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Book Signings Scheduled to Take Place During The Home Entertainment 2005 Show in New York City

New York, NY–March 22, 2005–A group of renowned consumer-electronics writers who have published books on subjects relating to audio, home theater, and even a NYC restaurant guide will be at the Home Entertainment 2005 Show to sign copies of their books.

The authors include: Krissy Rushing, editor of PRIMEDIA’s and author of Home Theater Design: Planning and Decorating Media-Savvy Interiors; Ken Kessler, international audio journalist, contributing editor of Stereophile’s e-newsletter and author of Quad: The Closest Approach; and Mark Fleischmann, contributing writer for PRIMEDIA’s Home Theater magazine and author of Practical Home Theater: A Guide to Video and Audio Systems and Happy Pig’s Hot 100 New York Restaurants.

Home Theater Design: Planning and Decorating Media-Savvy Interiors
by Krissy Rushing

In the rapidly changing world of home entertainment, consumers have a wide range of options. This book guides the reader through all the aspects of creating a beautiful and comfortable home theater that elegantly takes advantage of media-related emerging technologies and furnishings.

Beginning with a “whole interior” approach to home entertaining, Home Theater Design takes readers step by step through an examination of current technology, space planning, acoustics, functionality, lifestyle, and overall aesthetics, with the goal of planning and designing an entertainment system that’s right for you.

About the Author
Krissy Rushing is the editor of, a PRIMEDIA web site devoted to managing your personal digital media. Also an emerging expert on the world of convergence. Krissy has been a member of PRIMEDIA’s Home Technology Group for almost a decade, working on various magazines including Audio Video Interiors, Home Theater, and Stereophile Guide to Home Theater.

Quad: The Closest Approach
by Ken Kessler

The history of Quad is one of audio excellence. Their early products cast the mold for others that followed. Every Quad product is a landmark built on the successes of its predecessors, as the Quad designers continue to refine and innovate to bring you closer to the original sound. Included are technical chapters from Tim De Paravicini and Gordon Hill,as well as interviews with Peter Walker, Ross Walker, Stan Curtis, and Mike Albinson. Not to be missed are a series of stunning new photographs and reproductions of AES technical papers and numerous circuit diagrams.

About the Author
Ken Kessler is an American-born audio journalist now based in the UK, whose articles appear in magazines and newspapers in more than 20 countries. Currently he is a contributing editor for Stereophile’s e-newsletter and a senior contributing editor for the UK’s Hi-Fi News magazine. Ken is now working on the authorized history of McIntosh Laboratory, to be published January 2006, and is co-authoring Sound Bites, a history of the high end, for publication in September 2005.

Practical Home Theater: A Guide to Video and Audio Systems, 4th edition
by Mark Fleischmann

This guide helps the average person navigate the maze of audio/video technologies relating to home theater. Among the technologies discussed are HDTV, DTV, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, HDCD, Surround EX, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, and MP3. The book also explores topics often ignored, such as buying a DTV antenna, programmable remote controls, speaker mounts, power-line accessories, and cables.

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A richly detailed chapter on connections discusses how to hook up every component and how to solve common problems. There are even chapters on how to use manufacturers’ technical support services and how to hire a custom installer.

The current edition of Practical Home Theater (2005) is the fourth. Future annual editions will track changes in home video and audio technology.

Happy Pig’s Hot 100 New York Restaurants
by Mark Fleischmann

The Happy Pig, aka author and journalist Mark Fleischmann, has been a New Yorker since 1975, and has eaten thousands of meals in hundreds of restaurants. Here he sums up more than 100 of his favorite haunts in a style that’s witty, concise, and free from food-critic pretension. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the city or a resident tired of local offerings, Mark will show you how to eat like a real New Yorker!

About the Author
Mark Fleischmann has been an independent writer for more than 20 years. In addition to being a contributing writer for PRIMEDIA’s Home Theater & Ultimate AV magazines, his writing has appeared in E-Gear, Cargo, Custom Retailer,,, Bloomberg Personal, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Men’s Journal, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Sync, Village Voice, The Washington Post, and more.

The Home Entertainment Show is a consumer electronics show open to the public and featuring the latest in audio, home theater, HDTV, digital music, imaging, and convergence products. Showgoers can attend free seminars and enjoy live music while previewing millions of dollars’ worth of components from more than 250 brands in more than 80 demo rooms.

Home Entertainment Show 2005
Hilton New York Hotel
(between 53rd and 54th)
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, NY

Trade and Press Only:
April 28
Noon–6:00 p.m.

Open to the Public
April 29 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
April 30 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 1 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Admission Ticket Prices
One-day Pass $20.00 / Weekend Pass $37.00
Trade Pass $18.00 (valid for 4 days; credentials required)

Advance tickets available now online at: or by calling 1-800-830-3976

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