Here is a message from my friend Mary, who needs some help with her book:
Hello Friends -
Well today I purchased my very own copyright and ISBN#/Barcode for my book. It's official! My laptop broke on me a while back so the design was halted, but now I'm back in action and hope to be done with the design by the end of the month. Now all I need is you. I know I've been saying this for over a year now, but this time I mean it, I'm almost done!
It's time to get this thing published and in order to do that I need this book to be chalk full of music. That's where you come in. You can write about your own personal experience with music, short stories, long life stories, write about an influence, write about yourself, write about a song that moves you, write about a band that changed your life, write about a guitar, write a top 10 list of anything to do with music, write about a great show you went to, write about your musician grandfather...you get the idea.
This book is about real people and what music did for them. If you know someone who you know was changed because of music, lifted up, inspired, set free...let them know, I don't just want musicians, I want lovers of music as well.
If this is the first time you're hearing of this: I'm writing a book about food & music, I have the food part covered, I just need music. Check out myspace.com/allyouneedisfood. You can also see pictures there of food I've made to prove to you that this is real. :) There are also sample pages inthe pictures section where you can read some of the contributions I've already received. If you are reading this it's because I want you to be a part of this.
Got it? Now do it! Please :) The more voices in this book the more diverse it will be and diversity is BEAUTIFUL and true.
I hate to put the pressure on but it's really now or never. It scares me to give a deadline because I don't want to send you running, but I do really need your submissions by the end of the month.
If you have any questions let me know - oh also - if you are local and you don't know what to write or aren't comfortable writing I have a friend and she has a recorder and she can get you talking and all you need to do is just that, talk..then all I need to do is transcribe it.
If you've already given me something you can either disregard this email or better yet pass it on to friends you know who might be interested in contributing. This is also your chance to double-check what you've given me to make sure you want it in print forever.
For those of you in bands who have loyal fans: I would love it if you'd post a myspace bulletin, forward this email etc.. (you can copy this email if you want) asking if any of them have stories about music to tell. The more the better.
I hope to hear from all of you soon!
1 month ago