How did the last book you read make you feel? Hachette Australia produced a beautiful new video spelling out emotions with giant stacks of books, filling a giant warehouse with book sculptures.
It’s the perfect Friday morning video. Follow this link to see all the books in the video, but it includes The John Lennon Letters by John Lennon, The Twelve by Justin Cronin and The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne. (Via Reddit)
In October 2012 Little, Brown will publish selected letters by John Lennon. The book will be edited and introduced by Hunter Davies.
Here’s more about the book: “He lived – and died – in an age before emails and texts. Pen and ink were his medium. John wrote letters and postcards all of his life; to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organisations, lawyers and the laundry – most of which were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heartbreaking … It will be visual – in a sense that many of the letters are reproduced as they were, in his handwriting or typing, plus the odd cartoon or doodle.”
Robert Kirby of United Agents negotiated the deal. Davies has written an authorized biography of the Beatles and The Glory Game. In the video embedded above, Yoko Ono shared a message from her late husband.
Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatles legend John Lennon, has given permission for 150 of Lennon’s personal letters to be published in a single volume.
According to The Guardian, Alan Samson from the Orion Publishing Group acquired world rights to the collection. Publication is set for October 2012–the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ hit release, Love Me Do. The video embedded above shows the band playing that song.
Here’s more from the article: “Orion saw off competition from all the big-hitting publishing houses who went to Davies’s home in Kentish Town, north London, to make their bids…Samson would not disclose how much Orion had paid for the right to publish the book, although it is thought to be in excess of £500,000 but less than £1m quoted in other media.”