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Raised by 82 people in 9 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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Hello to all of you fantastic donors. I wish I had more concrete news for you, such as finally signing up with a publisher. Unfortunately, not yet. Lee and I are still in the process of writing daily to Literary Agents who are involved with legitimate book publishers. A few good leads (about 5 - 10% of those queried), have expressed interest in seeing more and have been sent the complete Manuscript and Proposal for their review. Most of these hopefuls have not yet replied back. Many have warned of 6-8 week turn around time. We remain completely hopeful but realize that our self imposed deadline (Apr. 30th) to offer refunds is quickly nearing. We completely understand if this process has been too drawn out for some and will gladly make a refund to those who choose not to wait any longer. It is ALL GOOD. Thank you all for your support!
Luv ya,
Thor and Lee
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Hello all,
Lee and I have improved our search method for publishers and are able to get many more queries and proposals out to the right people. We have learned how to weed-out maybe 80 - 90% of corrupt business practitioners who sell what is known to the publishing world as "Vanity Presses". They ask for a large amount of money up-front, but once the contract is signed, they tend to produce cheap and inferior products. The totality of their "so-called" overall help is well stated and attractive but the quality of the actual products they are peddling is somehow, avoided. I know you all have been so patient for this book. The new legitimate publishers we have contacted often say the can only get back in 4 to 8 months. Hang in there with us please!
Sincerely,
Thor and Lee
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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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