What’s a Pressbook?
Traditionally, a pressbook is created by an artist’s publicity group. Each time a bit of press is generated they catalog it and add it to the pressbook archives. This “Pressbook” is an electronic version, containing articles from magazines and the internet.
All articles are copyrighted by the publications in which they first appeared. Each article is noted with the publication from which it came and with the author’s name. If you quote any of these articles, be sure and credit the copyright holder. (It would also be nice if you mentioned you found it on ManicNirvana.com, but the copyright holder is most important.) Copyrighted material in this section is used in accordance with ‘Fair Use’, for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis.
Searching, Browsing and Navigating
The Pressbook is fully searchable by using the box in the upper right. You can search for a writer’s name, a particular publication, or just keywords.
There are a couple of ways to browse the Pressbook. In the right-hand sidebar, you’ll see two categorization methods. The first is by date. Click on the month/year shown and all the articles for that time period will be listed. If there are a large number of articles for that date, there will be a “more articles” link at the bottom to take you to subsequent pages. The second browsing method is by type of article. The Pressbook is divided into Articles, Show Reviews (SR), Album Reviews (AR) and Transcripts. Each of these categories is further subdivided by year. Click on the type/year you are interested in and all articles will appear.
To return here at any time, click on Robert Plant Pressbook in the block at the top of the page. The tabs in the top right will take you to other parts of the ManicNirvana.com website.
What will be in here and what’s the goal?
I have a large collection of publications with articles about Robert’s solo career. As I get them computerized, they will be placed in the Pressbook. Articles that I find on the internet will also be placed here. All of the articles will be from 1982 forward. You will not find articles about Led Zeppelin in this Pressbook, and there won’t be many from the P&P years.
The goal is to create a history of Robert’s solo career as well as a giant reference work for future fans and writers. As time goes by magazines will become scarce, online articles will be removed or archived, and finding these great interviews and stories individually would become nearly impossible. With the Manic Nirvana Pressbook, fans and students of Robert’s music will be able to look back over his career and pick up on his musical journey.
I have an article, can it go in?
Sure! If you have an article regarding Robert’s solo career that isn’t already in the Pressbook (use the search box to check) you can type it in and email it to me. Use the contact form. If you don’t want to type and you’d rather just send the article in the mail, contact me for instructions.
It’s never over
This is an ongoing project and may never be finished. As long as Robert is producing music, there are new articles to add, and the backlog of old articles still sits there waiting its turn. Check back now and then–something new may have been added! You can also sign up for email updates. Just click on the “Get Email Updates” link in the sidebar. When new articles are added, you will be notified at the email address you provide.
Robert Plant Newswire
If you’re looking for up to date news happenings, concert announcements, mentions and asides, try the Robert Plant Newswire. These are mentions and tidbits that don’t have a full press release or that are related to Robert’s career. Bookmark the Newswire for your up to date source of Robert happenings.
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