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My first book
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10 July 2012
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Hi all. I thought I should check in as I haven't been around too much lately.

I've started writing my first book! It's looking really good so far, but I've got a long way to go. At the moment I'm collecting source material, outlining chapters and writing a first draft. I've done about 10,000 words so far. Busy, busy.

What's it about? I'll tell you in time - it's a good idea and I don't want another writer to steal it. It's about The Beatles though (dur) and it's the sort of thing you'd definitely want on your shelves. No, it's not The Beatles Bible in book form.

I might ask some of you for help with old interviews etc as I go along (thanks so far to ITSWD and Mr Sun King - your scans have been put to good use).

I'll probably be self-publishing, selling ebooks via Amazon and Apple, and also print-on-demand paper copies through Amazon's CreateSpace. I haven't thought about pricing yet, but the ebooks will probably be cheaper. Not sure when it'll be on sale - I have to write it, get it proofed and copy-edited and sort out loads of little things (footnotes, index, advertising). Sometime next year hopefully.

For anyone interested, I'm writing it on the amazing Scrivener app, which is excellent for keeping notes, drafts and final copy in one place. If you're a writer or student I thoroughly recommend you download the trial version.

Oh, I also have the perfect cover photo. Hopefully I'll be able to get it cleared.

Anyway, this is an early warning. The site's gone on the back burner for a while, but I will keep things ticking over when necessary.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

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11 July 2012
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Joe, good luck on your long and very winding road!

It's guaranteed to be worth it. Promise.

[expect getting permission to use pictures to be brutal though]

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