PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES: NHL JOINS THE FUN WITH TOTAL SPORTS
The NHL has licensed Total Sports to produce "Total
Hockey," a comprehensive hockey encyclopedia. The book will
contain complete playing records of every player in league
history. It will be co-published with KC-based Andrews
McMeel Publishing, and is expected to run around 1,600
pages. Look for "Total Hockey" this September (NHL).
NOTES: The Source plans to launch a sports title in
September called The Source Sports, which "will also have an
urban hiphop orientation" (MEDIAWEEK, 1/26)....Two new books
on NASCAR: Ballantine publishes "Wide Open: Days and Nights
On the NASCAR Tour" by ESPN Magazine's Shaun Assael, while
Wiley Books has released "The NASCAR Way: The Business That
Drives The Sport," by Robert Hagstrom (THE DAILY).