Monday, February 25, 2008

Help needed: Sports books

The following comes from John Hussey at the University of Kentucky Press. He's looking for sports books and asked to pass along the following. Contact him if you have any questions.


The University Press of Kentucky is actively acquiring sports books to build upon its already nationally known lists of military history and film. As the acquisition editor, I am primarily interested in acquiring books in the following areas:

1) Biographies of underrepresented well known figures that will appeal to a general trade audience, this can include all sports—anything from Carlton Fisk to Tony Stewart. There is, of course, a preference to figures sharing proximity to the Kentucky and the Midwest, but because of our press’ reputation in launching titles nationally, any saleable topic is fine.

2) Solid, well-written histories, including possible revised dissertations. This area can be more academic (I understand how the tenure process works and the limitations it sometimes entails).

3) Sociological/Theoretical looks at sports. This area should be of the highest academic quality and should be capable of withstand multiple revisions if necessary. I encourage you to submit your project after researching our press. My contact information follows below, and please contact me if you have any questions:

John P. Hussey
Sales Manager/Sports Editor
University Press of Kentucky
663 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40508-4008
(859) 257-4249
fax: (859) 323-4981


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