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IGUE Vol II goes POD--by Amazon fiat!

My second backgammon book, In the Game until the End, Vol II, was written in 2014, in the antiquarian era when an author needed to engage a print shop to generate copies of his creation, which were then forwarded to a publisher for distribution.


I followed the program. IGUE II was printed with a nifty "flexibound" cover by Diggypod.com, which supplied various retailers including Amazon. My Amazon book supply was stored at an Amazon warehouse somewhere, and I mostly ignored the nuances of inventory maintenance in the years that followed.


But a few months ago a would-be-purchaser advised me that Amazon had begun listing IGUE II as "out of print." Alarmed, I pored through the latest notices I had received from the megalith and discovered that it had sent me several "reimbursements" for "lost or damaged inventory."


Had my books destroyed in a warehouse fire, been drowned in disinfectant to facilitate a COVID cleanup, or simply been trashed to make room for better-selling replacements? I never found out. My inquiries were answered in corporatese that roughly translated into: "What's the problem? We paid you, didn't we?"


Thus has IUGE II been reincarnated a POD book located at the inordinately long address


https://www.amazon.com/Game-until-End-Analysis-Generation/dp/0989549658/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=In+the+Game+until+the+End+Volume+II%3A+Ace-Point+Endgame+Analysis--the+Next+Generation&qid=1616327011&s=books&sr=1-1


Still a great buy, especially for Euro backgammon students, at $29.99. You can also order a copy of the classic flexibound edition from the author at bbwach@gmail.com --I still have a stash & will send your copy with a personal inscription.






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