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Sales of my golf books always take off during the gift giving season. I guess people search through Amazon looking for a presents for that hard-to-buy-for golfer on their list and alight on Hit Your Second Shot First, my consistent best seller, followed by The 10 Greatest Golfers of All Time.
At least one person, somewhere in the world, buys Hit Your Second Shot First every day. Other days are better.
The amazing thing to me is how fast the books reach their destination. There's no inventory of my books, Amazon uses a technology called: Print on Demand. The books are printed in distribution centers around the world, the day they are ordered, then shipped. A book ordered for delivery in California is printed in California, and frequently is delivered the next day! As far as I know, no human touches the book until the package is opened by the recipient.
The vehicle pictured is not in the Amazon delivery fleet, it is a Morris Minor station wagon. My grandfather had two Morris Minor convertibles that he bought at the same time, one to drive, the other for parts. Much of his time on weekends was spent fiddling with the finicky, unreliable, yet cool to look at cars. Pop, not a man of means, repainted the better of the two vehicles by hand, using a brush! It looked pretty good, as long as you stood at least ten feet away! As a kid I secretly hoped to get the Morris Minor convertible when I turned 16, but both vehicles had long since hit the junk yard.
Next week I'll talk about my continuing saga on the JR Johnson books.
If you're looking for a gift for a golfer, please take a look at: www.amazon.com/dp/B09CGMTCBQ