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 & Music in Raleigh.
I did interviews last week with both the N.C. State Technician (student newspaper) and the N.C. State Alumni Association blog Red & White For Life for upcoming stories. And Sunday, Chris Wise wrote about the book on his blog site Watching Durham Bulls Baseball, offering it up as a substitute for Bulls fans going through withdrawal due to the team’s rainout.
Up in my current hometown, Rochester, N.Y., The Greatest Show on Dirt was featured this past week in the Local Authors spotlight of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. That hit their web site last Tuesday and ran in the Living section of the paper Sunday.
Last week’s free Kindle download promo resulted in more than 5,000 downloads, putting the book in the Amazon’s Top 100 Free rankings for nearly 24 hours before it shifted back to paid status. With any luck a few of those people might even read the book and write a review.