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Spitball literary magazine latest to review ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’

June 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

Spitball Magazine, the organizer of the Casey Award given annually to the best baseball book, included a short review of Nine Bucks a Pound in their Spring 2014 issue, which was just released (arriving at my house the first day of summer). Here’s what they had to say: Here at Spitball we are pretty sick [...]

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Review: ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’ puts a human face on an ugly issue in America’s Pastime

April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

I thought I used to read a lot of sports books back in the heyday of Bailey’s Baseball Book Reviews. Lance Smith is making me look like a loafer. Over the past year he has tallied more than 100 posts on his site, The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books. This weekend he turned his spotlight [...]

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

April 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · 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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Come celebrate the release of Nine Bucks a Pound

March 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Nine Bucks a Pound

Come celebrate the release of Nine Bucks a Pound with me at Starry Nites Cafe, Monday, March 31, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Yes, I know it’s been available for a month now, but the timing hasn’t quite worked out to celebrate until now. So please join us as we talk baseball, books, and whatever [...]

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Talking baseball and Nine Bucks a Pound on The Stuart Bedasso Show

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Nine Bucks a Pound

I had a chance this past weekend to catch up with an old friend as a guest on his podcast, The Stuart Bedasso Show (Link: http://www.stuartbedasso.com/2014/03/new-show-were-talking-baseball.html). Normal topics run the digital gamut from politic to sexuality, beer, and lately gardening, but we talked about baseball and publishing, particularly my new novel, Nine Bucks a Pound. [...]

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Tampa Tribune: Nine Bucks a Pound ‘bubbles and percolates with action and tension’

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

The first review of Nine Bucks a Pound is a doozy. Bob D’Angelo of The Tampa Tribune really delves into the issues facing both Del Tanner and his agent Ian Wicker and the consequences of the choices they make. He sums things up by calling the book “a satisfying cocktail of prose.” I like the [...]

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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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Nine Bucks a Pound now available!

February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Nine Bucks a Pound

I was aiming for March 1 and somehow came in ahead of schedule, even with a last-minute snafu regarding a misspelling. I will never, ever misspell the word “ventricle” again. I know it now backwards and forwards. I lay in bed last night spelling it to myself and cursing for having to re-upload the print [...]

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All systems go for March 1 release date

February 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · 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 · 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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