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November 19, 2013 · 4 comments

The day after I got off the plane from my appearance at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival (Nov. 6), my wife and I got on a plane for Paris (France, not Texas), an extension of our 25th anniversary celebration. We did the usual touristy things, but I also had the opportunity to visit the […]

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(Just substitute 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die for “a new book.” Thank you.)

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I don’t do this too often, look at how the book is doing via Amazon’s convoluted ranking system. Early on I might check it once every couple of days and was thrilled by how well it was doing, ranking as high as  9,005 among all books. And I know the window is relatively brief, that […]

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This time for sure (click to play audio file). I will be appearing with NY Daily News sports columnist Filip Bondy to discuss our new books at the main Branch of the Montclair Public Library tomorrow (June 19) at 7 p.m. This is a redo for the event that was originally scheduled for last month. […]

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Well, that went well. Got the first 501 book event under my belt at, appropriately, my hometown bookstore, Watchung Booksellers. About 20 friends, neighbors, and supporters to listen to me drone on, reading a few passages from the book (I quickly learned what not to do in the future — less reading, more extemporaneousness), and […]

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Posted two more author interviews to the 501 Baseball Book site: Sean Manning, editor of Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time and Peter Schilling Jr., author of The End of Baseball: A Novel. You can hear them by visiting the 501 author Q&A page. The list so […]

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The latest author Q&A for “501 Baseball Books” is now up on the site: Tom Stanton, author of The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark and The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime (Thomas Dunne Books).  

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501 Q&A with Marty Appel

January 14, 2013 · 0 comments

Marty Appel is one of those guys who seems to have his finger in every pie. He has worked as the PR director for the New York Yankees, established his own public relations empire, and co-authored or written more than 30 books.Two of those – Now Pitching for the Yankees: Spinning the News for Mickey, […]

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Marty Appel, author of Now Pitching for the Yankees: Spinning the News for Mickey, Reggie and George and Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss (as well as many other titles), will be the first guest on the 501 Discussions Podcast. I’ll be speaking with him next week […]

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Happy new year, everybody. Best wishes for a healthy and contented 2013. Now that the writing and production part of 501 is over, I hope to bring more fun interviews, features, and reviews. AND… New Year, new book, new blog. I just launched the stand-alone site for 501. Please visit it and like it on […]

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