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A Contest To Name Manfred's Book - A Chance To Win A Free Copy
Many of you may already be familiar with Manfred’s previous book ‘The Sound with the Pound’. However, you may not be aware that a completely revised and updated edition is scheduled to be released during the upcoming “Beatle Week”.
The original title for that new edition was ‘Mersey Beat Waves’ but, unfortunately, it turns out that the term ‘MERSEY BEAT’ is a registered trademark in the UK. As the book was within days of its scheduled worldwide release, a quick rework of the title was required and a simple change to ‘Mersey Sound Waves’ was proposed. Unfortunately, it turns out that this title had been used previously.
Consequently, Manfred has suggested that we offer the opportunity to get our readers involved in creating a title for his book. All suggestions will be posted to eliminate the possibility of repetition and Manfred will have the final decision on the most appropriate title and the winner will receive a copy of his book even if the title is not used. So regardless, someone is going to get a FREE book.
If you want a little background on the book you can visit the publishers website at http://www.velocepress.com/books/arts/ to read more about the book.
To enter the contest simply use the comments section at the foot of this article to make your suggestion. Manfred's final selection will be published on Liverpool Beat, we understand that the closing date for suggestions will be the 9th September, 2012.