As the last few Yes orders go out, we are now turning our attentions to the Genesis book project. The over-run on the Yes printing has delayed this next book, but we will be getting stuck back in from the end of this week. Simon had a long meeting with our printer yesterday and went through all the options and discussed paper and linen finishes for the cover and limited edition. We will hopefully send out a newsletter next week with more final details for people who have signed up. This will be our first point of contact, so we would suggest you join that list to get pre-order information first. You can join using the buttion on this page:
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The Facebook page will get the info a few days later once newsletter subscribers have had a chance to act. Amazingly new photos are still turning up, and we got an interesting batch from one of the US shows only last week.
Deliveries of the next batch of Yes : Dialogue books finally began to come in last week and we have been sorting and packing ever since. We anticipate the last of the back-orders will have shipped by the end of next week. In the meantime Simon has been sent a couple of photos taken at the plant, one when he was checking page samples and another showing the book in the binding room, where some staff worked a weekend shift to help speed up delivery to us: “As I worked at a couple of printers in the late 70s and early 80s it was nice to spend a couple of hours on the shop floor once again, and catch up a bit on some of the new technology. I was pleased in the binding room to see they had covered the work surfaces in clean paper to protect the covers of the book while they were being handled prior to protecting each copy in bubble wrap before boxing them up.” It was also nice to see the firm had already put a copy on display in their show cabinet! Simon managed to blag some of the uncut proof sheets for the office wall. By the way, the hair wasn’t grey when he began this project…
The Yes Dialogue book is now back on the presses and the printer will begin binding next week, so we will then have stock to start sending out again. All outstanding orders will ship during May. To explain, as there has been a bit of confusion, this is NOT a second edition; we simply split the total print run into two for logistical reasons – we just did not have the room to safely house all 600 copies and associated packaging in one go!
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!