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Monday, 4 November 2013

October 2013

(31) Italy – As the month drew to a close, there was more exciting news from Italy where the Kindle version of Keith’s Marilyn climbed back up to n.11 in the “>Book Kindle > Arte, cinema e fotografia > Cinema e television” store on Amazon Italy.

- London, North - Another lunch-time/ early evening catch-up with Laurence, one of the country's finest property entrepreneurs.

(30) Linkedin – Thanks to good friend, and top archive film/video specialist, Richard Groothuizen for requesting Keith’s connection on the business website, Linkedin and, after accepting it, Mr Badman’s number of associates on the site had risen to an impressive 260.

(28) London, West End - BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London - An industry event organised by NBC America and hosted by Clara Fon-Sing; VP & GM, Archive Sales & Strategy, NBC News. A surprise turn-of-events came at the end of the night when Keith won the raffle to attend the Televisual Factual Festival at the BAFTAs on November 6  & 7. 
   
- Canada – Another week; another leap, up to #7 in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon Canada, and thus, the book was out of stock on the site! Meanwhile, elsewhere on there, the, as yet, unreleased softback version of Marilyn stood at #17 in the “Hot New Releases” category, and thus marked an uninterrupted 19-week run in either the Top 10 or 20 charts on the site.

(26) Canada - A surprising leap in the Amazon Canada charts. The hardback of Marilyn leapt to the No.17 position in the ‘Amazon Bestsellers’ in biographies listing, (cough, cough) one ahead (yes one place in front of) Jane Fonda’s current publication, Prime Time: Love, health, sex, fitness, friendship, spirit; Making the most of all of your life.

(24) London – Cryptic corner alert! A meeting of the great Beatle-minds! At a private get-together, organised by one of The Fab Four’s literary giants, Keith was one of the especially-invited attendees. A rather exciting, nay, tremendously exciting new Beatles project was discussed. More news soon!

(23) Leafy Berkshire – Keith completed his latest Rockin’ The Box piece, an article on Baker Gurvitz Army’s November 1975 appearance on Mike Mansfield’s ITV pop music series, Supersonic.

(21) America – Still in the Marilyn Top 10. On Amazon.com, Amazon Best Sellers Rank, the hardback version of Keith’s Marilyn climbed once again, to #9 in the “Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section of the site. While today, on Amazon Canada, the, as yet, unreleased softback version of Marilyn stood at #10 in the “Hot New Releases” category, and thus marked an uninterrupted 18-week run in either the Top 10 or 15 charts on the site.

(20/21) London – Due to prior, unavoidable commitments, Keith was unable to attend the UK premiere of Good Ol' Freda! at the London Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20 But thanks very much indeed to Peggy, Kathy, Ryan et all for the invite.

(9) America – On the rise again! Hardback of Marilyn climbed one spot to #8 in the “Books > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon.com. While on the same day, on the exact same site, advance sales of the, as-yet-unreleased softback version of the book, saw it leap to #22 in the “Books > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn”.

(8) America – Marilyn hardback – impressive #9 position in “Books > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( M ) > Monroe, Marilyn” section on Amazon.com America.

(7) Canada – Marilyn stood at #8 in the “Hot New Releases” category on Amazon Canada, and thus marked an uninterrupted fourth- straight month run in either the Top 10 or 15 charts on the site.

- PM - A return trip to Windsor, the home of Her Maj, to catch-up once again with Mike Randolph.

- The latest edition of Record Collector landed on the doormats of subscribers across the country, in which, as part of his monthly, Rockin’ The Box strand, was Keith’s piece on The Beatles’ November 1963, Granada TV appearance with the comedian, Ken Dodd.

(5) Berkshire – A return appearance at one of the finest bistro’s in town; John Barratt’s for sumptuous Chicken Curry. What with non-stop conversation, the evening went like a treat! (Thanks again, John!)

(3) Windsor, Berkshire – With immense honour, Keith participated in a photo shoot on Eton High Street with the famous 60s/70s snapper Mike Randolph (as seen on this site). Session over, our Mr. Badman returned home to catch-up with his old, long-time friend, Mike Dalton.