Saturday, July 27, 2013

Photos finished

We finished picking the photos for the biography a week ago and it was a long and troublesome process. Originally we'd sent the publisher 33 photos for the biography, but the photo editor wanted more, so we sent her another 19, the final number being 52. At least for a while. Then the number was cut down to 32 of which only 17 of our original photos were used as well as 7 from our "second choice" batch. The remaining 8 photos the publishers picked from the usual Slade/Don Powell promotional pics from the 1970s.

The selection is okay, I guess, but it was sad to see so many old and rare photos being rejected and replaced by Slade photos that we have all seen a hundred times before. This was done in the name of promotion, but I think the rare photos would have done the book a greater favour than the usual Slade photos. Oh well… Hopefully I'll be able to show you some of the rejected pics here sometime.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Biography cover

I saw the biography cover for the first time today. They have spelled my name wrong....

Friday, July 5, 2013

Express & Star

This article was in the Express & Star yesterday:

Originally it said that the book was an autobiography, but they changed that after they had talked to me. I like it better than the misleading article in Sunday Mercury last week. I'll write a bit more about that soon, but until then; enjoy the Express & Star article!