Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our author for today, Robert Tuchman, author of The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: He joins us during his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.
About the Book:
What do running with bulls in Pamplona, watching contestants scarf down record numbers of Nathan’s hot dogs and witnessing the crowning of the newest Vincent Lombardi trophy recipient at the Super Bowl all have in common? According to Robert Tuchman, they all deserve to be in his new book, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider’s Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime, published by BenBella Books this month.
As president of Premiere Corporate Events, Tuchman has spent most of his years traveling to hundreds of events on the top of any sports fan’s ultimate wish list. While at these events, organizing and accomplishing corporate outings, he gained very valuable information about said events. He spent two years researching details for the 337-page book, a veritable Frommer’s guide for sports travel fanatics who want to delve the live sports events world but do not know where to start.
Using live appeal as the main criteria, Tuchman breaks down one hundred events in more than 30 states and 15 countries into an easily readable list format. His pick for the top place: the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta. In the 100th spot? A no holds barred Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas. Also included: the Tour de France (#13), the Rose Bowl (#26) and a basketball game at Harlem’s legendary Rucker Park (#76).
“It doesn’t matter if you eat, sleep and breathe sports, or if only learned what the Iditarod was during last year’s presidential campaign,” says Tuchman. “There’s something in here for everyone.”
Hi Robert Tuchman
Welcome to Paperback Writer.
Q: Would you share with us how you came up with the idea for your book?
A: Sure. I am in the sports event hospitality industry and have traveled to hundreds of different sporting events throughout my life. I was at the World Cup in germany in 2006 and all of a sudden it hit me that all these people from all over the world were traveling for sports more then ever. The time was right.
Q: Was it a light bulb moment or something that you thought about for a very long time?
A: It was a light bulb moment that was the result of years of experiences at various sporting events. The light should have gone on earlier but im not the quickest one.
Q: How did you come up with the title?
A: “100 Sporting Events You Must See Live” is kind of an obvious choice but one that I thought worked well and that was to the point.
Q: How did you find an agent and publisher?
A: Friends of mine are in the industry and pointed me in the right direction. One thing you learn in order to be a successful entrepreneur is that you need to use your network as allies.
Q: Who reads you work in progress?
A: People close to me whose opinions I trust and value who I know give me honest critiques.
Q: Who made a difference in the book’s quality?
A: All those people who helped me gather information as this book is very heavy on data.
Q: How long did it take you to complete the first draft?
A: I would say that the first draft came together over a period of eight months while still working and running my company.
Q: How long did it take from start to publication?
A: Everything came together over a period of two years.
Q: Do you have any advice for new authors?
A: Yes, don’t be afraid to write about what moves you. If you think it is a good idea, take the steps necessary to make other people see what you see.
Thank you, Robert Tuchman for stopping by Paperback Writer on your virtual book tour. I wish you continued success through the rest of you tour.
100 SPORTING EVENTS BLOG TOUR ‘09 will officially begin on November 2 and ends on November 27. You can visit Robert’s blog stops at http://www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/ in November to find out more about this great book and talented author!