Readers of the Magonia blog will have noted the small panels that appear at the bottom of nearly every book review, allowing readers to click directly on to the Amazon website and order the book we have been discussing - usually at an advantageous rate. Whenever anyone does use this facility, your Editor receives a few pence commission for each book ordered.
I'm glad to say that readers do, from time to time, buy books this way, and I am grateful. (May I mention that having got onto the Amazon website through these links, you are perfectly free to go on to other sections of Amazon and order all your Christmas presents as well - many a mickle, as our Scottish friends say, makes a muckle.)
Now one of the interesting bits of information which I receive from Amazon, is not only what books have been bought, but also what books people have linked to but not bought. This in itself is quite interesting as it gives me some idea of the range of interests of Magonians (I had better point out at this moment that I only receive details of the books, I have no idea who is buying or linking to them).
Now here is where there is a bit of a mystery. There is one book which has been linked to far, far, more that any other. In fact over the last year it has been clicked on over a thousand times, although only four copies have actually been bought (thank you, whoever you are). This is the Extraterrestrial Answer Book: UFOs, Alien Abductions, and the Coming ET Presence, by one Jim Moroney, the Chairman of a Canadian UFO Group.
It's puzzling that one book should have so many more hits than any other, but even more puzzling is the fact that it is a book that has never appeared on the Magonia blog, book news or archive, and so has never had a convenient link to it! Can anyone explain what's going on?
Anyway, if you do want to check it (or even buy it), here's the link...