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Welcome to  Pillar Productions' Bookstore!!

Thanks for stopping in! We're filling our shelves to offer you books that relate to many aspects of music... the business and the art of it.

Best of all is that because of our association with Amazon Books, we can get any book you want, at any time of day or night... 24 hours a day. They can even be gift wrapped and delivered with a note for a musician friend! Don't forget to bookmark this page as we will be adding new books all the time!

We've chosen to link with Amazon.com because we believe that it has a well-earned reputation for honesty and good service that we can support. Hotlinks from each book listing will go directly to Amazon.com for handling. Most books are sold at a 20 to 30 percent discount from the publisher's price, and all are sold with the Amazon.com money-back guarantee. We also personally guarantee that we will go to bat for you in the very unlikely event of any dispute. Payment may be handled by credit card or by telephone. Books are all shipped Priority Mail.

Pour yourself some nice java and check out these books!  

To purchase a book, click the book title which will take you right to Amazon's order form for that book. You won't be committed to your purchases until you enter your credit card information. If you have questions about Amazon's ordering, please email sales@amazon.com.

Music business

  •  How To Make and Sell Your Own Recording: A Guide for the Nineties
    Diane Sward Rapaport / Paperback / Published 1992 
    This book is known as the musician's  "bible ".   It is very practical and easy to follow.  You'll find lots of information about digital recording, using the computer for composing, recording procedures and much more! Our copy is getting dog-eared !!!!
  •   All You Need to Know About the Music Business

    Donald S. Passman/Hardback/Published 1997
    This too, is an industry standard and one of those "must have" manuals. It contains a lot of information about working with producers, publishers, managers and more than we can list here.  Rolling Stone magazine said,"Should be required reading for anyone planning or enduring a career in the music business."   We highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to get into the business.  This is also available in audio cassette .
  •   The Craft and Business of Songwriting

    John Braheny / Paperback / Published 1995
    A practical guide to creating and marketing artistically and commercially successful songs.  You will find that this book gets down to the actual art of songwriting with many tips and ideas as well as real life anecdotes from other songwriters. Some of the chapters cover writing lyrics, constructing songs, marketing, demos and protecting your songs.  If you are a serious composer, this book needs to be on your bookshelf .
  •   The Songwriter's Market Guide to Song & Demo Submission Formats

    Donna Collingwood (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1994   
    Readers will find no-nonsense, authoritative instructions for packaging and pitching songs and music.  The book includes dozens of sample letters that will help songwriters and musicians get a foot in the seemingly impossible-to-open door.  Anyone who's serious about the music industry can't afford to be without this one!

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