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In this episode, we interview Steve Doyle and Mark Gagen, both members of the Baker Street Irregulars who run the very successful Wessex Press. You'll hear us speak with this very dedicated team about their publishing experience and how they go about planning and executing some very successful Sherlockian events. We also have our first audio comment from John Pforr, BSI (thanks, John!) and Burt reads a Gas Lamp from an old issue of the Baker Street Journal.

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Show Notes:

01:05 Introduction
02:21 Welcome to Mark & Steve
07:17 All about Wessex Press/Gasogene Books
13:12 The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library
20:15 Planning conferences, lessons learned and successes
25:32 From Gillette to Brett
26:38 From Gillette to Brett II
33:12 Listener voicemail
34:37 Gas Lamp: from Volume 2, Number 1 of the Baker Street Journal, 1947

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Bibliomike said... June 29, 2007 at 10:54 AM

Another really enjoyable episode. The stories about getting the Granda producer to the conference were wonderful. Looking forward to episode three!

Anonymous said... July 1, 2007 at 1:40 AM

As someone new to the world of Sherlock Holmes, I really appreciate your podcast. Episode 2 was great! I really enjoyed learning about Wessex Press and the Holmes Reference Library. Your guests were really wonderful. Keep up the great work!!

Third Pillar said... July 1, 2007 at 1:28 PM

Thanks, Daryn and Mike:

I'm learning a lot myself. I ahd no idea about the scope of Steve and Mark's operations, or how much they've done over the years. Great fun. And thanks for listening!


sherlock said... July 3, 2007 at 10:43 PM

I was pretty disappointed with some of the audio quality, it was quite hard to make out most of Steve Doyle's comments which was a shame. Apart from that, great :)

Scott Monty said... July 3, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Sherlock: Thank you for letting us know. The audio quality on this episode in particular was something I struggled with, as the volume of the phone connection was very low and Skype hiccuped a few times, leaving Steve's answers garbled.

I do a fair amount of audio editing to each show, cleaning up the glitches as possible, but I'll continue to monitor this, in order to bring you the best audio possible. I appreciate the concern and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback.