The Tendulkar Opus – A Giant Tribute to the Little Master

Kraken Opus, the leading publisher of large-format, luxury works, have announced they are to publish “The Tendulkar Opus“, an autobiographical and revealing volume of arguably the greatest batsmen in cricket history.

Produced with the full partnership of Sachin Tendulkar, the Tendulkar Opus will reveal the cricket legend’s innermost thoughts about his remarkable career, including his opinions on his team-mates, the opponents he has faced, his family life and his pride at playing for his beloved India. Previously unpublished family pictures, unique rare memorabilia and specially-commissioned photographs plus contributions from the world’s most famous cricketers, past and present, combine to make this the definitive publication on the ‘Little Master.’

Sachin Tendulkar – Opus Launch Twitter Competition

To celebrate the launch of Sachin Tendulkar’s Opus book, Kraken Opus are hosting an evening with the man himself at their Covent Garden store from 4pm on Thursday 11th of June 2009.

Amongst the world’s press and media, they are offering the opportunity for one fan to meet the cricket legend in person on the night.

To enter, just log in to Twitter and post, “@thisismission I’d love to meet the cricket legend #Tendulkar at the Opus Store on Thursday!”

The winner will be chosen at random by a non-biased third party at 00:01am 9th June. Any submissions outside of Twitter will not be considered.

Karl Fowler, CEO of Kraken Opus, says: “Kraken Opus is about celebrating the highest achievers in their fields – whether that is art, sport or entertainment – and Sachin Tendulkar is a true icon, a man who really transcends his sport. We hope the Tendulkar Opus will be a fitting testament to his epic achievements.”

Measuring half a metre square, containing over 800 pages and weighing in over a staggering 30kg, the Tendulkar Opus will have a limited worldwide print run of 950 copies, each individually numbered and personally signed by the man himself.

Marquee Edition

Copies 1-10 of the Tendulkar Opus, priced at £100,000 each, will include a sample of the Indian icon’s blood, making each copy an extraordinary collector’s item with unlimited investment potential.

Charity Auction

Kraken Opus will be working closely with a chosen charity to auction copy number one of the Tendulkar Opus, whisking it around the world for a global auction to benefit a great cause.

Midi Edition

An exciting concept to the Tendulkar Opus will be the forthcoming Midi Edition, a smaller edited version which takes much of the great Opus content, and is designed to be more accessible to Tendulkar fans. Strictly limited to 2,000 copies, the Midi Edition will feature over 400 pages, each measuring 40cm x 40cm. Also personally signed by Tendulkar, this is set to be a fantastic collectible for any admirer of the Indian cricket icon.

Official Website

Kraken Opus is honoured to be launching the forthcoming official Sachin Tendulkar website at Not just restricted to information on the Opus, but will enable the iconic legend to interact with fans on a more personal level, with exclusive interviews, photo shoots, blogs, videos and unique competitions and exclusive prizes.

Pre-publication Offer

Kraken Opus is offering 100 copies of the Tendulkar Opus (within the print run of 11- 950), available to reserve now at a special pre-publication price of £1,500. The purchasers of these Opuses will also receive a giant Polaroid print of Tendulkar, exclusive to the Opus. To reserve your very own copy, please call +44 (0) 207 213 9587 or email

The Tendulkar Opus is scheduled for release in autumn 2009, and will be available to buy through selected retail partners including The Future Group.

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About Kraken Opus
Kraken Opus is the leading publisher of luxury volumes in the world. The Opus Collection is a series of the largest works ever produced on selected iconic events, organisations and personalities.

Typically, an Opus is characterised by the following criteria:

* A minimum of 750 pages, each page measuring half a metre square
* At over 30 kilograms, you can literally feel the weight of history
* Exclusive interviews, photo shoots and features, plus a rich array of rare or previously unpublished archive photographs sourced from agencies and private collections worldwide
* The personal signatures of icons in their fields help to make special Opus editions amazing collectors’ items
* Each Opus contains showpiece gatefolds which open up to an incredible 200cm x 50cm (80” x 20”), allowing images to be displayed on an unprecedented scale
* The official cooperation of the key organisation or individuals associated with each Opus allows us to take you closer to the action than any book has ever done before
* Each Opus features special colour processes and individually varnished pictures printed on high-quality 200gsm silk-coated paper for stunning visual impact and long-term durability
* Each Opus is sewn and bound by hand in finest leather and protected by a silk-covered clamshell case
* Designed to stand the test of time, limited print run Opuses have significant investment potential.

To date the Opus Collection includes publications on Manchester United FC, Vivienne Westwood, The Super Bowl, Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC. Forthcoming Opuses include The History of the Saatchi Gallery, Prince, Formula 1, Diego Maradona and many more.

For more information on the Opus Collection, please visit, contact or call +44 (0)20 7213 9587

Kraken Opus is a UK based company headed by CEO and founder Karl Fowler. The company has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai and Hyderabad.

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