Birthdays of more than one kind

DMZ · October 10, 2006 at 2:11 am · Filed Under General baseball, Mariners, Off-topic ranting, Site information 

1. Happy birthday to USSM authors today. Congrats, Jeff!
2. I am as shocked as anyone to see my book’s on Amazon, available for pre-order. Check it out, I can build an Amazon link and everything:

I stared at the listing for a couple of minutes, jaw open, speechless.

Then I started to think:
– 256 pages? Really? We know that already? Because legal hasn’t even been through this thing yet and I’m willing to bet it sheds a fair chunk of text
– I guess we are going for the trade paperback, which is what I wanted because I’d much rather sell this thing at $11
– They’re using the original title I pitched? I never thought I’d get away with that (but then, Rob Neyer didn’t think they’d take “Rob Neyer’s Big Book of Baseball Lineups” seriously)
– April? I think it’s February
– But no Amazon Sales Rank or reviews, which is good because I’d probably only obsess over them

So yeah, it’s a skeleton listing, it doesn’t have any editorial or other information, and some of it’s (as far as I know) wrong, but — wow. I’m so happy.

I promise that I will happily autograph copies for any USSM reader who wants to lower the value of their book.


52 Responses to “Birthdays of more than one kind”

  1. Evan on October 11th, 2006 8:04 am

    Derek’s book is cheaper in Canada. is listing it at CAD $11.77

  2. David J. Corcoran I on October 11th, 2006 8:06 am

    I’ll buy it in Canada then.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.