First-day sales for `Juiced' are pumped up by publicity

February 15, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jose Canseco's controversial new book sold steadily in the Baltimore area and around the nation yesterday.

As of last evening, Barnes & Noble in White Marsh sold 14 copies of Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big, and reported that several were on hold.

The Barnes & Noble store in Towson sold 18, and Borders Books & Music in Annapolis said it sold 20.

The book was the third-best seller on Amazon.com.

"For a book like this, it's doing pretty well," said Lary Doe, the Annapolis Borders store manager.

"It has been highly publicized and the interview on 60 Minutes [Sunday] certainly didn't hurt. It's doing well considering it's half the amount [of books] we started with and the day's only halfway through."

The buzz surrounding Canseco's book caused the publisher to move the release date up a week, and several Waldenbooks stores around Baltimore did not have it in stock in time for yesterday.

Sun staff writers Mary Beth Kozak and Kim Phelan contributed to this article.

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