But I can't help feeling a bit sad about the short "buzz-span" of a book. Heck, even that perennial best-seller Moneyball isn't talked or written about much, but the sales keep climbing. I know that people will still buy 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die since the information remains basically the same (although I wouldn't be surprised if an updated version is in the cards). But even so, the newness isn't there any more. It's like having a kid go from an infant to an independent adult in a year.
All the new authors will be enjoying their experiences and, save for a perhaps few events, my run is over. Even though I'm working on a new (non-baseball) sports book, it's not the same. 501 was my first, about a topic I love, so it will always be special.