!
The printer have just updated us with this photograph showing the first batch of finished copies prior to them being checked and prepared for transport. You can also see folios for the next run on the right. How we are working this is having the first batch fully finished and sent up so we can get on sending copies out, and we expect these to arrive next week weather permitting. The second batch (don’t forget this edition is limited to just 580 copies plus a few for the band) will then be organised. We just haven’t got the room in the office otherwise!
As Simon worked for a few years at a couple of printers, both as a designer and also a film and platemaker, he was pleased to get a short clip showing Yes : Dialogue coming off the presses recently, and posted on the dedicated Facebook page.
The Christmas break really held production up, with a number of key staff on holiday, our designer waylaid by an infection, and a technical issue with the new cover art taking ages to sort out. Everything is now back on track and we expect shipping to begin during January. In the meantime here is the final cover art front and back.
ST33Books has hit the ground running in 2017 after a lot of delays which stalled projects in 2016. Yes : Dialogue is now being printed and we plan to begin shipping in late January at long last. The Deep Purple Photo Book will follow on soon after. The cover for this has been revised now that we have got to the bottom of exactly where Barry took the material. He was London based, so we assumed the photos were all from the capital, and used the word London on the cover. But chatting with Barry he says he was often sent off to early shows on a tour for the music papers, and the Deep Purple material comes from as far apart as Glasgow and Portsmouth. Then with that done, we’re back on finishing the Genesis title.