For reasons explained on the Archiving Industry homepage, the intention is to replace online coverage of certain topics with a range of comparatively inexpensive books to be marketed by Lyon Publishing.

An historical note: the Lyon Press was formed in 1973 after I had left Arms & Armour Press to publish The Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany. I continued to work with my erstwhile employer, through whom most of the larger and generally more popular projects were marketed, but various Lyon imprints subsequently published another four books before ceasing work:

An Interim Directory of German Leatherware Makers, 1939–45 (1974)
German Ersatz Bayonets (1976)
Airgun Shooting A–Z (1985)
The Navy Luger (1988)
Emden: The Last Cruise of the Chivalrous Raider (1989)

None of these are in print, though copies can sometimes be obtained through Amazon or Abebooks.

Lyon Publishing International has been revived to ensure that information can be made available on a basis that allows work on Archiving Industry (which involves costs) to continue, rather than simply allowing third parties to pirate and often misrepresent work that is, for the most part, my intellectual property.

The first projects are Print & Printing, published on 14th December 2021, though the next book, Wheels in the Sky (the story of the Éolienne Bollée), is not expected to appear until the Spring of 2022.

The Snider, which was to be published some time ago by International Military Antiques (IMA), has fallen victim to massive increases in shipping costs from China and, regrettably, has been postponed indefinitely.

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Additional information can be obtained from my biography,
or by e-mailing
johnwalter@archivingindustry.com