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All of these came in this week from my “alma mater,” the University of Nebraska Press. So many books, so little time.    

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Bits and pieces, Nov. 19

November 19, 2012 · 0 comments

♦  Here’s an oldie but a goodie via eBay: a copy of H. Allen Smith’s classic Rhubarb, about a cat who inherits a baseball team. ♦  The novel was turned into a 1951 feature film starring Ray Milland (who was also the lead in the 1949 baseball comedy It Happens Every Spring), Jan Stirling, Gene […]

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501 update

September 25, 2012 · 1 comment

The corrections to the manuscript have been made by my copywriter, Tyler, an most excellent fellow, and sent back to UNP for galley-making. My next challenge is to construct the index, which sounds like an interesting undertaking. I have been in the process of contacting as many of the extant authors as I can find […]

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Actually, it was Mr. Federal Express Man. Received the penultimate revision of my manuscript back from the University of Nebraska Press. All nicely formatted and awaiting my overview and approval. Very cool. I have three weeks to get it back. I assume the next step would be settling on graphic elements, then creating the index. […]

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(Update:  I do not have a middle name. My parents were very poor. So sometimes I fiddle around with one to see what kind of junk mail it engenders. The latest one is “Fitzgerald.”) Spent the day at the BookExpo America at the Javitz Center in Manhattan. It’s always fun to see what the industry […]

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The two small publishing houses that comprise most of the high-brow literature about the National pastime both got a little love recently. David Davis wrote this nice  company profile in The New York Times on the University of Nebraska Press, which will be putting out my 501 book next year (God willing). Rob Neyer over […]

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Actually, apologies to the office manager, who had to schlep these books to my desk. Four titles from the University of Nebraska Press arrived today (full disclosure: UNP will be publishing my 501 book next year). In order of interest to me (with all due respect to the authors and which probably means the order […]

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A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League, by Aaron Pribble. University of Nebraska Press, 2011. 280 pages, $24.95 For one brief shining moment, it was known as… Well, depending on who you ask, the Israel Baseball League was either a miracle, a disgrace, an opportunity, or a pleasant diversion. […]

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Remember how when you were a kid in school you didn’t like to talk about your tests right after you took them because you were afraid you’d jinx it? Well, that’s the way I felt about this bit of news. But now that it’s official… I have just signed a contract for my first book. […]

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The University of Nebraska Press, which puts out many wonderful baseball titles under its own and Bison Books imprints, was named Independent Publisher of 2008 by ForeWord Magazine at the Book Expo America convention this weekend. During the ForeWord Book of the Year awards ceremony, ForeWord publisher Victoria Sutherland called the University of Nebraska Press […]

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One of the few publishing houses that feature quality, scholarly baseball titles on a reguklar basis, UNV has two books under consideration for SABR’s coveted Seymour Medal: Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees’ First Dynasty by Dan Levitt, Chief Bender’s Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star by Tom Swift The Seymour […]

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For some, it’s Christmas catalogs. For others, it’s gardening. For me, it’s book catalgs from publishing houses. The Fall/Winter ’08 issue from University of Nebraska just arrived and, past being prelude, there are some interesting baseball titles sprinkled throughout. Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Change Japanese Baseball, by Robert K. Fitts: In an odd switch, […]

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My favorite pieces of mail, aside from the books I receive, are the catalogs announcing the books I will shortly receive. Like gardeners, I look forward to these colorful brochures that hold the promise of hours of enjoyment during the months to come. The University of Nebraska Press and its imprint, Bison Books, publish some […]

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