… and others! We have posted a few screen grabs of the final retouching work on the Barry Plummer Deep Purple archive photo book on the site (and one below), work which has come about after a thorough proofing of the image print outs prior to going to press. Most of the work is picking up little flaws which were missed during layout, but sometimes stuff shows up better on paper than on screen and you think “I can do something about that” and then two hours later you have!
The final batch of the Yes book is going to the printer in March, so please order your copy now to avoid disappointment. Details are in the earlier post.
To go direct to this title on the shop, use this link.
From recent emails and messages we’ve had, there is a demand for the Yes : Dialogue Book from disappointed people who didn’t order it in time or only found out more recently about it. We have discussed the situation with our printer, and reached an agreement to produce the last 75 copies, to take us up to our production limit and complete the run (600 copies including band a contributor copies.) To do this however we need to get firm orders first; a book like this is simply too expensive to produce otherwise.
Those last 75 copies can be reserved on a first come first served basis, with a small (non-refundable) deposit. If we reach the order level needed, we will go into production and invoice you for the balance, if not we will refund the deposit. If we go ahead, the final production will be early in the New Year. UPDATE – This level has been reached and the print run is going ahead in March.
As before, if you want your name or a dedication inside we can include this, just add the details on the shopping cart.
All specifications and content remain as before, and you can read full details on the site here. The book has been very well received and reviews from customers have been fantastic. You can read some of the feedback on the website. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ann or Simon at the Stereo33Books office (details on the website.) THE WORDS LAST 75 DO NOT APPEAR ON THE COVER!
This link takes you to the correct page on the shop to order one of these last copies:
We are sorry the current batch of Yes book orders has taken over three weeks to ship. The courier was badly affected by the Russian cyber-attacks and had to go offline in order to rewrite a lot of their operating systems. They are now getting back up to speed and the books will ship Friday. Everyone in the shipment has been kept informed.
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.