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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.


Party for our sales team at CSI in our booth


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


Dave Thompson autographed DOCTOR WHO FAQ


A nice display for our FAQ series


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


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 Winter NAMM 2012

Bobby Owsinski

Bobby Owsinksi, author of Music 3.0 and his Handbook series, says “The 2012 Winter NAMM was a picture of enthusiasm, both from an exhibitor and attendee standpoint, a sign that the economy might finally be turning around. I was happy to be there in support of the release of the 2nd edition of my Music 3.0 book, which continues to enjoy enormous support from both musicians and the music business community alike.”
He has further reported on NAMM 2012 on his blog:
Part 1: Audio Gear
Part 2: Guitars and Amps
Part 3: Unusual Things
You can also read his Q&A on Twitter about NAMM

For Steve Turnidge, author of the upcoming Hal Leonard book Desktop Mastering (March 2012), this year’s NAMM was the best ever. He is especially exited to try out hosting his Desktop Mastering plug-in chain in iZotope’s RX 2 Advanced, and experimenting with implementation of the mastering chain using iZotope Ozone 5. He looks forward to trying out some new Waves plug-ins and putting the Sonnox Pro-Codec into his digital delivery workflow. Several of his circuit board designs launched at this show, including the Pigtronix Infinity Looper and several products from Synthwerks. His favorite (and most surprising) new release at the show was the Yamaha THR-10 guitar amp, with big sound and capability from a small, portable box.

Tom Wheeler (author of The Dream Factory) talks about NAMM

Guitar World magazine (authors of The Complete History of Guitar World, the forthcoming Dear Guitar Hero, and many other books) reports on NAMM

Moses Avalon (pictured below) reports on NAMM on his blog.

Before the show, a booth waiting to be filled with NAMM-goers

Two of our authors Moses Avalon and Alan Parsons