As I have noted here recently, there have been some problems with the availability of the paperback version of Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 from the Amazon.com site. For a reason that I don’t understand, a week or so ago Amazon stopped listing the book as available for ordering directly from them; it has been continuously available from third-party sellers such as White Knight Press, but some purchasers prefer ordering directly from Amazon, in order to get Prime shipping or to use Amazon gift certificates, etc.
I contacted both Amazon and the print-on-demand company that prints the books (Lightning Source), and apparently they have worked out whatever glitch was keeping the book from being listed as either in stock or available for ordering. As of today, the book is listed as being in stock as of December 19, with ordering from Amazon.com available now.
So, if you would like to order the book from Amazon, or just would like to see the book’s information page at that site, please click on the button below:
Of course, the book is also available from other sellers, including Barnes & Noble and many others. It is available in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats as well. Please see the book’s information page on this site for more details.
UPDATE on Dec. 12: For about the last day or two, the Amazon listing went back to “Available from these sellers” only, and there was no way to order it directly from Amazon. Today it went back to “In Stock December 19,” for a while, but then it changed back to “Available from these sellers only.” I will keep monitoring the situation, but I won’t try to keep posting updates, because the book’s in-stock status has been changing too often. Today I shipped a good number of books to Amazon to be sold through Amazon Marketplace, in the “New” category, beneath the main listing. Those books should be available by December 14. They will qualify for Prime shipping and other quick shipping methods by Amazon.
As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 is being sold by Barnes & Noble online, at its bn.com site, for $23.30, a discount of about 6 % off of the normal list price of $24.95. There’s no way to tell how long this price will be available, but the book had not been discounted before, so it may be worth checking out if you are interested in the paperback version of the book, especially given the availability problems at Amazon.com, which I mentioned in an earlier post.
I should also mention that today my shipment of books arrived at Amazon for sale through Amazon Marketplace with Fulfillment by Amazon, meaning the books are in the Amazon warehouse and can be shipped quickly, with Amazon Prime shipping for those purchasers who have Prime memberships. I’m still hoping that Amazon will soon start selling the books directly on its own, but the supply and availability problems are still being investigated.
White Knight Press’s recently published book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100, has been available for sale in various formats, including paperback, Kindle, ePub, and PDF. Until a couple of days ago, it was available for immediate shipping directly from Amazon.com. Then, for some unexplained reason, Amazon started showing the book as not in stock and available only from third-party sellers. I have tried to keep a supply of books available for sale as one of those sellers, but my copies have sold out; I have more coming from the printer within the next few days.
There are still some paperback copies available; camerabooks.com, an excellent seller located in Oregon, has some for sale at the Amazon.com product page for the book, as well as through its own web site. Also, the Barnes & Noble online site, bn.com, lists the book as being available for shipment within 24 hours.
I have e-mailed Amazon to ask why the book is not listed as being in stock, and I hope to hear back from them soon. In the meantime, please consider purchasing the paperback version through the third-party sellers at Amazon.com, or from another seller, such as camerabooks.com or bn.com.
Of course, the book is always available in the electronic formats. For more details, please see the book’s information page at this site.