Reprint 1 (1976)
The Beatles Monthly series was first reprinted in 1976, when Beat Publications commenced publication of the Beatles Book Appreciation Society Magazine, which included a “collectors copy” of each of the 77 books. The image (left) is the first of these reprints. The first thing to note is the shading in the photo background which has a grey tone. Compare this with the original (above), where the background is very pale, almost the same shade as the “Beatles” lettering on the page header.
With the darker shade on the photo, a white line is often visible between the photo and the purple header, another easy sign that it is a reprint.
The third clue is the black lettering – “AUGUST” should be quite separate from the white “S” of Beatles, here they are almost touching. It is very rare that this would be seen on a 1960s print (but not impossible, see separate page VARIATIONS, ERRORS AND MISPRINTS).