The Baseball Codes is now officially available as an audio book.
Hear Michael Kramer (who, aside from reading mystery-thrillers and Christian fare, also narrated Joe Torre‘s The Yankee Years) read the text with his unbelievably sultry baritone.
Hear a sample (or buy the audio book) here.
Word just came down from the home office that Random House has ordered its fifth printing of The Baseball Codes. Those of you who bought it early have a genuine first-edition on your hands.
Thanks to all for the support. (And thanks to A-Rod and Dallas Braden for turning so much attention to us last week.)
I was already thanking Alex Rodriguez and Dallas Braden for sending so much attention this way before I heard the most recent news: The Baseball Codes is currently No. 36 on all of Amazon, and is tops among sports books.
It’s kind of overwhelming. Thanks to all for the support.
It’s kind of unbelievable, but we’re now two days into the baseball season and Random House just ordered a fourth print run for the book. I’m no expert on the business of publishing, but I’m pretty sure this is a good thing.
Thanks again to everyone for the continued support.
Seems we’re now at No. 74 overall on Amazon. And rising.
Welcome to baseball season, indeed.
It’s difficult to know what Amazon rankings really mean, but I’m happy to hang my hat on whatever will support it. As of today, The Baseball Codes is the No. 1-selling baseball book on Amazon, the No. 3 overall sports book (non-Kindle edition) and hit No. 111 105 overall. Placement in the New York Times Sunday Book Review certainly didn’t hurt.
Thanks to everyone for the ongoing support.
The Baseball Codes is No. 4 on this week’s Wall Street Journal hardcover Sports & Rec book list. Hopefully there’s a karmic “with a rocket” attached to the end of that sentiment.
Good news: Random House just ordered a second press run. Seems like a positive development after only a week’s worth of sales.
The book went on sale today, pretty prominently in some places. Never one to take hearsay at face value, I trotted down to the local bookstore to find out for myself.
And there it was.
I even signed a few copies, which were subsequently tagged with “Autographed copy” stickers; it struck me as just a little odd to consider that my autograph might have any degree of value. (Sure, the books don’t cost any more than they otherwise would have, but somebody had to buy those stickers.)
Word on the street says that some pretty major coverage will be coming our way soon. We’ll fill you in as events warrant.
Plus, you know, a few hours after that before bookstores open. As of tomorrow, however, you can officially find The Baseball Codes at a bookseller near you.