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2 New from Visible Ink Press Alabor of love and encyclopedic examination of the people, places, events, and re c o rd i n g s significant in the art i s t ry and career of one of America s most eminent rock icons. Fro m Academy Aw a rds to Wa rren Zevon, including a rtistic, intellectual, and personal re l a t i o n s h i p s, significant others, career evolution, side venture s, political forays, geographic bases, legendary shows and venues, influences and the influenced. A unique and comprehensive book with 300 entries, plus sidebars, lists of E Street Band tribute bands and tribute albums, a lyric index, concert appearance lists, television appearance lists, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speeches. The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z Author: Edited by Gary Graff. Contributing writers include Robert Bader, Dan Durchholz, Erik Flannigan, Steve Knopper, Lynne Margolis, Michael Norman, Christopher Phillips, Jonathan Pont, Robert Santelli Price: $24.95 US; $32.95 Canadian Trim Size: 7.25 x 9.25 Format: Trade paper Pages: 526 Illustrations: 100 photographs ISBN: Publication Date: April, 2005 Category: Music Marketing: l National newspaper and magazine publicity campaign. l National media campaign. l Select national and local TV placement and interviews. l Author tour. l Print advertising. l Web marketing. l Author appearance at South by Southwest Music & Media Conference in Austin, Texas; March, Media opportunities to follow. l Author appearance at 2005 Book Expo America. Media opportunities to follow. Gary Gra f f is an award-winning journalist covering the music world. His work has appeared in R o l l i n g Stone, People, Reuters, Billboard, and B a c k s t re e t s, i n addition to several other magazines, news sourc e s, and major market newspapers. Graff is the founding editor of the award-winning MusicHound Essential Album Guide series and was the editor of Thomson Gale's Popular Music annual. He can be heard on the radio regularly re p o rting on rock news for Detro i t ' s WCSX-FM and Milwaukee's WLZR-FM. Ordering Information: Visible Ink Press titles are represented by Mint Publishers Group and distributed to the trade by Client Distribution Services and Canbook Distribution Services. For ordering and discount information, please contact: U.S. orders: Client Distribution Services 193 Edwards Drive Jackson,TN Phone: Fax: Canadian orders: Canbook Distribution Services c/o Pearson Services 195 Harry Walker Parkway North P.O. Box 335 Newmarket,ON L3Y 4X7 Canada Phone: Fax:

3 Contents (partial) Sample pages A Academy Awards Alliance of Neighbors Concerts Eric Alterman America: A Tribute to Heroes American Music Masters American Skin (41 Shots) Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour Michael Antrim Mike Appel Asbury Park Convention Hall Asbury Park, New Jersey A3 B Backstreets Magazine Badlands Arthur Baker Bobby Bandiera Mike Batlan and Doug Sutphin Barry Bell Bob Benjamin Chuck Berry Better Days The Big Beat Roy Bittan The Bomb Scare Show Jon Bon Jovi Gary U.S. Bonds Bootleg Police Born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Born on the Fourth of July Born to Run Born to Run The Boss The Boss Club The Bottom Line Bridge School Benefit Concerts Brilliant Disguise Jackson Browne Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live in New York City Bruce Springsteen Special Collection Bruce Springstone and the Bedrock Band Kevin Buell C John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band Barbara Carr Kristen Ann Carr Fund/Musicians On Call Ernest Boom Carter Johnny Cash The Castiles Harry Chapin Chicago Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips Chicken Scratch Tour Child Chimes of Freedom EP Christic Institute Benefit Concerts Chrysler Corporation Bob Clearmountain Clearwater Festival Clarence Clemons The Cleveland Boys Natalie Cole Robert Coles Come Together: Jon Bon Jovi & Friends The Complete Video Anthology The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Continental Airlines Arena Elvis Costello Cover Me Cowboy Junkies Courteney Cox-Arquette Creedence Clearwater Revival Jim Cretecos D Dancing in the Dark Darkness on the Edge of Town Clive Davis Brian De Palma Dead Man Walking Jonathan Demme The Dixie Chicks Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom Doubletake Benefit Concerts Drive All Night Bob Dylan E The E Street Band Steve Earle Earth John Eddie Dave Edmunds 18 Tracks Electric Nebraska Joe Ely Maria Espinosa The Essential Bruce Springsteen Melissa Etheridge F Fade Away Danny Federici Fender Esquire 57 Channels (And Nothin On) Fire The Firecracker Show Richard Ford Al Franken Freehold, New Jersey Freehold Regional High School Doug Friedline G The Ghost of Tom Joad Glory Days Lynn Goldsmith Robert Gordon Grammy Awards The Grapes of Wrath Greasylake.Org Greatest Hits Visible Ink Press Joy Road #414 Canton, MI

4 The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to Z Competitive Positioning Positive Spin: A unique encyclopedic look at the life and career of Bruce Springsteen. While competitive titles generally focus on one area of Springsteen s career and life, this comprehensive book covers an entire spectrum: from the obvious to obscure. There are no other books like this on the market. Title/Author/Publisher Date/ISBN The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z By Gary Graff Visible Ink Press April 2005 ISBN: The Bruce Springsteen Scrap Book By Hank Bordowitz Citadel Trade June 2004 ISBN: Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader By June Skinner Sawyers Penguin April 2004 ISBN: Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts : The Definitive Biography, By Dave Marsh Routledge October 2003 ISBN: x Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen By Frank Stefanko Billboard Books September 2003 ISBN: X Songs By Bruce Springsteen Perennial Currents October 2003 ISBN: Price Format Trim Pages Illus. $ x pages 100 photos $ x pages $ x pages $ x pages $ x pages $ x pages Positioning The first and only book to take a systematic approach to objectively chronicling Springsteen s life and music 300 entries that cover key influences (social, geographical, musical), collaborators, and performances In-depth information on all album and singles releases Comprehensive index includes lists of E Street Band tribute bands and tribute albums, a lyric index, concert appearance lists, television appearance lists, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speeches. Previously unpublished photographs This is a retelling of the Springsteen story, with heavy usage of quotes sourced from existing interviews, covering Bruce s life and career through the Rising tour. Covers essays done on and about Bruce Springsteen Combines 2 previous biographies (written in 1979 and 1987) with an updated chapter to cover developments through Photographic history of Bruce Springsteen from An album-by-album collection of lyrics with exposition, context, and commentary from the artist rev: 5/25/2005

