Trending Now: Top Basketball Titles

By Julianne Jones | July 13 2020 | Promo Opportunity

Sales of basketball-related titles are soaring!

Help accounts get nothing but net (sales) and capitalize on this timely trend by stocking up on the best nonfiction titles all about the love of the game.

A few factors are playing into this increased popularity: from avid NBA and WNBA fans craving content due to a delayed season; curiosity from the 6 million viewers of “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s latest documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls; or nostalgia inspired by the unfortunate death of legendary player Kobe Bryant earlier this year.

Regardless of why readers are searching for these titles, it is clear that they’re trending. Discover recommendations for your own accounts with this collection of the biggest memoirs, histories, and profiles from the Penguin Random House basketball backlist, now updated to reflect sales during the current COVID-19 climate.

To see the full list of titles on the Backlist Vault, click here.

To see this collection on Edelweiss, click here.

The Book of Basketball
The NBA According to The Sports Guy
978-0-345-52010-4
A runaway #1 New York Times bestseller and "a must-read for any NBA fan" (The Denver Post), the ultimate pro basketball book penned by the most popular sportswriter at work today is now a handsome trade paperback featuring new material from the author!
$22.00 US
Dec 07, 2010
Paperback
ESPN
World

The Sixth Man
A Memoir
978-0-525-53398-6
A standout sports memoir from NBA powerhouse, a swingman and NBA All-Star.
$28.00 US
Jun 25, 2019
Hardcover
Blue Rider Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Back Roads to March
The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season
978-0-385-54448-1
Thirty years ago after changing the sports book landscape with his mega-hit, A Season on the Brink, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein returns to his first love--college basketball--with a fascinating and compelling journey through a landscape of unsung, unpublicized and often unknown heroes of Division-1 college hoops.
$28.95 US
Mar 03, 2020
Hardcover
Doubleday
World

Sum It Up
A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
978-0-385-34705-1
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Pat Summitt, the all-time-winningest coach in NCAA basketball history tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early onset Alzheimer's disease.
$17.00 US
Mar 04, 2014
Paperback
Three Rivers Press
World