|2014 Collector's Edition of the "Meet The Beatles" magazine.|
The company says that this will be a hardback collector's edition for a new generation of Beatles fans. Originally priced at 2 shillings and sixpence, the new edition will be priced £10 in the U.K., and $12,40 in U.S.A.
|The original had a soft cover.|
The introduction to the book comes from Tony Barrow, the man who coined the phrase "the Fab Four". Most, if not all the photos were taken by Dezo Hoffmann.
The original edition was the first official book the band released, after Ernest Hecht, founder and publisher at Souvenir, saw them play live in Finsbury Park, London, and bought the rights from the band’s manager Brian Epstein.
The idea to reissue the title came from watching the 50th anniversary media reports about the band, as well as the publicity Mark Lewisohn's biography of the band has been getting.
The original edition is Souvenir’s biggest selling title of all time, selling more than one million copies. The rights were also licensed to publishing houses in other countries, who offered translated versions of the book to their customers.
Hecht says: “We want to make sure every Beatles fanatic we know of knows that this book is coming out.”
Tony Barrow offered to write an updated introduction, but Hecht wanted to keep the book exactly the same, in order for it to act as a piece of memorabilia.
The Norwegian and Danish editions of the magazine had a follow up, Meet The Beatles number two, I don't know if this was the case elsewhere as well?
|"Meet The Beatles no. 2" from Norway.|