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Ebook sales eating print sales for breakfast

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments · 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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Nine Bucks a Pound “humanizes the demonized”

March 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Nine Bucks a Pound “humanizes the demonized” · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

There is nothing more gratifying as an author than reading a review by someone who really gets your book. Though it’s been a little more than a year since Nine Bucks a Pound was released, reviews are still slowly trickling in, including one this week from Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com. And Ben captured Del Tanner’s […]

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

June 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Spitball literary magazine latest to review ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’ · 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 on Review: ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’ puts a human face on an ugly issue in America’s Pastime · 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 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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Come celebrate the release of Nine Bucks a Pound

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