How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports
Cyd Zeigler is one of the world's foremost experts on LGBT issues in sports. He is often seen on major sports shows (both network and cable) commenting on LGBT issues--his platform is very visible. In addition, Zeigler's Outsports.com website is very popular and will play a key role in the book's launch.
The sports landscape is changing lightning-fast on LGBT issues, so this is a very vital and exciting time to be publishing this book.
The book includes eye-opening behind-the-scenes developments with some of the most famous sports heroes of today, as well as heroes past.
Together with "Chasing Water" (another book in this season), this title launches the "Edge of Sports" imprint curated by sportswriter and Nation magazine sports editor Dave Zirin.
Simultaneous publication of paperback and e-book editions.
Galleys (and e-galleys via Edelweiss) available in November 2015.
Digital Reading Group Guide available from Akashic's website.
Galley display & giveaways at ALA Mid Winter.
Major media push to national TV, radio, print, and online publications.
Giveaways on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and through Advance Access.