In preparation of going to press tomorrow at our amazing printer, PUREPRINT, I approved the final proofs for YES & NO No.7 today. That felt good!
It’s for this reason I’ve been so crazy busy since 1 January — and lax blog-wise.
When I saw the pages of the next edition of the magazine begin to come together for the first time it was quite an unexpected emotional experience. The first time I see the magazine as a whole is when I get the full pagination layout from Jez, the DESIGNER. Before then, I visualise how it will come together from the flat plan and from the individual PDFs of the various stories. It’s been a monumental effort putting this edition together; it’s probably the most ambitious one to date. You can be the judge when you see it. Please be sure to let me know what you think.
So much love and tears and sweat went into the first six YES & NO magazines, for reasons I’ve yet to comprehend. I really don’t understand it because in the early days when I was working on Issues 1 and 2, for example, when faced with difficulties, people in the know said reassuringly that things would get easier with subsequent issues — the wisdom being: the more I make the easier it gets.
But that’s not proven to be the case. Not yet, anyway. I can only think that because each YES & NO is unique, with each edition it’s like making a magazine for the first time.
While I know you’re waiting in great anticipation for the new YES & NO to come out, I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photographs I took on my phone of the AUDIOBOOKS Cover Story in the current issue — YES & NO No.02:02
As it happens, this is also in celebration of DAVID WRENCH being named Mix Engineer of the Year at last week’s Music Producers Guild Awards 2019. Congratulations David—the recognition is well deserved and it’s great to have him as our Cover Star with his awesome audiobooks collaborator EVANGELINE LING.
We arranged for Evangeline and David to meet with artist DUGGIE FIELDS at his home in Earl’s Court for the YES & NO In conversation. Duggie also invited them on a tour of the local cemetery…
Music writer Patrick Clarke was there too moderating the conversation between Evangeline, David, and Duggie. I was a mere bystander, a privilege which allowed me to take some snaps. I hope you enjoy the small selection. Be sure to check the piece out in the current issue. If you can’t find a print copy, you can access it HERE through the YES & NO App.
And watch out for audiobooks live in the UK this spring.
If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can now log into your personal account easily and securely HERE to save on the cover price and postage and packaging, manage your order, or simply cancel your subscription whenever you like. That was the hard sell!…
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