Press Kit & Key Data


What It's All About:

Derek And The Triple Crown is the second story in this series about car culture and motorsports aimed at young children.  The first print edition is available in a high-quality hardback at TunersCare.com and both print and Kindle digital editions are available from Amazon.com.   Derek's story is one of determination and making smart decisions to achieve one's goals.  This is a 28-page full-color hardback picture book that is well-suited for a bedtime story or other 1:1 reading time.

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The Origin Of The Series

Nicky Is Stanced-Out is the first story in the series.  The first print edition was released in January 2017 in a high-quality hardback and is available both direct from TunersCare.com and from Amazon.com.  Nicky's story focuses on finding community and teaching that everyone has a place where they belong.  This book has been welcomed and raved about by our most important critics - kids - who empathize with Nicky and are overjoyed when he finally finds friends that appreciate him.


What Makes It Special:

Charity contribution: Every copy includes a $1 donation.  Featured charity: Bleeding Disorder Foundation of Washington (BDFWA.org), which supports children with hemophilia and other blood disorders.

TunersCare Mission:

  1. Tell the stories of aftermarket automotive culture - car shows veterans, weekend racers, garage tuners, hobbyists, and motorsports enthusiasts.
  2. Introduce children to automotive culture trends and terminology, trigger future hobbies and careers, and provide hobbyist parents an opportunity to explain and share their passion with their kids.
  3. Contribute something positive back to the community - both to the aftermarket community that has "raised" us, as well as via charitable donations to the community around us in need.

Availability:

TitleSeries No.Release DateDigital Edition (Kindle)Print Edition (Direct)Print Edition (Amazon)
Nicky Is Stanced Out1January 2017AmazonTunersCare.comAmazon
Derek And The Triple Crown2May 2018AmazonTunersCare.comAmazon


Shareable links:

Link for Book 1 (Nicky Is Stanced-Out) (Hardcover) information and direct ordering:

http://stanc.me/nickyisfamous

Free shipping, reduced price.  Custom dedications available, no extra charge. Ships in 2 business days.  Charity donation included in every sale.  Bundle discounts available.

Link for Book 1 (Nicky Is Stanced-Out) (Hardcover or Kindle) via Amazon:

http://stanc.me/nickyonamazon

Free shipping for Prime members, retail price.  Hardcover ships same-day. Charity donation included in every sale, for both print and digital editions.

Link for Book 1 (Nicky Sobresale) (Kindle Spanish Language Edition) via Amazon:

http://stanc.me/nickyenespanol

Kindle e-book format, translated into Spanish.  Charity donation included in every sale.

 

Link for Book 2 (Derek And The Triple Crown) (Hardcover) information and direct ordering:

http://stanc.me/derekisfamous

Free shipping, available May 2018.  Custom dedications available, no extra charge. Ships in 2 business days.  Charity donation included in every sale.  Bundle discounts available.

Link for Book 2 (Derek And The Triple Crown) (Hardcover or Kindle) via Amazon:

http://stanc.me/derekonamazon

Free shipping for Prime members, retail price.  Hardcover ships same-day. Charity donation included in every sale, for both print and digital editions.

Link for Book 2 (Derek y la Triple Corona) (Kindle Spanish Language Edition) via Amazon:

http://stanc.me/derekenespanol

Kindle e-book format, translated into Spanish.  Charity donation included in every sale.

 



Social Media:

Twitter: @TunersCare (link)

Facebook: @TunersCare (link)

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Key SERIES data:

Availability of Book 1 (Nicky Is Stanced Out): hardcover and digital available now. 

Availability of Book 2 (Derek And The Triple Crown): hardcover and digital available now.

Series data: 2 published.  2 stories in development.  Open to suggestions for future topics!

Specs: Language: English. 28 pages full color matte finish, hard cover with labeled spine.  Finished dimensions: 8" wide by 5" tall.


Who we are:

Author: Brian Nash. Seattle WA.  More than 15 years as an amateur garage tuner, including engine builds, stereo and alarm wiring, custom interior fabrication, and exterior lighting and vinyl projects.  Hundreds of car shows, parking lot meetings, and track days.  Founder and leader of multiple car clubs.  Industry event photographer (London, Sydney, Seattle, LA auto shows).  SEMA Member.

Illustrator: Clint Hughes.  Charleston, SC.  Nearly 20 years as an amateur garage tuner, including engine builds, paint & body, custom interior, and custom fabrication projects.  Hundreds of car shows, parking lot meets, club drives, and track days.  Father of an amazing little girl.

 Brian's 1991 300ZX Twin Turbo  5-time Best In Class winner, 2-time Best In Show winner

Brian's 1991 300ZX Twin Turbo

5-time Best In Class winner, 2-time Best In Show winner

 Clint's project 1992 300ZX Twin Turbo

Clint's project 1992 300ZX Twin Turbo