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Bud Collins to Host Numerous Book Signings During 2008 U.S. Open


Tennis Historian and Author of the New Book The Bud Collins History of Tennis Begins Signings at U.S. Openís New SoHo Retail Store on Prince Street on Sunday, August 24 From 5 to 7 pm. Daily Signings Scheduled for First Week at U.S. Open Bookstore in South Plaza.

New York, NY, August 20, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Bud Collins, the Hall of Fame tennis journalist and personality and author of the new book The Bud Collins History of Tennis, will conduct numerous book signings in New York during the 2008 U.S. Open to be held August 25 through September 7.

Collins will conduct his first signing on Sunday, August 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the new U.S. Open SoHo Retail Store on 129 Prince Street (at the corner of Wooster Street). Collins will also conduct daily signings from 10:30 am to 11:00 am on site at the U.S. Open at the U.S. Open Bookstore in its new South Plaza location.

The Bud Collins History of Tennis (New Chapter Press, $35.95, 784 pages) is the ultimate compilation of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season, biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all the major events. The author’s personal relationships with major tennis stars offer insights into the world of professional tennis found nowhere else.

The 2008 U.S. Open will mark the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Open – the tournament becoming “Open“ and open for the first time to professionals. The 1968 U.S. Open offered $100,000 in total prize money and attracted 97,294 fans.The 2008 U.S. Open will award over $20 million in prize money and will attract over 700,000 fans. Collins will be covering the U.S. Open for The Boston Globe as well as for ESPN and the Tennis Channel.

Among those endorsing The Bud Collins History of Tennis include the two women who hold the Wimbledon record for most total titles (noted by Collins in the book) – Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King – who both won 20 Wimbledon titles each in their careers. Said Navratilova, "If you know nothing about tennis, this book is for you. And if you know everything about tennis—Hah!—Bud knows more, so this book is for you too!" Said King, “We can’t move forward if we don’t understand and appreciate our past. This book not only provides us with accurate reporting of the rich tennis history, it keeps us current on the progress of the sport today.“

New Chapter Press is also the publisher of The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection by Rene Stauffer and Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli. More information on New Chapter Press can be found at www.newchapterpressmedia.com.

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