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Al Oliver Autobiography Titled Life Is A Hit; Don’t Strike Out Is Pre-Selling Now

al_oliver_book_releaseVIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C. releases “Life Is A Hit; Don’t Strike Out” by Al Oliver. The release date is September 30, 2014; however, it is now pre-selling at Amazon.com and the eBook is already ranking within the top 100 in three categories. Over the course of his eighteen year career, Oliver has been blessed to be able to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-77), Texas Rangers (1978-81), Montreal Expos (1982-83), San Francisco Giants (1984), Philadelphia Phillies (1984), Los Angeles Dodgers (1985) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985). From 1970 to 1976, Oliver played for five Pirates division champions, including the team that defeated the Orioles in the 1971 World Series.

Al Oliver was a career .303 hitter with 219 home runs and 1326 RBI’s in 2368 games. He batted .300 or more eleven times and retired with 2,743 hits (45th on the all-time list). He is ranked among the all-time top 50 in games played (2368), total bases (4083), RBI (1326) and extra-base hits (825). Oliver was among the league’s top ten in doubles nine times and top ten in hits nine times; he also finished in the top ten in batting average nine times. During his career, he was among the league’s top ten five times in total bases and in RBIs four times. Oliver is a seven time All Star player, a three time Sliver Slugger Award winner, and he won the 1982 National League Batting Title. Contributions to the book came from baseball greats such as: Pete Rose, Dave Cash, David Parker, Larry Hisel, Gene Bennett, and Andre Dawson. Chicago Bears Curt Gentry, also weighed in as to how he was the main reason Al Oliver received a baseball contract.

Life Is A Hit; Don’t Strike Out covers Oliver’s faith and determination from both on and off the baseball diamond. It also discusses his life and how he overcame hardships as a child to his eventual triumph of becoming a Major League Baseball player. His inspiring story will touch the hearts of many.

Posted On 17 Sep 2014
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Former Major League Baseball Player Releases Autobiography Titled Life Is A Hit; Don’t Strike Out

al_oliver_book_releaseVIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C. releases “Life Is A Hit; Don’t Strike Out” by Al Oliver. The official release date for the book is September 30, 2014. Al Oliver is a former Major League Baseball player. Over the course of his eighteen year career, he has been blessed to be able to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-77), Texas Rangers (1978-81), Montreal Expos (1982-83), San Francisco Giants (1984), Philadelphia Phillies (1984), Los Angeles Dodgers (1985) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985). From 1970 to 1976, Oliver played for five Pirates division champions including the team that defeated the Orioles in the 1971 World Series.

Al Oliver was a career .303 hitter with 219 home runs and 1326 RBI’s in 2368 games. He batted .300 or more eleven times and retired with 2,743 hits (45th on the all-time list). He is ranked among the all-time top 50 in games played (2368), total bases (4083), RBI (1326) and extra-base hits (825). During his career, Oliver was among the league’s top ten in doubles and hits nine times as well as finishing top ten in batting average nine times. He was also among the league’s top ten in total bases five times and he also achieved top ten in RBIs four times over his career. Oliver is a seven time All Star player, a three time Sliver Slugger Award winner, and he also won the National League Batting Title in 1982.

Contributions to the book came from such great baseball greats as: Pete Rose, Dave Cash, David Parker, Larry Hisle, Gene Bennett, and Andre Dawson. Curt Gentry of the Chicago Bears also contributed to the book as to how he was the main reason Al Oliver got a baseball contract.

Life Is A Hit; Don’t Strike Out provides the reader with an in-depth view of Oliver’s life from overcoming hardships as a child to his eventual triumph of becoming a Major League Baseball player. Oliver’s inspiring story will touch the hearts of many as they learn about his faith and determination from both on and off the baseball diamond.

Posted On 19 Aug 2014
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Randy Jackson of Zebra Signs Global Book Deal With VIP Ink Publishing

Randy-Jackson-300x151jpgVIP Ink Publishing recently signed Randy Jackson, lead singer from Zebra, for an autobiography. Randy Jackson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. At age five, he started playing piano and guitar. Some of his earliest musical influences were musicians such as Les Paul and Mary Ford, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Moody Blues, and Led Zeppelin. In 1973, Jackson met Felix Hanemann and later on with Guy Gelso they formed the band Zebra.

