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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Yes : Dialogue book is due to go to print in the next couple of weeks. If you wish to pre-order and have your name in the book, you need to do this before the book is sent to the printers, so make sure you place a pre-order. Details are on the Yes : Dialogue page.
We send out newsletters on the book to anyone who is interested, you just need to subscribe on the Yes : Dialogue page. If you missed any earlier newsletters, these are available on the site as PDFs.
The exclusive Roger Dean artwork will be revealed to subscribers in the next few days, and comprises a never before seen design which Roger has allowed us to use for the cover of the book, and which will replace the earlier pre-publication design.
The publishers have a short promotion video to publicise the Yes : Dialogue book on their YouTube channel which can now be viewed. Use the 480p viewing option to get the best quality from this.