Monday, 9 March 2015

New Book Revisions Complete

I have finally completed the revisions to my two popular textbooks, Special Event Production: The Process and Special Event Production: The Resources and they are with the publisher.

Lots of new material in these, including brand new chapters on Event Design, Information Technology, and Sustainability, plus updates of every chapter in both books. Updates concentrate on bringing emerging technologies into the knowledge base, things like the digitization of pretty well everything that is part of a special event, from audio, lighting, and video, to the use of technology as entertainment and as decor.

As well, besides the war stories and production challenges that have been extremely popular in the original versions, there is a new feature called "The Voice of the Industry" in every chapter. The voices are exactly that - opinions and comments from some of the biggest names in event production from around the globe. Part of the purpose for these was to be more inclusive of all the countries that are now producing amazing events and for whom there is not a lot of international exposure. Experts hail from China, India, South Africa, Russia, Egypt, Germany, Brazil, and of course Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia.

There has been a wholesale changeout of images so that the books now incorporate some spectacular event images from every corner of the world.

Look for the new books to be available in the fall of 2015. I will keep you posted as to availability and cost.