5 TIP SHEET Publisher/Distributor: Visible Ink Press / Mint Publishers Group Title: The Ties That Bind Subtitle: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z Author: Gary Graff Price: $24.95 US; $32.95 Canadian Trim Size: 7.25 x 9.25 Format: Trade Paper Pages: 600 Photos/Illus: 100 ISBN: Ship Date: Publication Date: April, 2005 Initial Print Run: 10,000 Category: Music Carton Qty: SELLING HANDLE A labor of love and encyclopedic examination of the people, places, events, and recordings significant in the artistry and career of one of America s most eminent rock icons. An objective look at the ties that bind Springsteen s life and music all in one place and in an entertaining and informative format KEY FEATURES A highly-informative and equally-entertaining reference work that covers the entire Bruce Springsteen universe in one place. With 100 photographs, many previously unpublished A comprehensive index includes a lyric index, concert appearance lists, television appearance lists, lists of E Street Band tribute bands and tribute albums, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speeches. SELLING POINTS Currently a renaissance in the music category (i.e., Bob Dylan) Built-in professional fan base who are completists akin to Deadheads; they crave information on the Boss Well-connected and well-respected author and contributing writers in the music industry 300 A-Z entries that capture the power, passion and glory of Bruce Springsteen s world rev: 5/25/2005

6 COMPETITIVE TITLES (see competitive position document) AUTHOR INFORMATION Gary Graff is an award-winning journalist covering the music world. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, People, Reuters, Billboard, and Backstreets, in addition to several other magazines, news sources, and major market newspapers. Graff is the founding editor of the award-winning MusicHound Essential Album Guide series and was the editor of Thomson Gale's Popular Music annual. He can be heard on the radio regularly reporting on rock news for Detroit's WCSX-FM and Milwaukee's WLZR-FM. MARKETING & PUBLICITY National print publicity campaign National media campaign Select national and local TV placement and interviews Author tour Print advertising Web marketing Author appearance at South by Southwest Music & Media Conference in Austin, Texas; March, Media opportunities to follow. Author appearance at 2005 Book Expo America. Media opportunities to follow. Author appearance at the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) Conference in San Diego, California; August rev: 5/25/2005

7 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Deborah Broide (973) ENCYCLOPEDIA SPRINGSTEENIA Three decades after Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen continues to add to his reputation as one of our most accomplished and acclaimed singers/songwriters. The bard of Asbury Park is an adventurous artist who has made sure he hasn't been trapped or pigeonholed by any one creative direction. He is also arguably the most dynamic live performer on the planet. Now, in THE TIES THAT BIND: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z (Visible Ink Press, April 2005, $24.95), award-winning music journalist Gary Graff and a crack ensemble of writers have crafted a 600-page encyclopedic exploration of the people, places, events, and recordings significant in the artistry and thirty-plus year career of this rock icon. Contributors include Robert Santelli of the Experience Music Project, Steve Knopper of Rolling Stone, and Christopher Phillips of Backstreets magazine. Ranging from the Academy Awards ("A") to Warren Zevon ("Z') and all points in between, the book examines everything Bruce. The Springsteen universe is all here including the artistic, intellectual, and personal relationships, influences and the influenced, significant others, career evolution, recordings, side ventures, political forays, legendary shows and venues, and more. Mike Mills of R.E.M. and Damon Gough (Badly Drawn Boy) get things rolling with their appreciations of the Springsteen phenomena. "E," starts with the legendary E Street Band. Fans will be ecstatic at the in-depth information and stories that Graff provides about this iconic group of musicians. But this is just one of the 300 thorough, meticulously researched entries in THE TIES THAT BIND. Albums and singles are chronicled from creative process to critical reception, accompanied by key release information and excerpts of reviews. 100 photographs many previously unpublished are also featured in the book. This is the first and only book to take a systematic approach to objectively chronicling Springsteen's life and music. Like a hard-charging Springsteen show, the book ain t over after the main set. Rockin on, it catalogs and compiles, providing such items as lists of concert and television appearances, the text of Springsteen's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speeches, and a lyric index. THE TIES THAT BIND illuminates the power, the passion and the glory that is Bruce Springsteen. Get ready to rock out! -more-

8 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gary Graff is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in many print and online publications including: Rolling Stone, People, Reuters, Billboard, Detroit Free Press, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. He can be heard on the radio regularly reporting on rock news for several radio stations. He is also the founding editor of the award-winning MusicHound Essential Guide series. Graff lives in metro Detroit where he can be found doing a lot of things including flaying at playing the bass guitar. THE TIES THAT BIND: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z Edited by Gary Graff Visible Ink Press April 2005 $ pages ISBN For TV and print interviews contact: Deborah Broide, Deborah Broide Publicity, (973) , For radio interviews contact: Donna Broide, Publicity Director, Deborah Broide Publicity (954) , #####