Thursday, March 04, 2010
Beyond Batting Average Ranked in Top 50
I was surprised to see that my book Beyond Batting Average made the Lulu best seller list in the first week of sales. It's listed at #45. Part of that was just a boost from friends and colleagues but I'm still pleased to see it. So, thanks to everyone who has supported me so far. For those who have not purchased a book and would like to, you can get one at Lulu.com. There are two options:
Paperback book ($14.00 + shipping)
Electronic Version ($7.00 no shipping)
You can get a 10% discount by typing "IDES" where they ask you for the coupon code.
Here is what people are saying about the book:
If you are a non-mathy guy, but want to understand sabermetrics better, then a huge thumbs up for this book. If you are pretty much comfortable with sabermetrics, but still not there yet (you haven’t run any of your own studies), then a regular thumbs up.
Bert at MotownSports:
I got your book today and it's fabulous. Your clear and patient style, your ability to put yourself in the shoes of the average fan to take them further, and your systematic approach are just what I was looking for.
David Berri at Wages of Wins Journal:
if you are interested in learning more about the wonderful world of baseball statistics, I highly recommend this book.
Kurt at Bless You Boys:
With his book, Lee gives the reader a step-by-step guide through how stats were developed and how to best apply them.
Jon at Camden Depot Blog:
I rarely review a book, but this is one that I think merited that. It is a solid addition to anyone's library. The introductory baseball statistics reader who wants to learn more and be able to start engaging in conversations about metrics would find this most useful.
U.S. Patriot at Walk Like A Sabermerician:
Lee's straightforward approach and knowledge will make it a good resource for those who are just getting into sabermetrics.