Book Promotion for DREAM BIG:
Author: Deloris Jordan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Newman Communications is proud to announce that we have just completed a successful book promotion radio (RMT) tour with Deloris Jordan, mother of NBA legend Michael Jordan. We previously did the book promotion of her last book MICHAEL’S GOLDEN RULES and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her again. Her new book, DREAM BIG: MICHAEL JORDAN AND THE PURSUIT OF OLYMPIC GOLD tells the story of Michael Jordan achieving his dream of playing in the Olympics! This new book will have you cheering for Michael again and will get you pumped for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London!
About The Book:
Deloris Jordan, mother of basketball great Michael Jordan, tells a true story of inspiration, hard work, determination and what it takes to be a champion. As a child, l0ng before he became a professional All- Star basketball player, Michael Jordan had a big dream of winning an Olympic gold medal while following the 1972 U.S. basketball team- and with dedication and perseverance, that’s exactly what he did. This heartwarming book gives a rare glimpse into a sports hero’s childhood while emphasizing the role that hard work plays in success.
Just in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, DREAM BIG is an inspiration to all. Mrs. Jordan’s family story will inspire children to be champions- both on and off the field. Barry Roots warm illustrations illuminate this story about what it truly means to be a winner.
Newman Communications was able to secure interviews on such stations as:
- SiriusXM Book Radio
- WLS-AM in Chicago, IL
- AARP Radio
- WGVU-AM/ FM in Grand Rapids, MI
- WBAL-AM in Baltimore, MD
- AP Radio Network
About the Author and Illustrator:
Deloris Jordan is Michael Jordan’s mother. Widely regarded as an advocate for children and families, she does much of her work through the James R. Jordan Foundation. She is author of Salt in His Shoes and Michael’s Golden Rules, both illustrated by Kadir Nelson. The mother of five children and the grandmother of eleven, she resides in Chicago, IL.
Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including By My Brother’s Slide, Game Day, and Teammates, all written by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Robert Burleigh. He lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania with his family.
Baseball season is currently underway, and we here at Newman Communications have been lucky enough to be part of several baseball book publicity campaigns.In A People’s History of Baseball, Mitchell Nathanson probes the less well-known but no less meaningful other side of baseball: episodes not involving equality, patriotism, heroism, and virtuous capitalism, but power–how it is obtained, and how it perpetuates itself. Through the growth and development of baseball Nathanson shows that, if only we choose to look for it, we can see the petty power struggles as well as the large and consequential ones that have likewise defined our nation.
Like the game itself, A People’s History of Baseball is both timely and timeless. The book was featured in places like the Los Angeles Daily News and USA Today. Some original pieces by Nathanson were places in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mitchell Nathanson is a professor of legal writing at Villanova University School of Law and the author of The Fall of the 1977 Phillies: How a Baseball Team’s Collapse Sunk a City’s Spirit.
Click here to learn more about Mitch
New York Times bestselling author of The Bullpen Gospels, Dirk Hayhurst continues his hilarious roller-coaster baseball odyssey when he marries his sweetheart and finally makes it to the Major League in OUT OF MY LEAGUE: A Rookie’s Survival in the Bigs.
After six years of laying it on the line in the minors, pitcher Dirk Hayhurst hopes 2008 is the year he will break into the big leagues. Then it finally happens—Dirk gets called up to the Majors, to play for theSan DiegoPadres. A dream comes true when he takes the mound against the San Francisco Giants, kicking off forty insane days and nights in the Bigs—with a big paycheck, bigger-than-life personalities, and the biggest pressure he’s ever felt.
OUT OF MY LEAGUE entertains from the first pitch to the last out, capturing the gritty realities of playing on the big stage, the comedy and camaraderie in the dugouts and locker rooms, and the hard-fought, personal journeys that drive our love of America’s favorite pastime.
Out of My League had a successful publicity campaign and appeared in print everywhere from the Cleveland Plain Dealer to the San Diego Union Times. Out of My League was also placed in Deadspin.com and ESPN the Magazine, while Dirk Hayhurst was on ESPN Baseball Today, NPR’s Only A Game and WGN Radio.
Dirk Hayhurst is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bullpen Gospels. Drafted from Kent State University in 2003 as a senior sign, Hayhurst has pitched professionally for nine years on more than eight minor league teams and two major league teams, including the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2011, he signed with the Tampa Bay Rays and pitched for their Triple-A team, the Durham Bulls, in Durham, NC.
Check out more of Dirk’s writing on his website.
A Major League Book Promotion Tour
When asked what comes to mind when you think about spring, book promotion usually isn’t the answer you get. Instead your likely to hear answers like, Green Grass, Flowers, and … BASEBALL! Yes, spring training is here! The grass is cut, the teams are practicing and before you know it will be Opening Day! Get out your peanuts, cracker jacks, and your favorite baseball cap and get ready to cheer on the hometown team. While some of us are content to cheering in the stands, others have bigger dreams. Dreams of taking a major league outfield, the pitchers mound, or running the bases after hitting a home run! That’s where Dirk Hayhurst’s story starts, when he got called up from the minors in 2008 to play for the San Diego Padres! Newman Communications had the great great opportunity to provide and coordinate Dirk’s book promotion and publicity tour packed with with a radio and print exposure!
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.
In the same state the legendary Michael Jordan laced up his Nikes, Chris Paul, also known as CP3, would grow to be another North Carolina basketball prodigy. Although he possessed talent similar to “His Airness,” the not-so-tall Chris Paul would never physically fill the shoes of a giant.
Yet, his lack of height would not stop him from reaching his dreams.
In Chris Paul’s new book LONG SHOT: Never Too Small to Dream Big, the NBA All-Star and Rookie of the Year shares one of his own childhood memories to help inspire young athletes, particularly those who do not physically resemble Shaquille O’Neal.