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And, the ATP surprise is............ATP Confidential Blog Book

mangoes
10-06-2006, 03:18 PM
ATP Confidential Blog Book
Price: 24.99

Go behind the scenes of the ATP Tour with ATP Confidential: Behind the Scenes with the World's Greatest Tennis Players. This entertaining book features the immensely popular player blogs which became a smash hit with tennis fans during the 2006 tennis season. Building on the overwhelming popularity of the ATPtennis.com player blogs, this coffee table book features excerpts of posts made by the world's leading tennis players. The personalities of the game's biggest stars are showcased, including tennis' 1-2 punch of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

ATP Confidential provides an insider's look at life on the professional tennis circuit from tour stops on five different continents. The 176-page book opens with Ivan Ljubicic ringing in 2006 at the players' party in Chennai, and follows with James Blake's time zone challenge in watching American football from Sydney, Tommy Robredo's victory striptease in Hamburg, Jurgen Melzer's adventures in a Casablanca bazaar and Robby Ginepri's adoration of Holly (a.k.a. Miss Waffle House USA). The book also features a special blog tribute to Andre Agassi, written by tennis' top journalists at the US Open.

Dmitry Tursunov's tales from Estoril, which earned the Russian blogging stardom, is a centerpiece of ATP Confidential.
Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim writes in the book foreword: "Tursunov's six-piece opus was an instant cult hit, a boundlessly entertaining, LOL funny mix of wit and insight that pulled back the curtain on professional tennis."

Now available for preorder. Books due to arrive November 17, 2006.

Soft back, 176 pages.
Includes player photos taken during the player blogs

http://www.atptennis.com/en/
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=ATPBLOG&from=atp

hanabishi
10-06-2006, 03:22 PM
While I applaud the idea, I don't see how I'm going to shell out 25 bucks for something I can access over the Internet.

But on the other hand, this might help the ATP market itself to tennis fans who might not have been aware of the blog. So I guess it would pay off in the end.

njorker
10-06-2006, 03:26 PM
The ATP is producing a coffee table book featuring excerpts of all player blogs this year written by the likes of Federer, Nadal and Tursunov. Available in early December, you can pre-order this great holiday gift idea now!

Wow, how much cooler can ATP get?! ;)

mangoes
10-06-2006, 03:31 PM
Wow, how much cooler can ATP get?! ;)


:lol: :lol: I think there can be a lot of positives resulting from this project.

MissMoJo
10-06-2006, 03:38 PM
I thought they might be adding a regular q&a or comments section to the blogs to increase fan interaction, but this :shrug: Anyone that into them should utilise their printer and save themselves $30 bucks

nobama
10-06-2006, 03:41 PM
Will there be stuff in the book that was not published online? If not I won't be buying it.

hanabishi
10-06-2006, 03:44 PM
Will there be stuff in the book that was not published online? If not I won't be buying it.

Yup, Jon Wertheim's Foreword..
:lol:

mangoes
10-06-2006, 04:13 PM
Will there be stuff in the book that was not published online? If not I won't be buying it.

There are suppose to be additional player blogs

Yup, Jon Wertheim's Foreword..
:lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

LaTenista
10-06-2006, 04:58 PM
ATP Confidential Blog Book
Price: 24.99

Go behind the scenes of the ATP Tour with ATP Confidential: Behind the Scenes with the World's Greatest Tennis Players. This entertaining book features the immensely popular player blogs which became a smash hit with tennis fans during the 2006 tennis season. Building on the overwhelming popularity of the ATPtennis.com player blogs, this coffee table book features excerpts of posts made by the world's leading tennis players. The personalities of the game's biggest stars are showcased, including tennis' 1-2 punch of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

ATP Confidential provides an insider's look at life on the professional tennis circuit from tour stops on five different continents. The 176-page book opens with Ivan Ljubicic ringing in 2006 at the players' party in Chennai, and follows with James Blake's time zone challenge in watching American football from Sydney, Tommy Robredo's victory striptease in Hamburg, Jurgen Melzer's adventures in a Casablanca bazaar and Robby Ginepri's adoration of Holly (a.k.a. Miss Waffle House USA). The book also features a special blog tribute to Andre Agassi, written by tennis' top journalists at the US Open.

Dmitry Tursunov's tales from Estoril, which earned the Russian blogging stardom, is a centerpiece of ATP Confidential.
Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim writes in the book foreword: "Tursunov's six-piece opus was an instant cult hit, a boundlessly entertaining, LOL funny mix of wit and insight that pulled back the curtain on professional tennis."

Now available for preorder. Books due to arrive November 17, 2006.

Soft back, 176 pages.
Includes player photos taken during the player blogs

http://www.atptennis.com/en/
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=ATPBLOG&from=atp

Ummmm, I thought coffee table books were hard back. Way too much money for a soft back book IMHO.

I could only see this book doing well for retired people who don't know how to surf the Internet. :tape:

peacechick
10-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Couldn't they just get Dima to write an entire book and publish that? :aplot:
seriously, what point is there in bringing out a book full of stuff that you can read at their site:confused:

Saumon
10-06-2006, 07:39 PM
Yup, Jon Wertheim's Foreword..
:lol:
:rolls:

do you think they'll remove the blogs from the site once the book is out? :scratch:

MariaV
10-06-2006, 07:42 PM
Couldn't they just get Dima to write an entire book and publish that? :aplot:
seriously, what point is there in bringing out a book full of stuff that you can read at their site:confused:

Totally support the idea! :yeah: Davai Dima! :banana:

jayjay
10-06-2006, 07:50 PM
Yup, Jon Wertheim's Foreword..
:lol:

Does Wertheim's foreword include a message to Dima that his DC win over Roddick doesn't really count or mean anything because he isn't living in a cardboard box in a Moscow alleyway?:rolleyes:

Lee
10-06-2006, 08:10 PM
Ummmm, I thought coffee table books were hard back. Way too much money for a soft back book IMHO.

Yes, it really doesn't make sense when "coffee table books" and "soft back book" are used to describe the same book.

I could only see this book doing well for retired people who don't know how to surf the Internet. :tape:

Usually for someone reading a "coffee table" book, he/she was stuck in places with nothing better to do and couldn't go anywhere else. And he/she could not use a cellphone or wireless internet. :lol:

BelgianWaffle
10-06-2006, 09:07 PM
Does Wertheim's foreword include a message to Dima that his DC win over Roddick doesn't really count or mean anything because he isn't living in a cardboard box in a Moscow alleyway?:rolleyes:
:lol: Right on!

Clara Bow
10-06-2006, 09:38 PM
Ummmm, I thought coffee table books were hard back. Way too much money for a soft back book IMHO.

$25 is not really that crazy for some larger sized quality paperbacks. For example, my soft back edition of The Beatles Anthology is priced at $35 and I have several soft back picture heavy film history books that are $25 and up.

Do agree that the phrase coffee table book does throw it off.

Heck- even though I can find the stuff on-line, I would like to keep it for the future- and I love books- so I'll put it on my Christmas wish list. :)

lynnlovestennis
10-06-2006, 11:37 PM
Well this thing isn't costing any money, so why not? They'll probably use some vanity publisher that only charges per print, and then TW will take a very small mark-up.

I agree that it's pretty silly to pay money for a book that you can read for free online, which is why I'm among those who didn't buy Deuce Magazine.

The goal is not really to make money with either of those things, so more power to 'em.

ReservoirCat
10-07-2006, 12:23 AM
If there are full-page pictures, I may have to buy it. :drool:

That would be totally worth the cover price alone.:lick:

onewoman74
10-07-2006, 12:50 AM
Does Wertheim's foreword include a message to Dima that his DC win over Roddick doesn't really count or mean anything because he isn't living in a cardboard box in a Moscow alleyway?:rolleyes:


That's so funny!!!

Via
10-07-2006, 01:28 AM
i don't have a problem with blogs going cross media, if they have generated enough interest to earn some cash.

things do not stay online forever... you know that if you've been surfing for the last ten years.

i'm amazed the marketing guys at atp have become so quick-thinking though :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
10-07-2006, 07:49 AM
overrated... prob won't be much more in it than what we've already seen online