Yes : Live

ORDERS FOR YES : DIALOGUE have now gone live, and you can place an order through our on-line shop. Please note priority is being given to our pre-order customers for shipping, and we hope to start sending books out in late December and January 2017.

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Desktop publishing

Yes Dialogue mac desktop

Here’s a shot of part of the ST33Books desktop while the corrections to the Yes Dialogue book were being organised. The office has always been Mac based.  These days the larger G4 and G5 machines are used less often, and most of the day to day work is done on the two laptops.  These are then linked to the larger Mac studio monitor for split screening for the more critical stages of the project.  The Mac studio display is still great to use, even though it dates from circa 2001. It gets harder to find the special adapter for these to work with a Mac laptop but our IT providers found one in a box of odds and ends a few years ago to enable us to connect it all up. It seemed steep at £60 then but apparently they fetch big bucks on auction sites now.

You can see the proof copy of the book and also a few earlier printed single page proofs with an earlier layout idea on them.


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Manchester Common

Author Jon Kirkman and designer Simon Robinson spent several hours in Manchester last week in a nice cafe called The Common on Edge Street with the final Yes : Dialogue proofs and hammered through the corrections. You can read more at the production diary.  Images and video will follow in the next few days.

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Yes proofs

Update – NEW PDF PROOFS HAVE NOW ARRIVED FOR Yes : Dialogue.  Do keep your eye on the Production Diary for the latest updates. We have ordered two full printed colour proofs so myself and Jon can be checking them at the same time. These will be marked as such and not be part of the production run. Again we apologise for the delay at this very last stage of pre-production, I forget that other people lead a normal life and go on things called holidays, including our technical advisor at the printers!

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Nearly there!

Yes : Dialogue is nearly there.  We have had a few weeks delay, explained in Newsletter 6 which has been sent out to book subscribers, but taken advantage of this to finally get Trevor Horn on tape for the book, something author Jon Kirkman has always been keen to do. It has helped that Jon got to introduce the group a number of times on their British shows recently. He sent me this photo taken in Liverpool from beside the sound desk, and reckons the group are possibly better than ever at the moment. You can read the earlier newsletters on the site and keep extra up to date via the production diary.

Yes Liverpool Philharmonic 2016

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Bee Gees – Fabulous

Bee Gees Australian Years book

We’re very pleased to be able to announce the addition of a book about The Bee Gees to our ‘forthcoming’ list.  This is not due until later in the year (and anyone who has pre-ordered other titles should not worry, as they are our immediate priority.) but we wanted to go live with the details now to enable the authors to promote the news through their Facebook page.

Briefly the book – written by noted experts on the group Mark Crohan and Andrew Môn Hughes – will look in huge detail at the Gibb brother’s early career in Australia, a period not really documented too well in the past. Not surprisingly it is sub-titled The Australian Years! You can read the press information on our site, and subscribe to our upcoming newsletters about the book there to get the earliest news.  You can also join in the chat on the official Facebook page for the book.

The Bee Gees – The Australian Years – will be in our usual large format luxury size, and more details will follow.

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Yes updates

Just a reminder that rather than annoy people with too many emailed updates, we are also carrying a production diary on the Yes : Dialogue book in the run up to production, and this may be worth checking if you need to know progress between newsletters.

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