Pete Mitchell interviewed me about The Dead Straight Guide To Queen shortly after it was published. We covered some early Queen history, a couple of rare facts and some insights into researching and writing the book. The interview is now available as a podcast on Audioboom.
The Dead Straight Guide To Queen has started shipping to shops. It should be available in HMV stores in the UK straight away. I’m still waiting to hear from Red Planet Publishing regarding other outlets. I’ve received my first shipment for family and friends; all copies are already spoken for, so I’ll be placing another
My tickets have arrived for the Queen + Adam Lambert Manchester gig. I’m really looking forward to this concert and seeing some old favourites from News of the World performed live. I’ve avoided watching too much on YouTube and other channels because I want witness this show for the first time ‘in the flesh’. Less
It’s several weeks since the editing and proofreading process for The Dead Straight Guide To Queen ended and it went off to the printers. I’ve had a printed copy for over a week now and have leafed through it but haven’t felt ready to read it properly until now. The main reason is because, with
Just over a week ago, when The Dead Straight Guide To Queen was released on Amazon, the publishers pointed out to Amazon that they’d listed the book with an incorrect description. Somehow they’d managed to list it with a description for The Dead Straight Guide To The Jam, which was released on the same day.
I did two interviews with the great Pete Mitchell this morning: on the 40th anniversary of News of the World and The Dead Straight Guide To Queen. There will be a bit more promotional activity over the next few weeks, with the book available on Amazon now and arriving in shops at the end of
The book has left the printers and the distributors will be sending it out next week. Meanwhile the print-on-demand version of The Dead Straight Guide To Queen is already available from Amazon. I ordered a copy so I can check it over and it arrived this morning. Red Planet Publishing will be ramping up publicity
This morning The Dead Straight Guide To Queen was released on Amazon worldwide. It will be available via most major online book retailers and selected high street book chains in the UK. HMV stores will also be stocking it alongside the other Dead Straight Guides from Red Planet. It’s just over six years since the
We hit a few delays in the final stages of typesetting the book, due to the number of Red Planet Publications being produced for the Christmas 2017 market. I took advantage of the additional time to revise a few areas I thought I wouldn’t have time to return to. The book’s now finished, editing and
I took a chance and started work on the book whilst we were still finalising the contract. It’s just as well, as it’s taken several weeks, but I now have a signed contract. If I’d waited I’d never have made the deadline of August 15, 2017. So, I’m now working in earnest on the Dead