The book, depicting Lao’s journey as an NCAA athlete, peaked at No. 3 on Amazon’s Kindle Store under Tennis. Its third place ranking put Lao’s book ahead of other titles such as "Rafa", by Rafael Nadal's, “Serve to Win” by Novak Djokovic's, Brad Gilbert's "Winning Ugly", "Facing Federer", and other books written by tennis player authors like, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors.
It is still holding strong. On Dec. 16, it was No. 6 in Tennis books in the Kindle Store.
And why not? While the book talks about Lao’s tennis career as a tennis athlete, all those connected to any college athlete in any sport can find interesting
Roswell resident, Rick Limpert, a freelance writer says, "Danielle is what college sports are all about. This book is bigger than just the sport of tennis, as it has crossover appeal for anyone looking to play sports in college."
What does Lao think of the book’s initial success?
“I was ecstatic when Rick told me the news. I am so humbled to be in such great company. A lot of these authors have decorated profiles and some are grand slam champions.”
After the book’s release, Lao even received messages of support from her colleagues and competitors. “Seeing that it was so well received by them was the most rewarding feeling. The book rising to number 3 on Amazon was above and beyond my expectations. It was the icing on the cake,” added Lao
Thanks to mentions on an Australian website that athletes who want to come to the U.S. to play sports, the book is selling in places like Australia, New Zealand, and India.
Limpert adds, "Danielle takes you behind the scenes and gives you a glimpse of what a college student-athlete may be thinking, making this book a must read for anyone thinking about playing college sports. Not to mention, it would make a great gift for junior tennis players on your holiday shopping list. It’s a steal at $3.99"