Few people in the music world have had as many amazing experiences as Ringo Starr. The Beatles legend shares a bit of his extraordinary life in a new book titled Photograph. The book is a collection of never-before-seen material, including photos taken by Ringo as well as exclusive images from his own personal archives. The material will first be published as an ebook, available exclusively on the iBookstore, on June 12 2013 in conjunction with the Grammy Museum Exhibit, “Ringo: Peace & Love”, where select images from the book will be displayed. A limited-edition hand-bound book, signed by Ringo Starr, will follow in December 2013.
An exclusive excerpt of Photograph appears in the June 10, 2013 issue of People magazine. The issue is available nationwide on newsstands (and on tablets) Friday, May 31.
As Ringo himself says, “These are shots no one else could have.” He shares photographs of his childhood home, family holidays and all-night parties on his road to stardom and captures his Beatles bandmates in pensive and playful moments: washing, eating, recording, smoking, drinking and playing monopoly. The book also features Ringo’s travel photography as the ‘four lads from Liverpool’ became world-renowned musicians.
The digital book showcases some of the benefits of this format. It allows readers to pick up and zoom in on photographs as they scroll through Ringo’s memoir, while audio clips narrated by Ringo tell the stories of the photos. He has also filmed exclusive videos for this ebook, featuring interviews, music and animation. The ebook was created by Genesis Publications exclusively for the iBookstore and is their first ebook offering.
The ebook will be followed with a traditional hand-crafted Genesis limited edition book, each copy signed by Ringo Starr. This will be an expansion of the ebook, with a wealth of new memorabilia, photographs and text taking you deeper into Ringo’s early life, his Beatle days and beyond. Hear about Ringo’s adventures, mishaps and movies, with appearances from an all-Starr cast of friends. This hand-bound volume will elevate the ebook to the next level. Ringo Starr will personally sign each of the 2,500 numbered books in the limited edition.