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The ABCD Convention

September 2013

The ABCD Convention
The ABCD Convention

Duncan Roeser

Specialising in: Publishing & Music Publishing

Phone : 01494 725525♦

Mobile : 07824 858733

The ABCD convention was this year held at Oxford Brookes University and Halstan was pleased to be one of the exhibitors. Halstan produce large volumes of choral work for many different publishers ranging from the large to the very small self-publishers, and this was the first time Halstan has taken a place at the convention

The experience was enjoyable and positive. It was a great opportunity for Halstan to meet the customers that we deal with regularity and see and hear their work. It was also a very good platform for Halstan to introduce the new products and processes that we now offer. A good example of this is the possibility for new and small publishers to benefit from the our short-run digital process – where composers who would like to publish their own work, were previously having to print hundreds would be a financial risk, now, with new techniques, we can produce very low runs and thus reducing their financial exposure.

The lay-flat product was also received very well. Halstan took some great examples of Otabinding that had recently been produced showing the benefits of lay flat binding which gives publishers/self-publishers an alternative to the Wire-o-bound book.

Additional to showing what we make, we also exhibited the recent book that we produced on behalf of Boosey & Hawkes. This is the full score of Britten's War Requiem. Case bound in real cloth and blocked in gold on the front cover and spine. This was commissioned by Boosey & Hawkes as one of the prizes at this year's convention.

Congratulations to the lucky person who won, and well done to Boosey & Hawkes for commissioning such a beautiful piece of work.

Thanks to all the people that we dealt with and we hope that we answered your questions. We had a great time and if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Duncan Roeser