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Excerpt from The Greatest Show on Dirt

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Excerpt from The Greatest Show on Dirt · Baseball, The Greatest Show on Dirt

In honor of all the rain causing havoc at various ballparks today, here is a chapter from my novel The Greatest Show on Dirt about rain and tarp pulls, every minor league employee’s favorite exercise. By ten o’clock our last lingering co-worker was Shannon, who had hooked up with one of Burt’s business school buddies. […]

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Special offer on ebook version of Dirt

July 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Special offer on ebook version of Dirt · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The run of strong reviews continues for The Greatest Show on Dirt with a flattering take by Ben Hill on MiLB.com last week. Ben covers the minor leagues extensively and has spent quite a bit of time visiting ballparks all over the country, so I’m flattered he enjoyed the book so well. Here’s some of […]

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Buy a book, help a soldier

June 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Buy a book, help a soldier · The Greatest Show on Dirt

I read every night before bed as a means of relaxing, separating myself from whatever went on to make drifting off to sleep an easier task. Busy day at the office, higher than anticipated Visa bill, sluggish night for my fantasy baseball team, they all melt away after a couple of chapters of a good […]

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Branching out and trying new things

June 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Branching out and trying new things · The Greatest Show on Dirt

First came the Kindle version of The Greatest Show on Dirt. Ninety days later, after my exclusive-to-Kindle-Select obligation ran its course, I made the book available for the Nook. This week I’ve taken it all the way, uploading to Smashwords, a company that distributes ebooks in all formats. Now readers using Apple devices or Kobo […]

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Back from Durham–what a trip!

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Back from Durham–what a trip! · Baseball, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

So, I’m back from Durham and still trying to process all of the people I met and places I visited in an action-packed three days. Normally even a long weekend feels like mere moments when I walk back into work the next day, but today at work it actually felt like a week since I’d […]

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Kindle vs Nook

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Kindle vs Nook · The Greatest Show on Dirt

There’s not much question the Kindle dominates the ebook world. As such, it wasn’t that tough of a decision to try KDP Select when I released The Greatest Show on Dirt in February. The program requires a 90-day exclusive commitment to the Kindle, after which an author can make their book available elsewhere. In exchange […]

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‘Dirt’ now available at Regulator, Quail Ridge Books

April 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on ‘Dirt’ now available at Regulator, Quail Ridge Books · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

Ever since the Raleigh News & Observer writeup on me and the book ran a couple weeks back, there has been a growing buzz in the Triangle area in North Carolina. The Greatest Show on Dirt is now available in two local independent book stores: The Regulator Bookshop in Durham and Quail Ridge Books & […]

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Q&A with the Raleigh News & Observer

April 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Q&A with the Raleigh News & Observer · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The positive reviews in Tampa and Los Angeles were great and much appreciated, but today we have finally made inroads on Tobacco Road, with a piece appearing in this morning’s edition of the Raleigh News & Observer. N&O readers live in Bulls country, so this is big. One of two major papers in the Triangle […]

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“Easy to imagine as being the starting point for a movie script” — Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News

April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on “Easy to imagine as being the starting point for a movie script” — Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

This is the one I’ve been waiting on. Every April, Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News immerses himself in the world of baseball books, running a month-long feature called “30 baseball books in 30 days.” Not only did he include The Greatest Show on Dirt, he was kind enough not to torture me […]

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“It’s a good read” – Bob D’Angelo, Tampa Tribune

March 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on “It’s a good read” – Bob D’Angelo, Tampa Tribune · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The most significant review–in terms of both reach and content–of The Greatest Show on Dirt hit the internet tonight when Bob D’Angelo of the Tampa Tribune introduces Lane Hamilton to readers of his Sports Bookie blog. Bob had a lot of nice things to say about the book. Here are a few excerpts. Author James […]

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