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On this page you find the history of the origin of the "Elvis: Born To Rock" book. Be part of this exciting process by stepping through the following pages. Because of the large amount of data, the producers decided to split this "Making Of" into several parts. By the end of each part you have the possibility to step directly into the corresponding image gallery.
The producers hope that you will like this "Making Of" and have a great time surfing the pages.
In The Beginning there was an idea ...
Back in 2002 during the editor conference, the decision was made that the second book should definitely be a different genre. While the first book "Elvis: Behind The Image - The Book", which dealed exclusively with the private Elvis - under the use of phenomenal candid pictures - the producers now wanted to dedicate their next release to the Entertainer: Elvis Presley - live on stage.
After intensive research and months full of exciting work, Bud Glass began with the composition and the layout of the book so that, slowly but surely, the project started to gain ground.
During these works Bud Glass Productions received additional information and pictures the author absolutely wanted to use in his book. This explains, among other things, why a product can't be developed within 4 weeks. The self-set high quality standards (not a single picture on a single page and call it a book) caused the high expenditure of time. To create a design which is not only tasty but also stylistically fitting the 70's, to scan old original pictures and to edit them with the newest technology doesn't only require the according Know-How, but also the necessary preconditions.
Even though we had the great luck to be able to fall back on the original negatives, a lot of work remained to transfer the pictures and their magnificent colours into the final book.
The producers took painstaking care of keeping the information to be included in the book professionally up-to-date, so that several editors were put in charge of supporting Bud Glass Productions.
All these apsects caused a delay so that it quickly became clear that this huge project with its numerous unpublished colour pictures and detailed information could not be done within the self-set schedule.
It had been the right decision to produce the first product in Europe, Praytome Publishing decided quickly to assign a German print office with the production of "Elvis: Born To Rock". That this experience would pay off quickly became clear and the possibility to keep an eye the production daily to be able to intervene immediately in upcoming mistakes, also proved to be invaluable.
The great reactions on the "Making Of" book trailer of "BTI - The Book", the enthusiastic mails concerning the "Creation Of Dreams" Making of "Elvis: Adrenaline '70" showed the producers clearly, that the fans are not only interested in Elvis himself, but that the bonus features were also very welcomed very positively.
So Praytome Publishing is happy to be able to allow another insight into its latest project.
The following pictures are not only giving you the possibility to get an insight into the development of Born To Rock, but you can also watch the progression because this "Making Of" the "Born To Rock" book will be updated continuously. Visit this site to watch the latest progress and to be there when we are able to say: The book is completed!
When the author has finished his work on the book, another long process begins - with breakpoints at lithographers, print offices and layout experts - for reaching the final goal: The completition of the book.
Right here the following "Making Of" starts:
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who have contributed to this project and the actual progress of the "Born To Rock" book. Those fans who have supported us with pictures, concert reviews and their invaluable memories of the concerts and the competent and friendly employees at the Dassel Druck GmbH, who helped us so much with the printing work.