Saturday, February 25, we at Premium Publishing are exhibiting at Solnahallen with our books. Hope to see you there!
Sep 8, 2016 HEDENGRENS BOOKSTORE FIRST WITH THE PHILLY SOUND BOOK? Hedengrens Bookstore in Stockholm city got the other day their highly anticipated pre-order delivered. Hedengrens purchaser Richard Sköld looks pleased when he for the first time holding up the Philly Sound-book in his hand. This despite its weight - more than three kilograms ... One copy was placed in the window right away facing straight towards Stureplan!
Sep 8, 2016 Record fair (Sunjay) Solna/Stockholm
Saturday, September 24, we at Premium Publishing are exhibiting at Solnahallen with our books. Hope to see you there!
Sep 8, 2016 TWO REAL PHILLY-ENTHUSIASTS First up to our office to view the brand new Philly Sound book was the music industry veteran Thomas Witt: legendary Swedish label manager / product manager at CBS Records in the 70s - not only for American Columbia and Epic, but also for Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff's now legendary Philadelphia International. It was Thomas who saw to it that Three Degrees, O'Jays, Billy Paul, People's Choice, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes etc. were also launched in Sweden. Pictured here is Thomas (left) congratulated by Premium Publishing's Wille Wendt, who in 1980 took over the job after Thomas and later also became a European product manager of the record label Philadelphia International. The gentlemen had of course unusually much to chat about when they met and together they inspected the new voluminous mammoth work of Philadelphia's soul music.
Aug 19, 2016 "Resan mot rockens rötter" on Youtube!
Check out the video and listen to Ronny Elliot's version of how it all began.
Jun 3, 2016 "Resan mot rockens rötter"!
Journalist Jan Kotschack (writer of the Radio Nord-book) comes with a new book in August; "Resan mot rockens rötter"! Learn where the Swede Jonas Bernholm during the 1970-80's, became known worldwide as Mr. R & B. His passion for American black music drove him in his quest to restore the forgotten American pioneers. Legends like Roy Brown, Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown and many more. It all ends with Mr. R & B himself is dedicaded a exhibition at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis ... A book that takes you to the genuine contemporary black music scene in cities like New Orleans, Memphis and Los Angeles. And Stockholm (!) ...
Dec 23, 2015 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A big thank you for the past year. We now look forward to 2016 when we will introduce many new cool books! There will be about music, of course - Philly Soul, British Beat, Punk and movie stars. And in between a few surprises! We can not tell you more now. It must be Santa's little secret...
The friends at Premium Publishing.
Sep 10, 2015 Premium at the Göteborg Book Fair!
Meets us at Göteborg Book Fair during September 24-27, 2015. Legendary magazine entrepreneur and rock photographer Hans Hatwig will be in our stand throughout the fair to present and sign his new sensational double-memoirs, "Miljardären som visste för mycket".
You can also find a selection of our others books, including the brand new English language book on AC/DC, "Love At First Feel" that is released on September 24! The book includes 12 unique deluxe photos that Hans photographed during AC/DC's very first Swedish tour back in 1976.
You will find us i the B-hall in booth B03:47. Welcome by and say hello!
June 10, 2015 Meet us at the Hova fair on Saturday June 13
Premium will be exhibiting at the annual (and still Sweden´s largest!) record fair on Saturday June 13 in the small town of Hova (halfway between Stockholm and Göteborg). Welcome to pop by and say hello if you will be at the fair!
Feb 8, 2015 The world knows Elvis Presley – but they don´t know me, in Australia
A fine review of Nigel Patterson, Elvis Information Network: "The book is a valuable and interesting addition to the burgeoning Elvis book library. The narrative is a balance between descriptive accounts of friends, family, work in Elvis' life and the author challenging various myths in the Elvis world. In the latter respect it is a thought provoking read which many readers will appreciate and others will probably nit-pick about. Bruno Tillander has achieved his objective of producing a serious examination of who the 'real Elvis' was and in doing so has produced an important release which not only has gravity but shapes itself as one quite different to most other books written about Elvis."
According to that we would like to remind about Bruno Tillanders "The world knows Elvis Presley – but they don´t know me. Read more!
New book about Elvis Presley! -2/10 2014
The world knows Elvis Presley – but they don´t know me, is an interesting portrait which casts new light on the biggest artist in history! This entertaining reading is an uncensored celebration of a great hero, by informed guest writers. The book is also fully illustrated with many unique photos.
Guest writers: Larry Geller, Shared intellectual interests with Elvis George Klein, Regarded as Elvis’ best friend Tom Morgan Jr, Sheriff’s Department, Memphis Barbara Hearn, Elvis’ first official girlfriend Åke Ölvestad, Music historian
The UK 45 rpm Sleeves one of the Books of 2013- 24/1 2014
In the January issue of Record CollectorThe UK 45 RPM Sleeves, by John Delaney, is presented as one of the Books of 2013. "The results of a 30-year project to collect images and info on all the known 7" sleeves used in the UK, this book also doubles as a potted history of record labels, before getting into the nitty gritty of sleeve variants and rarity rankings."
OUT NOW: THE HEAVIEST ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SWEDISH HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL EVER! - 1/12, 2013
On November 8th Janne Starks "Heavy Metal Bible" was released! 912 pages about Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. - Read more here!
