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Upcoming Books 2012-2013…

May 10, 2012

As my webmaster has recently moved to Australia updates over at www.neildaniels.com will be sluggish for the next couple of months. This means I’ll be using my blog more frequently. I’ve got six confirmed and contracted books due in the next year, which I have detailed below, as well as some info my on my print-on-demand ventures.

 

Book 1 – Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized Illustrated History

Published through Jawbone in the UK and Voyageur Press in the USA, this is an ambitious full-colour coffee table book complete with set lists, tour dates, memorabilia and all kinds of goodies to please even the most enthusiastic Maiden fan. I’ve always wanted to write a book like this and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. It’s due in June.

Book 2 – A biography of a UK punk band

I can’t say too much about this book but it’s the first biography of one of the UK’s most prominent modern punk bands. It’ll be out around August time and will be published by a respected UK publisher.

Book 3 – A second “early years” book on a major hard rock band

Again, writers can’t really disclose book titles until nearer the time and publishers would not be happy if details were announced too soon. I had a blast writing my early years’ book on Metallica and I’m following it up with another book on one of the greatest rock ’n’ roll bands of all time. Next year is the perfect time for this book. It will be published by Independent Music Press, also.

Book 4 – A major biography of one of the greatest American metal bands of all time

This is probably my most detailed biography to date and the first biography of one of my favourite bands, ever. They only released a few albums but their prominence in the metal world is still felt to this day. They are such an iconic band that I could never do them justice in this short paragraph. I’ve interviewed roadies, childhood friends, ex band members and all sorts of people to get what I consider to be the definitive story. It will be published via a major US company. Stay tuned.

Book 5 – A book on Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet

This is a little book that is not only the story behind the making of Bon Jovi’s best album but also a potted history of the band with an emphasis on the first four albums, which I consider to be their best work. I’m not so much of a fan of modern day Bon Jovi but love their earlier stuff. This one will be released via Rock ’N’ Roll Books next year.

Book 6 – A fictional rock novel called It’s My Life

My second book to come out next year by Rock ’N’ Roll Books, It’s My Life is a fictional rock novel about an eighties hair metal singer whose career is killed by the grunge scene and he ends up working in a warehouse by day and fronting an Alice Cooper tribute band by night. I wrote it for a bit of fun.

POD Books

I’m still toying with the idea of publishing All Pens Blazing III and Rock ’N’ Roll Mercenaries III but these books are self-funded and it’s not easy to make my money back. I’m not sure if people want to read more rock writers’ interviews too. I’m in no rush to get these books out.

 

Keep checking my blog and www.neildaniels.com for updates.

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