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Coming this Fall: 108 Rock Star Guitars

00127925   USA Today called it a “monster of a coffee table book…a trip through rock ‘n’ roll history.” Brian Setzer said it was “the classiest guitar book I have ever seen.” And Ted Nugent stated simply, “Lisa Johnson has created a masterpiece.” Last fall, the publishing and music worlds were shaken to their cores by the arrival of 108 Rock Star Guitars, Lisa S. Johnson’s collection of stunningly personal and intimate portraits of the cherished guitars owned by the gods of rock. The 396-page art book, available in two editions, one bound and embossed red leatherette and a second, deluxe limited edition packaged in a die-cut collector’s book, were the most-talked-about coffee table books of the year. This November, Hal Leonard Books will publish a more affordable, but no less appealing paperback edition, allowing even more rock and roll and guitar fans to get a backstage pass to witness these six-stringed works of art. The book, to be released on November 11, will retail for $54, half the price of the hardcover original. “I am thrilled that Hal Leonard, with its global distribution channels, will publish the softcover edition of 108 Rock Star Guitars this fall and, in the process, maintain the luxe style of the hardcover edition,” Johnson said. In 108 Rock Star Guitars Johnson employs her signature macrophotography style featuring intimate details, etchings, totems, and personal touches that embody the true spirit of the musician and that few have seen from this perspective. Alongside these images, Johnson provides personal anecdotes describing her long quest to photograph these iconic instruments and documents her travels from backstage hallways to some of the world’s most famous venues to the artists’ private homes. Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Carlos Santana, and Jack White are just a few of the rock stars whose instruments are captured in the book’s 396 pages. At BEA, Backbeat Books will give away 108 Rock Star Guitars souvenirs, including guitar picks and minibooks, and hold a drawing for an autographed copy of the hardcover edition. Stop by Booth 821 to enter for a chance to win! For more information about the paperback edition of 108 Rock Star Guitars, coming in November from Hal Leonard Books, visit the Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group at BEA in Booth 821, or check out Lisa’s website: www.108rockstarguitars.com.

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Hal Leonard at Book Expo America 2013

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Book Expo last week! We had a successful show and a great time. Here are some highlights.

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Party for our sales team at CSI in our booth

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John Kruth autographed his Roy Orbison biography, RHAPSODY IN BLACK. Here’s John wearing shades…Orbison-style!

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Dave Thompson autographed DOCTOR WHO FAQ

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A nice display for our FAQ series

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Ian Rusten stopped by and got a sneak peek at his BEACH BOYS IN CONCERT book coming out next month

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Nice display of all our forthcoming titles for Fall 2013!

 

Winners of our Raffles:

Family Tradition: Jill
Jimi Hendrix, The Ultimate Lyric Book: Alan
Treasures of Bruce Lee: Lynda
Les Miserables: Evan
Bob and Ray: Steve
Shell Shocked: Sharon
Congrats, everyone!

Hal Leonard at Book Expo America

If you’re attending BEA this week in NYC, don’t forget to stop by the Hal Leonard booth #1503. Not only could you win a free book, but there will be authors to meet!

 

Raffles

Come by every day to enter a new drawing!

May 30: Raffle to win Jimi Hendrix: The Ultimate Lyric Book or Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons

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May 31: Raffle to win The Treasures of Bruce Lee or Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams

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June 1: Raffle to win Les Miserables: From Stage to Screen or Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo & Eddie, Frank Zappa, Etc… by Howard Kaylan

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Signings

May 30th at 2:30pm: John Kruth signs Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison

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May 31st at noon: Dave Thompson signs Doctor Who FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universe

Hal Leonard at BEA

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Hal Leonard booth at Book Expo America this week. We love meeting with old friends and making new ones. We had great authors come by and talk with librarians, book sellers, and teachers about their books and do book signings. We gave away a copy of Treasures of the Who (congrats to Keaton Babb!). And we even hosted a panel discussion with Actors’ Equity at the Downtown Stage. What a week!

David Misch, author of FUNNY: THE BOOK, handed out rubber-nose-and-glasses to everyone who walked by on Tuesday.

Sirius Radio talked with many of our authors. Here, Dave Thompson talks about his book HEARTS OF DARKNESS.

Estelle Parsons, Robert Simonson, David Henry Hwang, Andre DeShields, and Nick Wyman discuss the forthcoming PERFORMANCE OF THE CENTURY on the Downtown Author Stage

Our drawing for Treasures of the Who, available this fall

The Hal Leonard booth is a popular place to be!

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