Book Publicity – DON’T PUT ME IN COACH
Author: Mark Titus
College sports are electrifying to watch! Who can forget Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary pass or the 1985 Villanova vs. Georgetown Championship game? But some players barely get off the bench like former Ohio State player Mark Titus. Titus takes you on a journey from one end of the bench to the other end with a look behind the scenes of the NCAA-hoops in DON’T PUT ME IN COACH; a hilarious memior. Newman Communications provided book publicity for Titus and set up a radio book tour for the bench warmer, including hits with:
Titus gives readers an uncensored tour inside an elite NCAA basketball player through the eyes of the benchwarmer. From his relationships with teammates, the pressure, and the many hours he clocked cheering for his team on the sideline- Mark Titus does not miss a humorous beat. His unique perspective materialized into wildly popular Club Trillion blog for which he quickly became a hero to all guys picked last. He was even scouted by the Harlem Globtrotters. Certain to make you laugh-out-loud, Mark Titus is not your average basketball star; and this is the true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball told from the underdog himself.
In 2006, Mark Titus arrived on Ohio State’s campus as a basketball manager who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon. As a walk-on, he was miraculously added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, given a scholarship and trained alongside seven future NBA players- including Greg Oden, Evan Turner, and Mike Conley. During his 4 years with the Buckeye’s he set the record for the most indivual career wins in Ohio State basketball history- and scored a total of 9 points.
The book is full of laughs and quotes from his former coach and teammates including:
“Of all the players I’ve coached in my caree, Mark Titus is one of them.” ~ Coach Thad Matta
“I haven’t read the book and probally never will, but the cover looks pretty cool I guess.” ~ Mike Conely Jr (#4 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft; 2007 NCAA Tournament South Regional MVP.
About the Author
Mark Titus is the creator of Clubtrillion.blogspot.com, and a contributer at grantland.com. He was feature several times in the New York Times, ESPN.com, and Bill Simon’s podcast, among others. He graduated in 2010, a hero to millions.
When I Stop Talking You’ll Know I’m Dead
Author: Jerry Weintraub with Rich Cohen
Publisher: Twelve (Hachette Book Group)
Newman Communications brought Jerry Weintraub’s story to life with a book publicity tour that had him speaking with national radio networks including Westwood One, Talk America, and the USA Radio Networks. Jerry also spoke to major stations such as WBZ in Boston, WCBS in New York, and KABC in Los Angeles as well as to numerous local stations across the country.
In WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU’LL KNOW I’M DEAD, written with Rich Cohen, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, we follow entertainment titan Jerry Weintraub from his first great success at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took on the road with the help of Colonel Tom Parker, to immortal days with Sinatra, and his crowning hits as a movie producer, starting with Robert Altman’s Nashville, continuing with Diner, Oh, God!, and The Karate Kid series, among others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen, which together earned well over a billion dollars worldwide.
About The Book
Weintraub shepherds us from the poker tables of Palm Springs (the games went on for days) to the power rooms of Hollywood, and from the halls of the White House to Red Square in Moscow and the Great Palace in Beijing—all the while counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with clients and confidants like Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, George Clooney, Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon . . . the list goes on.
With wit, wisdom, and the cool confidence that has colored his remarkable career, Weintraub chronicles a quintessentially American journey, one marked by luck, love, and improvisation. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are essential, not just for those who love movies and music, but for businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists . . . for everyone.
About The Author:
JERRY WEINTRAUB has spent more than five decades in show business, in the process earning a reputation as one of the savviest negotiators, smartest producers, and shrewdest film investors of our time. He has been praised and honored for his philanthropic work and, as UNICEF’s Man of the Year, was presented the organization’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.
RICH COHEN, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, is the author of five books, including the bestsellers Tough Jews, The Avengers, and Israel Is Real.
Author: David Vann
Publisher: Harper Perennial
David Vann’s reputation certainly precedes him making Newman Communications all the more enthusiastic for his book promotion and book publicity campaign. The Newman Team provided Mr. Vann with a Book Publicity and Radio Media Tour, providing the outstanding book promotion service and results he deserves.
About the Book:
The Legend of a Suicide, Vann’s debut fiction collection, includes five stories and a novella joined by one, unavoidable incident: the suicide of Roy Fenn’s father. From Roy’s dramatic birth on a remote Alaskan Island to his boyhood fascination with tropical fish; from a detailed and dark speculation of his own suicide and what it would mean to his long-dead father to his 30-year old self returning to his childhood hometown to confront his father’s first mistress and the origin of his despair: this semiautobiographical collection transforms “tragedy into art.”
Vann gives each story a different context and perspective, allowing a unique and sincere connection with the protagonist, and catapulting Vann into his own place among contemporary literature.
Prizes & Awards for Legend of a Suicide:
- Winner of The New York Times Editors pick
- New York Times Notable Book
- Winner of the Grace Paley Prize
- A California Book Award Winner
- San Francisco Chronicle top fifty
- Story Prize Notable book
- Kansas City Star Top ten story Collections
- Esquire’s Contributor Award Winner
About the Author:
David Vann is a professor at the University of San Francisco. A contributor to Esquire, The Atlantic, Men’s Journal, Outside, and National Geographic Adventure, he is the author of a bestselling memoir, A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea, and the forthcoming Last Day On Earth: A Portrait of the NIU Shooter, Steve Kazmierczak. His website is www.davidvann.com
Prizes & Awards for David Vann:
- National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship
- Wallace Stegner Fellowship
- AWP Nonfiction Prize
Newman Communications is leading a national radio book publicity tour for Gayle Haggard’s new book titled, Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour. With hits including stations like the Thom Hartmann Program and WMUZ-FM Detroit, this publicity tour is off to a great start
Imagine this lead line being read on your television. Imagine the shock and disbelief that yet another religious leader has succumbed to immoral behavior. Now imagine that leader is your beloved husband of 28 years.
Gayle Haggard was certainly surprised to hear the accusations of her husband Ted’s alleged ‘sexual immorality,’ but she was truly ashamed to discover that the allegations were not entirely untrue.
In the firestorm of media coverage and public humiliation, Gayle was left questioning the future. What would happen to her 28-year marriage? How would this affect their five children? What would become of the church and ministry she and Ted had lovingly devoted themselves to for the last 22 years? Did she really know her own husband?
The decisions Gayle made during those dark days eventually led to the healing of her marriage, family and her own broken heart. In Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour (Jan. 26, 2010/Tyndale), Gayle chronicles her emotional journey and how she survived her severest test.
In this startlingly frank account of Buffett’s life, Author, Alice Schroeder, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley—and hand picked by Buffett to be his biographer—strips away the mystery that has long cloaked the word’s richest man to reveal a life and fortune erected around lucid and inspired business vision and unimaginable personal complexity. In a book that is dominated by unstinting descriptions of Buffett’s appetites—for profit, women (particularly nurturing maternal types), food (Buffett maintained his and his family’s weight by “dangling money”)—it is refreshing that Schroeder keeps her tone free of judgment or awe; Buffett’s plain-speaking suffuses the book and renders his public and private successes and failures wonderfully human and universal. Schroeder’s sections detailing the genesis of Buffett’s investment strategy, his early mentoring by Benjamin Graham (who imparted the memorable “cigar butt” scheme: purchasing discarded stocks and taking a final puff). Inspiring managerial advice abounds and competes with gossipy tidbits (the married Buffett’s very public relationship with Washington Post editor Katherine Graham) in this rich, surprisingly affecting biography