Domino Records launches imprint

Domino Records launches imprint

<p>Domino Records is to go on the road with a travelogue from folk singer James Yorkston as the inaugural title of its first publishing imprint, Domino Press.</p><p><em>It&#39;s Lovely to be Here&mdash;The Touring Diaries of a Scottish Gent</em> is a music title set out as Yorkston&#39;s journals of life as a &quot;modern-day troubadour&quot;. The jacket is designed by children&#39;s illustrator Clare Beaton.</p><p>The record label came across Yorkston&#39;s writing when he penned a piece for music magazine <em>Loops</em>, a collaboration between Domino and Faber. The feature went on to form the first chapter of <em>It&#39;s Lovely to be Here.</em></p><p>&quot;It was the first time we knew he had talents other than the music and we thought we&#39;d explore that,&quot; explained project manager Bart McDonagh. He added that the appeal of the title lay in Yorkston&#39;s humour and world view. &quot;There&#39;s a definite edge to it,&quot; he said. &quot;He can be a cynical bugger.&quot;</p><p>Although the title is designed to appeal to music lovers, McDonagh added: &quot;We hope it has life outside that as well.&quot;</p><p>The title (B-format paperback, r.r.p. &pound;9.99) will be distributed through Faber and released as an e-book via Faber Factory, with the price to be confirmed. </p><p>Yorkston will promote with a month of live dates starting in Glasgow on 26th January. &quot;[Publishing is] still very formative for us, we want to see how it goes,&quot; McDonagh said. </p>