Outskirts Press Announces Inner City Hoops, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Sports & Recreation Book from Chicago, IL Author Calvin Davis

Chicago, IL, July 03, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Inner City Hoops: A History of Chicago Basketball by Calvin Davis, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Sports & Recreation category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $9.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/CalvinDavis was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

This book has a connection to the inner city experience in such a way that readers can get a real feel for what life is like in the city as well as how sports plays a prominent role in the lives of so many. The historical facts alone makes this work significant. For example, the Harlem Globe Trotters were established in Chicago, and respected historian Dr. Larry Hawkins was the first African American coach to win a state championship in Illinois. Reading about the "Golden Triangle" informs you of how organized basketball was introduced into the inner city community. The most important feature about Calvin's book is the fact that it is a teaching tool. Not only will readers enjoy it, they will learn from it.

Deftly constructed at 132 pages, Inner City Hoops: A History of Chicago Basketball is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Sports & Recreation category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Inner City Hoops meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $9.95.

Additionally, Inner City Hoops can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781432700386 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $9.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/CalvinDavis

About the Author

Calvin Davis is a product of the Chicago Public Schools and was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago. He is currently the Director of Athletics and Sports Facilities for the Chicago Board of Education. He is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task. Inner City Hoops is the first in a series of recent pursuits, with work progressing quickly on the follow-up. Calvin currently serves as the co-host for the weekly sports show, "CPS Sports Edition". His account of inner city hoops history sheds light on how basketball and sports in general can help an individual to develop the life skills that makes them a well rounded person who can become successful in life, and also how sports involvement brings a community together.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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