Jack Douglas, who is best known for working with John Lennon and Aerosmith, produced their first album titled Zebra. The album went gold and was the fastest selling debut album in the history of Atlantic Records at that time. Over the next few of years, Zebra opened for such rock legends as Aerosmith, Journey, ZZ Top, Loverboy, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar and REO Speedwagon. The band, Zebra, has produced five albums as well as five videos with combined sales of over two million.

In addition to working with Zebra, Jackson also performs lead vocals for The Music of Led Zeppelin, The Music of Pink Floyd and The Music of The Doors. These tributes are backed by an orchestra. He also frequently plays live acoustic shows across the country.

In 1989, Kenny Aronoff contacted Jackson and asked him to join and tour playing guitar and keyboards with the original “Jefferson Airplane” on their U.S. reunion tour. Later, Jackson’s solo project titled China Rain would become a project that featured songs
co-written with Mark Slaughter and Jack Ponti; it was released in 1993 in the US, Europe and Japan.

Jackson was also in the melodic rock super group called The Sign. The group was formed by Mark Mangold of Drive She Said, Randy Jackson of Zebra, Terry Brock of Strangeways, Billy Greer of Kansas and Bobby Rondinelli of Rainbow & Black Sabbath. Their début album, released in 2000, was titled Signs Of Life.

As testament to their hard work and musical talent, Zebra was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on July 10, 2010 as well as the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 18, 2012.

Randy Jackson’s autobiography will showcase his life from his beginnings in New Orleans to becoming the voice that so many have come to love. It will also cover some of his challenges and experiences of being in the music industry. Most importantly, you will learn about his faith and determination from both sides of the microphone as well as the struggles he had to face and overcome. His inspiring story will touch the hearts of millions.

Posted On 31 May 2014
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Fashion Model Sunshine Tutt Signs Global Book Deal With VIP Ink Publishing

Sunshine-Tutt_300x151VIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C. recently signed fashion model Sunshine Tutt for an autobiography. As an actress she has been on Deal or No Deal as a Baby case Babe, Sunset Tan, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Monkeybone, The Big Bang Show – 2013, Michael Bay’s “The Island” and the “Man Show” as well as the “The Price is Right”. Tutt has also been featured in music videos with such artist as Dwight Yoakum and Eminem.

She competed for the title of Miss FHM 2006 as one of four finalist and over four million votes came in. Sunshine married actor and comedian Chris Kattan a former cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live, “Tutt’s has been featured In Touch, People, D Magazine, Cowboys & Indians, FHM, Star Magazine, Destination ” I Do”, Life & Style, Esquire, Ok Magazine, Globe, Vegas Magazine, Out Magazine, Vanidades, and Cosmopolitan – to name a few. She was also Google’s top search person in 2006. Her raise to international stardom was not always a bed of roses; Tutt witnessed firsthand the struggles of poverty while living in section eight housing in Brownsville, Texas. Tutt was diagnosed, at a young age, with depression. Through this though, she led a life that most people either dream about, watch in movies, or read in books and magazines. A life filled with glitz and glamour, which had its downsides. Living in the limelight often included a very typical “Hollywood” party-life-style as well as the daily temptations and amazing opportunities of living across the world all alone – navigating both good and bad all along the way.

Sunshine Tutt’s autobiography will cover her life from her beginning in Brownsville, Texas to becoming an International model. It will also cover her faith and determination from both sides of the camera; as well as, the struggles she had to face and overcome. Her inspiring story will touch the hearts of millions.

Posted On 30 May 2014
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My Faith Kept Me Going By Carldell Johnson Reaches Top 100

carldell_johnson_300x159VIP Ink Publishing release “My Faith Kept Me Going” by Carldell Johnson. With a street release date of June 24, 2014, My Faith Kept Me Going has already been in the top 100 in three different categories on Amazon.com reaching as high as # 34 in Religious Inspiration from pre-sales. His autobiography covers his faith and determination from both on and off the court. It also outlines how he overcame the hardships of living in New Orleans East as a child as well as the horrors he experienced during and after Hurricane Katrina, and his triumph of becoming an NBA player. Johnson’s autobiography is written in a way that is part reflection and inspirational, Johnson takes his readers into the personal journey of his world, whether it was dealing with the relationship of his parents or fighting to stay alive in the world of vices that surrounded him. At the end of each chapter Johnson allows his readers to take his story and make it their own, asking what we have learned and what we will share. This book is bigger than basketball, it is a story of finding your way and staying on the path.

