We’re getting closer! Just a few more administrative details to clean up and we will launch. Get ready!
If you haven’t heard, I have some exciting news. I have a book coming out. It will be called “Let the Drums Speak!” Working with a wonderful writer named Ed Dennis, I have chronicled my life from a modest upbringing in Elkton, Maryland through my journey to becoming drummer for the stars.
We wanted to do this project our way (without a big publishing company at this point), so, we’ll be utilizing Kickstarter.com. It’s what they call a “crowd-funding” site and we – with your help, of course – are going to use it to fund publication of my book.
In the meantime, here is what we think the cover of the Collector’s Slipcover Edition might look like.
And here’s some info from the website: The first edition will consist of only 100 books. It will be published as an over-sized 11″ x 14″ tabletop hard cover book made to the exacting standards of old world craftsmanship, The book and custom-made slipcase will be made of deluxe woven cloth over sturdy binder’s boards, embossed and stamped with gold-colored metallic foil. The interior will be printed in full color with over 100 photographs on premium matte art text stock, while the binding will be reinforced and Smyth sewn for extra strength and durability. This book will be a showpiece for your library, office or sitting room for years to come. Also included will be a special four page insert consisting of photos of Bernard’s parents, grandparents and siblings together with a pull out poster, suitable for framing. If requested, you have the option of having your name actually appear in the book on a page listing patrons. In addition! You will be Mr. Purdie’s guest at a recording session and CD release party at a date to be determined soon.