Sunday, February 12, 2017

More book sales in 2017... Volume 2 still in the works!

Our publisher Manga University is still selling Volume 1.

Volume 2 and 3 have been written so just waiting on Volume 1 stocks to be further depleted.

Read the whole first chapter of Volume 1 here!

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 2016 Book Promo tour



What a great trip this last week in California meeting some awesome karate instructors, and signing tons of books!

The reception to the book just keeps being positive, especially with karate getting into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as people are more curious about karate in today's Japan.

Clubs interested in the wholesale deal to sell the book as a fundraising tool can see all the details here.
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/products/sonny-leads-box-of-60-copies?variant=19201413829

Richard

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wholesale campaign for Volume 1 to celebrate karate's Olympic bid!


Club instructors, celebrate the historic Olympic karate bid to join the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics - which the IOC will vote on between August 2-4 - by offering your students copies of this illustrated story of karate in today's Japan.

We all know the old karate masters names, but do you know what's happening in the Japanese karate world today?

Sonny Leads opens this world up to someone new to Japan, while also offering a glossary of Japanese words and several articles explaining all the main parts of the Japanese karate community & tournaments.

Japanese most popular martial arts illustrator & karate instructor, Genshi Kamobayashi Sensei, took one year to produce all the amazing artwork in the volume!

To get Volume 2 of the story produced by selling the last remaining copies of Volume 1, the publisher Manga University is offering a great wholesale price for clubs so they can then sell to their members.

This is a perfect as a club fundraising product as a club's students will benefit much more than chocolates, etc.

Each book will also be personally signed by me, the author!

The club owner (wholesale buyer) will be added to an exclusive list of recipients who will receive two advance copies of the Volume 2 upon its publication.

Order directly from the publisher Manga University here!

^Richard

Friday, November 28, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

USA-NKF National Karate Championships

The last leg of the Sonny Leads volume 1 US book tour was the USA-NKF National Karate Championships & US Team Trials held in Reno, Nevada. We received an amazingly warm welcome to our promotion tour and the number of athletes, coaches, officials and spectators who became new readers and embraced the book was fantastic!

At the Peppermill Casino.
Getting support from US Team Coach, Tokey Hill.

The competition was really well organised.

Warming up one athlete from American Sports Karate.
Lots of new readers! Don't worry, volume 2 is in the works!

The Karate Kid movie 30 year anniversary!

While traveling through Encino, LA California a few weeks back on the way to the USA-NKF National Karate Championships in Reno, we stopped at a huge mural for the Karate Kid movie. The timing was perfect not just because of our book publication, but also it is the 30th anniversary of the movie's release.