March 3, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Montreal, Canada - 99 Book Series, Inc.,introduces their latest title, "99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Filling Out Your Hoops Bracket," for the iPhone and iPod touch. Another in their series of "99 Things You Wish You Knew Before..." mini-guide books, it is written by five-time bracket champion Jared Trexler. Trexler distills his years of experience as a college basketball columnist and TV host to provide the reader with 99 expert tips in 99 pages, offering the basketball fan an easy-to-use guide to filling out his hoops bracket before the NCAA tournament.
As surely as the NCAA Basketball Tournament rolls around every March, countless fervent fans try their luck at the bracket, attempting to predict the matchups and winners of every round. There is lasting prestige, and not infrequently cash, to be had for the winner of the office pool or wager among friends. With "99 Series-Basketball" author Jared Trexler eschews long-winded analysis, complex formulas and endless detail, and provides fans with pithy, entertaining, real-world advice. He readily concedes that there are times when the odds are so close, even the expert is baffled. For these cases Trexler, an honors graduate of the prestigious Sports Journalism program at Penn State, reveals the seemingly unrelated factors the pros consider in coming up with their final picks.
* Portable, easy to access, e-book format
* 99 bullet points in 99 pages - one lesson per page
* Authoritative advice from Associated Press columnist Jared Trexler
* Candid, insider tips reveal the inner workings of the game of basketball
* Humorous anecdotes about college basketball's greatest coaches and players
* Simple, proven advice without the unintelligible math
* Common mistakes to be avoided
* What aspects of athletic performance are not considered by statistics
* How to make informed, intelligent guesses
* Stars, injuries, matchups, momentum - how to evaluate their importance
* Luck, upsets, weather conditions - how to account for the unaccountable
Anyone who has ever stared with sweaty palms at a blank bracket form owes it to themselves to take a look at this handy e-book from 99 Series, Inc. A Lite version is available free, so you can easily get a feeling for the kinds of tips included in the Full version. Marc Maxwell, author of the well known "Sports By the Numbers" series of books had this to say: "Jared Trexler's first book, 'Penn State Football: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports,' proves that he is a knowledgeable sports authority that has range. Trexler's explanations provide "aha moments" of sports enlightenment and give readers a chance to relive historical games as if they were in the stadium at that very moment. Trexler's work is engaging, poetic and puts you in the moment. This 99 Series book displays those same characteristics and is a must read."
All iPhone/iPod touch versions of 99 Series books are developed by Oneapp Application Design Studio, Inc., Montreal, Canada. Stylishly executed and simple to use, these apps perfectly complement the philosophy of the 99 Series, to offer expert advice in a portable format that is both easily accessible, and from which information can be quickly assimilated.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.12 or later
* 1.3 MB Storage
Pricing and Availability:
"99-Basketball" is available for only $.99 at the App Store in the Books category. A Lite version of the app containing 9 of 99 total chapters is free. Review copies are available upon request.
99-Series, Inc., publisher of the best-selling "99 Things You Wish You Knew Before..." book series, is based in Montreal, Canada. It is the brainchild of CEO, entrepreneur/author Michael Wells, and financial expert, President Helen Georgaklis. Their goal is to revolutionize the self-help industry, through the creation of a wide ranging library of self-help mini-guides, featuring one lesson per page. Written by experts, the books are available for the iPhone and iPod touch, the Kindle Reader, and in audio format. Copyright (C) 2010 99-Series, Inc. All Rights Reserved. "99 Things You Wish You Knew Before..." is a registered trademark of 99-Series, Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.