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The Beginner's Guide to Vinyl

How to Build, Maintain, and Experience a Music Collection in Analog

About The Book

The ultimate guide to starting and keeping a record collection!

Vinyl records are back--in a big way. Music lovers are turning back to vinyl for its pure sound and the fun of collecting. If you're ready to take the plunge, The Beginner's Guide to Vinyl will walk you through the basics of what is sure to become your newest passion.

Whether your musical tastes are jazz, rock, country, classical, or show tunes, you can find vinyl records from your favorite artists--but you have to know where to look. And DJ-turned-vinyl-expert Jenna Miles will let you know all that and more. Check out:
  • How records are made
  • Where to purchase a turntable
  • How to take care of both the machine and your vinyl records
  • And more!
If you're a more advanced audiophile, you'll find plenty of information about hardware beyond the entry-level options, along with a backstage pass to tidbits and stories about artists and the industry that you've never heard before. It's the next best thing to an afternoon spent at the record store!

About The Author

Jenna Miles is president and cofounder of SRCVinyl, a company specializing in vinyl records, as well as coowner of Vinyl Collective, an online news site and community for vinyl collectors that boasts more than 30,000 registered users. As president of SRCVinyl, Jenna oversees production of vinyl records, retail operations, customer service, marketing, and sales, providing her with extensive vinyl record knowledge. As owner of Vinyl Collective, she has frequently been able to expand her vinyl knowledge through connecting with the community in addition to overseeing the vinyl news site.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (December 2, 2016)
  • Length: 264 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440598975

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"Know of someone looking to get in (or back into) vinyl? Jenna Miles new book will take the fear and mystery out of it." --The Journal of Musical Things

"How-to guide for hipsters who hang at the record store."

– USA Today

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