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Burlesque will celebrate top burlesque artists in a stunning photo book, sequel to the book 'dr.a.g.' (dressed as girl).
Burlesque will celebrate top burlesque artists in a stunning photo book, sequel to the book 'dr.a.g.' (dressed as girl).
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My name is Christopher Logan and I'm an actor (Connie and Carla, Saving Silverman, TRON Legacy, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). I was looking for an interesting way to raise funding for a film, and decided to produce a book on drag performers. The project started off with a bang, and drew top talent from all over. We ended up making a truly beautiful book on the art of drag. The book was getting great reviews and selling well, and then we hit a problem...our publisher went bankrupt.

I managed to get a loan and re-launch the book with an added 20 pages of new material, with distribution in Canada, the US and 17 countries in Europe under my new imprint 'Bookthefilm Publishing', but the distribution network was still having financial issues...So we're trying to right the ship.

With our second book BURLESQUE, we will not only celebrate the top entertainers in the burlesque world, we will take control. No more middle men or trying to fit into the book world and it's existing problems. Just direct sales of beautiful books that celebrate diversity and inclusion. Right from me to you. 

I just need a little help to get there, and thought offering advance copies and/or signed copies of the books was the way to go. It stays about the books as it should be.

The Burlesque book features top stars including Seattle's Academy of Burlesque Head Mistress Indigo Blue, Catherine D'Lish, Michelle L'Amour, Perle Noire, Immodesty Blaize, Little Miss Risk, The Stage Door Johnnies, Tigger, Dirty Martini, World Famous Bob, Dita Von Teese and many more. It is fully completed/designed by Mamio Marais, who helmed the dr.a.g. book, and we just need a little extra to get it to print and out to the world in the right way.

I hope you'll join us in bringing this beautiful book, not only to your home, but to many more around the globe.

Cheers, and many thanks,

Christopher Logan ;)

Risks and challenges

I've learned a lot about books, the industry and the process of getting them out into the world and the many ways that are currently available whether it be print-on-demand, self-publishing and/or the traditional publishing route. I believe heading in the direction of 'direct sales' is what is right for us to be able to move forward and continue to produce these books.
After coming back from our original publisher's bankruptcy, our own first push out into the world as a company with the dr.a.g. book's reissue....and now our second book, I know we can handle the little hurdles along the way and become a company that continues to bring great things to light, and books that celebrate diversity to a wide and far-reaching audience.

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    A COPY of the dr.a.g. book, signed by Top Cher Impersonator and RuPaul's Drag Race top 3 (season 4), CHAD MICHAELS!

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    A copy of the BURLESQUE book signed by winner of 'Queen of Burlesque/Miss Exotic World 2008 'The Italian Stallionette' ANGIE PONTANI!

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    Copies of both the dr.a.g. book and the upcoming BURLESQUE book for Dr. Ryan Ashley Caldwell , professor of sociology, expert of gender and sexuality studies, for a class project on 'body and embodiment.'

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