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About simon robinson

Having worked as a designer mostly in the music industry, and mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.

In action!

Nice photograph sent by Jonathan Fogerty of the spinal-cord injury charity Spirit, presenting copies of the Easy On The Eye book to staff at the Oswestry spinal-cord injury Centre. Jonathan has flagged the story up on the Spirit website. http://www.spirit-charity.co.uk/the-very-alternative-guide-to-spinal-cord-injury/Continue reading

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Book shipping

We are pleased to say that the first Very Alternative Guide is shipping now.  Everyone who pre-ordered the title will receive their copy in the next few days, and our thanks to everyone who had helped support this project by … Continue reading

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Ready to order

The book went to the printer last week and we can now accept advance orders.  Stock is likely to be with us during September at the latest. Check out the ORDERING page on the site for a direct link to … Continue reading

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Spreads

The image shows the book pages laid out to test that the spreads match and work as they should. This is the final check before the book goes to the printers later this week.

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The Very Alternative Guides

Congratulations! You’ve found us! A warm welcome to the homepage for The Very Alternative Guides – and our first publication, a ground-breaking new book about adjusting to life with spinal cord injury. The Very Alternative Guide to Spinal Cord Injury … Continue reading

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…spread out before me.

Getting the page order right for the book was crucial, and to achieve this black and white proofs were generated and moved about until the balance the authors were after was reached. Much more fun than moving files about on … Continue reading

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Our book launches soon

The Very Alternative Guide to Spinal Cord Injury is in the final stages of editing and proof-reading and will be at the printers during April 2015. Initial meetings with both patients and medical staff have shown a remarkable and very … Continue reading

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