**VERY EXCITING NEWS** We wanted to let you all know that we've just heard that Dear Mr Pop Star is going to print NEXT WEEK! This means that pledgers and pre-orders...that's you.. will get their special edition copy very soon! The general release of the trade edition is scheduled for September 20th but yours will be the nice special edition and you will have it before then!
We would like to thank…
Here is a draft of the cover you will be holding very, very soon. It will be wrapped around a book obviously - otherwise this whole thing would have been a complete waste of everybody's time!
Remember that the Pledger's Edition is SUPERIOR to the trade edition which will be appearing in the shops around late September time, so if you are also thinking of Christmas presents - as if you…
Unlike everybody else that has seen it, Gladys is extremely unimpressed with the First Drafts of ''Dear Mr. Pop Star''...Sorry, Gladys
Good Afternoon to you all!
Just a quick note to let you know that the Supporters list for Dear Mr Pop Star will be closing on 6th May.
If you're quick you still have time to pledge in order to get your name (Or someone else's name if you are buying as a gift) in the back of the book.
If you miss the deadline you can still pre-order a copy but the chance to be part of our pledger's list will…
As we hurtle towards publication we have yet more good news.
We are days away from First Drafts stage, after which there will be a final proofread and then ''Showtime''!
Even at this vital last stage we have been able to bag 3 more lovely pop stars for your delight and delectation.
Their replies are magnificent (and the letters not too shabby either) and bring us up…
'Dear Mr. Pop Star' is at design and typesetting stage now and looks amazing. We are all working hard to make it as brilliant as we can. Here's a 'sneakie'
We are very pleased to share this interview with us which was posted today on Brook Cottage Books. It is the first of many interviews and features that we have planned. We'd like to thank Debbie Johnson for featuring us:
We are completely open to all requests for press/interviews/radio, large or small…
Exciting news just in from our publisher - we are now DELIGHTED to reveal the official front cover of 'Dear Mr. Pop Star'.
We are at Design and Editorial and have even MORE pop stars on-board. It's shaping up to be better than we could've hoped!
We will give you more information in due course, so please stay tuned!
It has been a long time! But we only post when we have news! And what news we have!
We've just received the copy edit manuscript from our publishers and frankly it is a staggering sight to behold. Not only have Unbound done a beautiful job of making it shiny and pristine in the crossing of 'I's' and dotting of 'T's' (you can see that they had their work cut out)…
Hello to all of you lovely people that have made these book happen!
All’s well here and progressing nicely. The bonkers and surreal text is with the copyeditor who is busily working away. We’ve had to wait a bit to get the editor that Unbound really wanted, but .. Hurrah! It is shaping up beautifully and we will keep you posted as ever
Just out of courtesy letting you lovely people know that we are in production and tweaking, etcetera
The book is now 105% funded and rising as new people are still taking advantage of pre-ordering their copies, thus guaranteeing their names in the back of the book and procuring a Pledger's Edition tome months before the book hits the shops - and of a higher quality too.
We have also managed…
Our final manuscript has been received back from the Mighty Unbound replete with a beautiful sparkling edit with which we are utterly delighted.
At this stage - that of a surreal lull prior to a splurge of acitivity - we are equally delighted to relate that many BBC Regionals and other radio stations have already ''green lit'' extensive features and interviews just prior to publication, plus…
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE BOOK IS FINISHED AND THE MANUSCRIPT WAS SUBMITTED TODAY
FINAL CONTRIBUTOR LIST
Dr. from Dr. and The Medics, Nik Kershaw, Judas Priest, Starship, Tears For Fears, The Eurythmics, Wreckless Eric, The Strawbs, The Belle Stars, Van Der Graaf Generator, Squeeze, Dean Friedman, Fairground Attraction, The Ruts, Neil Innes from The Bonzo Dog Band, DEVO, Melanie…
Ladies and gentlemen, after 202 days of campaigning, literally thousands of messages and emails and moments of extreme doubt and worry, we are proud to finally announce that we have reached our target and we are 100% funded. WE HAVE A BOOK!
Extreme thanks and eternal gratitude to the 571 people who got us here and all those who shared the link far and wide! Pat yourselves on the back, we'd do…
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Here's a long over due update on the progress of Dear Mr Pop Star. We probably should have checked in sooner, but we've been exceptionally busy and have passed some really important milestones in the meantime.
After a lot of campaigning and with a lot of help from our friends we're delighted to announce that we've hit the 93% mark on our funding! We're thrilled and…
Hello all 448 of you!!!
We are 74% Funded!!!! As if the content were not amazing enough, since last update we have had SPECTACULAR REPLIES from Nik Kershaw, Judas Priest, Fairground Attraction, Modern Romance, Wang Chung ands Fiddler's Dram!
Hello all 418 of you!!!
We are 69% Funded!!!! This is due in no small part to a flood of pledges that came in from brand new fans courtesy of Dr. from the Medics' fantastic video 2 weeks ago and, it must be said, a MASSIVE donation from long time fan and champion Mr. Maurice Thomas who donated a proportion of his HOUSE SALE to the project
Finally, we attach below a revised list of contributors…
In addition to the marvellous video above we are delighted to tell all 383 of you wonderful people that
OOOh...we're (over) halfway there!
Hello to all 340 of you! Since last update we are now just over 50% funded which is a massive milestone
As if that was not good enough news even more artists are onboard (we are not telling you who just yet - bird in the hand all that) and we have received spectacular replies from:-
Matthew ''Break My Stride'' Wilder
Eddie and the Hot Rods
Dear The Moody Blues, in order to help the environment and create more space in your houses, and with the advent of modern technology, may I suggest than rather than write letters that you are never meaning to send, you may be better advised to compose the pointless missives as emails which can then be saved to the 'Draft Folder' on your computers
Hello to all 318 of you! Since last update…
I hope that you will forgive my observing that since naming yourselves in the 1980’s it could be argued that technological advances have rendered your present monicker slightly passé. "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way", Erasure. With the archaic necessity of rubbing out spelling mistakes virtually supplanted, via the near obsolescence of both the typewriter and pencil and papers, by…