Are you ready for something very special and exclusive only for visitor on this website? In collaboration with Stjepan Juras, Iron Maiden’s legendary roadie Steve ‘Loopy’ Newhouse is releasing his bestseller, a must-have book for every Maiden fan: ‘The Iron Maiden Years’ in hardcover!! How did we come to the idea for this and what did the process look like? Well, since Loopy had printed a large number of paperback copies, it would have made zero sense to release a hardcover until all of these had sold out. However, Stjepan offered Loopy a solution which initially seemed weird, complicated and impossible, but thanks to the skill of our print shop employees, it became possible after all. The process is as follows:
01. A Maiden fan pre-orders the hardcover book exclusively on this website.
02. After larger number of orders, Loopy will send a larger package of paperbacks to Croatia.
03. Experts at the printing agency take apart the entire book.
04. They will print the new hard cover and bind it all back together (this is an incredibly complicated task which many printers refuse to do)
05. Each cover is embossed with a serial number and personalisation
06. A unique ‘early days’ postcard with Clive Burr the last ever signature is inserted in each book
07. The book has to lie for a longish period under a heavy press – to prevent it from falling apart
08. Using the age-old method of warming a spoon over a candle, a wax seal is placed on the book.
09. The book is protected and packed inside a hard paper box and sent to you via registered mail.
Why is it incredibly important that we receive all your orders by 31/01/2020, specifically a before the final Brexit date? Because this is the last date by which Loopy will be able to send large numbers of books outside of UK without paying huge amounts in taxes. Because of this, we will take orders until 25/01/2020, and the books will be sent to their buyers during February 2020. Each book will have to be personalized, bound and sealed..
As a big Iron Maiden fan myself, and a man who truly respects Loopy, I have decided on this move in order to pay my respects to this great man and his book by making it a collector’s classic, as well as to ensure Loopy will have the funds so essential to his future projects, which we all eagerly await. The books will be numbered and after Brexit it will never again be available as a hardcover! All pre-orders of this special book can be placed here: