Tag: Vagrant Kings

Sam Amick reviews ‘Vagrant Kings’

From USA Today pro basketball beat writer Sam Amick: “Talk about a compelling story that is told by the most unique of authors: R.E. Graswich was not only a longtime Sacramento Bee Kings beat writer and columnist but was chief writer and key policy liaison to Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson from 2009 to…




Vagrant Kings Trifecta

Thanks to the addition of Barnes & Noble Nook, the e-book rollout of “Vagrant Kings” is complete. The definitive story of the NBA Kings, from Rochester to Sacramento, is available on all three major platforms: Amazon, Apple iTunes and Nook. Next step will be the physical book. We’re only days away from a major announcement…




Congress holds up ‘Vagrant Kings’ publication

By R.E. Graswich The only thing standing between “Vagrant Kings” and the printer is Congress. The proofs are corrected, the index is completed, the new covers and spine finished. “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” is ready for its leap into the marketplace as a physical book. But there’s a…




Vagrant Kings: A story of dumb luck

In its first two weeks as an e-book, “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team,” has become one of America’s most controversial and best selling new sports books. I didn’t plan it that way. Two weeks ago, I didn’t know what to expect in terms of sales. And while I believed…




‘Vagrant Kings’ new frontier: Apple iBooks

After rocketing to the No. 1 slot in Amazon’s hot new release list for basketball, “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” is now available on Apple iBooks at the iTunes store. Easy download to your iPad or iPhone. http://bit.ly/15yGF9F




‘Vagrant Kings’ Amazon best-seller

Less than 72 hours after its launch on Amazon, the e-book “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” is one of the hottest sports books in the United States. “Vagrant Kings” hit No. 6 on Amazon’s sports/basketball best-seller list three days after its release on September 22, 2013, the 71st birthday of…




“Vagrant Kings” release set for David Stern birthday, Sunday 9.22.13

What better date to launch the inside story of David Stern’s quest to save the Sacramento Kings than the NBA Commissioner’s birthday? Stern will turn 71 on Sunday, Sept. 22. I’m honoring the occasion by releasing “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” on Amazon Kindle and iBooks for $8.99. The…




Always judge a book by its cover

The first idea involved a stolen shopping cart filled with dirty, old Kings basketball gear. Above the cart, in navy blue letters, the words “Vagrant Kings.” The shopping cart routine seemed a little too high-concept for a book on the history of the Sacramento Kings franchise. So I decided to keep it simple when designing…