Publishing book on professional wrestling statistics. Econometrics meets sports entertainment.
For many years, Mookie Harrington has been combing archives of results to publish unique pro-wrestling and MMA statistics at indeedwrestling.com
His analysis and commentary has been used in Figure Four Weekly and Wrestling Observer newsletter. MMA statistics he compiled were published in the MMA Encyclopedia
Now it's time to take these various materials and make it accessible to the masses in his first published e-book.
This analysis will be everything from lists (who has had the most matches in the past thirty years in WWE) to elasticity projections (can you predict the number of PPV buys based on price and stipulations?) to cross-discplinary studies (can chess rating algorithms be applied to ranking wrestlers?).
Econometrics + Professional Wrestling = Grapplecomputos
The estimate delivery date is December 2012, but the project may ready earlier.
UPDATE: While the project is funded, please continue to spread the word! I want to invest in this e-book so it looks good in both digital and physical form. I picked a low goal because I wasn't sure what to expect, but response has been incredible. Thank you all and again, please continue to spread the word!!
The goal is 97 (prime!) backers.
I appreciate every backer enormously.
I underestimated the interest in this project and I underestimated how many international clients there would be. Nevertheless, I'm thrilled by the response.
If you feel compelled to donate extra to cover international shipping, please feel free. However, I am not expecting or requiring anyone to do that.
The premise of a physical tome has proved quite popular. In order to secure a sufficient initial printing, one aim of this Kickstarter is to pre-sell the majority of the physical books.
All backers at $20 or higher levels will receive a physical copy of book along with a copy of the e-book. By the laws of mathematics, this includes pledging at rational integers such as $25 and $35 levels.
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Apr 25, 2012 - May 25, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
0 backers Limited (30 of 30 left)
Last few hours prize - let's get more backers! Receive a chapter from the final e-book once it's available.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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You will receive a digital copy of finished e-book (before the "official" publishing date!).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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LIMITED EDITION - First ten backers will receive a digital, custom copy of the finished e-book and with a personalized dedication! More importantly, they will also receive an autographed photograph of my pet Schnoodle operating an Apple //e.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $20 or more
51 backers Limited (9 of 60 left)
Do they need to pry the book from your cold hands? LIMITED EDITION!! A small number of physical copies of the e-book will be produced, autographed and stamped with an official seal of approval. You will also receive a digital copy of the e-book to scoff at when the world's electricity fails.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
11 backers All gone!
Unique opportunity to help shape the e-book's content: Backers can submit two questions which will be addressed in the e-book! You also will be credited in all editions of the book for helping generate content as well as receiving an autographed physical copy of the book along with the e-book.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $35 or more
Want to cut out the middle-man? Receive access to the source data excel files and related analysis along with the e-book. Additionally, you will also get the BASIC sourcecode to at least one Wrestling project by the author.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012