Atria Books Acquires
Golf and Business Memoir
By Sportsman Norman
New York, NY/3/4/06Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher, announced Marchy 3 that Atria Books will publish a golf and business memoir by legendary sportsman and entrepreneur Greg Norman, to be released in fall 2006. Atria acquired worldwide rights to Norman’s book, to be edited by Senior Editor Peter Borland. Donald T. Phillips, co-author of Leading with the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski and On the Brink by Norman Brinker, among others, will collaborate.
Greg Norman, a native of Australia and one of the world’s greatest sportsmen and business leaders, will detail his extraordinary development as a golfer, and reveal how the lessons he learned on the golf course have led him to achieve fantastic success far from the fairway. Using his trademark charm and eloquence, Norman’s book will be an honest look at his long and arduous path to success and serve as an inspiration to athletes and businesspeople around the world.
Greg Norman says, “This is something I have been looking forward to for a number of years, and I am delighted to be working with Atria, a talented group that understands and shares my passion and commitment for this project.” Judith Curr adds, “I have always admired Greg Norman’s spectacular abilities as a true pioneer in professional golf and in the business world. This project is a dream for me to acquire and publish.”
UK Rights have been sold to Ebury Publishing. Rights were sold in Australia and New Zealand to Random House Australia. Publishing Director, Jill Baker says,” This will undoubtedly be the biggest publishing event of 2006.” Worldwide English language publication is scheduled for fall 2006.
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