A five-star review of The UK 45 rpm Sleeves i Record Collector - 14/10 2013
In the November issue of Record Collector, Jason Draper wrote: "... It´s been a 30-year project for John Delaney, who takes us from the ABC to Zilch imprints, stopping off at labels as diverse as Acid Jazz, Island and Def Jam along the way. It´s a feast for the eyes, with reams of sleeves from the usual suspects such as EMI and its various offshoots(Decca, London, etc). The book also doubles as a potted history of record labels, featuring information on each one studied, before getting into the nitty gritty of whether a particular sleeve has ever been reproduce, or how rare the originals are to find today. The meat, however, lies in the images, with front and rear scans fo every known sleeve variant that Delaney´s managed to get his hands on. From major redesigns to minor details such as near-identical sleeves differing only where they´re curved at the opening or not, this is a trainspotter´s paradise (and possibly a spot-the-difference competition in the making). While some known sleeves have seemed impossible to trace, there´s more than enought here to ensure this book is a must-have for hardcore label collectors."
On June 17 we released John Delaney's reference book "The UK 45 rpm Sleeves" featuring over 900 British single sleeves by over 350 different record companies. We now got the very first customer review on Amazon and received 5 stars out of 5 possible, with the customer saying:
"Here's a book that took me completely by surprise, not a subject that I would ever though to have seen, but its content is so familiar. Many of the sleeves are like old friends of the past, but the facts and background surrounding them brings new life to each one, facets that I didn't know were there. Who would have thought that a few inches square of paper had so much interest when you dug a bit deeper? Buy it for nostalgia or to learn something - good value both ways!"
Premium's homepage has gotten a face lift! With the new design we hope to give our visitors are better surf experience and therefore have focused on our book's and the publishing house's content. In the future we will update all our books with sample pages, and we will also introduce our authors and Rockshot's photographers. In the section Books & CDs we present to you Premium's catalogue, including all our sold out classics. Choose your style of music, your favorite era or which kind of music book you are interested in, and see what we have to offer!
You might see the gift certificate-function in the right menue, which is new. In the test phase of our new homepage gift certificates can only be send within Sweden at the moment.
In the top menue you can see the Facebook symbol guiding you to our fanpage. Lika us, discuss our books, see all events we are attending and make new friends!
If you don't find what you are looking for, if the homepage doesn't work for you or if you have general questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +46 8 545 689 20 (office hours: mo-fr, 9am - 17pm CET)
Premium's books in museum shop - 24/05, 2013
The museum shop at ABBA The Museum/Swedish Music Hall of Fame really is fun to visit. A lot of space, colourful interiour design, large amounts of products and last but not least a selection of Premium's books on their shelves. Here you can find all books, from the "Encylcopedia of Swedish Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Vol. 2", to our Beatles classic "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!", the punk book "Ny Våg" and not to forget, our official coffee table book "From ABBA to Mamma Mia!". Come visit!
Frida at the ABBA museum - 08/05, 2013
Fantastisc! On Maj 6 Aftonbladet published an article about Frida visiting the ABBA museum to talk to fans, pose for photographs and write autographs. On the photo published our "ABBA Guide to Stockholm" can be seen in one of the fans hand!
Read more about "The ABBA Guide to Stockholm", click here. There also is a German version, "Der ABBA-Reiseführer nach Deutschland". More info here.
Opening ABBA The Museum - 06/05, 2013
On Sunday ABB The Museum and Swedish Music Hall of Fame opened their doors for all who have contributed building the museum. We at Premium had the pleaseure to be invited due to us delivering the largest part of ABBA photos and music videos from our archives. We also helped the museum with our general music knowledge. Today, Monday, the museum will be celebrating is gala premier and then the museum is opened for the public. To see the pictures we took on Sunday, like us on Facebook! Click here.
For a new book about AC/DC:s very first visit in Sweden 1976, we are now looking for posters, signings, photos, tickets and other stuff you might be able to help us with! We are also interested in getting contact with people who have been to the shows and want to share their memories. This is where it all happened:
· Cortina in Vinberg, 16/7 · Nyckelhålet in Höllviken, 17/7 · Glädjehuset in Stockholm, 21/7 · Barbarella in Växjö, 23/7 · Racerbanan in Anderstorp, 24/7
If you want to contribute to the book, please contact us by phone +46 8 545 689 20 or by mail: info(at)premiumpublishing.com
March 30, 2017 No more delivery to Switzerland
Due to problems with the Swiss custom, and high custom fees for the customer, we have now decided that orders from our website with delivery to Switzerland no longer will be available. Please contact us for more information.
Okt 13, 2016 The Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan!
Now is the time to learn a little more about our new Literature Prize winner!
Therefore, we celebrate with special price on ”Visa Mig Vinden - Bob Dylan I Sverige” by Göran Holmquist.The offer is valid until December 10! Or as long as supplies last. Click here to order the book
Sep 7, 2016 The Philly Sound on Facebook!
Visit the official Facebook page of The Philly Sound book. Filled with photos, music, videos and other interesting info on this much talked about new book. Click here to visit the Facbook page
Sep 7, 2016 "Rockens rötter" t-shirt?
All necessary accessories to the book
"Resan mot rockens rötter". Select and order
t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. directly in the shop. Click here to order
2016-09-07 "Rockens rötter" on Facebook!
Author Jan Kotschack has a Facebook page
to his book "Resan mot rockens rötter". Lots of extra stuff.
Well worth a visit! Click here to visit the Facbook page