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Chris Stone - Author

About the Author

Magic is Chris Stone's first love and as an amateur magician he dreams of one day performing his own show in Las Vegas. Though Lasborough is more likely. As a writer Chris has 15 years' experience in publishing and has commissioned and edited books on a huge array of subjects from U-boats to David Beckham; as an author he specialises in humour, pop culture and sport. He lives in Kent.

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Other books by Chris Stone

Amazing Magic Tricks To Confound and Astound

Amazing Magic Tricks To Confound and Astound

Author: Chris Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

The world's greatest and most celebrated magicians, conjurers and illusionists can make us believe the unbelievable, the impossible possible. But, of course, just like everybody else these conjurors had to start at a beginning. They too had to learn simple (but effective) card tricks, easy (but imaginative) coin tricks and basic (but still mind boggling) sleight-of-hand tricks before advancing to more innovative and radical skills and techniques. Amazing Magic Tricks is a cool compendium of diverse tricks to inspire all aspiring magicians to pick up a wand and impress their friends and family! Full of trivia as well as simple illusions to practice, perfect and perform at home, Amazing Magic Tricks will guide you on your way to becoming a master magician quicker than you can say 'Ta-Dah!'.

Ball or Shoot Choose One

Ball or Shoot Choose One

Author: Chris Stone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2019

Ball or Shoot: Choose One is a memoir of sorts. It starts with the author taking you back to his childhood. Recollections of his mother being abused, friends being locked up, and challenges faced growing up in the city where the streets can consume black youth quickly. Basketball was the option to save himself and his family from being a statistic.

Audio Recording for Profit The Sound of Money

Audio Recording for Profit The Sound of Money

Author: Chris Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2017

This book is the first real inside look at the business of professional audio recording, which fuels a multibillion dollar global music industry. Industry pioneer Chris Stone, founder of the legendary Record Plant, provides hard-earned business strategies, guidelines, and advice on every aspect of launching and managing a professional audio recording business. This book is for every audio profit center - from the project studio in the garage to the multi-room diversified recording facility. With 30 years of practical business experience, Mr. Stone reveals the secrets of profitable survival in the pro audio world of today and tomorrow.Why be a player in the professional audio recording industry? What is the attraction and potential payoff? How big an operation are you contemplating? To succeed, one must categorize the various types and sizes of pro audio facilities and their customer bases. It is also essential to understand creative management, marketing, promotion, and the modern economics of pro audio. The professional of tomorrow anticipates recording for new media and is prepared for diversification. All of these issues and more are addressed in this book.

Lost in Translation The English language taken hostage at home and abroad

Lost in Translation The English language taken hostage at home and abroad

Author: Chris Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Lost in Translation is 140 wacky, weird and wonderful snapshots of the English language being abused abroad and at home. Whether it's dodgy grammar, bad spellings or just plain old terrible translations, Lost in Translation demonstrates how the world's favourite language is treated when it goes on holiday. From hilarious street signs to dreadful translations to an assortment of wonderful unintentional wordplay, this book will make you laugh out loud ... and remind you to always use spellcheck! Word count: 5,000

Mini Finger Football (UK Edition, Mega Mini Kit)

Mini Finger Football (UK Edition, Mega Mini Kit)

Author: Chris Stone Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/10/2011

Bring all the excitement and thrills of a football match inside! With this mini desktop game, you can stage your very own World Cup right on your dining room table or office desk. Get into the game with this kit's football pitch mat, two goal posts, a ball, two pairs of football boots for your fingers, and a 32-page book of rules, tips, tactics and trivia. No refs, no crowds, no mud, no dirt, just you and the competition - just how Mini Finger Football was meant to be played.

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

Author: Chris Stone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2011

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

Author: Chris Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2011

Desktop Ping Pong

Desktop Ping Pong

Author: Chris Stone Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/08/2010

Ping pong lovers can now take their favourite sport with them wherever they go! This newest addition to our growing line of desktop sports mini kits contains all you need to get a competitive ping pong game going in minutes. Included are two mini paddles, easy-to-assemble desktop net, one ping pong ball, and a 32-page booklet that provides history, tips on game play, and fascinating trivia surrounding this popular sport.

Desktop Golf

Desktop Golf

Author: Chris Stone Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/04/2010

Millions of golf enthusiasts and Tiger Woods fans daydream of being on the golf course while stuck at work. A perfect gift for Dad on Father's Day or anyone who loves golf, this kit will help relieve some of that cubicle-induced anxiety by allowing you to get in a quick round right on your desktop. Kit includes two golf balls, two clubs, a green felt fairway, a packet of sand, and a 32-page book of fun facts and the rules of the game.

Finger Soccer

Finger Soccer

Author: Chris Stone Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/03/2009

Become the David Beckham of the boardroom! Soccer has finally come off the field and into the office with Finger Soccer . The kit includes a soccer mat, two goal posts, one soccer ball, two pairs of soccer cleats for your fingers, and a 32-page book to help you create your very own miniature soccer game,and win! Stretch out those aching fingers that spend every day typing, satisfy that soccer obsession even when you're stuck inside, and start your own miniature soccer tournament today!

Audio Recording for Profit The Sound of Money

Audio Recording for Profit The Sound of Money

Author: Chris Stone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2000

This book is the first real inside look at the business of professional audio recording, which fuels a multibillion dollar global music industry. Industry pioneer Chris Stone, founder of the legendary Record Plant, provides hard-earned business strategies, guidelines, and advice on every aspect of launching and managing a professional audio recording business. This book is for every audio profit center - from the project studio in the garage to the multi-room diversified recording facility. With 30 years of practical business experience, Mr. Stone reveals the secrets of profitable survival in the pro audio world of today and tomorrow. Why be a player in the professional audio recording industry? What is the attraction and potential payoff? How big an operation are you contemplating? To succeed, one must categorize the various types and sizes of pro audio facilities and their customer bases. It is also essential to understand creative management, marketing, promotion, and the modern economics of pro audio. The professional of tomorrow anticipates recording for new media and is prepared for diversification. All of these issues and more are addressed in this book.

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