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FANTASY FOOTBALL GUIDEBOOK NAMED A FINALIST IN THE NATIONAL BEST BOOKS 2008 AWARDS
“Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football” Available Online
LYNCHBURG, VA. – November 22, 2008 – Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football, written by Sam Hendricks, is a finalist in the Sports category of the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the finalists of THE NATIONAL “BEST BOOKS” 2008 AWARDS (NBBA) on October 20, 2008.
There are more than 500 finalists in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards are presented for titles published in 2008 and late 2007. Jeff Keen, President and CEO of USABookNews.com, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to more than 500 finalists. Finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Tarcher/Penguin, HarperCollins, Hyperion, St. Martin’s Press, McGraw-Hill, and John Wiley & Sons. In addition, hundreds of independent titles contributed to this year’s outstanding NBBA competition.
Fantasy Football Guidebook has received glowing reviews. Rob Zarzycki, top ranked WCOFF participant and author of Drafting to Win, said “By far the most comprehensive book I’ve seen on fantasy football to date.” Midwest Book Reviews recently reviewed the Guidebook and commented, “Fantasy Football Guidebook is an ideal gift for any fantasy football player.”
Sam’s rankings, projections and “expert” analysis appear in numerous fantasy football magazines this football season, including this year’s Fantasy Football Index, Fantasy Football Draftbook and Fantasy Football Diehards. Last year he finished in the playoffs in every “expert” league in which he competed. Sam is also an expert in Fantasy Index’s weekly online “Ask the Expert” column at www.fantasyindex.com
As an avid fantasy football player for the past 18 years, Hendricks has won numerous league championships and has participated in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and this year the inaugural season of the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).
Fantasy Football Guidebook, Sam’s first book, was #1 on Amazon.com’s ranked sales listing during the months of April and May 2008. Virtual Bookworm Publishing publishes both Fantasy Football Guidebook and Fantasy Football Almanac 2008. Hendricks wrote Fantasy Football Guidebook last year while on sabbatical from his job as an F-15 flight instructor for Boeing.
Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football (ISBN 978-1-60264-020-7) and Fantasy Football Almanac 2008 (ISBN 978-1602641945) are available from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble (bn.com). More information can be found at the official websites, www.fantasyfootballguidebook.com, www.ffalmanac.com and www.sam-hendricks.com.