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.
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 plan to start sending books out in late January 2017.
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.