I have to admit that I am blown away that Avinash Kaushik, the author of Web Analytics An Hour A Day, made $31000 with his book in a year and entirely donated the money to two charities.
It's just a beautiful story of what a blogger/author can accomplish and it just shows how Avinash is different from many others.
He is one of the few A bloggers, who understood that it is not about riding the A blogger wave of fame and making as much money as they can; it's about having the guts to pull off something like this!
It makes my small efforts of supporting an all boys class at my wife's school look like a joke. However...since I had another amazing year and hearing a story like this I'll have to do more. Stay tuned!