Marketable Moment: US Open

By Julianne Jones | July 9 2019 | FictionNonfictionBest in CategoryPromo Opportunity

Game, set—now time to make a book match!

The 2019 US Open Tennis Championship will begin on Monday, August 26th, 2019 and end on Sunday, September 8th, making this the perfect time to stock up on stories straight from the court.

This collection features both fiction and nonfiction titles that highlight the sport of tennis—including player autobiographies, practical guides, page-turning novels, an in-depth look at one of the sport’s beloved sneaker brands, and more. Interest in the sport will likely spike during this major moment, so make sure your accounts are ready to serve up reads suited to sports-interested readers.

To see a few key titles, scroll down; otherwise, click on the links below to see a comprehensive list of applicable Penguin Random House titles.

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The Inner Game of Tennis
The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
The “groundbreaking” (Bill Gates, GatesNotes,“Five of My all-Time Favorite Books”) manual on how to embrace the mind-body connection and achieve peak performance both on and off the court– repackaged for its 50th anniversary with an updated epilogue, an introduction by Bill Gates, and an updated foreword from legendary coach Pete Carroll.
$17.99 US
May 27, 1997
Random House Trade Paperbacks

The Only Story
A novel
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending: a stunning new novel about a man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there--a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth.
$16.00 US
Mar 05, 2019
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)

An Autobiography
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. • "Agassi’s memoir is just as entrancing as his tennis game.” —Time “Honest in a way that such books seldom are.” —The New York Times  Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.
$19.00 US
Aug 10, 2010
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Stan Smith
Some People Think I'm A Shoe
The first definitive volume that celebrates the cult-like global following of the best-selling Adidas Stan Smith sneaker featuring original imagery, historical photos, an exclusive portrait series by artist Juergen Teller, and contributions from style arbiters such as Raf Simons and Pharell, plus an exclusive interview and anecdotes from the man behind the sneaker, Stan Smith.
$65.00 US
Aug 24, 2018