On December 9, 2011 Carldell Johnson signed with the New Orleans Hornets training camp roster, where he became a hometown favorite. After he was released from the New Orleans Hornets, Johnson returned to the Austin Toros where they won the NBA Development League Championship. Prior to signing with the New Orleans Hornets, Johnson was featured in an article written in the Austin American-Statesman in which his teammate Lance Thomas stated, “That Squeak’s selfless. He’s just happy being here. He’s always making someone smile.” Johnson himself was quoted as saying, “A lot of people might think, you know, five years in the D-League? But I’m excited. I’m excited to be playing basketball.” Since turning professional in 2006, he has played for three different teams in Mexico and two in Belgium as well as having three different stints with the Austin Toros in the NBA Development League. He also has been a non-roster invitee of the San Antonio Spurs on two occasions. Carldell Johnson also participated with the New York Knicks mini camp in 2012. Later that year he played for the Atlanta Hawks during their 2012 pre-season.

When Johnson was seventeen years old, his father passed away of cancer. Johnson said that, “My whole life I’ve been trying to grind it out and work hard to get where I need to be. My father died from cancer, and I grew up in a tough neighborhood in New Orleans East, where guys would get bored and find time to get into other things, like stealing cars and walking around looking for fights.

His inspiring story will touch the hearts of many. You can pre-order his book wherever books are sold.

Posted On 30 May 2014
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Voice of NASCAR Larry McReynolds Signs Global Book Deal with VIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C.

Larry_McReynolds_300Larry McReynolds signed a deal with VIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C. to an autobiography of both his broadcasting career and career as a former NASCAR crew chief. McReynolds currently serves as a racing analyst on FOX SPORTS, FOX SPORTS 1, TNT and a columnist on FOXsports.com. His NASCAR career began in 1975. He worked his way up the ladder and took his first crew chief job in 1985. His first win as a crew chief was in 1988 at Watkins Glen with Ricky Rudd as the driver.

McReynolds was the winning crew chief for the 1992 Daytona 500, with driver Davey Allison, in the 28 Robert Yates Racing Ford Thunderbird. He joined Richard Childress Racing in 1996, and helped NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt win the 1998 Daytona 500. At the end of the 2000 season, Larry made a difficult decision to leave the Richard Childress owned #31 Lowe’s Chevrolet and ventured into the Fox Sports broadcast booth with Mike Joy and three time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip. The three have worked together since the 2001 season, serving as commentators for many Sprint Cup (2001–present) and Nationwide Series (2001-2006) races.

Larry McReynolds autobiography will cover his life from his beginning in Birmingham, Alabama to becoming a broadcasting icon in NASCAR. It will also cover his faith and determination from both sides of the camera; as well as, the struggles he has had to face and overcome. McReynolds inspiring story will touch the hearts of millions.

Posted On 27 May 2014
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Sammy Kershaw Signs Global Book Deal With VIP Ink Publishing

Grammy-nominated country music star Sammy Kershaw announced that he has signed a global book deal with VIP Ink Publishing to release the official autobiography on his life and

career.

Kershaw’s autobiography will cover his life from his humble beginning in Kaplan, Louisiana to becoming one of country music’s shining stars.  In addition, the publication of his life will delve deep into his faith and determination from both on and off center stage, as well as the personal struggles he faced and conquered to become a multi-platinum selling artist.

The currently untitled work is expected to be released in 2014 with further details to follow in the coming weeks.

Often referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary George Jones, Grammy-nominated Sammy Kershaw’s hit songs have included such classics as “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday” and “Love of My Life.”  Kershaw is a multi-platinum selling artist whose history includes six Gold and five Platinum albums that have scanned in excess of five million records.

Posted On 21 Mar 2014
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