The Japanese edition of Anthony Reynolds' beautifully researched, written and designed biography of the group Japan focusing on 1974-1984 has now gone to press! Our friends at Shinko in Tokyo will be receiving finished copies back from the printer soon, and they will be available to order by the end of May. We'll have [...]
We're over the moon to announce that we've just agreed a deal for a forthcoming Russian edition of this cult classic that's been on our list for twenty years now - although the original edition dates back to 1969. More news on the Russian pub date when we have it. I’m often asked to compare [...]
In June 1996 a bomb exploded at Manchester Corn Exchange's Arndale Centre, the shopping mall in which independent poetry publisher Carcanet Press had their office. The building was condemned for months and at the time business owners were only allowed to briefly drop by and pick up whatever they could carry with them. The hard [...]
Peter Grant rewrote the rules of band management when he took Led Zeppelin across the pond to become the highly successful stadium band that rocked the US *and* kept the bulk of their own profits. A controversial figure, Grant authoritatively redefined the word percentage in the context of live events and studio deals. And you [...]
The long-awaited Italian edition of Alex Ogg's marvellous Dead Kennedys book is now ready. Our friends at Tsunami Edizioni have prepared the following release... Alex Ogg CALIFORNIA ÜBER ALLES Le Origini dei Dead Kennedys “Abbiamo un senso dell’umorismo e non abbiamo paura di usarlo. Anche nei modi più turpi, se necessario”. - Jello Biafra Grazie [...]
Published today in France, by Camion Blanc (in paperback and ebook editions) Sur une île où ont vécu pirates, hors-la-loi et électrons libres détruisant ou établissant des procédures pour vivre et faire la fête depuis des siècles, rien n'a vraiment changé dans les coulisses, même si les organisateurs de soirées évoluent désormais dans une société [...]
Jared Leto's research for his upcoming role as Andy Warhol in the biopic based on Victor Bockris's Warhol: The Biography is now underway. Here he is on Friday with Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro ... DallesandroJoe: Hanging out on a Friday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/FThDstMbRp — JARED LETO NEWS (@JaredJLetoNews) March 11, 2017
Here's a new interview with Victor Bockris, focusing on Transformer (Harper Collins), his biography of Lou Reed, and also talking a bit about the various new and forthcoming projects we have in the pipeline... Interview by Tobe Damit After I posted a very extensive review of Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story (2014 updated [...]
And here it is! We set up this edition some three years ago, so it's been a while coming, but all agree it was worth the wait. Written by Simon Wells and narrated by Peter Curran, Charles Manson: Coming Down Fast is now available on audiobook - from all the usual audible and amazon [...]
We've just agreed the second renewal of contract this month for a foreign edition of Joel McIver's excellent biography of Cliff Burton, this time with our dear friends at Tsunami Edizioni in Milan. Their Italian edition, Cliff Burton: To Live is To Die, Vita e Morta del Bassista die Metallica will be signed this week.
Here's the front cover to the lovely Polish edition of Victor Bockris's Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography, published now by our dear pals at In Rock in Poznan. The first edition of this biography came out in English over twenty years ago now, became an instant classic, and has since been updated several times. Along [...]
We've just licensed a second paperback edition of Joel McIver's excellent Cliff Burton biography to Camion Blanc in France, following their highly successful first French edition which we licensed a few years back. This new edition has been updated, and is introduced by Kirk Hammett. In honour of this, here for our tune of the [...]
It's coming..... The French edition of Shadows Across the Moon, published Spring 2017. What a great way to start the week here at Storm HQ! Here's our tune of the day, in memory of the great drummer Jaki Liebezeit who knew Ibiza's extremes so well...
We've just closed an exciting deal for a first ever Russian edition of Warhol: The Biography with our friends at Palmyra in St Petersburg. This edition should be ready for early 2018 we hope. Victor Bockris's classic tome, first published in 1989 is, as we previously reported here, currently being made into a major feature [...]
This week Tony Fletcher, a dear old pal (and fellow scribe/former Mod) is in town from New York to promote his just published biography of Wilson Pickett (Oxford University Press) and so on wednesday evening we got to hang out and see him deliver a great interview in Islington to a full house as part [...]
Well, we're just thrilled to announce this... The UK and the US paperback rights for Shadows Across the Moon have now been sold to a wonderful publisher. More news on pub dates etc. etc. *very soon*. Here's our tune of the day - it's truly good advice, as well as being a number loaded with Balearic [...]
This *treasure* has just arrived at Storm HQ, and I'm so delighted to see it has come out looking every single bit as good as we could have hoped for. This has to have been one of our favourite projects ever to be involved with: Roger Griffin's David Bowie: The Golden Years, published in Tokyo [...]
Good morning from a beautiful, serene and frosty village... Some lovely news for us. The agency's latest publication from France is in: it's the Camion Blanc French edition of Jeremy Reed's much lauded work on Lou Reed. Happy reading to all French Lou and Velvets fans. Le livre de Jeremy Reed se présente comme une [...]
This lovely interview has just appeared in the new Electronic Sound. What a wonderful start to the weekend...
Happy New Year from Storm International Literary Agency! Here's to a great 2017. We've just heard that the French edition of Victor Bockris's Muhammad Ali: In Fighter’s Heaven made the 'Best of' 2016 literary list in Les Inrockuptibles at Christmas which was a nice surprise. Here again is the gorgeous cover image of that edition: