‘Ryder Cup Revealed’ goes digital
Story published at 11:48, Thursday, September 11th, 2014
The acclaimed new book Ryder Cup Revealed: Tales of the Unexpected is now available as an e-book, just as the hardback version is being re-printed after a sellout of the first print run just over two months after publication.
The e-book is available on all digital platforms and is half the price of the hardback version. The digital option also contains extra editorial and a photographic chapter containing snapshots taken by the author, Ross Biddiscombe.
“E-books are the future of publishing, so in order to make this option more attractive, the publishers decided to offer a few extras,” says Ross. “The snapshots are pictures that I took during two years of research while the extra chapter is more great tales that I had in my notebook. The e-book is important because it means there is availability all across America and the rest of the world as well as in the UK.”
Ryder Cup Revealed was published on 1st July this year and is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the 87-year-old event, focusing on the money, business, politics, controversies, conflicts and rivalries rather than the birdies and bogeys.
Critics have already praised the book. James Corrigan, golf correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, called Ryder Cup Revealed “a great book…(containing) many great and bizarre tales” while Golf Monthly said that it “gets under the skin” of the event.
“To sellout of the first print run after a short time is very gratifying,” says author Biddiscombe who has written 11 non-fiction sports books and three about golf. “The idea is that the book was unlike any other about the Ryder Cup and it seems that the readers appreciate that.”
Ryder Cup Revealed: Tales of the Unexpected is published by Constant Sports Publishing/Dolman Scott and is available online, in selected bookstores and golf clubs as well as in e-book form (http://tinyurl.com/nh2c78d for UK purchasers & http://tinyurl.com/q27mqo7 for US purchasers).