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Ebook sales eating print sales for breakfast

May 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Ebook sales eating print sales for breakfast · Nine Bucks a Pound, Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed, The Greatest Show on Dirt, Writing

I won’t pretend for a moment that my sales are reflective of book sales in the wide, wide world of literature. I am but a wee bit player in the market, a mere grain of sea salt in the ocean. That said, there is a clear trend in my sales figures over the past three […]

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Channeling Charlie Brown for the Local Author Extravaganza

December 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Channeling Charlie Brown for the Local Author Extravaganza · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt

Book signing events are usually better in concept than reality. It’s nice to imagine that long line of readers, queuing up for the chance to purchase one of your books, you personalize a short message, pose for a photo, keep the line moving. Then you wake up and realize you’ve nodded off at the table […]

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Baseball reader on your gift list?

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Baseball reader on your gift list? · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt

Got a baseball fan on your Christmas gift list? Books are easy to wrap. Get them a copy of Nine Bucks a Pound or The Greatest Show on Dirt. Or both. Include their name and a brief message in the comments field when you pay via PayPal and I’ll sign and personalize their gift. All […]

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Reflections on a mostly successful group promotion

October 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on Reflections on a mostly successful group promotion · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt

When I went to bed Monday night, my first novel, The Greatest Show on Dirt, ranked No. 3 on Amazon among all Kindle baseball books. That’s rarified air for me, and I stayed up a bit too late checking my sales, enjoying an unusual night when they came in at a 4-5 per hour clip. […]

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World Series promo aims to buck fall sales trend

October 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on World Series promo aims to buck fall sales trend · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt, Writing

Two and a half years after releasing The Greatest Show on Dirt, I can say from my experience that sales of baseball books are cyclical. They rise about the time pitchers and catchers report to spring training and slide as the season wanes. I’ve compared notes with several other authors, who have reported similar findings. […]

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L.A. Daily News: ‘Bailey has hit it on the screws again’

April 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on L.A. Daily News: ‘Bailey has hit it on the screws again’ · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

I’ve reviewed more than my share of baseball books over the past 5-6 years. Until recently, my reviews appeared regularly on BaseballAmerica.com as well as my own site, Bailey’s Baseball Book Reviews. Before I started getting burned out, I read and reviewed 25-30 books a year, which got to be a battle of endurance at […]

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Win a Kindle copy of Nine Bucks a Pound

March 7th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

Once again, I’m underwhelmed by the results of a Goodreads Giveaway. Two years ago, when The Greatest Show on Dirt came out, I gave away eight copies to Goodreads readers. Of those lucky winners, just three of them actually rated it, one of whom couldn’t be bothered to write a review. I suspect the book […]

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All systems go for March 1 release date

February 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on All systems go for March 1 release date · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt

I think I’m done. Finally. I’ve lost track how many revision passes I’ve done on Nine Bucks a Pound over the past couple of years. A couple of them were too extensive to even call revisions. They were more like rewrites. Slowly, over time, the story took the shape it’s now in, which is significantly […]

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The 800 Club: Slow but steady sales pile up for ‘Dirt’

January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on The 800 Club: Slow but steady sales pile up for ‘Dirt’ · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt, Writing

When I released The Greatest Show on Dirt in February 2012, I had no idea whether to expect 20 sales or 20,000. Pipe dreams of crashing the New York Times bestseller list aside, publishing a book independently is a daunting proposition. In some ways, writing the book isn’t the hard part. It’s the marketing and […]

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I can see the goal line at last on book #2

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on I can see the goal line at last on book #2 · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt, Writing

From start to finish I spent nearly six years working on The Greatest Show on Dirt. Not straight through, of course, and I had to fit it in my spare time outside of my day job. Somewhere in there my son was born, which disrupted sleep schedules and curtailed my late-night writing, which is often […]

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