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Ebook sales eating print sales for breakfast

May 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Ebook sales eating print sales for breakfast · 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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‘Sorry I Wasn’t What You Needed’ now available for the Kindle

May 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on ‘Sorry I Wasn’t What You Needed’ now available for the Kindle · Sorry I Wasn't What You Needed, Writing

A little less than 14 months ago, I started writing novel #3, working off my disappointment in the worst display of free-throw shooting ever witnessed, in N.C. State’s collapse against St. Louis in the NCAA Tournament. Three hours later I had a solid start on Chapter 1 of what became Sorry I Wasn’t What You […]

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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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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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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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‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ now available

February 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ now available · '91 Durham Bulls, Writing

After racing all fall and into the early part of winter to complete the final revisions on my book, I wanted some lead time before the official release to allow for reviews and marketing. I first envisioned launching it the week pitchers and catchers report for spring training (mid-February). Most baseball books come out in […]

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