I had two publishers contacting me to take over the book. I resisted
the first. By the rime Blandford press contacted me I had been working
18 to 20 hour days for months and decided that I would be easier if they
took over the publishing. I signed a 3 books deal and they changed the
name to New Rock Record. 1981 The publishers bought a text editor, which
was an electric typewriter with a disk drive to save the data. It had
a small one line screen and you had to print out the page to see what
was on it. The disks only stored 64K in 16 X 4k sections, which meant
the data stored on hundreds of disks in small bits. A large wall chart
was used to keep track of what was on which disk. A technical nightmare,
But two books were produced this was 1981 and 1983 editions.
The pages in the book were directly printed from the golf ball part of
the text editor onto B4 sheets, then reduced down by the printers. The
American publishers Facts on File used the same pages butt put a different
cover with the stupid "Every Thing you ever wanted to know "
One of my first experiences of the publisher knows best.