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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

March 2012

(5th) Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years-Promotional advance reading copies (aka galleys) of Keith's Marilyn book published were released in the United States, and thus beginning four months of advance promotion for it before its release in the country (in both hardback and eBook) on July 17. The publishers, the mighty, New York-based, Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press are advertising Keith's book by way of huge "Online Promotion" and "National Print Publicity" campaigns. (Btw, the UK publication date, for the eBook and paperback editions, complete with a slightly new cover design, is still set for June 1.)

Meanwhile over in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on the same day, the Mexican edition of Keith's book was published by the Saraiva Publishing Group. Boasting an alternate title of Os Ultimos Anos de Marilyn Monroe, A Verdadeira E Chocante Historia, it runs to an impressive 472 pages and is on sale for R$ 44,90. (Interestingly, Keith now shares the same publishing house, Benvira as the legendary, Ozzy Osbourne. As Frank Sinatra once said to him, "Never name drop.")

(14th) FOCAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2012 - Queen's 2011 documentary, Days of Our Lives (on which, Keith was archive researcher) was nominated in two categories at the Ninth Annual Focal International Awards Ceremony. Produced in association with AP Archive, to celebrate the best in the world of footage, the 2-hour programme (produced by Globe Productions UK) was classified in the 'Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production' and 'Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release' categories. The winners will be revealed at the gala award ceremony on 2 May 2012 at the Lancaster London Hotel. Fingers crossed, aye?

(22nd) London & Berkshire, England - Keith began work on another Queen-related project. Obviously confidential at this moment in time, but you can rest assure that, when it appears later in the year, it will befit the true legacy of the group. (More news about it soon.)