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Special offer on ebook version of Dirt

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · 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 what he had to say:

The Greatest Show on Dirt chronicles the personal and professional confusion of 20-something protagonist Lane Hamilton as he goes through (some might say “endures”) his first season as a member of the Bulls’ front-office staff. In many respects, it’s a predictable coming-of-age tale, but Bailey’s love for and knowledge of the no-frills and oft-absurd Minor League existence makes The Greatest Show on Dirt a must-read for those interested in (or already familiar with) what life is like at the lower rungs of the professional baseball ladder.

And Bailey certainly knows what he’s writing about. He worked for the Bulls for three seasons (1990-92), and, though a work of fiction, The Greatest Show on Dirt draws heavily on these experiences.

He also has a Q&A there that we did via email about the book and my experiences.

I’ve been fortunate with the coverage the book has gotten to this point. In fact, I’d go as far as saying I’m a lot happier with the press it’s gotten than with the sales figures, which only underscores how challenging marketing is for an indie author, particularly on a first book.

As an enticement to anyone who may be on the fence, I’m offering The Greatest Show on Dirt for just $1.99 in all ebook formats through August 5. All you need to do is go to Smashwords and use the coupon code GU52K. You can then download it for whatever device you have, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, you name it. Feel free to pass it along to anyone you think might enjoy the book, but remember, it’s a limited time offer.

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