Yes, I've finally got a Maiden book done, and it's a full-colour, hard cover
extravaganza, making full plunder of all the Maiden interviews I've done over
the years, all that quote footage that has been in the archives forever
waiting to be unleashes.
Also, what I've done is used the day-by-day, diary format and stuffed in
hundreds of journal entries and quotes, along with masses of live photography
and memorabilia shots throughout.
Quick description: large format hardcover, 8 3/4" x 11 1/4", full color
throughout, est. 250 pictures, including ads, tour posters, rare sleeves,
shirts, live shots from all eras.
But there's real textual heft to this thing, at over 80,000 words over 243
high quality pages. No Maiden book contains more factoids and has such a range
of quotation. And despite the easy-read, day-by-day, bathroom read (!) format,
I definitely get to say my piece, in intro decade summaries, in comparative
journal entries about other important bands and music trends, about world
events, about the movie and literature sources of many of the Steve's and
Bruce's lyrics. The following are sorta samples, but in reality, actually
pages from a swanky brochure the publisher generated:
Note, since this brochure, I had them cut way back on the white on black
text, plus there's some neat topical anchoring--trust me, the book looks even
cooler than this.
This book is completely sold out!