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A limited 1st edition set for publication June 2014 A collectors book, of my experiences and photos. You can have signed copies. Read more

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A limited 1st edition set for publication June 2014 A collectors book, of my experiences and photos. You can have signed copies.

Roy Kerwood
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The Recording of Give Peace A Chance
The Recording of Give Peace A Chance

The Story

At the age of 18 I was able to be JOHN LENNON's photographer for a week.

I will publish a book a coffee table book with all my pictures of the Bed In Montreal 1969. I will have stories to accompany the images of what exactly happened in John's bed room while I was there.

I have stories of the famous and want to be famous. From Tim Leary High on LSD to Tommy Smothers giggling and laughing high on hashish, to Al Capp (L'IL Abner Cartoonist) being abusive to John and Yoko and what John  really though of him!

.John's Camera Crew Aplogizing to Al Capp

John's Camera Crew Apologizing To Al Capp

The Budget

I will Publish an 8 x 10 Hard cover book of 18-20 pages with glossy reprints of my images  a well as explanations on how is in the image and what was going on.

I am writing the text myself but I will need a good editor to help as this is my First book!

I will need to hire an editor and I will publish 1000 copies on the 1st edition I will need your help.

Breakdown of budget

  • Editor for spelling and grammar
  • Purchase of fonts
  • Book and workbook layout design
  • Obtaining ISBN numbers, registration fees and costs associated with getting listed in on-line book-stores
  • Production of the books 
  • Shipping 

Allison Gordon (red Head) watching John & Yoko

Allison Gordon (red Head) watching John & Yoko

Valuable collectors item

Theses images have never been published before (except on my website), and as limited 1st edition if you get the signed copy of the book you should have a rare collectable John Lennon item which should appreciate in value over time. Of course I cannot guarantee it will but history has shown strong desire for John Lennon items.

More About me

I was born in England , I have brother and 2 sisters, one is my twin.

I worked as a photographer for 5 years and then I went into sales.

I have worked as a computer support specialist for 26 years. I have developed Osteoarthritis in the last months and I can no longer work. I have run out of my Unemployment Insurance and I am facing an uncertain financial future. 

Please help me preserve these memories in print so they will have a home after I am gone, there are all that's left me.

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Risks and challenges

I have received quotes for printers in Vancouver for 1000 copies of the book.
I do not see that I will have any challenges as long as I stay healthy.
I have sourced a local print firm.
I have 65% of the written material and 100% of the images ready now.
I will know by the end of the month how many copies I need to print and I will begin the fulfilment process by mid February.

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    A digital image of the recording of John Lennon rehearsing Give Peace A Chance

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    A digital copy of the book
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    A copy of the Give Peace A Chance Book.

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    a copy of the Give Peace A Chance Book Signed and numbered by Roy Kerwood

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    For company buyers 10 Hard cover copies dedicated to the company or employee signed and dated and numbered

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    Groups or charities;
    I will travel anywhere in the world to meet with your group and speak about my life and my experiences.
    You provide airfare and accommodation.
    I am an accomplished public speaker and would love to meet you and your people.
    English , French and Spanish.

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