New Martial Arts Manual!

6623 partnered with Asian Sun Press to produce the excellent new book The Martial Arts Parent’s Frequently Asked Questions: How to Unlock Your Child’s Potential Through Martial Arts.

It’s a parenting and performance manual. It’s motivational literature. It’s easy to read. It’s cheap. It’s useful.

image

The principal author, Grandmaster Ryan Andrachik, has 35 years of experience in various styles. He’s a 7th-degree Taekwondo black belt, a husband, and a father of four. His school produces a steady stream of USAT/AAU national medalists — six of them were on the floor in a family class the other night. And his son tried out for the USA Taekwondo Olympic team in February 2014, by invitation.

6623 author Ferris co-wrote the book with Andrachik, who is the head of Asian Sun Martial Arts, where Ferris and his family study Taekwondo and Muay Thai. The school’s nine locations comprise Ohio’s largest martial arts school.

Available in paperback and low-cost e-book, the book is a resource for parents who pay for martial arts lessons. It helps maximize their children’s experience with the classes — especially during the tough times when the adult understands the benefits better than their children do. 

The book answers a dozen of parents’ most frequently asked questions:

• How to find a good martial arts school.

• What to do if your son wants to quit.

• How you know when your daughter ready to compete.

• How to handle your children when they don’t want to go to class today.

• How to keep their gear clean.

It’s peppered with motivational quotes. But for the most part, it’s like personally talking to a master instructor for a couple hours.

Whether you’re a beginner or black belt, we all need some coaching to achieve our goals. 

It happens to all of us: You’re in class or at the school. You have questions. Class ends. You leave the school. And you forget about it until class is back in session. Reading this book keeps the martial-arts part of your brain firing all week long.

The Martial Arts Parent’s Frequently Asked Questions is available at Amazon, select retailers and libraries.

Read more here:

http://www.asiansun.net/book

September 2014  •  Paperback $11.99  •  e-book $4.99  •  110 pages

10 photos  •  ISBN-10 0692284095 (paperback)

Sports and Fitness/Martial Arts/Parenting

Pretty good month!

image

At the end of its fourth week of release, the Beastie Boys book is still #3 on Amazon Kindle Store’s Hot New Releases in Pop Culture chart, and it’s the second-oldest release in the top 9! (We’re above Archie and the Big Lebowski, but behind food and Burning Man — BOO, ain’t nobody into eating no more!) 

And we’re still top-ten on two of our other charts. So that’s 28 straight days in assorted top tens, and two straight weeks on the New Hotness chart. Thank you so much for reading. We <3 all o’ y’all, for real!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/new-releases/digital-text/156373011/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsnr

Read a key excerpt from 6623&#8217;s new For Whom the Cowbell Tolls: 25 years of Paul&#8217;s Boutique online from Rolling Stone!
We&#8217;d love to give you the full set of lyrics or play the song — we have &#8216;em — but we&#8217;d also love to not be sued by the Beasties. And, ethically, they&#8217;re not ours to give away, anyhow. But read the Rolling Stone story and scroll down for a live clip from some parties who did manage to capture a little taste of &#8220;The Jerry Lewis,&#8221; a lost track from the Paul&#8217;s Boutique sessions. Could it have been a hit single? Hell yes.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-jerry-lewis-the-untold-story-of-the-beastie-boys-single-that-never-was-20140807

Read a key excerpt from 6623’s new For Whom the Cowbell Tolls: 25 years of Paul’s Boutique online from Rolling Stone!

We’d love to give you the full set of lyrics or play the song — we have ‘em — but we’d also love to not be sued by the Beasties. And, ethically, they’re not ours to give away, anyhow. But read the Rolling Stone story and scroll down for a live clip from some parties who did manage to capture a little taste of “The Jerry Lewis,” a lost track from the Paul’s Boutique sessions. Could it have been a hit single? Hell yes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-jerry-lewis-the-untold-story-of-the-beastie-boys-single-that-never-was-20140807

BEASTIE BOYS PAPERBACK? IT’S COMING SOON.

YES, the Beasties book paperback is coming soon!
There are delays. It is coming. It will be worth the wait. Stay tuned.

