I had the feeling that there was an opening in the publishing world for fastpitch softball for a long time.
There are many great books about softball that are not getting the exposure they deserve by traditional methods. Some of these books are training books, and some are books of historical accounts, but no matter what type of books they are, there are a lot of them.
I wanted to create a publishing house just for fastpitch softball books. I know that sounds like a super small niche, but I have made my living off this super small niche.
I started my adventure in the publishing world over a year ago with the introduction of the Fastpitch Magazine. As I had hoped the Fastpitch Magazine became an instant success.
Recently I had another opportunity open up for my move into the publishing world. The authors of the great book A Series Of Their Own contacted me. They informed me that they were looking for a buyer of their book. They were offering to sell the print rights, audio rights, video rights, movie rights, and the e-book rights. They also had a few thousand print copies they were including in the offer. As good as their book was they just did not have the resources, and marketing know how to move it.
As you have probably figured out by now, I took the offer. Now I have my first book for Fastpitch TV Publishing. I hope that this is the start of something great. I hope to add more books very soon.
The inspirational roots of college softball’s national championship and its 43 years of explosive growth are chronicled in this unique, 296-page book. The book includes narratives on each of the annual tournaments from 1969-2012 within the context of the changing landscape of women’s collegiate sports.
To write this story, the authors drew on their backgrounds writing about and photographing this championship event while working at the Amateur Softball Association, the national governing body for softball in the United States. Newspaper accounts, published and unpublished photos, and other sources were used in this book. Prominent players, coaches and tournament organizers also contributed to this compelling narrative.
Here are a few quotes from the softball world about this great book.
“This is the only comprehensive book written about the history of the Women’s College World Series. It is a must-read if you were, or still are, involved in college softball or its national championship. It is also a must-read for young softball athletes to better understand where this event got its roots.” Margie Wright (27 years as head softball coach at Fresno State University)
“This book has been so much fun for me to remember those years. It was great to read because during most of the games, I was busy handling ticket problems or parking lot problems, or other issues. Thanks for giving me a play-by-play of the action that I missed.” Marita Hynes (director of 19 women’s series tournaments)
“Excellent review of the Women’s College World Series. Brings back so many great memories. Thanks to the authors for recapturing these moments.” Judy Garman (coach of 1986 WCWS champion Cal-State Fullerton)
“Great-looking book! Awesome job!” Pat Murphy (coach of 2012 WCWS champion Alabama)
I am currently working on getting this book on the Amazon kindle, and in the Apple iTunes book store.
To see more info on the book (CLICK HERE)