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Raised by 76 people in 6 months
Created July 28, 2018
I am trying to publish a book with over fifty never-before-seen photos
of Freddie Mercury's time in New York City (1981 to 1983) and in London visits(1986-1991). Also, I have written chapters that recount Freddie, the down-to-earth, generous and caring man enjoying himself with his close American friends (of eleven years) right up to his unfortunate death. In his real life, Freddie enjoyed fitting in and just being "one of the boys" Early 1980's New York provided this for him.
The book is finished and being reviewed by a literary agent. Publishing this book as a "coffee table book" will cost a good amount of money.
This book is timed with the opening of the new docu-drama "Bohemian Rhapsody" which is sure to reignite interest in everything Queen and everything Freddie.  A free, autographed copy by the authors  (I have a co-author who was also part of our group of close friends in New York and beyond) will be provided for any donation over $49.99. This book will definitely sell, but a refundable donation (once the book is published, available and selling) can be provided.

The title of the book will be "Freddie Mercury in New York - Don't Stop Us Now!"

I thank any donators in advance who might help us to make this project become a reality. YOU are the Champions!
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Well, today is Valentines Day and I wish I had some sweet news about the book. We had our second offer to sign a contrac for publishing. Unfortunately, both had all the suspicions of Vanity Presses and we had to say no. "Writers Beware" is a common internet desciption when exploring for more information about any particular Publishing House.
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Lee and I have updated our query and proposal over the last week, now that the interest in the movie and the honors of two Golden Globe wins and two Oscar nominations has skyrocketed. There is a generation of overwhelming interest in Freddie. Many more queries with proposals have just been sent out. The old and the new fans will want more Freddie pictures and real stories. NOW, certainly is the time they need to print our book. As always, please remain patient. The goal may be near.

Love to all,
Thor and Lee
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Oh My God...can you believe this internet statement?


These are the main issues with going the traditional route [for publishing].
Incredibly slow process. Writing and editing will be the same regardless of how you want to publish. But then it might take you a year or two to get an agent. Then it might take a year to get a publishing deal and then it will likely be from six months to two and a half years before your book is launched.

This scenario will be so painstaking.

I may have to ask all of you kind donors to stick with this project for a while. But clearly, how long and tedious this is. My offer for a refund of your donation after April 30th will always be guarenteed.
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Hello all! Just to avoid misunderstandings, I changed the donation amount to receive an autographed copy of the book to "over $49.99" as many have donated $50.00. No penny-pinching here...lol
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