No, sorry, for an independent press our size, Amazon doesn’t have a pre-order option. Follow us on Twitter, and you’ll know as soon as it’s out.

image

Until then, did you know you can read the e-book on any smart phone, tablet, PC, or device that can run free Kindle software, which you can get here?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771

Podcast interview! Chrome Bills podcast didn&#8217;t just interview one of our Beasties book co-authors; they rapped about him:
"Dan LeRoy / That&#8217;s my boy / Jump for joy."
Beastie writers Peter Relic and Dan LeRoy have been lighting up the word/print/e-pub worlds, but say you&#8217;re on the move — what can they do for you? Plenty. Here&#8217;s their first podcast appearance since For Whom the Cowbell Tolls&#8230; dropped. Listen and/or download here:
https://soundcloud.com/chromebills/cb56-pauls-boutique-interview-feat-dan-leroy
Chrome Bills is a quality hip-hop-centric podcast that came to our attention recently, when they welcomed hip-hop icon Sage Francis. The crew welcomed Dan for an hour of solid, diverse conversation, with topics including #BeastieBoys, Paul&#8217;s Boutique, Eazy-E, phantom sacks and LA + @stlramscom QBs. Specifically&#8230;
As the Chrome Bills dudes put it, &#8220;Topics discussed during the interview include: who has the mysterious #JerryLewis song, the role of #CapitolRecords in the album&#8217;s success/failure, serendipitous occurrences such as the infamous #eggman promotion, #MattDike, #JerryGarcia plays on a song, how much did the #samples cost, did the #DustBrothers get the credit they deserve, do real gangsters like #EazyE change diapers, #cowbell in #HeyLadies, some guys peak early, #VinceFerragamo, and #JimEverett.&#8221;
Here&#8217;s the CB guys if you want more of them in your world: 
@chromebills
twitter.com/ChromeBills
 twitter.com/kcromozonetwitter.com/seezmicstwitter.com/Spoonie79

Podcast interview! Chrome Bills podcast didn’t just interview one of our Beasties book co-authors; they rapped about him:

"Dan LeRoy / That’s my boy / Jump for joy."

Beastie writers Peter Relic and Dan LeRoy have been lighting up the word/print/e-pub worlds, but say you’re on the move — what can they do for you? Plenty. Here’s their first podcast appearance since For Whom the Cowbell Tolls… dropped. Listen and/or download here:

https://soundcloud.com/chromebills/cb56-pauls-boutique-interview-feat-dan-leroy

Chrome Bills is a quality hip-hop-centric podcast that came to our attention recently, when they welcomed hip-hop icon Sage Francis. The crew welcomed Dan for an hour of solid, diverse conversation, with topics including #BeastieBoys, Paul’s Boutique, Eazy-E, phantom sacks and LA + @stlramscom QBs. Specifically…

As the Chrome Bills dudes put it, “Topics discussed during the interview include: who has the mysterious #JerryLewis song, the role of #CapitolRecords in the album’s success/failure, serendipitous occurrences such as the infamous #eggman promotion, #MattDike, #JerryGarcia plays on a song, how much did the #samples cost, did the #DustBrothers get the credit they deserve, do real gangsters like #EazyE change diapers, #cowbell in #HeyLadies, some guys peak early, #VinceFerragamo, and #JimEverett.”

Here’s the CB guys if you want more of them in your world: 

@chromebills

twitter.com/ChromeBills

twitter.com/kcromozone
twitter.com/seezmics
twitter.com/Spoonie79

Another Podcast Interview w/ Beastie Boys Coauthor

image

Recently, Beastie Boys book coauthor Dan LeRoy discussed his first book about Paul’s Boutique on the podcast New Books in Popular Music. Check it out here:

http://newbooksinpopmusic.com/2013/08/07/dan-leroy-pauls-boutique-continuum-2009/

Dan’s first Beasties book is part of the prestigious 33 1/3 series from Bloomsbury Academic (formerly Continuum). Yup: Technically, it’s on the same label as Neil Gaiman. It’s one of the more popular and acclaimed editions in the series.

Anyhow, the new book concentrates on how the album came to exist. Dan’s previous book concentrates on its making. There is very little overlap between the books; they’re distinct and awesome.

New Books in Popular Music is hosted by Greg Renoff, who is working on an amazing new book about Van Halen’s early years (for a different press, but that’s OK!). Get on his bandwagon now, cuz it’s gonna be rad.