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Multiple Download Versions of Camera Guide Books are Now Offered for Purchase

Today I revised the ordering system for downloading the PDF versions of books in the Photographer’s Guide series.  Previously, the purchasing links for the various books handled sales of only the PDF versions of the books.  Now, when you go to a book’s ordering page on this site and use the ordering button to purchase the downloadable version, you will receive all electronic versions of the title that are currently available.

For example, if you go to the page for Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100, the newest book available as I write this, you will find a button that links to the purchasing page for the electronic edition of the book.  Before today, the only version available through this site was the PDF file.  Now, however, if you purchase the PDF, you will automatically receive links for downloading all three versions:  PDF, Kindle (.mobi file), and iPad (ePub file).  Within a few minutes after placing your order, you should receive an e-mail message confirming your purchase and stating that you will be sent the download links soon.  Then, not too long after that (within 30 minutes to an hour, in most cases), you will receive an additional e-mail message that contains links to all available editions that can be downloaded.  For the Sony DSC-RX100 and most other books, all three e-book editions are available. For the book about the Leica D-Lux 4, the only editions available are the PDF and the .prc file (an earlier version of the file format for the Kindle).  The book about the Panasonic Lumix LX3 is available for download only in PDF format.

Sony RX100 Book is Now Available for Kindle

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100, which has been available for a few weeks in a PDF version and a paperback version, is now available in a version for Amazon’s Kindle.  The Kindle version contains all of the same content as the 378-page printed book, including more than 300 color photos and screen shots that illustrate the capabilities of the Sony RX100 camera.  The Kindle book can be purchased foro $9.99.  If you would like to purchase the Kindle version, or would just like to visit the product page for more information, please use the button below:

The Kindle version is also available for purchase by UK customers at Amazon.co.uk, using this link to the product page at that site.

Sony RX100 Book is Now In Stock at Amazon.com for Quick Shipment

As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 is listed as “In Stock” at Amazon.com, and is available for quick shipment.  As I write this, Amazon says it actually has 18 copies in stock.  Before today, the book was often listed as “Temporarily Out of Stock” or “Usually Ships Within 5 to 8 Weeks,” so this is a big improvement in the book’s availability.

Of course, because of Amazon’s complicated ordering and restocking system for this sort of book (print-on-demand), the Sony RX100 book very well may be listed as Out of Stock again before too long.  In order to avoid having the book unavailable for any long period, I have shipped a supply of books to Amazon myself, to be sold through Amazon Marketplace (in the “New” listings under the main listing).  Those books should show up on the Amazon site by the end of this week under the White Knight Press seller name, and will have the notation “Fulfilled by Amazon,” meaning the books will ship from an Amazon warehouse, so they will qualify for Prime shipping and other quick shipping methods.

If you would like to purchase the Sony RX100 book from Amazon, or just take a look at its listing there, please click on the button below:

Sony RX100 Book is Now Available at Amazon.co.uk

As of today, the paperback edition of Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 is listed for sale at Amazon.co.uk.  The process by which the book becomes available there takes quite a while, and for now Amazon does not have the book in its warehouses or otherwise available to ship directly to customers.  However, the listing is there, and I have listed copies for sale as a third-party seller through Amazon Marketplace, using my seller name of White Knight Press.

If you are located in the U.K., you will be charged only the local shipping cost of £ 2.80, even though I ship the books from here in the United States.  I am charging £ 16.95 for the books, and I have just received a large shipment, so I have plenty of books to sell.

If you would like another option for purchasing the book, CameraBooks.com, located in Oregon, is an excellent online seller that has the RX100 book in stock and is known for quick and efficient international (as well as domestic) shipping.

Here is a link to the RX100 book’s listing at Amazon.co.uk.

Update on Availability of Sony RX100 Book

The paperback version of the new book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100, is now showing up at Amazon.com with the statement, “Usually ships within 5 to 8 weeks.”  This is actually a good sign, because previously it was listed as “Temporarily out of stock.”  With the print-on-demand system that is used for this book, the listing should gradually improve, until it may soon say that the book ships in 1 to 3 weeks, and then, if all goes well, before too long the book should be listed as “In Stock.”  That will mean that Amazon has ordered enough copies from the printer to keep a supply in stock.

Of course, I can’t speak for Amazon, and I don’t know how long it will take to get a book if you order one now, but I would hope it would not actually be 5 weeks or longer.  In the meantime, though, if you don’t want to take that chance, I am listing the books for sale through Amazon Marketplace under the seller name of White Knight Press under the “New” option that appears below Amazon’s main listing. I ship a book the next business day after receiving the order.  If I sell out all of my copies, I will list additional ones in the near future.

You can click on the button below to go to the product page for the RX100 book at Amazon:

Also, you can purchase the book in its downloadable PDF version through this link to the ordering page.

Another good option for purchasing the book is CameraBooks.com, a very reputable online seller that ships quickly, both within the United States and internationally.

The versions for the Kindle and iPad (ePub) are still being prepared; I hope that they will be ready for sale within about another week.