Genesis: 1975 to 2021 - The Phil Collins Years

Kingmaker Publishing, run by Big Big Train founder Greg Spawton and Prog magazine journalist/Big Big Train manager Nick Shilton, is delighted to announce the publication of its second book. Genesis:  1975 to 2021 – The Phil Collins Years by Mario Giammetti will be published on 10 September 2021. 

Genesis:  1975 to 2021 – The Phil Collins Years follows Kingmaker’s previous book, the highly acclaimed Genesis: 1967 to 1975 – The Peter Gabriel Years.  This brand new book is the definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest rock bands following the departure of Peter Gabriel.  

It contains numerous exclusive interviews with band members and all of the important personalities who were part of the story of Genesis from 1975 onwards, including Ray Wilson who fronted the band for 1997’s Calling All Stations album and subsequent tour before the return of Phil Collins in 2007. The book covers the full story of the band from 1975 very extensively, taking readers through each album and tour. Additionally it features a number of previously unpublished photographs.

Greg Spawton comments: “We were delighted by the success of Genesis: 1967 to 1975 – The Peter Gabriel Years following its publication in May last year. The book received considerable praise from numerous quarters, including from Steve Hackett as well as the music press and Genesis fans, and is now on its second print run. Like its predecessor, Genesis:  1975 to 2021 – The Phil Collins Years contains a wealth of details about the balance of Genesis’s career, many of which may well be unknown even to the most ardent fans of the band.”

Welcome to Kingmaker Publishing

Formed in 2019, Kingmaker is a book publisher dedicated to the rock music sector.

Kingmaker is run by Prog magazine journalist/Big Big Train manager Nick Shilton and Big Big Train founder Greg Spawton.

Kingmaker prioritises quality over quantity. We do not aim to become a mass market publisher or publish countless titles annually. Instead our mission is to devote ourselves to a handful of books each year, which tell the stories of various bands and artists to delight their fans, while providing books to treasure as works of art themselves. 

Kingmaker’s books are lovingly written and immaculately produced, with attention to detail in the text complemented by beautiful design and imagery. Kingmaker’s official store is Burning Shed . RSK is Kingmaker’s distributor.

Genesis 1967 to 1975 the Peter Gabriel Years

An introduction to the first book from Kingmaker Publishing, a new publishing house from Nick Shilton and Greg Spawton.

Containing numerous exclusive interviews with band members and with all of the important personalities who were part of the story of Genesis between 1967 and 1975, Mario Giammetti‘s book also features a number of previously unpublished photographs, plus interviews carried out with members of the band during listen throughs of each of the band’s first six albums.

Books

Kingmaker published its first title Genesis: 1967 to 1975 – The Peter Gabriel Years by Mario Giammetti in May 2020 and will publish the same author’s Genesis: 1975 to 2021 – The Phil Collins Years in July 2021. Several further titles are scheduled for publication in 2021 and 2022

The Kingmaker ethos is to work in true partnership with each of its authors. This means working with authors on a highly consultative, collaborative and responsive basis, treating them with respect and motivating them through highly appealing profit share arrangements.

If you are an author or prospective author and would like to discuss the possibility of being published by Kingmaker, please contact us.

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Genesis: 1975 to 2021 – The Phil Collins Years by Mario Giammetti to be published on 10 September 2021

Kingmaker Publishing, run by Big Big Train founder Greg Spawton and Prog magazine journalist/Big Big Train manager Nick Shilton, is delighted to announce the publication of its second book. Genesis:  1975 to 2021 – The Phil Collins Years by Mario Giammetti will be published on 10 September 2021.  Genesis:  1975 to 2021 – The Phil Collins Years follows Kingmaker’s previous book, the highly acclaimed Genesis: 1967 to 1975 – The Peter Gabriel Years.  This brand new book is the definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest rock bands following the departure of Peter Gabriel.   It

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Genesis: 1967 to 1975 – The Peter Gabriel Years by Mario Giammetti due to be published on 8th May, 2020

Kingmaker Publishing, launched last year by Prog magazine journalist Nick Shilton and Big Big Train founder Greg Spawton, is delighted to announce the publication of its first book. Genesis – 1967 to 1975: The Peter Gabriel Years by Mario Giammetti will be published on the 8th May, 2020. Genesis – 1967 to 1975: The Peter Gabriel Years is the definitive biography of the early years of one of the world’s greatest progressive rock bands. It contains numerous exclusive interviews with band members and with all of the important personalities who were part of the story of Genesis between 1967 and 1975.

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