to answer all your questions is author Liam
was the book being published?
The Worst Band In The World: The Definitive Biography of
10cc was published late January 2000.
Q Who is
publishing the book?
The book was published by Minerva Press, who are based in
Regents Street in London. I have essentially paid for the
publication costs out of my own pocket, although
Minerva are responsible for the marketing and
distribution of the book.
will the book be available?
The book will be available through a number of channels.
The Minerva Press sales team will be seeking to get the
book listed in the UK's major bookshops (e.g.
Waterstone's, Dillons etc) and any other relevant outlets
that sell books when the book is published in January.
period does the book cover?
The book has 12 chapters, covering the period from 1963
up to 1998. Including appendices, the book has 388 pages.
from 10cc has been involved in the book?
Most of the key protagonists in the 10cc story have been
interviewed for the book, namely Eric Stewart, Graham
Gouldman, Kevin Godley, Harvey Lisberg, Paul Burgess and
Zeb White. I also read through hundreds of interviews and
reviews in newspapers and magazines in order to
supplement the book with additional quotes.
Q What do
they think of the book?
The book features a Foreword by Graham Gouldman and an
Afterword by Eric Stewart. In the Foreword, Graham says:
"It is only after reading this book myself that I
realise how important and influential 10cc were."
Q Why did
you write the book?
I have been a huge 10cc fan since the age of 9 and was
annoyed that the band never seem to get the credit they
deserve, despite having one of the most impressive CV's
going. I thought that they deserved a definitive
biography to tell their wonderful story and detail their
fantastic achievements. I also hoped that I might get to
meet my heroes if I wrote a book about them. I started
the book back in 1994, thinking it would take a year to
write, and now 5 years later the dream is about to become
there be any photographs in the book?
There is only limited space in the book for photographs,
basically 4 pages with 2 photographs per page, making 8
photos in total.
fan Liam Newton is a Marketing Manager for Nestle
Rowntree in York.
"I look after brands such as Quality Street,
After Eight and Black Magic and my job involves:
advertising, promotions, packaging design etc.
is indeed the first book I have ever written and
there are no plans at the moment to write
another. If I wrote another biography it would
have to be about another band that I really loved
such as Crowded House and Prefab Sprout because
researching and writing a book is so
time-consuming and a real labour of love."
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