Book ahead: Sports broadcaster Jane Mitchell to sign books in Tulsa on Tuesday
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 3:57 AM
Sports broadcaster Jane Mitchell, whose career included a stint with Tulsa TV stations, will be at Steve's Sundry, Books and Magazines, 2612 S. Harvard Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to sign copies of her book "One on One."
The book is a collection of interviews Mitchell has conducted with stars from throughout the world of sports for her program "One on One with Jane Mitchell," which airs on a San Diego TV station.
It is also Mitchell's own story, as she describes the process of her becoming an Emmy Award-winning journalist, of her personal and professional challenges, and the risks and joys of the enviable job of covering athletes - a most unlikely subject because she was not always a sports fan.
Kelly Johnson will be at Steve's from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of "Full-Feel-Meant," described as a "poetic diary" of Johnson's life, from his success in business to succumbing to drug addiction and mental illness and his ultimate recovery.
Three of the country's leading publishers - Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group and Penguin Group (USA) - have launched a new website called Bookish, billed as "a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors."
The idea is for publishers, who individually have struggled for recognition among the general public, to combine resources and increase their presence online.
Bookish offers interviews, excerpts, reviews and recommendations and links to retailers, from Amazon.com to local sellers (publishers have no plans to use Bookish to sell works directly from their own sites). The editorial team will operate independently, but publishers will have control over how books are promoted.
"Bookish was created to serve as a champion of books, writers and, most importantly, readers," Bookish CEO Ardy Khazaei said in a statement. "Ultimately, we seek to expand the overall marketplace for books, and whether a book gets into a reader's hands via Bookish's e-commerce partner or another retailer, everyone - from the publisher, to the retailer, the author and the reader - wins."
Virtually all of the major publishers are making their books available, and Bookish has a cross-promotional deal with USA Today.
The next book from Kitty Kelley will be short on celebrity gossip and long on gender and politics.
Kelley has a deal with Grand Central Publishing for a book about the record 98 women serving in the current Congress and how they might change Washington. The book is currently untitled and is scheduled for 2016.
Kelley is known for unflattering best sellers about Nancy Reagan and Frank Sinatra, but she also has a background in politics. In the 1960s, she worked as a press aide for Sen. Eugene McCarthy, the Democrat and Vietnam War opponent from Minnesota.
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