The update is now complete. All the changes and additions (including 22 new glossary terms, hoo-haaa!!) have been incorporated. Vintage (my publisher) re-catalogued the book for 2008, which is great news.
Basically, all publishers put out their own catalogs that list their new books. The catalogs then get sent to book stores, where sales managers flip through them and decide which titles are worthy of being ordered and kept in stock. Obviously, if a book doesn’t even make it into the catalog, it won’t get seen, but if it IS in the catalog, there’s a much better chance that it’ll end up on the shelves of major book stores.
Anyway, I’ve been told that very few books get re-catalogued–in other words, put into the catalog for a second time. Watching Baseball Smarter was catalogued when it first came out last year, and because it sold well (thanks to MANY of you who read this blog), Vintage is putting it back into the mix. Therefore, a whole new crop of sales managers will be seeing it.
This is how Vintage is presenting it in the catalog: