Authorized Queen biography gets closer to release date

Rock N Roll Books/SCB Distributors, who earlier this year acquired retail rights to “Bohemian Rhapsodies: True and Authorized Tales by Queen Fans and Celebrities,” will officially announce the debut of the book’s cover art at the 2011 annual Book Expo of America in New York City, NY. Designed by poster artist John Warner (Phish, Citizen Cope), the illustrated cover celebrates the classic Queen era.

Compiled by Robyn Dunford, edited by Dunford and Kelly Franko, and ‘officially authorized’ by Queen, the book will feature exclusive commentary from those closest to the band’s late singer, Freddie Mercury — including his longtime personal assistant, Peter Freestone. Also featured will be contributions from rock ‘n’ roll peers of the four legends comprising Queen (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon), recounting personalized stories during the band’s heyday.

From the fan side, readers will be treated to many intimate stories from lifelong fans of Queen who were touched personally by the members of the band in one way or another, whether by their music or the fan’s personal relationships with the band. Rock N Roll Books is also teaming with compiler/author Robyn Dunford to donate a substantial portion of the book’s proceeds to the Mercury Phoenix Trust upon publication.

Visit Rocknrollbooks.com for updates as the release date approaches.

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