You May Want to Order "Warnings" Early for Christmas

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather from Amazon for Christmas, I strongly recommend getting the order in now. 

Over the last five holiday seasons, with the exception of 2019, Amazon has run out during the holiday period. In 2020, they are starting out worse than usual. 

Amazon ran out last week, placed an insufficient order with the publisher, and are back down to a single copy this afternoon. I checked with Greenleaf Book Group, my publisher, yesterday and they, too, are concerned that Amazon will run out again. 

The problem isn't confined to Amazon. Watermark Books, a well-regarded independent bookstore in Wichita, sent an email this afternoon urging their customers to place any book orders for Christmas today.  

Part of this is COVID. Things are running much more slowly than usual are warehouses and with shipping. Part of it is that the economy is questionable and companies want to keep inventory as low as possible. 


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